That is some poor luck with Sony OLEDs you had, my LG Cx broke down within less then 3 months use. I heard Sony quality control maybe better but I hear others can get faulty Sony oleds also like yourself so perhaps its just luck of draw sometimes. TVs are certainly not like they use to be imo, I still have an LCD 20+ years old still working fine, odd that it cost £100 vs the £1000+ oled and last 20 years longer ain't it. LG did say oleds will be more cheaper in 2021/2, but I think they are not going to reduce prices straight away and maybe only £200-300 off roughly. Hopefully with TCL making their own OLEDS in 2 years time we get more better price wars and an actual proper decrease in OLED prices.
It's LCD, but probably almost 10 years old. Will not be a knock off, since they will have bought it off a major retailer.
This model is being replaced by the JZ1500 model which has the OLED Pro panel; will cost more mind but it is a better TV
Posted it not long ago .
Same price at currys btw
Posted 13th MarPosted 13th Mar
Panasonic TX-55HZ1500B OLED TV - £1,599 @ Smiths TV£1,599£1,79911% off Free P&P Free
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Thanks. I have an nVidia shield so not too bothered about apps. Was just wondering if this Panasonic had any stand out features that the LG doesn't have.
Sony if you want Android and don't want to be restricted with which apps you can install. Picture quality is pretty much the same on the OLEDs. Bought the LG BX but wish I had bought a Sony.
Check the reviews on AVForums. But not much in it with this generation between the big four manufacturers. LG's have HDMI 2.1, so if you have a gaming rig capable of running games at higher frame rates, they will have the edge there. Panasonic have an edge in terms of picture processing, near black detail, etc. Sony have an edge in terms of motion, provided you are susceptible to those issues to a greater degree then the artefacts/soap opera effect motion processing can introduce. Personally I tend to turn it all of as it annoys me more then sample/hold motion issues. They all have reasonably accurate OOTB settings which will reproduce an accurate picture. I prefer Panasonics OOTB Pro modes, but really not much in it this year.
You really going to wait it out over £50 odd? You may miss out on discount
Million Dollar question is 10% off what price ? This is a great price for TV currently in stock .It might be 10% off 1300 ? Retailers are famous for moving prices upwards then offering a discount back down again . Let's see what happens.
Saw that. Very interesting this will line up with the review embargoes being lifted on the 2021 models next week
It appears to start from tomorrow. Do you think they’ll stack the offer?
if i wasn't a gamer i'd buy a CX now. great prices and fab TVs but there are too many little niggles for me to put my money down. I'm hoping the C1 solves them then it'll be my perfect TV.
Quite true they do ,I've owned 3 since 2018 and now is pretty much the best time to buy . How many will be left in June ? and do you really think retailers have to slash 100s more to sell them ? Really. Buyers will snap up at this price point rather than miss out . They might drop a touch more but looks like your waiting sub 1k for cx . Good luck.
Doh!!!! by replying to you means I didn't win WTF! tv prices move in cycles:
Posted 24th Nov 2019Posted 24th Nov 2019
Panasonic TX-65GZ950B 65` OLED UHD 4K HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, HCX Pro Intelligent Process £1,999 at Smiths TV£1,999
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2019 TV awards. https://www.avforums.com/news/best-tvs-of-2019-editors-choice-awards.16834
In a recent blind test tv shootout in London between the Q90, A9, GZ2000 and the C9, the LG took the overall win. All underwent the same tests and it was pretty much neck and neck until the gaming sector where the LG smashed it. The Panny has no eARC or HDMI 2.1 for high spec gaming so its not future proofed. Although the test was mightily close the LG is now £1400 and the Panny is £3000 (both 55). You can get the 65 for £1000 cheaper so in that respect the price of the Panny is eye watering, and all round, its just not as good. Im not a big fan of LG or Panny, Ive always preferred Samsung but if anyone is thinking of buying the GZ2000 or and Panny above the C9 I would do a little research and save yourself a lot of money.
Because qleds don't suffer with burn in. At the end of the day, Oleds are far superior but there are worries about screen burn and people don't want to have to babysit their tvs. Personally as long as you don't have the brightness set to 100 and have static images on relentlessly then you should be OK. I've never had screen burn on my plasmas and they said the same thing about them.
Isn't samsung covering for 10 years ?
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Just remember that you CANNOT create a stereo pair from a Play:1 and a Sonos One. You must either have a pair of Sonos One's or a Pair of Play:1's
Back to £180 now, have to wait for BF now
TBF I’d have bitten at that...we had a whole Sonos setup at my old work...it was awesome...
Hopefully there’s a good deal of the play 1’s this Friday, ideally lower than £150. Only got one at the mo and i’m blown away by the sound quality. It literally shouldn’t be possible from a speaker so small.
Posted 22nd Nov 2017Posted 22nd Nov 2017
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I bought this with my new tv on Saturday last week......no sub for me yet, it is an amazing sound and much improved on our Bose surround. Payed 649 so this gets heat O
Classical, guitar heavy music, some jazz, nothing bass heavy
What do you listen to ??
It does add depth but the difference less significant on the kind of music I listen to
I don't think that's an argument for needing it. If you haven't tried it with the sub, and still think it sounds good, then that's good enough, surely? I've not driven a Ferrari but if I did I think I would no longer be happy with my Volvo... but for now my Volvo is good enough ;) Personally, I have the Playbar. I listened to it with and without the sub in the shop, and it definitely sounds better with but not drastically enough to justify double the price. Not for me anyway. At some point I will probably add the sub and a couple of Play 1s to make it a 5.1 but would rather kit out every other room first.