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I bought the 55 inch version of this model a few months ago when they reduced it at Interdiscount (1600 CHF). Would otherwise snap this up as it is a bargain.

For those concerned about performance, quality control issues. My TV unit has had no problems. It seems they sorted some of the early issues (e.g. frame rate skipping) with the latest firmware updates.

Overall, this is a damn good TV. The colours are outstanding, as are the black levels, contrast etc. I also like LG's user-interface - in comparison to Sony and Samsung its far more user friendly. I guess those in the know about OLED technology know that this is a great bargain The nearest tech for picture quality is samsung quantum dot... but doesnt come close to OLED, in particular the viewing angles. BUY!!
Yeah, I bought it in the end - hesitated, sold out and then became available again and well Thanks @Verbier

I agree on the OS, this was a big reason why I ruled out Sony and their Android OS which seemed to pale by comparison almost universally in reviews. My sister in law has an LG LCD and I was so impressed by the interface. LG hadn't ever really been on my radar in the past but I wanted OLED and LG is the leader in it's production. This is a fairly entry level model considering what's out there but I suppose that's what makes the discount pretty enticing - since at this size you can't really get any OLED for less than 3,000 CHF
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Re: Melectronics Black Friday sale - 65" LG OLED TV

Here another Melectronics example which according to toppreise.ch costs the same at multiple other stores.
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Yeah, I bought it in the end - hesitated, sold out and then became available again and well Thanks @Verbier

I agree on the OS, this was a big reason why I ruled out Sony and their Android OS which seemed to pale by comparison almost universally in reviews. My sister in law has an LG LCD and I was so impressed by the interface. LG hadn't ever really been on my radar in the past but I wanted OLED and LG is the leader in it's production. This is a fairly entry level model considering what's out there but I suppose that's what makes the discount pretty enticing - since at this size you can't really get any OLED for less than 3,000 CHF
You are welcome.

If you are looking for a good 4K blu-ray player, I am happy with the Samsung UBD-K8500. You need to make sure you get HDMI cables that work with 4K though.

http://fr.toppreise.ch/prod_445711.html

If you decide to wall mount the TV (using the LG wall mount I mentioned), let me know and I will give you some tips.

Enjoy, it is a great TV.

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You are welcome.

If you are looking for a good 4K blu-ray player, I am happy with the Samsung UBD-K8500. You need to make sure you get HDMI cables that work with 4K though.

http://fr.toppreise.ch/prod_445711.html

If you decide to wall mount the TV (using the LG wall mount I mentioned), let me know and I will give you some tips.

Enjoy, it is a great TV.
Indeed, I purchased the wall mount you suggested but opted to let Migros install it on our wall. What tips would be useful in that regard?

A Blu-Ray player, do you really get a lot of use out of this? I have been of the belief that physical media is dead for several years now - figured most things are available via apps/streaming
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Indeed, I purchased the wall mount you suggested but opted to let Migros install it on our wall. What tips would be useful in that regard?

A Blu-Ray player, do you really get a lot of use out of this? I have been of the belief that physical media is dead for several years now - figured most things are available via apps/streaming
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If you are looking for a good 4K blu-ray player, I am happy with the Samsung UBD-K8500. You need to make sure you get HDMI cables that work with 4K though.
Almost all modern HDMI 2.0 cables support 4k and you can get them for super cheap https://turbofuture.com/computers/do...-hdmi-20-guide

Just look for cables that support "HDMI 2.0" and NEVER pay extra for the gold-plated ones, or ones marketed as "4k", because it's all marketing BS. You can get perfectly good ones on Ebay/Amazon, or cheap electrical stores in CH, for 5-10chf, and as HDMI is a digital signal the picture and audio quality will all be exactly the same.
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Just look for cables that support "HDMI 2.0" and NEVER pay extra for the gold-plated ones, or ones marketed as "4k", because it's all marketing BS.
Here's a $1'000 HDMI cable



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Re: Melectronics Black Friday sale - 65" LG OLED TV

Back with some dimensions. Just so you know, we have the same TV except the "C" model (curved).

We have it set up so the TV is 365cm from the front of the couch. The bottom of the TV is 95 cm from the floor to the middle of the TV (the lower bezel that is close to the red dot receiver for the remote control). It is a good 30cm+ higher that if it was on a TV table.

