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LG C1 the best 55" for £1300?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by Andr3w, 1 Oct 2021.

  1. jasonsony735

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    Another example showing the screen looking fantastic on LG Showcase screen [​IMG]
     
  2. jasonsony735

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    So my conclusion is Grey colours show defects on OLED screens.
     
  3. jasonsony735

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    This image here again shows that when there is no Grey in the colour pallet the image looks mind glowingly good
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  4. Ayahuasca

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    Low percentage grey scale banding is definitely an issue, anyone who says their set doesn't have it is coping hard. Of course, some sets are better than others so it can make it more/less noticeable.

    I can live with it as other technologies have other issues with the majority of the content I watch/play.
     
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  5. Joeyuk

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    The 48’ c1 is currently £900 on hotukdeals and think the 55’ was £1200. Prices are creeping down on the c1 lately.
     
  6. markwilliams82

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    I've been looking at this TV as well recently to replace a 48" Samsung I have for similar usage as the OP - PS5, Netflix and Sky Q
    Been interesting to read the feedback whilst alot of places I have seen it have it listed for £1299
     
  7. Simmz

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    55" is £1099 on Sevenoaks if you do click and collect with the code.
     
  8. rumple9

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    Not worth the burn in risk
     
  9. markwilliams82

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    Are you saying you wouldn't recommend the C1?
     
  10. Simmz

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    He's saying he's a Samsung fan boy. It's like buying a Ferrari and not driving it because you are scared of getting a stone chip on the paint work.
     
  11. Robzere31

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    Considering a C1 as a replacement for my 4 year old B6 which has 2x green bands running across the screen that developed around 8 months ago.

    Not so bad you can't watch but you know they are there especially if the background is yellow, orange or red.

    Screen has never been a gaming screen or had anything in the affected areas which would cause screen burn.

    Hoping for a few deals in the next few weeks to pop up.
     
  12. snarloas1982

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    I ordered the 65" model yesterday to replace my E7 which will go upstairs. I wanted the G1 model but i didn't want to wall mount.
     
  13. Simmz

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    You can get a stand for the G model, but obviously more expense.
     
  14. snarloas1982

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    I wanted the official stand which i couldn't find stock. Didn't like the look of the third party ones. Anyway its not relevant now, going by the reviews there isn't an awful lot of difference to justify the price difference. I just wanted a higher peak brightness but i don't mind that much really.
     
  15. crazyDAJT

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    I recently got the B1 55in for £999 with a £100 extra rebate at John Lewis a few weeks back.

    only difference to the C1 is 2 less HDMI 2.1 ports (when will I need 4 120hz gsync capable inputs) and a slightly slower processor. All the reading I have done suggest the are more or less identical.
     
  16. snarloas1982

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    I would agree with your logic, buy what suits and not what everyone says is the best on the market. Having used a Oled for years i wanted the brighter evo panel in the G1. I didn't necessarily need it and end the end i went with the c1. Its in the box until tomorrow as im having work done. But i have several connections via Hdmi. Virgin, PS5, AVR and Firestick. Having a B1 would do my head in constantly changing the connections. I suppose i could use the AVR hdmi connections but hey ho
     
  17. crazyDAJT

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    they have the same number of hdmi ports (4) just only two of them are 2.1 (4K 120hz VRF capable).

    you would need a new Xbox, PlayStation and gaming rig to need more than two.

    edit: you won’t need the firestick. The webos is very quick and slick.
     
  18. snarloas1982

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    Fair point, Already purchased so not much to worry about.
     
  19. Jono8

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    just picked up a OLED55CX5LB (last years model to the C1 but very similar i believe) in a black friday deal, and its just arrived. However i need to wait till it gets dark to test the grey scale performance.

    Would you say that if i get some banding, it isnt worth trying a new set because almost all OLEDS will suffer from it to a certain degree?

    I guess no technology is perfect, but i think i can cope with some grey banding over horrendous backlight bleed and stupid local dimming tech.
     
  20. Ayahuasca

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    I would only send it back for banding if it was really noticeable in content, some people have found it settles down a bit after some use also.

    Not got much time atm but if you search the issue there are certain scenes from films and TV shows that will highlight whether it's a "real" problem for your set.