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    Re: New TV time

    There isn't a better TV than the C1 at that price range is 50" is actually the main limiter.

    Given how cheap the C1 is as well, I would not bother with the A1/B1 due to the aforementioned lack of HDMI 2.1 support and a lesser quality, lower refresh panel. The 120Hz panel is still useful even if you don't play game, as it allows 120Hz BFI for incredible motion.

    Sony are having a torrid time as far as F/W is concerned currently including botched VRR support and the FALD system being nuked (HX90/900) in a recent firmware if you do use VRR/HDMI 2.1 functionality. A few other TV manufacturers use the same Mediatek chip as Sony including Panasonic. Models to look at: X90J, HX90, A90 (OLED).

    Panasonic - go for if you can get their entry OLED at a cheap price, but LG probably gets the nod should gaming or HDMI 2.1 ever be a consideration down the line.

    Samsung - decent sets if you can get a QNED display, but generally cost more than the equivalent OLED and should only real be a suggestion if you're hugely adverse to cumulative wear of OLEDs.

    My actual suggestion would be to plump for the 55" C1 if you can given the relatively minimal increase in price.
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    Re: New TV time

    Thanks, Terbinator.

    I'm currently negotiating with significant other. With the lounge as currently organised, 55" won't fit. BUT .... it might be viable to switch room around, and put TV and the end seating current is, and vice versa. If that pans out, 55" is possible. If it doesn't, it isn't.
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    Re: New TV time

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Thanks, Terbinator.

    I'm urrently negotiating with significant other. With the lounge as currently organised, 55" won't fit. BUT .... it might be viable to switch room around, and put TV and the end seating current is, and vice versa. If that pans out, 55" is possible. If it doesn't, it isn't.
    In my experience such negotiations need to be very carefully approached and make Brexit look like a simple issue. Best of luck.

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    Re: New TV time

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    In my experience such negotiations need to be very carefully approached and make Brexit look like a simple issue. Best of luck.
    So far, management seems amenable. At least, it wasn't a flat no, and nobody mentioned either N.I. or fishing. Or borders. I think I might go for a draft accords agreement later this week, and U.N.ratification in the New Year.
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    Re: New TV time

    If you're watching a lot of 4k films, the C1 would be great. OLED tends to have better blacks, LED tends to go brighter (only really an issue with HDR, and then not so much). AVForums have just done a load of reviews on the latest ranges of tellies, worth a look there... Not sure if links are allowed, but happy for this to be deleted if not: https://www.avforums.com/forums/what...v-for-you.367/

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    Re: New TV time

    Yeah, Smudger. I noticed it a few days ago and we have one close (and are members) so are off to take a look-see (if they have them in) later on today. Besides which, I fancy a chilli baked potto.
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    Re: New TV time

    Definitely LG if going with OLED, Panasonic is better but more expensive even though they use the same LG panels (or used too, not sure anymore). The 48" A1 is now £699 from Argos, however it only comes with a 1 year warranty and I know too many people that have had issues with LG panels so I'd definitely spend extra and buy from Richer Sounds for their excellent 6 year warranty. If it was my money I would go with a C1 panel, better specs & better looking and I've yet to see an LCD TV that can look as good as an OLED for TV & movies.
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    Re: New TV time

    With regards to burn in, it's the same as with plasmas but less susceptable. Our 10 yr old Panasonic has the Sky logo faintly burnt in, in the lower left handside due to the kids & wife pausing the Sky box and then levaing it for hours on end so no wonder thats happened. However it can only be seen on white or black images, normal TV watching you hardly ever see it so it's really a non issue for me.

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    Re: New TV time

    Decisison is made ....kinda.

    The boss and I went looking at sets yesterday. The (very) likely choice is the 55" LG C1. There is an outside possibility that we go 48", but somewhat to my surprise, the boss seems to prefer the 55". We do have to do a bit of measuring and checking over the weekend (I'm told), to be sure we can accommodate it without moving a whole load of wall-mounted cabinetry about, therefore filling in drill holes, therefore paiting that wall, and therefore painting the whole room. Which, no doubt, would also necessitate new carpet. So the suite then wouldn't match. And I'm not doing all that for the sake of .... erm .... a few extra inches in size. I mean, if it fits then it, ahem .... fits.

    So, 55" probably. Certainly LG and C1, unless anything comes to light between now and then to change that. So if you see some bloke, over the weekend, with his eyes screwed tightly shut and his fingers jammed in his ears, it'll be me.

    As for Richer .... yes,but no.

    My nearest Richer's are about 40 mins and 40 miles in one direction, or 25 miles and 60 to 75 mins in the other. My nearest John Lewis is about 15 minutes, and I can walk to a Costco in under 10 minutes .... though walking back carrying a 55" OLED would slow me down, so I'll use the car instead.

    Both JL and Costco give 5-yr warranty. I've had only good experiences of customer service from all three. Argos I personally rate above Currys, but not by much and while I'd buy mundane items (say, a standard kettle) there, more expensive stuff (like my temperature-controlled gooseneck 'pourover' coffee kettle) not so much. Let alone a TV.

    Yes, I could mail-order. But I prefer to buy in person. Usually. I know consumer laws are a bit better (but not as consumer-oriented as the DSR originally was) if you mail-order, but there is also the benefit of, if it needs go back, the place is 5 mins from my door.

    So, all told, hopefully, LG C1 55" on Monday. Which no doubt means they'll sell out on Sunday.
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    Re: New TV time

    Ah, 55" opens up a whole new can of worms...

    Then the Panasonics come into play, which if you go for the 1500, you get the 'Pro' panel, same as the flagship but without the Atmos audio stuff that you probably don't need if you've already got an AV setup...

    Edit: Actually, maybe £1800 is a bit steep...
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    Re: New TV time

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    ....

    Edit: Actually, maybe £1800 is a bit steep...
    Yup. Gotta draw the line somewhere, I'm afraid. That £700 difference represents a very good 32" monitor, or a third of my Canon R6, or if I can find out where rocking horses relieve themselve, a decent gaming GPU. Or.... well, you get the idea.

    I do have an AV setup. I would have mentioned it, but I didn't want to show ,off, to make everyone envious. It's a Dolby .... Pro Logic system. Circa 1892, I think.
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    Re: New TV time

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    .... though walking back carrying a 55" OLED would slow me down, so I'll use the car instead.
    Hope you have a big car. Once you get some packing around the panel, those boxes can get quite large.

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    Re: New TV time

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post

    Yes, I could mail-order. But I prefer to buy in person. Usually. I know consumer laws are a bit better (but not as consumer-oriented as the DSR originally was) if you mail-order, but there is also the benefit of, if it needs go back, the place is 5 mins from my door.

    So, all told, hopefully, LG C1 55" on Monday. Which no doubt means they'll sell out on Sunday.
    I don't think RS, JL or Costco have a problem with buying online, but returning locally if there's a problem?

    Might be worth holding off until the 26th for Black Friday deals...you never know?

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    Re: New TV time

    Yeah, but there isn't an RS locally for me to return it to.

    Black Friday deals? Maybe, but it might also risk it being out of stock. Once we've checked measurements, I think we'll just go Monday or Tusday and get it. I doubt there'll be enough of a price differencd to much care anyway, though it's possible.
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    Re: New TV time

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Yeah, but there isn't an RS locally for me to return it to.

    Black Friday deals? Maybe, but it might also risk it being out of stock. Once we've checked measurements, I think we'll just go Monday or Tusday and get it. I doubt there'll be enough of a price differencd to much care anyway, though it's possible.
    Is there a John Lewis near to you? I believe they still price-match with other high-street competitors, if RS have a better offer.

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