The measurement that is probably most important is the height to the top of the LG wall mount (the solid part with the holes for the bolts that stays on the wall - the arms swing out with the TV). This measurement is 141 cm.

Since we did not know exactly what height we wanted, we made a frame (outside dimensions of the tv with the cross bar for the bottom 1/3 of the TV that has the components in it). This way we were not fooling with the TV until the wall mount was fixed against the wall. Since the wall is reinforced concrete, we used more lag bolts than were provided.

Make sure they use a level to make sure the mount is straight.

I am surprised that Migros agreed to install the TV with a mount that they did not sell. Make sure they read the instructions and understand them. It is best if you decide on the height before they start touching the TV. My suggestion is NOT to help them so if they drop the TV, you were not involved. Make sure the front of the TV is still covered/protected or that they are wearing gloves so as not to mark the screen. The instructions with the TV are pretty clear but who knows.

We got cables from Melectronics but "regular" ones that are 2.0 compliant and can handle 4K. Not gold plated etc. They sell some where there is NO information about what standard they match.

FYI - we purchased the Samsung 4K blu-ray because the blu-ray we have is de-zoned so the quality is ok for DVDs (I get some from NA) but is not enough for blu-ray and 4K. When you watch 4K content on the TV I am sure you will be impressed.
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A Blu-Ray player, do you really get a lot of use out of this? I have been of the belief that physical media is dead for several years now - figured most things are available via apps/streaming
I thought the same.....until I had the opportunity to see The Revenant in 4K Blu-Ray...needs to be seen to be appreciated. Streamed 4K is perfectly fine, but watching uncompressed 4K content off a quality Blu-Ray player takes it to another level.

I have been thinking about getting one but decided to wait it out a bit (also for more titles to be released). The Xbox one X looks tempting for this purpose, games being an added bonus. Waiting for a quality review on its 4K blu-ray playback performance vs. a top tier dedicated player
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Re: Melectronics Black Friday sale - 65" LG OLED TV

Is this one a good deal as well?

LG OLED55C7V 139cm 4K OLED TV for Fr.1999

https://www.melectronics.ch/de/p/770335600000


Edit: just saw on toppreise that several places have it for the same price.
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Is this one a good deal as well?

LG OLED55C7V 139cm 4K OLED TV for Fr.1999

https://www.melectronics.ch/de/p/770335600000


Edit: just saw on toppreise that several places have it for the same price.
I think you know the answer to this question.
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I think you know the answer to this question.
Hence the edit.
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Back with some dimensions. Just so you know, we have the same TV except the "C" model (curved).

We have it set up so the TV is 365cm from the front of the couch. The bottom of the TV is 95 cm from the floor to the middle of the TV (the lower bezel that is close to the red dot receiver for the remote control). It is a good 30cm+ higher that if it was on a TV table.

The measurement that is probably most important is the height to the top of the LG wall mount (the solid part with the holes for the bolts that stays on the wall - the arms swing out with the TV). This measurement is 141 cm.

Since we did not know exactly what height we wanted, we made a frame (outside dimensions of the tv with the cross bar for the bottom 1/3 of the TV that has the components in it). This way we were not fooling with the TV until the wall mount was fixed against the wall. Since the wall is reinforced concrete, we used more lag bolts than were provided.

Make sure they use a level to make sure the mount is straight.

I am surprised that Migros agreed to install the TV with a mount that they did not sell. Make sure they read the instructions and understand them. It is best if you decide on the height before they start touching the TV. My suggestion is NOT to help them so if they drop the TV, you were not involved. Make sure the front of the TV is still covered/protected or that they are wearing gloves so as not to mark the screen. The instructions with the TV are pretty clear but who knows.

We got cables from Melectronics but "regular" ones that are 2.0 compliant and can handle 4K. Not gold plated etc. They sell some where there is NO information about what standard they match.

FYI - we purchased the Samsung 4K blu-ray because the blu-ray we have is de-zoned so the quality is ok for DVDs (I get some from NA) but is not enough for blu-ray and 4K. When you watch 4K content on the TV I am sure you will be impressed.
Interesting, I think we're roughly 3-4 meters from couch to wall for us too - still have to confirm. Was already thinking that we should probably raise the height from where the Plasma was previously on a stand but I will attempt modeling the height as you did (Chapeau, btw) ahead of time to be certain.

