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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5480 on: March 23, 2022, 10:19:17 pm »
Just bought the Sony A80J 65". Beautiful picture, works great with the PS5

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5481 on: March 28, 2022, 10:27:14 am »
My LG C1 65" was delivered last night, and it's a revelation regarding picture quality, simply amazing after using an LED screen for years. I managed to give Horizon Forbidden West on the PS5 a go; Jesus, it looks like a different game; it was amazing on my old 4K LED LG, but it is mind blowing on the C1.
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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5482 on: March 28, 2022, 10:23:55 pm »
My LG C1 65" was delivered last night, and it's a revelation regarding picture quality, simply amazing after using an LED screen for years. I managed to give Horizon Forbidden West on the PS5 a go; Jesus, it looks like a different game; it was amazing on my old 4K LED LG, but it is mind blowing on the C1.
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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5483 on: March 29, 2022, 10:13:09 am »
Fuckers you lot. Too many glowing reviews of the C1, going to get one.

I'm stuck on what to do though. My existing Sony 49" XF80 sits on top of a Sonos Playbase. The base plate on the 65" LG C1 is wider than the Playbase, I think it'll look shit and annoy me. It's also probably over the weight limit for the Playbase. I could get this TV stand, designed for the Playbase, however on my TV unit, the Playbase is exactly the same depth as the TV unit, so this looks like it would overhang on the back and I wouldn't want it to tip back?

I could replace the Playbase with the Arc, but reviews say there's not as much bass on the Arc so then I'd need the sub, and that's another £1k+ onto the total cost and if doing that might as well just get the C2 which has a narrower stand.

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5484 on: March 29, 2022, 12:20:49 pm »
Mate, this is weird, just bought an ARC to go with the new C1 ... :o
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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5485 on: March 29, 2022, 12:55:49 pm »
Bought a 65" QN90A. The quality is beautiful. Stuck the F1 on a couple of days in UHD and you could feel the massive difference compared to my previous TV.

Paid £1165+VAT for it and also got a speaker and subwoofer for £332.50 +VAT. Total came to nearly £1800 including VAT. I should be eligible to claim £300 back on the TV soon from Samsung and £200 for the Speaker.

Works out pretty reasonably once I get the cashback.


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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5486 on: March 30, 2022, 07:20:00 am »
Mate, this is weird, just bought an ARC to go with the new C1 ... :o

Whatís the Arc like? (Although Iíve realised it wouldnít solve my issue as I think the Arc would cover the lower part of the TV screen if placed in front of the C1?)
« Last Edit: March 30, 2022, 08:40:20 am by Graeme »

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5487 on: March 30, 2022, 05:25:12 pm »
Whatís the Arc like? (Although Iíve realised it wouldnít solve my issue as I think the Arc would cover the lower part of the TV screen if placed in front of the C1?)

My soundbar is quite tall (and the C1 stand isn't), so I just went for the very low tech solution of buying an Ikea wall shelf (I think it was the LACK one) and putting it on top of my TV stand for the TV to sit on.

You can't see the shelf from the viewing position anyway as the soundbar is taller than it.

As you say though the C2 has a narrower but taller stand so a lot easier to manage around, but is obviously likely to be a lot more expensive for a fair while.

Worth flagging though that I think most of the C1 offers have now ended, although they will no doubt return soon with the C2 launch well underway
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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5488 on: March 30, 2022, 06:12:09 pm »
Yeah Iíve been researching and Iíve seen people using the IKEA Lack shelf. Thereís one that appears to be about the same footprint as the C1 base.

I had a 0% for 17 months credit card from the bank which has just finished the interest free period and Iíve now paid off, so Iíve opened another from the bank but itís not arrived yet. Iím hopeful there will be some more offers coming up. LG want distributors and retailers to stock the C2, so there will almost be some rebates offered by LG to clear their C1 stock.

Iím just going to place it on top of the Playbase at first and see how it looks. If it annoys me then Iíll look at a later date to replace the Playbase with the Arc and put the C1 onto a IKEA Lack shelf.

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5489 on: April 5, 2022, 07:47:16 am »
Whatís the Arc like? (Although Iíve realised it wouldnít solve my issue as I think the Arc would cover the lower part of the TV screen if placed in front of the C1?)

