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nufcfan1

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The lack of movement on the 77C9 pricing over the weekend relative to 65" & 55" is really frustrating to say the least. I know the 77 inch TV market is more niche, but the discrepancy in pricing vs the 65" is ludicrous.
 

Desk

Well-known Member
The lack of movement on the 77C9 pricing over the weekend relative to 65" & 55" is really frustrating to say the least. I know the 77 inch TV market is more niche, but the discrepancy in pricing vs the 65" is ludicrous.
I'm similarly frustrated with the price of the 77 incher - but sadly I think it reflects that LG Display are not yet fully committed to production at this size range.

This size is undoubtedly considerably more expensive for LG Display to produce, by virtue of the way the manufactured panels have to be cut and the fact that a flaw anywhere across its full 77 inches will render that panel useless.

However, I suspect it also reflects that LG Display just don't currently have the capacity to ramp up production of these big panels to meet the sort of demand that a lower price might encourage.

It's incredibly frustrating that you're effectively talking about paying three times the price of a 65" equivalent just to gain a further 12 inches.

Heck, why not just go out and buy four 65" displays at £1699 a pop and assemble them together to form a 130" display for just a mere £800 more than the current cost of a 77" display?

And yet, the difference those 12 inches can make is significant, arguably moving from having 'a big TV' to having a self-illuminating home cinema screen getting up to the sort of size you'd be happy to project onto.

That's the quandary I'm in, having just created a home cinema space which I find to a mixture of pleasure and frustration could easily accommodate a 77" set - and which might even suffer for not going up to that size. But three times the price? Sheesh!

As it is, I'll probably wait on and see what comes out of CES. I know it's unlikely to be announced there, unless the company is jumping back into the US market, but I'd love to see Panasonic return with a 77" 4K set in 2020, perhaps more competitively priced to reflect movement in scaling up of production at this size as well as the impending influx of large 8K LCD panels.

I can dream, right?

Desk
 

5to1

Well-known Member
I'm similarly frustrated with the price of the 77 incher - but sadly I think it reflects that LG Display are not yet fully committed to production at this size range.

This size is undoubtedly considerably more expensive for LG Display to produce, by virtue of the way the manufactured panels have to be cut and the fact that a flaw anywhere across its full 77 inches will render that panel useless.

However, I suspect it also reflects that LG Display just don't currently have the capacity to ramp up production of these big panels to meet the sort of demand that a lower price might encourage.

It's incredibly frustrating that you're effectively talking about paying three times the price of a 65" equivalent just to gain a further 12 inches.

Heck, why not just go out and buy four 65" displays at £1699 a pop and assemble them together to form a 130" display for just a mere £800 more than the current cost of a 77" display?

And yet, the difference those 12 inches can make is significant, arguably moving from having 'a big TV' to having a self-illuminating home cinema screen getting up to the sort of size you'd be happy to project onto.

That's the quandary I'm in, having just created a home cinema space which I find to a mixture of pleasure and frustration could easily accommodate a 77" set - and which might even suffer for not going up to that size. But three times the price? Sheesh!

As it is, I'll probably wait on and see what comes out of CES. I know it's unlikely to be announced there, unless the company is jumping back into the US market, but I'd love to see Panasonic return with a 77" 4K set in 2020, perhaps more competitively priced to reflect movement in scaling up of production at this size as well as the impending influx of large 8K LCD panels.

I can dream, right?

Desk
Beat me to it :)

I would add it wasn't so long ago those looking at 65" sets were in a similar position.

I seriously considered going FALD, but was worried at 75-85" blooming and other limitations would become very obvious :( So in the end settled on the Costco deal on the 65FZ952 to tide me over until 77" sets drop to a "reasonable" price.
 

Desk

Well-known Member
Beat me to it :)

I would add it wasn't so long ago those looking at 65" sets were in a similar position.

I seriously considered going FALD, but was worried at 75-85" blooming and other limitations would become very obvious :( So in the end settled on the Costco deal on the 65FZ952 to tide me over until 77" sets drop to a "reasonable" price.
Not to take this too far away from price reductions, as that's the purpose of this thread, but I'm now in the exact same position you were in - giving serious thought to a 65" Panasonic OLED to tide me over.

The only thing is, I don't want to spend a fair bit of cash to buy a new set while already looking beyond it to the next, imagining what it would be like to have that sitting there instead. And like you, I just feel that an LCD isn't going to cut it.

It's okay, I suppose, if you've got the confidence that you could sell off your interim OLED set in a couple of years' time in order to upgrade. However, I've never sold a TV in my life, and don't know how easy that would prove - especially if you don't live near a major city.

Bring back Radio Rentals! :)

Desk
 

Dave H

Well-known Member
It's gone quiet in here is there no offers till boxing day now ?
 

Housebuilder

Novice Member
Currys out of stock on the C9 65 PLA. They have the MLB at 1999.

RGB/PRC deals lasted a day on the same set.

1600 ish seems to be the lowest it will go. Currently 1900 at most retailer's.

Anybody know what Costco are quoting for the C9 65?

