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Previously on "I need a new tellybox"

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  • BlueSharp
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    I sent my LG sound bar back today for warrenty repair. There appears to be an intermittent fault where the sub woofer is playing back as an additional audio channel and it obviously sounds awful.

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  • Paralytic
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    Originally posted by TheDogsNads View Post
    Hmmm, everyone knows if you cancel sky and dont have the whizzy new Sky Q box, that the older Sky+ HD box effectively gives you Freesat? Yes, you lose the subscription Sky channels but all the rest are still available and free.
    Its for this reason its best to ask the Sky engineer to install a Hybrid LNB if you upgrade (or installing) Sky Q. Then, if you give up Sky Q (and they take their box back) you can fetch/buy off eBay a Sky+ box and use it for Freesat.

    If they install their standard LNB at the dish, you need to get a new one to use that dish for Freesat. A lot of new TVs have a Freesat tuner built in too.

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  • wattaj
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    I had TalkTalk with their TV package a good while back... I kept the telly box and now run it as a stand-alone, and essentially "free", Freeview PVR. It's perfect for what I need.

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  • ladymuck
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    Yep. My parents did that for a while.

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  • TheDogsNads
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    Hmmm, everyone knows if you cancel sky and dont have the whizzy new Sky Q box, that the older Sky+ HD box effectively gives you Freesat? Yes, you lose the subscription Sky channels but all the rest are still available and free.

    I wouldnt muck about with any OS on a new tv, just use a Roku Streaming Stick or Amazon Firestick.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by unixman View Post
    How are the viewing angles on your new LG 43UN81006LB ?

    Getting on okay with webOS ?
    Originally posted by eek View Post
    Tulip having looked at it yesterday in John Lewis.
    It's fine for what I'm doing. I'm not sitting square onto it and I'm happy with the image.

    webOS is taking some getting used to. Unlikely to use it much now I'm all set up. I watch stuff via my micro PC and don't really need the apps that are installed.

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by unixman View Post
    How are the viewing angles on your new LG 43UN81006LB ?

    Getting on okay with webOS ?
    Tulip having looked at it yesterday in John Lewis.

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  • unixman
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    I am by no means an authority on TVs but I'm happy enough with my new toy. The size perfect for me and the space the TV is put in.

    Picture looks good but I'm still messing with the preset options to work out the one I like best.

    It was easy enough to set up Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer. I may yet be tempted to get Netflix but I've survived without for this long so that's unlikely.

    Noticed that it discovered my NAS on the network so I'm going to try pulling a film or TV episode from there.

    Not hugely fussed by the OS and menu and will probably stick with watching programmes via my PC rather than the built-in apps.

    The magic remote takes a little getting used to but it's easy enough and quite responsive.
    How are the viewing angles on your new LG 43UN81006LB ?

    Getting on okay with webOS ?

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  • eek
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    Originally posted by Dark Black View Post
    Fair point on AvForums.

    Is Black Friday still worth it? Recent years it's seemed (to me at least) to be nothing special in terms of discounts (admittedly I wasn't looking for a tele).
    For TVs it definitely was last year the LG OLEDs went down £400+ if you were quick enough

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
    Summary... Grandma gets modern tech and likes it.



    There needs to be a female old git. This site is sexist.

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  • Dark Black
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    Originally posted by eek View Post
    Head to avforums and see what they say - apart from the fact your timing is wrong and Black Friday is the first time to be looking at this years models unless the TV has died.
    Fair point on AvForums.

    Is Black Friday still worth it? Recent years it's seemed (to me at least) to be nothing special in terms of discounts (admittedly I wasn't looking for a tele).

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  • northernladuk
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    Summary... Grandma gets modern tech and likes it.

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  • ladymuck
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    I am by no means an authority on TVs but I'm happy enough with my new toy. The size perfect for me and the space the TV is put in.

    Picture looks good but I'm still messing with the preset options to work out the one I like best.

    It was easy enough to set up Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer. I may yet be tempted to get Netflix but I've survived without for this long so that's unlikely.

    Noticed that it discovered my NAS on the network so I'm going to try pulling a film or TV episode from there.

    Not hugely fussed by the OS and menu and will probably stick with watching programmes via my PC rather than the built-in apps.

    The magic remote takes a little getting used to but it's easy enough and quite responsive.

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  • eek
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    Head to avforums and see what they say - apart from the fact your timing is wrong and Black Friday is the first time to be looking at this years models unless the TV has died.

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  • Dark Black
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    Look forward to hearing what you think of new telly.

    It's also on my short list to replace our Panasonic 42" plasma, along with

    Panasonic TX50HX580B

    and

    LG 50UN73006LA

    Both of which are 50 quid cheaper. The 50" Panasonic doesn't have Freesat support but we don't (currently) need it. Currently can't see what the difference is between the two LG models (apart from 50 quid) unless the the 73006 is just an older model?

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