This is the time of year they move on old stock to make room for new models, so yes.Is this drop due to a new 2019 model replacing it, and if so is the 55U7A about to be discontinued?
I'd snap it up at that price, you aren't going to find a similar spec TV for less.It's the TV I plan to put in the bedroom very soon so should I bite now or will it drop further?
The TV already comes with good out of the box accuracy, why is he changing anything? All you do is use the movie preset.Big screen..... that’s about all I can say that I haven’t had issues with!!
So many issues with image settings, never got it with correct colours etc
Rating it lower because of a feature he should have known it didn't have before he bought it?No 3.5mm stereo audio output jack, so you have to purchase a separate amp, optical converter and remote to control the audio level
Sounds like either user error or just general issues with smart TV. I don't think its uncommon to find these kind of issues with every smart TV. Best use a Roku streaming stick or similar.Keeps losing remote functions and it keeps locking on a black screen with only option to turn power off.
Huh? The TV doesn't have Freesat, never did.The Freesat doesn’t give you an epg so you can’t see what’s going to be on or do recordings and the usb has issues if the stick isn’t reformatted regularly!
Best of all and much to my amusement, technical say that the tv isn’t Freesat certified, so none of the problems will ever get resolved because they don’t have to as it’s not certified!!!!
So he thinks that his problems with smart TV are going to be any different going for a different model? I wonder how long it will take for him to realise he is best using separate smart TV. If its not for one reason it will be for another.I have been in touch with their technical dept on regular occasions and they are currently sourcing additional software to install!!
Proper pain from the start.
Would strongly recommend paying a bit more and get a brand that works!
Risk of IPS panel if you don't mind that. Also only 60hz which means no motion interpolation options with a 50hz source and Samsung 60hz models cant remove pulldown judder for films so they don't display at correct frame rate. Most people don't notice pulldown judder though.Been looking at Samsung UE55NU7400 also. Gets good reviews everywhere but there seems to be an issue with insufficient onboard memory to update apps? Couple of reviewers say they hope the set will last but it's a good excuse for an updated model switch out if it does clog up for good.
I avoided the LG and Samsung reps in JL.That's bringing in a lot of other TVs into the mix.
Panasonic FX700 is just the same spec as the Samsung NU7400, it will for sure be using an IPS panel.
LG SK8100/SK8000 same spec as Hisense U7A but with IPS panel.
LG SK8500 is about as good as you'll get from an IPS panel, it will be thicker compared to the SK8100 as its direct lit with local dimming. More on par with the Samsung NU8000 with poorer contrast and blacks due to panel type.
I personally wouldn't consider any TVs with IPS panels unless you know you don't need wide viewing angles.
I don't carry any views on one manufacturer over the next, its very odd to mention that they like x brand over another when all brands make good and bad. Hisense for instance make much better value models in the low to mid section whilst Samsung do well in the mid range with the NU8000 and high range with the Q8DN/Q9FN.
Beware of 1. Trusting salesman, especially many in john lewis who are reps employed direct by manufacturers. JL do not have independent advice! 2. Judging TVs from a shop, always a big mistake. They will look nothing like that at home.
Yes, I accidentally posted a double negative. IPS=Wide viewing angles. No reason to consider if you don't need them. Otherwise you jump between different models without factoring in two major picture quality attributes, blacks and contrast.
Hi there,Richer Sounds and John Lewis have put the 55U7A back to £549! I did buy the U7A from Richer Sounds but the box has come delivered with a huge hole in it! So I'm waiting for a refund. That is the one major issue with Richer Sounds. The delivery company they use isn't much better than a man in a van. BJS Home Delivery 2 man delivery have a terrible reputation on trust pilot. Just as bad for me. Chap came to the door whilst the other stayed in the van, even though it's supposed to be 2 man. The 55 is too large for one person. He couldn't get his hands in the lift holes as too large so just carried it in diagonally and struggled to get it in the door. Then put his weight on it when I pointed out the box damage. Also their vans don't have a hydraulic bit at the end or even a ramp, so they struggle to get large packages off the van. I looked inside. Most things weren't even secured and when they were it was basically with bits of string! I love Richer Sounds but until they use a different deliver company don't see how they can be used. Really disappointed. When I get my refund will buy from John Lewis.
Let me know how the tv is. I’m quite tempted by this. When I look at it in curry’s it seems to suit by needs. I’m thinking of getting a cheaper tv that’s a big step up to what I got now and also improve the sound by getting a soundbar or receiver and doing a 3.1 set up.In the end I've just bought the 55SK8500PLA from RS at £699 rather than the 8100 due to better dimming. May be the last one in the whole of RS, stock run out due to new 2019 models coming in.
CheersMany reviews say the SK8100 and 8500 don't really need a soundbar.
Certainly my LG 55B8 is fine without one but I can understand that once you've experienced one you can't do without it.
RS have run the 55" 8500 out now and tell me the 8100 should also be out of stock shortly as prices fall and demand rises for these end of line bargain buys. Don't hang about waiting for me to let you know. The brand new bedroom is still a week or so away from being finished so by that time you probably won't be able to buy either set.
I can't say how it compares to those sets, but it's mentioned in Dodge's 2018-2019 best value lists, here: My best value TVs, 2018-2019 EditionHi all,
I've been following this with interest as I'm also looking for a 55" and previously shortlisted the U7A and the NU8000. Can you knowledgeable folks advise how the SK8xxx compare please...I didn't see this model mentioned in Dodge's reviews.