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Old 13-01-2018, 14:31   #16
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Re: New TV advice

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This sounds like good advice. Hopefully Currys have upped their game since I last purchased from them, their after sales service used to be dreadful.
I think you can have HDR10 sets which are 8 bit +2 dithering, i'm told the visual difference is very subtle compared to true 10 bit. Not sure there is better than 10 bit available to mainstream buyers, though i could be wrong.
Unfortunately he has ordered from Currys, the worst thing he could have done in my opinion.
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Old 13-01-2018, 14:46   #17
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Unfortunately he has ordered from Currys, the worst thing he could have done in my opinion.
I know, i noticed that as I was writing my post. From what I have read they seem to have improved a bit regarding replacements, but refunds don't go down too well. Like you I always buy from RS or occasionally John Lewis, i prefer the reassurance of knowing I probably won't be given the run around if the tv is faulty.
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Re: New TV advice

I think most of the latest LG 4k tv`s support Dolby vision but obviously always good to check before you buy
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Old 13-01-2018, 15:04   #19
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I think most of the latest LG 4k tv`s support Dolby vision but obviously always good to check before you buy
No they don't , and this is the problem for the average punters who don't understand all the jargon.
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Re: New TV advice

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No they don't , and this is the problem for the average punters who don't understand all the jargon.
Well i looked at 3 models and they all had Dolby vision I went for the 48 inch 4k version with 3d it was £650 at Currys this was about 6 months ago

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Re: New TV advice

Cityfan247, Just to add a little bit of optimism to your purchase, it is worth remembering that everyone has different experiences with retailers and in my opinion there is a greater chance that once you have your TV you will never have to talk to the retailer ever again than there is to deal with any after sales customer services.

I hope all goes well and you enjoy your new TV.

PS. The V6 is great, always worth phoning VM to see what deal you can get. If it suits you, go for it. I had a £99/month for VIP offered a couple of months back which will give you everything you have and more with the only exception of your 3rd box
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Re: New TV advice

I hope the OP got a free 5-6yr warranty as the other retailers do that for free, and it is a must in my opinion.
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Old 13-01-2018, 19:27   #23
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Re: New TV advice

thanks guys

I have purchased stuff from Currys before and in my experience it was fine. Like hsa been said everyone's experience may differ

Convenience was the key as much as anything. It should be delivered tomorrow.

I dont live close to a Richer Sounds or a John Lewis store. The LG and Sony at Richer Sounds were only available as in-store purchases unfortunately or i would likely got it from them .

My Panasonic was an online purchase from John Lewis 7 years ago. All was fine. And of course it had the 5 year guarantee.

The LG from Currys also has the 5 year guarantee as I agree with Snoopz I would not have bought it from them without it.

I shall see what VM can to about a V6 upgrade. I went on the website and it says some news is due in February and to hold tight??

see http://www.virginmedia.com/shop/tv/v6.html scroll down a bit.

Anyone know what this is?
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Old 13-01-2018, 19:29   #24
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Re: New TV & Tivo v6 advice

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thanks everyone for the advice.

Currys have now got the LG back in stock so I have ordered it online and it will be delivered tomorrow for free. (I had seen the TV on display in the store and it looked good to me and gets good reviews for the price ) That should keep the family happy.

Now its got me thinking of whether to take advantage of the new screen is it worth getting the Tivo V6??

How much is it to change boxes?
We currently have Xl Tv with sky sports (not HD) and XXl BB (200MB) with talk anytime. With the current bundles thats roughly equivalent to Full House I think. 2 tivos (1TB and 500GB) and a basic HD box.
I would keep the basic box as thats in the granny flat and I dont think my 91 year old mother in law would want a new fangled box. So would would maybe change one or both of the existing Tivos.
If your mother in law has a Tivo, she won't notice any difference with a V6 except that it is lightning fast.
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Re: New TV advice

Be very wary of lower cost LG "4K" TVs, they use a LG RGBW panel which is incapable of displaying true 4K, display spec here: https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/model/121fae5
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Re: New TV advice

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thanks guys

I have purchased stuff from Currys before and in my experience it was fine. Like hsa been said everyone's experience may differ

Convenience was the key as much as anything. It should be delivered tomorrow.

I dont live close to a Richer Sounds or a John Lewis store. The LG and Sony at Richer Sounds were only available as in-store purchases unfortunately or i would likely got it from them .