It covers the stand not the screenÖ on the 65Ē screen.
« Last Edit: April 5, 2022, 07:52:13 am by kopite321 »
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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5490 on: April 5, 2022, 05:58:24 pm »
Are you certain? Iíve seen loads of people on Reddit discuss this issue saying that the Sonos Arc will block the lower part of the screen on an LG C1. Looking at the photos it certainly seems to be the case. Most buy the IKEA Lack shelf to sit the C1 on to raise it over the Arc..

https://www.reddit.com/r/sonos/comments/kk2qzx/lg_65_c9_sonos_arc_sl_costco_ikea_lack_shelf/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf


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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5491 on: April 18, 2022, 09:36:10 am »
Are you certain? Iíve seen loads of people on Reddit discuss this issue saying that the Sonos Arc will block the lower part of the screen on an LG C1. Looking at the photos it certainly seems to be the case. Most buy the IKEA Lack shelf to sit the C1 on to raise it over the Arc..

https://www.reddit.com/r/sonos/comments/kk2qzx/lg_65_c9_sonos_arc_sl_costco_ikea_lack_shelf/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf




Sorry mate, my fault; I was referencing the wrong sound bar ... Sony Atomos not ARC, apologies again.
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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5492 on: April 18, 2022, 09:53:20 am »
No worries. Got my Arc and LG C1 arriving this week and have the ikea shelf ready :D

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5493 on: April 18, 2022, 11:43:31 am »
No worries. Got my Arc and LG C1 arriving this week and have the ikea shelf ready :D

Good stuff, you won't regret it ! ;)

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5494 on: April 18, 2022, 12:23:15 pm »
I might if the Arc bass isnít to my liking and I have to fork out for a Sub on top :D

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5495 on: April 18, 2022, 12:35:31 pm »
I might if the Arc bass isnít to my liking and I have to fork out for a Sub on top :D

Well yes I just meant the TV, I take no responsibility for your soundbar choice! ;D ;D

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5496 on: April 20, 2022, 04:14:47 pm »
LG C1 and Arc all set up. The C1 is outstanding I have to say. Very pleased with the Arc too, havenít even tuned it yet but sound is excellent.

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5497 on: April 23, 2022, 12:15:47 pm »
I am glad to hear it has lived up to expectations, Graeme!

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« Reply #5498 on: April 23, 2022, 04:43:46 pm »
I am glad to hear it has lived up to expectations, Graeme!

I hadnít actually used it much in the first few days, been quite busy but now having actually sat down and watched some HDR content, itís staggeringly good. On my Sony XF80, HDR actually used to annoy me, I always felt it looked washed out and I could never get it right but on the C1, wow!

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5499 on: April 27, 2022, 10:05:41 am »
The LG C1 is a stunning tv, and I have the PS5 hooked up to it. I took delivery of a few 4K HDR Blu-ray discs last week:- Dune, Planet Earth 2, Blue Planet 2 and Lord of the Rings extended version. The picture quality is mind-blowing.
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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5500 on: April 27, 2022, 10:08:22 am »
Yeah I'm stunned by the quality as well

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5501 on: May 2, 2022, 11:42:46 am »
my 3 year old decided to push over and break our tv so looking for a new one in the 400-500 quid range. looking at getting this - https://www.amazon.co.uk/UE50AU9000-Crystal-UHD-HDR-Smart/dp/B08Y72CH1D?th=1 unless someone has better recommendations? for the family but also some gaming for me.
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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5502 on: May 5, 2022, 09:11:47 am »
During the recording sessions in Los Angeles, Spector held Johnny at gunpoint, forcing him to repeatedly play a riff.

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5503 on: May 5, 2022, 09:14:25 am »
my 3 year old decided to push over and break our tv so looking for a new one in the 400-500 quid range

Have you contacted the council? I think you can adopt them but I donít think you have to pay, they pay you I think.

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5504 on: May 5, 2022, 01:20:30 pm »
my 3 year old decided to push over and break our tv so looking for a new one in the 400-500 quid range.

Are you selling the current 3 year old to top you the amount you can spend or are you having to give that one away due to their destructive tendancies?

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5505 on: May 5, 2022, 11:29:59 pm »
Samsungs now probably have the Steam Link app so you can stream games to your telly

TVs have a USB socket. Game pads can be bought on USB. I do this for football manager days on the couch with an old trackball plugged into the Samsung lol its great

Suppose you could watch stuff also

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5506 on: May 6, 2022, 09:19:55 am »
Is anybody elses Apple TV app going really slow on the Samsung TV? Tried to start Severance last night but I'm stuck on the Apple TV logo when you first load it up,

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5507 on: May 6, 2022, 11:18:11 pm »
Iíve been looking for a new tv for living room. Iím not massively into features and mainly use sky q for apps but have a fire stick . Current tv is a Panasonic prob mid range price at the time but 11 years old now. Changing living room new couches furniture

Iíve seen a 2021 samsung model for about £800 and the 2022 one is £1400 or £1500 long are the older models usually available for as prob not looking to get it till room refurnished in July

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5508 on: May 6, 2022, 11:51:18 pm »
Iíve been looking for a new tv for living room. Iím not massively into features and mainly use sky q for apps but have a fire stick . Current tv is a Panasonic prob mid range price at the time but 11 years old now. Changing living room new couches furniture

Iíve seen a 2021 samsung model for about £800 and the 2022 one is £1400 or £1500 long are the older models usually available for as prob not looking to get it till room refurnished in July

Depends on stock levels and what offers are given to shift the older models. If youíre definitely changing then Iíd get one in the next few weeks as more offers on the 2021 sets will be appearing. For example the 55Ē LG C1 was £889 at Richer Sounds for a few days which is a fantastic price for it. Samsung have some decent offers on if you go via their EPP / Student portal. Youíll pay a premium on the 2022 models that are just coming out and they wonít be discounted for quite a while.

