Answered LG 77W7 Should I buy or wait?

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  1. INDIE

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    Hi,

    I have been looking at OLED’s for a while with the idea of replacing my Sony LED. I’m looking to buy 77” as I have a 75”. I’m wouldn’t want to downsize. I’ve found one in stock new with 5 year guarantee at £ 7999. Which seems great value. My question
    Should I go for an older model or wait and see what comes out. It’s a lot more than I would normally spend but after seeing how much I lose with car purchases it seems this would be a more worthwhile purchase. Especially considering how much time I would be using it.

    Thanks for any replies in advance.

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    Don’t forget the 77C8 is about the same price, and will be a better picture quality. Obviously not as nice a design, but maybe better value for money.
     
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    If you really want the wallpaper design then go for it.

    But me personally, if I had that sort of money, i'd spend that money on the 77C8 instead as it's that little bit newer/better.

    In reality I wouldn't buy a new OLED now until they come with HDMI 2.1
     
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    Am I right to think the 77" W7 launched at £25,000? But that the 77" W8 is £15,000? Seems like prices are tumbling and maybe it would be better to wait!?

    Is there something wrong with your Sony LED. Would the jump from LED to OLED be worth spending £8,000!?
     
  6. INDIE

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    Thanks for the replies and common sense would seem to favour the waiting. Although 77C8 just doesn’t look as good and it would be harder to get in the house, it you see what I mean.

    As to the Sony, no nothing is wrong with it, the android system is not as smooth running as other tv’s but the picture is really good and the sound also.

    I will mull it over some more.


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    I've just bought the C8 77" and it is truly spectacular at the price. Unless you really must have it wall mounted the W8 is pointlessly expensive at about 14,000. The W7 is now at a good price point if you must wall mount but does not have the up to date technology.
    RRP for the C8 77" is a shade under 8,000 but LG has a discount of 500 and John Lewis offers a further 500 cashback plus interest free credit over 18 months.
    Given the huge price reduction with the new C8 model I saw no point waiting for HDMI 2.1 or further HDR changes. Any viewing difference would be pretty small. Best to wait until 8k becomes readily available in about 5 years so as to make proper use of HDMI 2.1 and then upgrade if necessary.
    The technology is constantly changing such that there is no 'best' time to buy.
     
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    Depends what you use it for.

    As a gamer it matters to me.

    Next gen PC graphics cards and Playstation 5 will no doubt have HDMI 2.1
     
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    Stephen, Thank you for your comprehensive answer which does leave my options open.

    Kind regards

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    Stephen, Thank you for your comprehensive answer which does leave my options open.

    Kind regards

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    Thought the price of the Lg 77" Oleds would of come down more than £1,000 by this time particulary given the "bargains" others have being getting on the smaller sizes.
     
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    @tigertimtim Nah, I didn't expect that the 77" OLEDs would have come down by more than £1,000 (though someone said that Crampton and More do the 77C8 for £6,500, but you do have to ask) because it seems that the bigger sizes don't get discounted as much as the smaller sizes. This also applied to LCD televisions - eg, the Sony 75ZD9 started at £7,000 over two years ago, I bought mine six months ago for £5100 from Richer Sounds, and I think that some online retailer has it for around £4,700. But I wouldn't expect it to drop any further.
     
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    @SonOfSJ Crampton and Moore. One good turn deserves another wouldn't you agree?
     
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    @MultiRoom Yep, you're right! I do normally spell it as "Moore", but not in my previous post, yeah.
     

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