All new S3

Snake Pliskin

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Without starting the old manual vs auto debate lol would you go back to manual. Personally I can't find myself going back. I've had three A3's now and all have been DSG. A great combo I think with the way traffic is these days.


Agreed ... but there are days when it would be nice to take a manual out for a blast :icon thumright:
 

Flying Scotsman

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Mods, I know this not the place to post non S3 topics, but I just wanted to share this with fellow posters who might be interested.

Dougie's after Xmas pressie to himself....A Sony XBR 55" 4K UHD HDR Oled Telly and forgot to turn off a small light that is reflected on the screen. Amazing picture quality and after 100 hours of burn in I will calibrate it.

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jassyo06

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Just me probably
Think the 8v looks a bit dated now
Don’t hate me


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Your buying a 8y RS3 kinda sums you up lol

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jassyo06

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Your buying a 8y RS3 kinda sums you up lol

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How does this car look dated mate compared this 8y even though the photo has professionally taken
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jassyo06

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Are we talking about the Astra:whistle2: lol
That Astra 16 plate kicked the bucket 3 days ago ....engine blew repairs cost more than the car is worth...neighbors now has a hire car.

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jassyo06

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Exterior definitely not, interior possibly. All they needed to do was some nice tweaks an extra 20 or bhp and they’d be laughing.
If that had been the case l would have had one on order instead of a TT.....well ...maybe not.... definitely not....llol

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Chris4410

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Mods, I know this not the place to post non S3 topics, but I just wanted to share this with fellow posters who might be interested.

Dougie's after Xmas pressie to himself....A Sony XBR 55" 4K UHD HDR Oled Telly and forgot to turn off a small light that is reflected on the screen. Amazing picture quality and after 100 hours of burn in I will calibrate it.

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Picked up a 65 inch OLED just before Xmas, picture quality is amazing. It’s like seeing HD for the first time again
 

jassyo06

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Picked up a 65 inch OLED just before Xmas, picture quality is amazing. It’s like seeing HD for the first time again
Couldn't live with a oled in fear of the burn in plus l was in the market for 75 " or over screen oled too risky...so l got a Sammy 75 Q90r so l dont need to worry pausing Netflix and walking out the room for 10 minutes lol
 

jassyo06

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Been considering an oled tv myself. Wasn't aware this was an issue.. Think I will give it a miss for now lol
They're a good bit cheaper than they where a year ago mate but there is always a slight chance of screen burn but have a fantastic picture great for darker rooms though
 

pburv

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They're a good bit cheaper than they where a year ago mate but there is always a slight chance of screen burn but have a fantastic picture great for darker rooms though
They have been on my radar for a few months now. Going to have a proper looksee when we can. My boy has a habit of pausing his and our main tv quite often so maybe not the best thing to go for at the moment lol
 

Snake Pliskin

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Got a LG C8 77” two years ago and no burn in whatsoever ... incredible tv.

Picked up a C10 48” over Xmas fir another room and equally impressed.

only burn worry mate is if you leave for hours on end or game heavily with static logos ... neither of which I do.
 

Chris4410

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Couldn't live with a oled in fear of the burn in plus l was in the market for 75 " or over screen oled too risky...so l got a Sammy 75 Q90r so l dont need to worry pausing Netflix and walking out the room for 10 minutes lol

Bought mine from Richer sounds which comes with a free 6 year warranty, which includes cover for any burn in. If it’s going to happen it will certainly happen within the warranty period.

Bedsides this was only an issue with the first generation of OLEDs anyway, new panels have been tested to over 100,000 hours without suffering any burn in.

I was going for the Samsung QLED until I watched both sets playing side by side, it was like watching HD vs SD again.
 

Chris4410

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Been considering an oled tv myself. Wasn't aware this was an issue.. Think I will give it a miss for now lol

It’s not with the latest generation sets, so I wouldn’t worry about it.
 

Chris4410

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@Jcbmally Hope you don't mind us going slightly off topic on your thread. lol
I'm sure normal discussions will resume shortly.:thumbs up:

That’s because the new S3 is a pile of **** and no one wants to discuss it:laughing:
 

Snake Pliskin

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PMSL ! :glee:
It's a ****** shame really . Going back 5-6 years ago the 8v forum was buzzing with excitement with new purchases.
It was a good time on this forum. Had many a good laugh with some great people many gone but there are still some left on here.:chuncky:


Hopefully the ‘buzz’ will come back with the face lift when the myriad of issues / dislikes are addressed.

As for tv’s mate, I’m firmly in the oled camp but the Samsung Qled’s are superb too, particularly if you are a gamer or are putting the tv in a bright room.
 

pburv

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Hopefully the ‘buzz’ will come back with the face lift when the myriad of issues / dislikes are addressed.

As for tv’s mate, I’m firmly in the oled camp but the Samsung Qled’s are superb too, particularly if you are a gamer or are putting the tv in a bright room.
Will have a look at the Samsung. Cheers buddy:thumbs up:
The main gripes on the 8v forum from memory were the water pump and haldex issues.
Seems the main issues from the get go on the 8y are electrical. Like you said hopefully they will sort them out soon??
 

