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  • Armoured_Bear 22 Apr 2013 00:13:04 11,136 posts
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    Utterly delighted with the telly.
    When PC gaming at 1080p and 50"from 3.5m I had the feeling that I was sitting too far away to really appreciate the detail but at 65" it's perfect, much better :-)
    Tomb Raider on Ultra settings looks pretty excellent \o/

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  • El_MUERkO 25 Apr 2013 16:05:18 17,020 posts
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    So I've been following the slew of cheap 4k TV's coming out of China. Supposedly the big makers are shitting themselves and trying to create a new HDMI standard to jack up production costs.

    Here's some video of Seiki's 50" 4k from PC Perspective.

  • kalel 25 Apr 2013 16:19:25 87,626 posts
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    There's a separate thread about 4k TVs (started by me!) but there was some interesting discussion in there about their relevance to consumers.
  • woodnotes 25 Apr 2013 17:06:16 4,925 posts
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    My 50" VT65 arrived today!!! Can't wait to set it up later.
  • monkehhh 4 May 2013 09:43:53 3,313 posts
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    Finally sorted a 50" out, not here for the long weekend unfortunately though. Delivery on Tuesday, woooooooooo :)
  • CharlieStCloud 4 May 2013 10:00:15 5,202 posts
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    My lovely 32" (!) Panasonic HDTV is now eight years old to the day ... cost me 1799 back in the day too.

    *sobs*

    Does anyone have any inklings when 4K or OLED TVs will be available over here?

    ... I really don't want to buy a TV now only for the 'next generation' of televisions to be around the corner!

    I know kalel has been chatting about them elsewhere.
  • monkehhh 4 May 2013 10:08:29 3,313 posts
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    @CharlieStCloud Currently rocking a 26" HD ready Samsung, it's seen better days!
  • Dante_Cubit 5 May 2013 09:34:04 1,926 posts
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    I've just acquired a Panasonic 42e6b LED. It really is rather good. The image quality with HD feeds is stunning and SD is acceptable. The smart features look great but broadband isn't going to be installed for another week :(
  • monkehhh 7 May 2013 15:17:20 3,313 posts
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    New 50" all setup, woo! Excellent size for my large living room, currently attempting cable management..
  • monkehhh 7 May 2013 16:46:57 3,313 posts
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    Aaaand it's broken..
  • CharlieStCloud 7 May 2013 16:49:59 5,202 posts
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    : )

    Sorry to hear about your new TV woes.
  • imamazed 7 May 2013 16:51:00 5,583 posts
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    srsly?
  • wobbly_Bob 7 May 2013 16:54:12 1,747 posts
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    monkehhh wrote:
    Aaaand it's broken..
    Awwww shit that's so crappy. What TV is it? Hopefully you can get a quick replacment sent out?
  • monkehhh 7 May 2013 16:56:30 3,313 posts
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    A Samsung, they're sending out an engineer - seems like it's fairly common (blue vertical line / grey horizontal line that won't go).
  • monkehhh 7 May 2013 17:04:58 3,313 posts
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    ARSE!
  • wobbly_Bob 7 May 2013 17:08:31 1,747 posts
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    How long will it take for them to arrive? Hope you get it fixed soon, dude.
  • kalel 7 May 2013 17:21:44 87,626 posts
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    CharlieStCloud wrote:
    My lovely 32" (!) Panasonic HDTV is now eight years old to the day ... cost me 1799 back in the day too.

    *sobs*

    Does anyone have any inklings when 4K or OLED TVs will be available over here?

    ... I really don't want to buy a TV now only for the 'next generation' of televisions to be around the corner!

    I know kalel has been chatting about them elsewhere.
    Both are available here now, but both are a good couple of years away from being remotely affordable. Possibly three or four years.

    This Apple iTV could be the thing that really kickstarts it. Heavily rumoured to come out this year and supposedly a 4K set. If that does happen then it'll really start the ball rolling.
  • monkehhh 7 May 2013 17:31:36 3,313 posts
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    @wobbly_Bob Dunno, should get a call today or tomorrow from a local service place. I'd be annoyed, but it's funny.. in a twat of a way :)
  • CharlieStCloud 7 May 2013 18:35:08 5,202 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Both are available here now, but both are a good couple of years away from being remotely affordable. Possibly three or four years.
    Aw, three or four years?

    ... genuinely thought it would be next year at the earliest.

    I think I will treat myself to a new television when the PlayStation 4 or Xbox whatever-it-is-going-to-be-called is available. Mine is slowly approaching her retirement stage.

    Fancy those Phillips Ambilight thingummies.

