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Folks, beware of the FAKE 4K LG TVs

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Folks, beware of the FAKE 4K LG TVs

Many of the Lower LG models use the RGBW structure, and not the standard RGB structure. You will get whiter whites, but all other colours are less brilliant. This is why in the Bestbuy showrooms they usually show you scenes of snow, but not scenes of the sky/forests.

LG has three main tiers of TVs
OLED
SUHD
UHD

A detailed explanation is here.
http://4k.com/news/lthree-of-lgs-4k-tvs ... 800-16649/

The lowest level UHD 4K tvs are not true 4K TVs. Before spending $1000 on such a machine, buyers beware.
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Is the LG 60UH6030 on the front page of Best Buys Boxing Day flyer in the category?
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Jemm wrote: Is the LG 60UH6030 on the front page of Best Buys Boxing Day flyer in the category?
Yes

Fake 4K:
UH6030
UH6150
UH6550
UH7650


UH5500, UH7700, UH8500 are real 4k


UPDATE: According to rtings.com, UH7650 also has a RGBW panel

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There are a handful of true HDR TVs, every manufacturer has their low end basic 4K tv, mid end 'HDR' 4K TV and a high end 'true HDR' 4K TV.

The middle end HDR TVs can play HDR content but the panels these TVs are equipped with doesn't have the capabilities to display it.


A good read on HDR: http://ca.rtings.com/tv/learn/hdr-vs-sdr
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coriolis wrote: There are a handful of true HDR TVs, every manufacturer has their low end basic 4K tv, mid end 'HDR' 4K TV and a high end 'true HDR' 4K TV.

The middle end HDR TVs can play HDR content but the panels these TVs are equipped with doesn't have the capabilities to display it.


A good read on HDR: http://ca.rtings.com/tv/learn/hdr-vs-sdr
OP is talking about the RGBW pixel structure which LG uses on low end TVs.
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So the best buy 60inch boxing deal is not that good of a deal then?
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ha funny, I was thinking earlier, "I hope somebody educates these people of 4k LGs!"

I came across the same information when I was thinking about getting the 50" on black friday. Right now if $1000 is your price range, quality wise the 49" Sony X800 is probably your best deal, has WCG and true hdr if memory serves me right. Plus you can install Kodi right into the interface. If that means nothing to you, and would rather a 55" with a quality picture go with the Samsung KU6500.
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For about 1500 smackers what 65inch would be a good deal?
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HammerJoe wrote: For about 1500 smackers what 65inch would be a good deal?
KU6290/KU6300/X750D if they go on sale like BF
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Sony 65X750D is your best bet for that price range.

If you're gonna buy an LG, you should buy the OLED or the SUHD, but not the ones with the white pixels and the RGBW pixel format. I have talked with the LG sales people @ BestBuy, and they seem to feign not knowing about it until I asked them a bit more.
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Wud about the cheapo toshiba of samsung 4k for like 500??
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From what I've seen on various review sites it looks like the Vzio's have better screens for high quality content.
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There is a 70" Samsung that could be had for $1999. I believe it's a real 4k.

The Toshibas and Sharps nowadays are pretty much from the same factories that make Insignia. They are not bad, but I am not sure about the reliability. I wouldn't pay a lot for those TVs.
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Thanks for the heads up, I had 1k earmarked for that 60'' LG at best buy. Kind of disappointed now though :(

So, what's the next best pick? I can go a little higher (Would like to be < 1300 after tax) for the right TV and would like 55'' or greater. I was looking at the UH5500 but it's closer to 1500 after tax and I don't know how I would explain it :P
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Funny thing is i was researching the LG on BB's front page and found that out.... I swear LG is becoming the brand for me to avoid... i only have 1 LG (G Pad 3) product right now and only got that because it was basically free... lol. Although i think some of my power banks might have LG batteries inside... lol

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