Chris4410

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Will have a look at the Samsung. Cheers buddy:thumbs up:
The main gripes on the 8v forum from memory were the water pump and haldex issues.
Seems the main issues from the get go on the 8y are electrical. Like you said hopefully they will sort them out soon??

I also read Samsung are dropping QLED in favour of a new tech called mini led in an effort to compete with OLED, as they are aware themselves there is no comparison.
 

jassyo06

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Bought mine from Richer sounds which comes with a free 6 year warranty, which includes cover for any burn in. If it’s going to happen it will certainly happen within the warranty period.

Bedsides this was only an issue with the first generation of OLEDs anyway, new panels have been tested to over 100,000 hours without suffering any burn in.

I was going for the Samsung QLED until I watched both sets playing side by side, it was like watching HD vs SD again.
Depends what you feed the TV with??? l am a home cinema buff 4k blu-ray etc my set had to be wall mounted and oleds look a bit clumsy wall mounted l have just treated myself to one of these it replaced a REL T7i l also have the rel ht1508 sub...it can be an expensive hobby this a bedroom system lol
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pburv

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Depends what you feed the TV with??? l am a home cinema buff 4k blu-ray etc my set had to be wall mounted and oleds look a bit clumsy wall mounted l have just treated myself to one of these it replaced a REL T7i l also have the rel ht1508 sub...it can be an expensive hobby this a bedroom system lol
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There must be some serious 'Boom! Boom! going on in the bedroom..:whistle2: lol
 

Chris4410

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There must be some serious 'Boom! Boom! going on in the bedroom..:whistle2: lol

I am a home cinema buff myself, I am running a lot of similar kit to yourself in my home cinema room, but I run KEF speakers.

My OLED looks really well mounted to the wall, the 2020 model I bought is about as thick as a sheet of paper, its crazy.

I run a NAS system for all my movies, they are all full 4k .mkv formatted files.
 

jassyo06

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There must be some serious 'Boom! Boom! going on in the bedroom..:whistle2: lol
Cannae beat some boom in yer bedroom mate the other sub the ht1508 aka the Predator can actually move the king size bed ...its a bit OTT ....but one day I'll move it down to living room

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Snake Pliskin

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Some tasty kit you have there @jassyo06 :icon thumright:
and you too @Chris4410 :icon thumright:

I'm similar to you both and have a cinema sound set up in the front room with amp & B&W speakers / sub.
As you say Chris, when mounted on the wall, the OLED's look superb - if anything that is the worrying part wall mounting as the screens are so thin :)
I've also got a 4k blu ray player and nvidia shield and agree top line 4k material looks incredible.
I bought the LG C8 just over 2 years ago and it still impresses me today which is testament to just how good these tv's are.
The 48" C10 I bought just before Christmas is fantastic too.
We have one room in the house which does get a lot of light so planning to get a new Samsung for that at some point.

Looks like we all share an interest in cars as well as tv's :sunglasses:
 

pburv

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Some tasty kit you have there @jassyo06 :icon thumright:
and you too @Chris4410 :icon thumright:

I'm similar to you both and have a cinema sound set up in the front room with amp & B&W speakers / sub.
As you say Chris, when mounted on the wall, the OLED's look superb - if anything that is the worrying part wall mounting as the screens are so thin :)
I've also got a 4k blu ray player and nvidia shield and agree top line 4k material looks incredible.
I bought the LG C8 just over 2 years ago and it still impresses me today which is testament to just how good these tv's are.
The 48" C10 I bought just before Christmas is fantastic too.
We have one room in the house which does get a lot of light so planning to get a new Samsung for that at some point.

Looks like we all share an interest in cars as well as tv's :sunglasses:
That lot went straight over my head lol I'm quite content to just have a decent picture. I totally see where you lot are coming from though. Having a home cinema set up and being able to have it to the max must be awesome.:rockwoot:
 

jassyo06

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Some tasty kit you have there @jassyo06 :icon thumright:
and you too @Chris4410 :icon thumright:

I'm similar to you both and have a cinema sound set up in the front room with amp & B&W speakers / sub.
As you say Chris, when mounted on the wall, the OLED's look superb - if anything that is the worrying part wall mounting as the screens are so thin :)
I've also got a 4k blu ray player and nvidia shield and agree top line 4k material looks incredible.
I bought the LG C8 just over 2 years ago and it still impresses me today which is testament to just how good these tv's are.
The 48" C10 I bought just before Christmas is fantastic too.
We have one room in the house which does get a lot of light so planning to get a new Samsung for that at some point.

Looks like we all share an interest in cars as well as tv's :sunglasses:


The Red Rel T9i is a limited Ed subwoofer painted in Ferrari Rosso Corsa with Carbon bits....ye know me and colours am a sucker lol l think it was the 77 C9 l was going to get in late 2019 but the one connect box on the Sammy sold it for me....OLED v QLED just like Mercedes v Audi lol
but in my honest opinion streaming comes nowhere close to Physical media ie disc for pq and sound quality
 

jassyo06

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All that's missing is the popcorn and pick n mix lol


Yer forgetting they've no been making any movies fir the last year.....lol and the ones they have made.....the studios are waiting on that flu thing to subside....
but the Mods will soon turn up....ie Darth Mod Vaders and tell us to keep on Topic but the force is stronger lol
 
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