Bargain LG OLED55B7V 55" - £1039

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  1. Tanly

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    Hi all!

    Looking for a personal TV and came across the LG OLED55B7V 55" available today for £1039. Seems like a bargain! What's the general consensus on this TV at this point in 2018?

    With gaming being a priority, a very helpful instore Sony sales rep highlighted the risk of screen burn in. Something I need to be overly worried about?

    Basically, looking for the best possible quality with the lowest refresh rate and brightest screen for the money.

    General requirements
    Budget = up to £1500 (willing to go slightly higher if the benefits were significant)
    Size = 55"+
    Requirements = Gaming PS4 + PC (refresh rate + decent HDR) / Streaming 4k / Movies / Occasional computer monitor

    Thanks again for any advice :)
     
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    Where have you seen the B7 for that much?
     
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    Does this help you regarding burn in risk?
    OLED Burn In Risk

    I would not pass on that deal personally, fantastic deal for the money. You couldn't spend £1500 now and get better. Maybe more even.
     
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    Thank you for your advice, really appreciated. Definitely hesitant now... I will be doing a fair amount of gaming and news channels could be a regular. Plus I live in a shared house with tenants who may not be as careful with their viewing habits. As an alternative I've had the Sony X900F recommended but it doesn't seem readily available in the UK. Best LCD equivalent for £1000 - £1300?

    Genuinely torn, such a good offer to pass up!
     
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    Sony XF9005 is uk equivalent.
     
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    Sony Bravia kd55xf9005 - £1239 at John Lewis

    Extra £200 for lower picture quality but peace of mind. Tough call!
     
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    If you can wait, buy the XF9005 at a later time when it comes down in price. Possibly as close as black friday, perhaps later.

    The XF9005 is the 2018 model so its still expensive.

    By comparison the LG OLEDs are 2017 models and are at clearance prices.
     
  8. Tanly

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    "One area where the XF90 does flounder is image lag. This clearly isn’t optimised for gaming. With the Standard image preset, I measured input lag at 95.8ms. In the dedicated low processing Game mode, this only drops to 39.3ms, which is poor compared to some of its rivals."
     
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    Anything beneath 50ms is fine for most people. Given what they say is correct when most rivals are 20ms in my opinion it shouldn't be a consideration when most people are fine with sub 50ms.

    Input lag is not an issue like it once was when some TVs you had excess of 120ms because they had no game mode or they couldn't turn off picture processing.
     
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    It is only for 1080p output ,in 4k it is 25ms,1080p pc mode 120hz it is 13ms
    Sony X900F Review (XBR49X900F, XBR55X900F, XBR65X900F, XBR75X900F, XBR85X900F) - RTINGS.com
    Still xf9005 will beat oled b7 in motion interpolation ,sdr upscaling,and hdr brightness
     
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    Is this where you find it at that price?

    LG OLED55B7V 55inch, 4K Ultra HD Premium HDR, Freeview Play, Smart OLED TV | discountzoneltd.co.uk

    If so, I was about to order from them but could not find reviews. All prices on the website seem very low (i.e. PS4 pro at 234£), so I'm a bit weary about it.
     
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    The unit I found was an ex-display offer in John Lewis. No experience with either of those sites but you're right to be weary...
     
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    I personally wouldn't go near it with someone else's 30ft barge pole..

    According to companies house they had a strike off order that was then dropped last year. The latest micro accounts (july '17) state they have £13.6k of assets. For an electronics company, that's a drop in the ocean of what it should be.

    I wish I could give better news as i'm currently after one of these and would be wonderful if a legit one popped up at this price, but if it quacks and looks like a duck then........

    DISCOUNTED ZONE LIMITED - Filing history (free information from Companies House)
     
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    Thanks, this is exactly the kind of information I was looking for. Will definitely avoid them.

    I did contacted GM7.co.uk today via email - they seem a bit more legit, and told me that they should have stock on Friday hopefully at a similar price (around 1050£). Worse case scenario, I can complain to my credit card company for a refund.
     
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    The LG OLED55B7V 55" is haunting me! Found another ex display unit (9 months on show), this time for £1000. It happened to be right next to the Sony XF9005 for comparison... The LG quality was clear to see. Stunning picture!
     
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    What’s the guarantee offered with it?
     
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    6 years. Doesn't cover any potential screen burn issues though
     
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    None of them do. With that guarantee i wouldn’t hesitate to buy, after an inspection of course.
     
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    I'm so very tempted but I'm concerned whether my gaming habits will ultimately ruin the screen... I previously gamed for many years on a Panasonic plasma with no problems. Plus there's also the risk of convincing my tenants to be extra careful with their viewing habits.

    Any hardcore gamers have any experience with the LG B7 or the Sony XF9005?
     
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    Hi everyone, thank you for your advice. I've decided to go with an OLED screen but I'm going to hold off and see what happens with the LG C8 come black Friday.

    Thanks again! :)
     
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    There are going to be more OLEDs coming this year which hopefully means this time next year we have already seen the first sub £1000 OLED from LG.
     
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    There's plenty of people who have gamed for over 1 year with the LG B6 and have had no issues in regards to burn in, even playing for hours on end with the same game.

    As long as you change content regularly and use the screen wipe function daily you shouldn't have any issues.
     

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