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    Based on reviews I will probably buy an LG OLED B7. They started at £3000 but are now £1800. Are they likely to fall further in price-wait for the January sales?
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    They all come down in price when the new models come out. I bought one a couple of months ago for £600 as it was discontinued. LG 55'' 4K. The new model is £1700 or thereabouts. I think you'd have to be quite fussy about picture quality to spot the difference, and it saves over a grand.

    By comparison the January sales only seem to be small discounts on the current models, and you have to wait until January.

    The one I got wasn't on display, only the new models were on the shelves, but I asked and they had one in the back.
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    Back in May I bought an LG OLED 55B6 for £1499. That was last year's model but still superb - OLED screens are quite excellent. Incidentally, I bought it from John Lewis who price matched the same model from another on line retailer. Their service is excellent so always worth shopping around then trying them. At the time other retailers such as Currys were advertising the same model in their sales for £100 more. As Martin said, best to go looking when new models come out. In any case don't January sales start in November these days

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    I'd wait for January plus keep an eye on Richer Sounds offerings
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeMusic View Post
    I'd wait for January plus keep an eye on Richer Sounds offerings
    Yeah. Tesco seem to do a TV clearout then too.

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    I was going to buy a LG oled tv , went 3 times to look at it and each time I went it looked unreal , sort of metallic looking and over sharp also over coulour saturated , Decided to stick with my 52" HD LG
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    Sometimes the best deals are during the run up to Christmas. They're often better than the January sale deals.

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    I would be careful when making judgements about a TVs picture quality at a retailers. My Sony has a number of viewing modes: if one picks the demonstration mode colours are very heavily saturated and the contrast is extreme - great for cartoons but rather exaggerated for real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    I was going to buy a LG oled tv , went 3 times to look at it and each time I went it looked unreal , sort of metallic looking and over sharp also over coulour saturated , Decided to stick with my 52" HD LG
    TVs are often set up by dealers and displayed to look 'impressive', rather than naturalistic. The source material used is also chosen to show up the ultra sharp detail (often CGI) with pyrotechnic displays.

    I agree that there is something 'unreal' about the demonstrations. Were you able to adjust the settings towards your own taste?
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    Were you able to adjust the settings towards your own taste?

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