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auratodd
Meridian (South) South Today
Hi I hope this is the right forum? I'm saving up for a new TV and i would like to know what this model is like?

I have looked at Currys PC world and they are selling it at £499, they also charge £45 delivery and set up.

I've also looked at Richer Sounds who charge £419 for a LG 43UM7500PLA, can anyone tell me what the difference is between these two models please?

Back to my post. Delivery for R Sounds is free to disabled people (I have scholiocis) and they said they would set it up for me. Also the gaurantee is for 6 years, where o would have to pay £2 a month to know how with Currys PC World.

can you tell me where i would get the better deal please? Sorry to ask. And also if LG are very good? I did consider the Sony Bravia as my parents have one, but apparently LG make the same 4K screens for Sony.

Many thanks.
Neil Jones5,562 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Not really in the forum remit but since we all need TVs to watch the presentation on...

The difference between the two models you've listed is here:
https://kagoo.co.uk/tvs/compare/lg-43um7500pla-vs-lg-43um7600plb

Basically boils down to: the 7600 is slightly older and slightly bigger but the 7500 is newer, supports timeshift via a USB device and cheaper. Apart from that difference seem to be minor.

Opinions differ on the quality of "after care" you get from PC World, but Richer Sounds tends to get more favourable reviews but they tend to be more expensive in the first place (but like everything else in this life you get what you pay for).

You can find deals all over the place - Amazon, AO, John Lewis, etc - most components are mostly the same in most TVs, the only difference is the brand you see and the software - beyond that there isn't really a lot of difference between the brands - a cheap Alba/Bush you get in Argos probably comes from the same factory the Samsung did, jut with different software, some cheaper component level parts on the board and a new exterior coat.
London Lite10,797 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Sadly you don't mention what the model of the set you looked at Currys PC World is.

However, the Richer Sounds LG set you mentioned is a decent 43" model and if they're offering a service to disabled customers, along with a six year guarantee, I'd go for that. (John Lewis have the same model for £424 without any of the perks).
noggin14,599 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Sadly you don't mention what the model of the set you looked at Currys PC World is.

However, the Richer Sounds LG set you mentioned is a decent 43" model and if they're offering a service to disabled customers, along with a six year guarantee, I'd go for that. (John Lewis have the same model for £424 without any of the perks).


I think it's the LG 43UM7600PLB in the thread title.

What I would say is that LG potentially 'making the screen' for Sony doesn't mean as much as you may think. What this means is that the LCD panel is potentially the same, or made by the same manufacturer, across multiple models of TV, it doesn't mean they give you the same picture quality. That's because a lot of the picture quality is defined by the processing of the input signals before they get to the LCD panel. Even if they use the same SoCs - there can be some significant software and configuration differences that will impact picture quality.

This will be different between manufacturers - even if they use the same screen panels.

If at all possible I'd try and see both displays in person - and ask for the remote control so you can disable all the nasty motion processing, contrast enhancement, noise reduction etc. and compare them with the same content on both displays.

I compared LG, Sony, Panasonic and Samsung displays and could never get the LG and Samsung to look as 'unprocessed' as the Sony and Panasonic sets. This has been the case for the last 2 TVs I've purchased - though both were 49" (I wish I could go OLED but don't have the space for a 55").

My most recent TV is a Sony FALD LCD HDR set and is by far the best TV I've ever owned.

I'd recommend LG for OLED TVs, but am less keen on their LCD (sometimes called LED) displays. However other people see pictures differently and are very happy with their Samsung or LGs. To each their own.
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auratodd
Meridian (South) South Today
Thanks for your replies. I feel drawn to the LG 43UM7600PLB, more then the SONY BRAVIA KD43XG8096BU. I feel drawn to the LG because it's lower priced then the Sony. have been to by PC World that I can sign up with know how as little as £2 per month. I already have Humax and my laptop signed up with Know how.

Anyone else used knowhow?
Neil Jones5,562 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Anyone else used knowhow?


Can I refer the honourable member to a portion of the post I wrote previously:

I (three posts up) posted:
Opinions differ on the quality of "after care" you get from PC World, but Richer Sounds tends to get more favourable reviews but they tend to be more expensive in the first place (but like everything else in this life you get what you pay for).