    Ta anyway.
  • monkehhh 8 May 2013 18:23:53 3,313 posts
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    Getting sorted, minimal hassle so far..

    Tues AM - delivery
    Tues PM - breaks
    Tues PM - speak to retailer, puts me through to Samsung
    Weds AM - call from Samsung service centre, email pics of screen
    Weds PM - service centre orders a new panel, confirms it's buggered
    Next Mon - panel should arrive
    Next Tues - blokes coming to fit new panel in my house

    .. not perfect, but everyone's been helpful and it's still usable. It's like a game, don't stare at the blue line..
  • wobbly_Bob 9 May 2013 17:21:14 1,747 posts
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    Dunno seems wrong to me. Under the consumers and goods law you can simply demand a replacement or your money back. The onus is on them. When they said about talking to Samsung I would have said no I want a new tv. You are a week without the product you paid for. It's not too bad, ok, but still seems wrong to me.
  • robthehermit 9 May 2013 17:30:21 4,075 posts
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    Yeah, I'm with Bob on this one. If I bought a brand new telly that was fucked on arrival, I'd be demanding a replacement. If I wanted what is now going to be a refurb, I'd have bought one in the first place and saved a few quid.

    GT: robthehermit

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  • Dougs 9 May 2013 17:31:33 67,685 posts
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    Yep, and from the retailer, not Samsung.
  • Widge Moderator 10 May 2013 09:14:26 13,561 posts
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    CharlieStCloud wrote:

    Fancy those Phillips Ambilight thingummies.
    I want to upgrade mine. They went through a less than happy phase after I bought my initial one but have got back up to speed recently.

    I had the 9632, which had the BAFFLING picture processing thing of taking a 1080p image/downscaling to 1080i/processing/upscale to 1080p. So you "get" 1080p, but it is plagued with shimmer on fine detail. Luckily it wasn't too bad on PS3 as everything ran at 720p, Sky runs at 1080i and the SD performance was amazing. Not so hot for a PC display though.

    Now, they are really solid. The pfl8007 seems to be really affordable and is just one grade below the strangely unavailable flagship pfl9007 model. Lots of their top technology in that. If you want the more affordable range, the pfl6907 is the pfl6007 is much slimmer casing. Pared back a bit on the awesome tech but still a great set.

    Keeping an eye on the new pflx008 ranges that are coming out, but leaning towards the 8007 now that the prices are coming down.

    AVForums will point out flaws with the set but I dare to find a set that they don't do that with. They get bogged down in crazy details, panel manufacturers and all sorts. At the end of it all, my "flawed" 9632 has been a beloved set in the corner of my room all these years.

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  • kalel 12 May 2013 10:05:23 87,626 posts
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    Currys now have OLED and 4K (Ultra HD) sections in the LG part of their website.

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/lg-oled-tv-445-commercial.html

    You can't actually do anything other than register your interest, but it's a good sign that these are not too far from being commercially available now.
  • CharlieStCloud 12 May 2013 15:10:03 5,202 posts
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    Widge wrote:
    CharlieStCloud wrote:

    Fancy those Phillips Ambilight thingummies.
    The pfl8007 seems to be really affordable and is just one grade below the strangely unavailable flagship pfl9007 model. Lots of their top technology in that. If you want the more affordable range, the pfl6907 is the pfl6007 is much slimmer casing. Pared back a bit on the awesome tech but still a great set.
    The 8000 model is not what I'd call 'really affordable' however, the 6000 series seem to be fairly reasonable, especially going to John Lewis with their five year guaranteed.

    Hmm ... I don't know.

    A part of me would rather save a little bit every month and put it towards an OLED television in the future and also, my Panasonic is still going strong, eight years on.

    *flips a coin*
  • Widge Moderator 13 May 2013 15:21:41 13,561 posts
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    Its down to 799-ish, which isn't too bad considering they would hover around the 1300+ mark. I think the remodeled 6007 is at 600-ish, so the ballpark is decent at the moment.

    Edited by Widge at 15:22:06 13-05-2013

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  • CharlieStCloud 13 May 2013 15:40:02 5,202 posts
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    @Widge

    '799-ish' for the 8000 series?

    ... whereabouts?!

    : O
  • Widge Moderator 13 May 2013 15:49:07 13,561 posts
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    http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/philips/40pfl8007t/phil-40pfl8007t

    40" jobbie.

    There is also one in clearance if you are London based.

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  • CharlieStCloud 13 May 2013 16:00:03 5,202 posts
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    Oh God.

    I am going to buy that, am I?

    /o\

    Thank you!
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