My Panasonic was an online purchase from John Lewis 7 years ago. All was fine. And of course it had the 5 year guarantee.

The LG from Currys also has the 5 year guarantee as I agree with Snoopz I would not have bought it from them without it.

I shall see what VM can to about a V6 upgrade. I went on the website and it says some news is due in February and to hold tight??

see http://www.virginmedia.com/shop/tv/v6.html scroll down a bit.

Anyone know what this is?
I'm sure the tv will be fine mate, enjoy it. TV's now are generally so much better than they used to be for the money.
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Re: New TV advice

Hi cityfan247, I recently purchased a very similar specced LG 49" UHD TV (in fact it is the one BenMcr linked to at Richersounds).
I'm sure you'll be very happy with your purchase however I do have one or two caveats to add.
I bought my TV ahead of schedule, I had been planning on upgrading at some point but had decided not to buy during Black Friday but rather save up for what my research had led me to believe was the best one below the OLED and QLED level and was pleasantly surprised to see it was discounted to £579 rather than being the £800 I had planned on spending,
however buying sooner than I expected meant I hadn't done enough research into all things 4k/HDR so hopefully you can learn from my mistakes.
At first I hated my new TV thinking "oh god what have I done" when every setting I tried to produce a good picture failed, however eventually I found a good calibration guide on AV Forums and with a few tweaks from that calibration I am now very happy.
I would urge you too to carry out a firmware update before you do any calibration or settings changes as a new Technicolor mode will become available which makes (imho) a vast difference to the picture quality.
In my experience as well unless you are very close to the TV when watching it then on a 49" TV the difference between full HD and normal (non HDR) 4K is very subtle, certainly not as striking as going from SD to HD.
HDR, Dolby Vision and HLG make a much greater difference, check out Blue Planet II on your new tele's Iplayer app to see how well it can be done if you don't have Netflix or Amazon, but to really see how good things can be you'd need to invest in or find a way to watch 4k HDR Blurays.

Now onto what could prove a costly mistake, I have discovered that unlike in normal HD land where a £2:99 Amazons Basic HDMI lead is just as good as one of the £60 ones the likes of Currys try and con you into buying in the land of 4K not all HDMI 2 (High Speed HDMI) cables are made the same and when buying a cable to connect to the 4K equipment you'll no doubt end up buying to go with your new TV you need to buy certified high speed HDMI cables,
to give an example, earlier in 2017 I needed to upgrade my HTPC so I invested in a future proof 4K compatible one for when I got a new TV, I found when running at 4K resolutions the screen was very glitchy and often disappeared completely with the original cables I'd bought, but when I switched to a certified cable all these glitches disappeared, luckily I picked up a couple of certified ones in an Amazon flash sale for only 7 quid each (as an aside for any HTPC users Windows HDR implementation is borked and is either permanently on or off, only Powerdvd will dynamically switch between the two).

Finally I would not recommend upgrading to a V6 yet as VM have no UHD material available, spend any extra money it may cost on Netflix and or Amazon and use the inbuilt webOS apps to receive 4K HDR/Dolby Vision loveliness.
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Re: New TV advice

The V6 has UHD on Netflix and YouTube. And you'd get a suitable HDMI lead for free with the V6.
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Re: New TV advice

Very interesting Buckeye. Thank you for your insight. I shall take your advice and carry out a firmware update.

TV came today. First impressions are very good.

Connected the Tivo , Blu Ray, Firestick and Apple TV easy enough.

Sound is far better than my old Panasonic .....so i may delay on a Soundbar for now.

Watched the Liverpool v City game (well until we went 4-1 down!) on Sky Sports that I only have in SD. Picture was perfectly fine (bar on occasion there was a subtle change up and down on picture brightness that seemed to be on a certain camera angle. Not sure if it was the camera or my TV).

Of course putting on a HD channel the picture quality improved greatly (unsurprisingly of course).

At present I have no 4K content to really show the TV's capabilities. I only have the standard Netflix and a bog standard Samsung Blu-Ray.At some point no doubt i will look to upgrade.

I think the TV will meet my requirements. I am not so much the enthusiast that I would pay 4 figures for a TV and have super high expectancy levels to match.

It is not the most amazing TV ever but I reckon the LG will be a decent performer at a reasonable price .
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Re: New TV advice

You probably have to manually enable HDR on your inputs, this may also give you an HDR setting for normal TV which you may or may not wish to use, i dont think i use it in my Samsung.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmu...r-on-an-lg-tv/
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