Thanks
 

DarthPaul57

Novice Member
So i finally pulled the trigger last night on LG OLED65E8PLA from RGB for £1599 and have spent all morning researching brackets and mounts and get an email 10 minutes ago its OOS:facepalm:
 

gadget man

Active Member
So i finally pulled the trigger last night on LG OLED65E8PLA from RGB for £1599 and have spent all morning researching brackets and mounts and get an email 10 minutes ago its OOS:facepalm:
You mean a C8. (my mistake thought you wrote E9)

Panasonic TV's was very disappointed did not buy my local dealer thinks leading up to Xmas/boxing day could be better deals.
 
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DarthPaul57

Novice Member
I am a gamer but unlikely to be an early adopter of PS5 although i was going over budget for the E8,

I got the Qe65Q85R with sound bar from JL on price match for £1499 for another couple of weeks.

I wrestled too long over whether to get last years model but convinced myself and once i had committed to the E8 i was really looking forward to it
 

encaser

Distinguished Member
Not to take this too far away from price reductions, as that's the purpose of this thread, but I'm now in the exact same position you were in - giving serious thought to a 65" Panasonic OLED to tide me over.

The only thing is, I don't want to spend a fair bit of cash to buy a new set while already looking beyond it to the next, imagining what it would be like to have that sitting there instead. And like you, I just feel that an LCD isn't going to cut it.

It's okay, I suppose, if you've got the confidence that you could sell off your interim OLED set in a couple of years' time in order to upgrade. However, I've never sold a TV in my life, and don't know how easy that would prove - especially if you don't live near a major city.

Bring back Radio Rentals! :)

Desk
LG were reported to be cutting pricing on 77" in 2020, with the latest plants set up for bigger screens - how much by is anyone's guess.
But galling to see they were promoting Black Friday 'slashing' of 1K off US prices for them but not here...as per.
 

El Barto

Standard Member
LG were reported to be cutting pricing on 77" in 2020, with the latest plants set up for bigger screens - how much by is anyone's guess.
But galling to see they were promoting Black Friday 'slashing' of 1K off US prices for them but not here...as per.
C&M were selling @ £4998 on Black Friday
But £3400 in the Netherlands :eek:
 

collins101

Standard Member
I ordered the 65 C9 (£1699) from PRC and I've been told 10-15 days for delivery. It actually works out better for me having a later delivery date.

Has any one ever ordered from PRC, do they have decent customer service ?
 

Dog299

Active Member
C&M were selling @ £4998 on Black Friday
But £3400 in the Netherlands :eek:
£4998 is getting closer to my jump point...i paid £5k for my 65" 3 years ago...was hoping/wishing for a £3999 yet i fear that will be reaching at this point.
I think the 2020 77" sets will RRP at £4999; maybe £3999 Black Friday 2020???
 

Jemzor

Active Member
You mean a C8. (my mistake thought you wrote E9)

Panasonic TV's was very disappointed did not buy my local dealer thinks leading up to Xmas/boxing day could be better deals.
I think they were the first to start cutting (the TPS deal being the one to chase). The issue is that it was done early On and that the prices stabilised a lot earlier than they did on the C9, which just seemed to carry on dropping.
 

encaser

Distinguished Member
£4998 is getting closer to my jump point...i paid £5k for my 65" 3 years ago...was hoping/wishing for a £3999 yet i fear that will be reaching at this point.
I think the 2020 77" sets will RRP at £4999; maybe £3999 Black Friday 2020???
If you can hang on, wait until next year's sets are out and this year's 77's start dropping and they'll be 4 grand (or less) like I and others did for C8's.
 

Dog299

Active Member
If you can hang on, wait until next year's sets are out and this year's 77's start dropping and they'll be 4 grand (or less) like I and others did for C8's.
That is true and i can wait (just dont want to hehe); need to see how it all shakes down; i doubt the 2020 sets will be that different from the 2019.
 

encaser

Distinguished Member
If the usual patterns hold, you may see the prices rise up to Xmas and then fall for January
 

El Barto

Standard Member
I ordered the 65 C9 (£1699) from PRC and I've been told 10-15 days for delivery. It actually works out better for me having a later delivery date.

Has any one ever ordered from PRC, do they have decent customer service ?
Well looks like all PRC's C9 orders are on back order, ordered on a 2 to 3 day delivery service on Sunday, phoned to confirm ETA today and got told I got lucky and that the TV would ship within 10 to 14 days

Think they know it isn't going to be available cheaper anywhere else and have you trapped

TBF I did ask for the £15 delivery fee to be refunded which they agreed to
 

Desk

Well-known Member
£4998 is getting closer to my jump point...i paid £5k for my 65" 3 years ago...was hoping/wishing for a £3999 yet i fear that will be reaching at this point.
I think the 2020 77" sets will RRP at £4999; maybe £3999 Black Friday 2020???
Yeah, I could see that. At this stage, I can see myself holding out for a 2020 set and the potential for 120hz black frame insertion (BFI) to hopefully give a welcome boost to motion performance on a display of that size.

The challenge will be if by that point MicroLED, QNED or self-emissive QLED technology starts to look as if it might shortly be a viable option.

And then what if the 88" 8K sets have started to drop into the realms of affordability?

Ah, the joys of looking to buy a new TV.

Desk
 

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