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    Re: New TV time

    Quote Originally Posted by MrJim View Post
    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.
    As per earlier post, yeah .... -ish.

    JL = about 15 mins, by car.
    Costco = 10 mins, by foot.

    Which, other factors being equal, is why I'd use one or the other, for preference..
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    Re: New TV time

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Snip...
    Seems like JL is the choice then, but, if you longer-term warranty is of importance to you I believe RS is 6 years if you're part of their free sign up VIP club?

    Completely anecdotal - from comments i've seen across multiple forums as well, LG seem to step up if there are any issues with some folk even getting complete model upgrades years in to their warranty. YMMV of course.
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: New TV time

    I now have a 55" LG C1, courtesy of Costco. At the princely sum of £1080, it was £120 cheaper than either JL or Richer, too. Once I get it out of the box, I'll comment on what I think, but gotta do some room tidying first.

    Thanks for all the help, everyone.
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    Re: New TV time

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    I now have a 55" LG C1, courtesy of Costco. At the princely sum of £1080, it was £120 cheaper than either JL or Richer, too. Once I get it out of the box, I'll comment on what I think, but gotta do some room tidying first.

    Thanks for all the help, everyone.
    Good choice, especially with the 5yr warranty. Just remember that it may be set store settings for brightness contrast & colour so they may need changing to less retina searing settings, otherwise you may be initially disappointed. There's usually an ISF calibrated setting that you can choose in the options that'll get you 90% of the way there though.

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    Re: New TV time

    Good toknow. ?thanks, Jim.
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    Re: New TV time

    Hey I just got a graphics card upgrade and was looking at a 4K OLED for gaming, just wanted to know how you're find the C1.

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    Re: New TV time

    thread hijack! How are you getting on with the TV saracen? And does anyone know decent independent review sites that actually do sensible testing? Even Which is anaemic compared to what it used to be. What hifi has the worst site ever, and it seems increasingly poor to search through so I've given up.

    I am bamboozled with how different the TV landscape is vs when I last looked for one back in what? 2008?

    Which says LG OLED48C14LB does well which ties in with some of the comments further back in this thread. I was going to ask how you find your model in the real world but then saw you went 55" so it might not be a direct comparison. We really only want 38" (don't exist) and anything <43" seems fundamentally flawed. We can't be the only people with a small house surely?

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    Re: New TV time

    Check out AVForums for good reviews.

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    Re: New TV time

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    thread hijack! How are you getting on with the TV saracen? ...
    Very well, with no real complaints. Well, maybe one. The control interface is a bit, well, let's just say on that, LG "could try harder".

    Other than that, no complaints. Yet.

    As for size, in some ways it's really too big. But in others, the logic was that as we (especially me) get older our eyes get weaker. And then, the larget size is a plus.
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    Re: New TV time

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    thread hijack! How are you getting on with the TV saracen? And does anyone know decent independent review sites that actually do sensible testing? Even Which is anaemic compared to what it used to be. What hifi has the worst site ever, and it seems increasingly poor to search through so I've given up.

    I am bamboozled with how different the TV landscape is vs when I last looked for one back in what? 2008?

    Which says LG OLED48C14LB does well which ties in with some of the comments further back in this thread. I was going to ask how you find your model in the real world but then saw you went 55" so it might not be a direct comparison. We really only want 38" (don't exist) and anything <43" seems fundamentally flawed. We can't be the only people with a small house surely?
    https://www.rtings.com/ any good for you ?

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    Re: New TV time

    Finding a good small screen is pretty tricky.

    I needed a 4K TV for my home office which needed to hang on a smallish corner in the room where my old 24" TV went. I ended up with this 32" screen:

    https://www.currys.co.uk/products/sa...-10219651.html

    which is a bit oddball because it kind of behaves just like a TV, except it has no tuner inputs. But then, the last time I watched live TV was the New Year's special Doctor Who episode and that was via a Freesat set top box so was actually still an HDMI feed. It's a nice screen and a good price, but it isn't OLED. But then my main requirement was for it to accept everything I could throw at it, all the way down to 525i SD formats which it does nicely.

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    Re: New TV time

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    thread hijack! How are you getting on with the TV saracen? And does anyone know decent independent review sites that actually do sensible testing? Even Which is anaemic compared to what it used to be. What hifi has the worst site ever, and it seems increasingly poor to search through so I've given up.

    I am bamboozled with how different the TV landscape is vs when I last looked for one back in what? 2008?

    Which says LG OLED48C14LB does well which ties in with some of the comments further back in this thread. I was going to ask how you find your model in the real world but then saw you went 55" so it might not be a direct comparison. We really only want 38" (don't exist) and anything <43" seems fundamentally flawed. We can't be the only people with a small house surely?
    LG are due to release a 42" panel OLED this year apparently...

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    Re: New TV time

    https://www.rtings.com/tv

    I've not checked their TV reviews but their monitor reviews are spot on for me!
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