Migros installation is booked for first week of December but not sure it will be an issue in the end that we bought the bracket elsewhere. They actually care the same one but was 30 CHF more at Migros, so worse case I'd buy from them. Will have to confirm with them prior to arrival, thanks for the tip there. Same for the other tips, I am not likely to be present when they install but will let my wife know.

I will look further into a player as I have done some research since and seems many echo your sentiments on the utility. Might go for a different model that is perhaps more versatile but noticed that the prices do jump significantly (One step forward, two back)

Incidentally, did you use some particular kind of cache/conduit to hide cables? Apparently Hornbach has a number of them - suppose we can even paint them to match the color of the wall to blend in, as well.
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Interesting, I think we're roughly 3-4 meters from couch to wall for us too - still have to confirm. Was already thinking that we should probably raise the height from where the Plasma was previously on a stand but I will attempt modeling the height as you did (Chapeau, btw) ahead of time to be certain.

Migros installation is booked for first week of December but not sure it will be an issue in the end that we bought the bracket elsewhere. They actually care the same one but was 30 CHF more at Migros, so worse case I'd buy from them. Will have to confirm with them prior to arrival, thanks for the tip there. Same for the other tips, I am not likely to be present when they install but will let my wife know.

I will look further into a player as I have done some research since and seems many echo your sentiments on the utility. Might go for a different model that is perhaps more versatile but noticed that the prices do jump significantly (One step forward, two back)

Incidentally, did you use some particular kind of cache/conduit to hide cables? Apparently Hornbach has a number of them - suppose we can even paint them to match the color of the wall to blend in, as well.
From what I saw on the melectronics website they do not carry the LG OTW420B. The model they have at CHF 129 is for the 2015/early 2016 models such as the 960V. See the photo of the OTW420B below.

To help a bit I have done a quick sketch of the wooden frame (just buy any inexpensive but straight strapping from Hornbach, Do-it, Brico etc.) The horizontal pieces will be the ones touching the wall (helps with measuring). The vertical pieces will be nailed onto the horizontal ones so it is stable/square. The panel dimensions are from a website and height for the wall mount is from my measurements of my TV. They should be within 1cm of actual as I rounded things off.

The top of the LG wall mount (see photo) is at the same height as the top of the middle horizontal piece of wood.

Ideally you would have a third person hold up the frame so the two of you can decide together on the height and left/right. Mark the wall with a pencil the centre line for height and L/R. Then you/they can line up the wall mount (put a small magic marker line on it to show the middle L/R).

They should use a level when positioning the wall mount then they can mark the holes for the drilling. The wall mount allows a bit of adjustment but hopefully they should know what they are doing.

As mentioned, be sure to get HDMI cables that are capable of 4K (see previous poster). Since you want to have the cables in some sort of cache make sure you buy long enough cables. My recommendation would be 3m cables. This will allow you to string them from one side of the TV to the middle then down to your components. Anything shorter will be tight.

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Re: Melectronics Black Friday sale - 65" LG OLED TV

Incidentally, came across this yesterday via twitter that's making me reconsider the utility of the purchase

https://twitter.com/SurreySr/status/933142105437880321


Apparently LG will stop supporting updates for youtube HLG HDR 4k on 2016 OLED models (B6, E6, C6)
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Re: Melectronics Black Friday sale - 65" LG OLED TV

Another great OLED deal (CHF 500 less than regular price).
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Re: Melectronics Black Friday sale - 65" LG OLED TV

Isnt just easier to buy a projector?
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Isnt just easier to buy a projector?
How is it easier?
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Isnt just easier to buy a projector?
unless you're going to spend mega money on a projector then you'll need to darken the room every time you want to watch tv, and mount it, and get a screen / paint a wall, and get used to fan noise, and don't stand up

so yes, way easier
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Re: Melectronics Black Friday sale - 65" LG OLED TV

I found out that small OLED displays have a certain life span, as stated on specifications of the distributors, for examples in www.displayfuture.com .
I was wondering why life span is not stated for larger OLED screens... are they different technology?
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