LG OLED ultra HD tv

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PositronicRay

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23,786 posts

160 months

Wednesday 11th May
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We visited some friends the other evening who had one of these.

Gobsmacking picture quality, I didn't realise quite how things had moved on. Seriously thinking about one, anything else we should consider?

Nimby

3,216 posts

127 months

Wednesday 11th May
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If you watch much Freesat or Freeview, the Program Guide on LG TVs is awful - slow and buggy. I have a 2016 55" model but it's apparently no better on the latest ones according to AVForums .

I'm itching to upgrade as I really want eARC and 65". I'm tempted by the Sony range. They use LG-made OLED panels but have a much betted Android OS rather than LG's webOS.

PositronicRay

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23,786 posts

160 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Thanks, looks like a good option.

Does it record onto a USB stick too?

Funk

23,969 posts

186 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Wait for the new Samsung QD-OLEDs - they're nearly here...

https://www.samsung.com/uk/tvs/oled-tv/s95b-55-inc...

OLED-level blacks and colours but much higher brightness. Reviews say they're a game-changer.


mgv8

1,563 posts

248 months

Wednesday 11th May
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What's your budget?
Sony is very good, and QD-OLED looks like it will be stunning, but both come at a cost. The LG TV's are very good and OLED with an HDR 4K image is just stunning (as you could see). Older models are good and can save a lot, the only thing to look out for is things like Disiny + not working on old screens.

Luke.

10,328 posts

227 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Panasonic not a contender these days?

Pleased with ours.

Ranger 6

6,595 posts

226 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Very happy with ours - just bought a 65"

JLP and Costco are doing good deals on 2022 models

oldaudi

1,052 posts

135 months

Wednesday 11th May
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I bought one of these when they were £1k, at the new price of less than £800 I’d say it’s good value.

I don’t know the full inner workings compared to other technology but UHD Sky sports, Amazon and Disney 4K is fantastic in my view

https://www.johnlewis.com/lg-oled55a16la-2021-oled...

bcr5784

6,291 posts

122 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Nimby said:
If you watch much Freesat or Freeview, the Program Guide on LG TVs is awful - slow and buggy. I have a 2016 55" model but it's apparently no better on the latest ones according to AVForums .

I'm itching to upgrade as I really want eARC and 65". I'm tempted by the Sony range. They use LG-made OLED panels but have a much betted Android OS rather than LG's webOS.
The Sony UI is pretty rubbish too - not laggy but pretty buggy. Regarding recording, Yes you can record on the Sony (A9) but that is VERY buggy and series link is far from reliable. Despite having 4 tuners (two terrestrial and two satellite) it can only record one thing at a time. I had hoped that I could dispense with my PVR, but no chance.

All that said, the picture is stunning and the sound so good (not hi fi though) you might consider dispensing with a sound bar, so making the price more attractive.

PositronicRay

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160 months

Wednesday 11th May
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To answer some of the questions above

Current TV is a Panasonic, happy but the LG picture knocked our socks off. Panasonic will be relegated to the spare room.

55" and £1k feels about right.

I'd like to be able to dispense with current PVR and sound base but not a deal breaker if I can't.

Ranger 6

6,595 posts

226 months

Wednesday 11th May
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This will suit you then - £950 less £80 at check out

https://www.costco.co.uk/TVs-Electronics-Security/...

anxious_ant

2,438 posts

56 months

Wednesday 11th May
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In my opinion for picture quality, nothing beats OLED screens.
However something to consider are dead pixels.
Have one on my 2 year old LG OLED (bright green pixel).
It’s not that noticeable unless you really look for it, and as I know it’s there I tend to do that a lot.
Still won’t put me off buying another OLED in the future though.

LordGrover

32,582 posts

189 months

Wednesday 11th May
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I bought LG OLED just before last Christmas, this one: Richer Sounds.

Not sure if it's the one you're referring to, but it's pretty good, apart from the OS as reported above. Happily, Sky-Q means I don't have to rely on it very often. Having said that, the apps for Youtube, Netflix, Prime, Disney +, etc are pretty good.

Big Al.

67,413 posts

235 months

Wednesday 11th May
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anxious_ant said:
In my opinion for picture quality, nothing beats OLED screens.
However something to consider are dead pixels.
Have one on my 2 year old LG OLED (bright green pixel).
It’s not that noticeable unless you really look for it, and as I know it’s there I tend to do that a lot.
Still won’t put me off buying another OLED in the future though.
My LG OLED screen failed after 4 years "Green Haze" LG were basically not interested, £2K, 4 year old TV fked! LG says it is a known fault but the screen isn't covered under warranty.

So whilst LG do manufacture superb TV's, just make sure the model you choose does have a screen coverage on the warranty. As much as I like LG I would not buy another on principle.

Sony Bravia is now my new purchase, very pleased so far.

PositronicRay

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Wednesday 11th May
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Funk said:
Wait for the new Samsung QD-OLEDs - they're nearly here...

https://www.samsung.com/uk/tvs/oled-tv/s95b-55-inc...

OLED-level blacks and colours but much higher brightness. Reviews say they're a game-changer.
£2400 is quite pricey though.

Digger

13,077 posts

168 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Big Al. said:
anxious_ant said:
In my opinion for picture quality, nothing beats OLED screens.
However something to consider are dead pixels.
Have one on my 2 year old LG OLED (bright green pixel).
It’s not that noticeable unless you really look for it, and as I know it’s there I tend to do that a lot.
Still won’t put me off buying another OLED in the future though.
My LG OLED screen failed after 4 years "Green Haze" LG were basically not interested, £2K, 4 year old TV fked! LG says it is a known fault but the screen isn't covered under warranty.

So whilst LG do manufacture superb TV's, just make sure the model you choose does have a screen coverage on the warranty. As much as I like LG I would not buy another on principle.

Sony Bravia is now my new purchase, very pleased so far.
Do all the places offering 5 year warrantees as standard not cover this issue?

rustyuk

4,097 posts

188 months

Wednesday 11th May
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It's probably worth pointing out that there are two versions being linked here C Series and A Series. The A Series usually has the short legs whilst the C Series has the long flat base.

Tests show that the C Series has a better picture but I guess you would be very hard pressed to tell the difference in the real world. I also believe the internal speaker is much better on the C Series.

Big Al.

67,413 posts

235 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Digger said:
Do all the places offering 5 year warrantees as standard not cover this issue?
Had 6 year extended warranty with Richer Sounds but the screen isn't covered either with the 6 Year Extended warranty as the screen isn't covered by LG on their standard warranty.

So No. what you need is something in writing on "any" warranty to say the screen is covered.

"DON'T JUST ASSUME" the screen is covered!

PositronicRay

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Wednesday 11th May
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rustyuk said:
It's probably worth pointing out that there are two versions being linked here C Series and A Series. The A Series usually has the short legs whilst the C Series has the long flat base.

Tests show that the C Series has a better picture but I guess you would be very hard pressed to tell the difference in the real world. I also believe the internal speaker is much better on the C Series.
Funnily enough the base is important, I may just get away with a 'c' series, 'a' series is too wide, the b series base is the narrowest therefore (in terms of siting) perfect.

Anyone know what the sound is like on the 'b' s?

gregd

1,423 posts

196 months

Thursday 12th May
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We have the 65 inch C series.. really pleased with it. We use BT TV inc Sky Channels so not much need for the Freeview app. Everything else just works nicely out of the box and Netflix/Amazon/Disney/Apple TV/YouTube Apps are great PQ-wise. I also really like the LG O/S but maybe it's because I have got used to it now on the last few TV's I've had.