LG OLED ultra HD tv

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tobinen

8,399 posts

122 months

Thursday 12th May
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I have an LG B7 V3 55" and it's really good, the best telly I have ever had. It's nearly 4½ years old and has some green screen burn from the YouTube logo in the top right hand corner, but most of my viewing is on that so it likely won't be an issue if you don't watch as much YouTube as I.

Narcisus

6,877 posts

257 months

Thursday 12th 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.
Imo WebOS is superb for TV and I would take it over Android any day. The LG remote is also great with the ability to point I would find it very difficult going back to anything else.

I have a CX which is my 2nd LG.

ChocolateFrog

16,494 posts

150 months

Thursday 12th 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.
That and the fact they're a chunk cheaper is why we went with Samsung QLED last year. Less worries about screen burn and we could get the 75in for the price of the 55in LG OLED.

The OLED IS undoubtedly better picture quality though.

Ranger 6

6,595 posts

226 months

Friday 13th May
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Ranger 6 said:
This will suit you then - £950 less £80 at check out

https://www.costco.co.uk/TVs-Electronics-Security/...
This is a 'C' and the offer finishes on Sunday

Patch1875

4,389 posts

109 months

Friday 13th May
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Am I right in saying screen burn can be an issue on these?

Would be like back to the plasma days.


tonyg58

288 posts

176 months

Saturday 14th May
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Patch1875 said:
Am I right in saying screen burn can be an issue on these?

Would be like back to the plasma days.
Yes you do get screen burn on OLEDs.
I use my one as a PC monitor and you can (occassionally, depending on colours) see my task bar at the bottom of the screen.
As far as I can remember, I don't think it's as bad as plasma burn in in my case.

Bacon Is Proof

5,707 posts

208 months

Saturday 14th May
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Got a 75" LG for the pub to watch the rugby.
Incompatible with ITV Hub so had to run it off my laptop (the maximize button did nothing so you had a tiny screen in the middle).
BBC iPlayer was fine.
Good picture and sound.

Humblebrag: I came up with the manufacturing method for a vital bit of the machines that "grow" OLEDs. cool

NMNeil

3,924 posts

27 months

Saturday 14th May
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Luke. said:
Panasonic not a contender these days?

Pleased with ours.
Panasonic TV's are now rebadged TCL which are a Chinese brand.

dieselgrunt

589 posts

141 months

Saturday 14th May
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Patch1875 said:
Am I right in saying screen burn can be an issue on these?

Would be like back to the plasma days.
My LG 65 is about 2 years old and has screen burn all over the place, most noticeable against reddish backgrounds. Newer ones have processes to help prevent this I believe but I will be getting a QLED next as it is supposed to be burn free. Need to research it more.


CrgT16

1,262 posts

85 months

Saturday 14th May
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We got 2 LG G1 of different sizes and can't complain. Great image and we like the Magic Remote. We bough ours because we wanted a flush wall mount that others don't seem to offer. Time will tell if it's a good choice. So far so good. I think TV's these days are much the same within their ranges. Probably not enough discernible difference on higher end panels for everyday use from all the big manufacturers.

bcr5784

6,290 posts

122 months

Saturday 14th May
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tonyg58 said:
Patch1875 said:
Am I right in saying screen burn can be an issue on these?

Would be like back to the plasma days.
Yes you do get screen burn on OLEDs.
I use my one as a PC monitor and you can (occassionally, depending on colours) see my task bar at the bottom of the screen.
As far as I can remember, I don't think it's as bad as plasma burn in in my case.
It is a potential issue as the instructions with my TV made clear, I've only had the Sony A9 a few months so can't speak from experience, but the TV software goes to considerable lengths to stop it happening - dimming the screen, pixel shift, or switching to a screen saver under some conditions. OLED might not be the best choice for a PC monitor since (unlike a TV) the screen can be pretty static for long periods.

I would add that I never had the problem with my previous plasma TV which i had for donkey's year and never took any particular trouble to avoid the issue.


Edited by bcr5784 on Saturday 14th May 08:48


Edited by bcr5784 on Saturday 14th May 08:49

PhilboSE

3,129 posts

203 months

Saturday 14th May
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If you move quickly then you can still - just about - get last year's LG models at a big discount to the 2022 models (e.g. £1600 for a 2021 "C" model vs £2400 for the 2022 equivalent).

Yes the 2022 models have some incremental improvements (possibly v hard to detect to the naked eye unless you go for the top-end super bright panels) but the "C" model was the best buy you could get last year.

Just bought a 65" model myself, I also have a couple of Panasonic plasma (Z and VT series) and a projector. They all have excellent pictures, different characteristics of course, but paired with a good source the OLED has some obvious advantages over the plasmas (4K & HDR).

tdm34

6,961 posts

187 months

Saturday 14th May
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NMNeil said:
Luke. said:
Panasonic not a contender these days?

Pleased with ours.
Panasonic TV's are now rebadged TCL which are a Chinese brand.
The OLED range isn't, the LZ1500/2000 models use the LG evo panel with their own processors, also remember no Samsung model supports Dolby Vision, and that omission alone takes it off the table for me.

https://www.avforums.com/news/panasonic-unveils-it...

NMNeil

3,924 posts

27 months

Saturday 14th May
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tdm34 said:
NMNeil said:
Luke. said:
Panasonic not a contender these days?

Pleased with ours.
Panasonic TV's are now rebadged TCL which are a Chinese brand.
The OLED range isn't, the LZ1500/2000 models use the LG evo panel with their own processors, also remember no Samsung model supports Dolby Vision, and that omission alone takes it off the table for me.

https://www.avforums.com/news/panasonic-unveils-it...
Supposedly only for the Japanese market.
https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Electronics/Panas...
Don't get me wrong, the TCL TV's are supposedly excellent.

PositronicRay

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23,786 posts

160 months

Tuesday
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Popped into curry's impressed with sound and picture on LG C1 55 @1099

Budget creep to the 2022my c2 though. Its £1899, less £200 cashback and curry's are offering an additional £100 off so essentially £500 more.

Is it worth an extra £500? I really don't know.

ETA I notice John Lewis offering a full 5 yr warranty too, not just the panel.

Edited by PositronicRay on Tuesday 17th May 11:03