TV upgrade - worth paying extra for OLED?

Really want to upgrade my very old 32' TV for a modern smart TV. 

Interested in a LG  OLED TV that is on offer in Curry's ATM. It's reduced to £1100, but although not very money saving I'm not put off by the price. 

BUT I only have Freeview TV with the standard HD bbc channels and therefore I probably won't get the best out of an OLED TV

So do is it worth buying OLED or do I just go for a decent smart TV?

Any advice?

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  • razord
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    I wouldn't buy a TV that wasn't OLED after having one since 2016 - it's just night and day difference to me! The thing about OLED is that you'll still get benefit form HD channels, blacks will still be jet black!

    And if you use Netflix, Amazon, Apple TV+ etc you'll be even better suited with the HDR/Dolby Vision content
  • mobileron
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    razord said:
    I wouldn't buy a TV that wasn't OLED after having one since 2016 - it's just night and day difference to me! The thing about OLED is that you'll still get benefit form HD channels, blacks will still be jet black!

    And if you use Netflix, Amazon, Apple TV+ etc you'll be even better suited with the HDR/Dolby Vision content
    Yes dont buy from Currys there service is a joke and offer poor warranty.
    Go to Richersounds for FREE yes Free 6 year warranty and great service.
  • brewerdave
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    edited 17 September 2021 at 7:57AM
    Having looked at TVs extensively just over a year ago, my view for what its worth ,is that OLED is only worth the extra money if you are intending to watch a lot of UHD programmes and films in a darkened room.
     If you do a lot of your viewing in daylight or with the lights on ,a good 4K TV from the likes of Samsung, LG or Sony is as good and about half the price. Also ,don't know if the latest OLEDs have improved their performance with reflections but I certainly found the 2019 models quite distracting in a bright sunlit room whereas the QLED TV I actually purchased ,handles reflections really well.
  • JJ_Egan
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    OLED yes most definite much better .Personally not noticed reflections , but TV is not facing the sun/light .
    As said Richer Sounds .
    Have a look at the TV section of AV Forums for info on models etc .
  • Tokmon
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    rca779 said:
    Really want to upgrade my very old 32' TV for a modern smart TV. 

    Interested in a LG  OLED TV that is on offer in Curry's ATM. It's reduced to £1100, but although not very money saving I'm not put off by the price. 

    BUT I only have Freeview TV with the standard HD bbc channels and therefore I probably won't get the best out of an OLED TV

    So do is it worth buying OLED or do I just go for a decent smart TV?

    Any advice?

    I would say it would depend on how much you use the TV. If your watching it each day for a couple hours then definitely worth it as if your using it a lot you might as well get something really good, especially considering you seem to keep TV's for a long time.

    If you only use it once a week then you might as well just get something cheaper if your not set on OLED.
  • As others have said- Richer Sounds all day long. Madness to go anywhere else. Amazing service.

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