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Re: 4 k tv

Postby peter49uk on Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:03 pm

Has anyone purchased a new television lately if so, would you recommend it or not. I'm looking at the LGs put forward in page 1 posts as I do have a LG at the moment.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:12 pm

peter49uk wrote:Has anyone purchased a new television lately if so, would you recommend it or not. I'm looking at the LGs put forward in page 1 posts as I do have a LG at the moment.


Doubt you'll find anything that doesn't support 4K any more. I'm recommending Sony sets at the moment, because they have a nice implementation of the Android OS, which means you can easily load OpenVPN and Kodi and run natively on the set. Can't speak for other manufacturers, but you should be looking at an Android set if you can. £750 or so for a Sony at the moment.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby bobbymooresbracelet on Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:39 pm

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£600 at John Lewis at the moment,49 inch.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:42 pm

Watched 4k for the first time yesterday. I have to say that I'm impressed. Was watching some old 70s film that's name escapes me but the picture quality was superb. Knocked HDTV into a cocked hat.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby hammerdivone on Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:54 pm

Was looking at them in Curry's the other day, the curved screen LG is something else!
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby peter49uk on Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:39 am

So we have just got a smart Android TV set, so do we just connect to the internet and download apps like on a phone or iPad etc. If so what should we be looking at for sport and films, free or paying .Thanks in advance.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:58 am

peter49uk wrote:So we have just got a smart Android TV set, so do we just connect to the internet and download apps like on a phone or iPad etc. If so what should we be looking at for sport and films, free or paying .Thanks in advance.


You can download Kodi from the play store and use that to get movies & sport. You can also download a VPN client (OpenVPN) if you want to connect to a pay-for VPN service that hides what you're doing.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby Mega Ron on Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:45 pm

You can add Kodi direct to a TV now?
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:14 pm

Mega Ron wrote:You can add Kodi direct to a TV now?


yep - my pal has done it through his SONY tv
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby Wembley1966 on Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:23 pm

peter49uk wrote:Has anyone purchased a new television lately if so, would you recommend it or not. I'm looking at the LGs put forward in page 1 posts as I do have a LG at the moment.

I purchased an LG 55" 4K back in November for £649 - my old LG 40" TV packed up after a lightning strike! I'm very pleased with it - especially the web browser enables me to play footy streams directly from my favourite site. The model kenthammer posted comes with a magic eye remote which makes navigating the menus much easier - although the phone app gives you that functionality.

I did look at Android ones so that I could run Kodi, but the choice was not very extensive and more expensive - I'm happy plugging a Raspberry Pi in to the TV if I really need Kodi. The LG also supports Plex so I can either use that to play anything stored on my NAS or as it's DNLA compliant I just play stuff through the NAS app. LG's Web OS seems to be improving all the time.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby Mega Ron on Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:28 pm

Wembley1966 wrote:I purchased an LG 55" 4K back in November for £649 - my old LG 40" TV packed up after a lightning strike! I'm very pleased with it - especially the web browser enables me to play footy streams directly from my favourite site. The model kenthammer posted comes with a magic eye remote which makes navigating the menus much easier - although the phone app gives you that functionality.

I did look at Android ones so that I could run Kodi, but the choice was not very extensive and more expensive - I'm happy plugging a Raspberry Pi in to the TV if I really need Kodi. The LG also supports Plex so I can either use that to play anything stored on my NAS or as it's DNLA compliant I just play stuff through the NAS app. LG's Web OS seems to be improving all the time.


Are you using a surge protector now?
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby Wembley1966 on Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:26 pm

^^^ Tree in our front garden took a direct hit - wiped out TV, routers, etc up to 25 houses away - it took Virgin and BT working a week to get back to normal. A surge protector won't stop close hits as neighbours found out.

We were at the bottom of this (a still from someone videoing the storm).

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Re: 4 k tv

Postby Mega Ron on Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:40 pm

where was that?
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby somerset-hammer on Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:48 pm

^^What a strike!!

I've got an LG OLED 4k, the picture is spectacular.

Amazon currently have a promotion on, when you buy this TV, you get an LG sound bar worth £250 for free.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby FreeWheeling on Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:20 pm

Working on BT many years ago I visited a street that had a direct hit, what a bloody mess, melted computers and fax machines, underground cables that had become one large copper strand
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby peter49uk on Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:24 pm

peter49uk wrote:So we have just got a smart Android TV set, so do we just connect to the internet and download apps like on a phone or iPad etc. If so what should we be looking at for sport and films, free or paying .Thanks in advance.


Well that didn't last long just took our Sharp smart Android TV set back, so smart it kept turning itself on. Oh well back to researching again.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:59 pm

Could have been downloading updates. Android sets get a LOT of updates - TV firmware, OS revisions and updates and application installers and updates...
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:27 am

Bought a 43" 4K on Friday.

****ed me out a little bit at first, but the quality is .......quality. :thup:
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:29 am

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:Watched 4k for the first time yesterday. I have to say that I'm impressed. Was watching some old 70s film that's name escapes me but the picture quality was superb. Knocked HDTV into a cocked hat.


I watched The Godfather yesterday. Wow, It was very impressive.
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Re: 4 k tv

Postby Vince on Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:19 pm

Had to get a TV for a rental home that we own, so bought this yesterday and switched them out with an existing TV that we have.
Sony Bravia - LED - 2160p - Smart - 4K Ultra HD TV with High Dynamic Range.

Already have some nice HD TV, but the difference in the quality of the picture is noticeable.
Meant to very good for sports viewing so looking forward to see the boys in C + B on this.
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