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5509 on: May 7, 2022, 02:03:55 am »
Yeah get a 2021 oled now if they are still available. The bigger you get you wonít regret. If you can fit bigger than 55 do it. Never heard of anyone say their tv is too big.

Iím like some cheesy tv sales man in this thread at this point.

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5510 on: May 7, 2022, 02:11:06 am »
Just to add the differences from one year to another are tiny. Even if you put two side by side youíd struggle to see any difference. There has been zero huge upgrades year to year for a while now. Most notable changes have been in gaming but that was a couple of years ago so thatís not an issue. The rest is marketing.

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5511 on: May 7, 2022, 09:23:09 am »
Depends on stock levels and what offers are given to shift the older models. If youíre definitely changing then Iíd get one in the next few weeks as more offers on the 2021 sets will be appearing. For example the 55Ē LG C1 was £889 at Richer Sounds for a few days which is a fantastic price for it. Samsung have some decent offers on if you go via their EPP / Student portal. Youíll pay a premium on the 2022 models that are just coming out and they wonít be discounted for quite a while.

55C1 is back to that price at Costco today, so I would guess you will see discounts again at Richer Sounds imminently

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5512 on: May 13, 2022, 07:13:18 pm »
I have a 55" LG OLED (OLED55B8SLC 4K) TV and I've noticed when watching footy that when the ball is moving fast it almost seems to go invisible for a few frames while it is moving. Is this just a limitation of my TV or am I watching in the wrong mode or something?


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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5514 on: May 16, 2022, 08:12:22 pm »
I have a 55" LG OLED (OLED55B8SLC 4K) TV and I've noticed when watching footy that when the ball is moving fast it almost seems to go invisible for a few frames while it is moving. Is this just a limitation of my TV or am I watching in the wrong mode or something?

Like in the link that kopite posted above, it sounds like judder.  I had heard of it, but never seen it until I was looking at TVs last weekend. Once youíve seen the judder youíre constantly looking for it.  I saw it on a scene where waves were breaking in the sea and certain scenes were like the wave stopped for a second and then carried on.

The OLED TVs have fantastic picture quality and deep blacks, but I couldnít put up with it, especially for what OLEDs cost.

I was on the verge of getting the C1, but either going to wait and see what this years C2 is like, or stick with LCD and go down the Sony X90J, or Samsung QN94 route.

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5515 on: May 20, 2022, 12:18:52 pm »
I really like my X94J, but I am so tempted by a C1.  Wondering who/what I can sell to get the 65"

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5517 on: May 21, 2022, 10:38:29 am »
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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5518 on: May 31, 2022, 10:58:18 pm »
Anybody got the or seen the lg a1? Seen the above regarding the C1 but the A1 is a fair bit cheaper (£719 for the 55) so thatís tempting me. Iím not a gamer and as far as I can see, that seems to be the biggest difference between the models.

Or any other recommendations? Looking to spend no more than £700 (will go that little bit more  for the a1 if itís worth it). I want a 65 inch if possible but I know 55 is the biggest I can get for my budget if I really want an OLED. Got an LG Nanocell atm which I think is a great tv, the new one tv is for the extension weíre having done, not to replace the nanocell.

Iíd seen a really good price on a Samsung qled but when I went to see them in the shop, I was very underwhelmed. But then it was sandwiched between the lg a1 and lg b1 ;D

Donít feel like you get a true feel of what itís like in the shop compared to what itís like in your own home though so open to suggestions!

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Re: Television buying
« Reply #5519 on: June 1, 2022, 05:34:41 am »
Anybody got the or seen the lg a1? Seen the above regarding the C1 but the A1 is a fair bit cheaper (£719 for the 55) so thatís tempting me. Iím not a gamer and as far as I can see, that seems to be the biggest difference between the models.

Or any other recommendations? Looking to spend no more than £700 (will go that little bit more  for the a1 if itís worth it). I want a 65 inch if possible but I know 55 is the biggest I can get for my budget if I really want an OLED. Got an LG Nanocell atm which I think is a great tv, the new one tv is for the extension weíre having done, not to replace the nanocell.

Iíd seen a really good price on a Samsung qled but when I went to see them in the shop, I was very underwhelmed. But then it was sandwiched between the lg a1 and lg b1 ;D

Donít feel like you get a true feel of what itís like in the shop compared to what itís like in your own home though so open to suggestions!



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