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Is OLED worth the premium price

100% yes 43 67.19%
 
Not that big a difference... 21 32.81%
 
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Good timing. I just upgraded myself.

OLED better with blacks, LED better at bright images. Its that simple.

LED will always show some light in black because it is back(side) lit. It is unavoidable.

But OLED's struggle in very light rooms, that's a fact. I had one in the family room and had to swap it with a QLED I had in the cinema room.

I have a LG65B7V and a new 65 inch Sammy QLED. Both very, very good. OLED just pips it when viewed correctly. Sammy wins in a bright environment though.

Interesting point on LG is that no matter which TV model you get in the current up to date range, they all have the same panel. The further up the range you go you are just paying for better surround or stand etc.





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oh and yes... burn in could potentially still be an issue with OLED when gaming.



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kowenicki said:

Good timing. I just upgraded myself.

OLED better with blacks, LED better at bright images. Its that simple.

LED will always show some light in black because it is back(side) lit. It is unavoidable.

But OLED's struggle in very light rooms, that's a fact. I had one in the family room and had to swap it with a QLED I had in the cinema room.

I have a LG65B7V and a new 65 inch Sammy QLED. Both very, very good. OLED just pips it when viewed correctly. Sammy wins in a bright environment though.

Interesting point on LG is that no matter which TV model you get in the current up to date range, they all have the same panel. The further up the range you go you are just paying for better surround or stand etc.



Good analisys.

Only I would argue OLED looks better even with bright images, the only real issue with oled is burn in, but it's much less noticeable compared light halos on black of LED tvs.

Also, on point all LG TVs have the same panels, despite a huge variance in price between different models.



I wish TVs were as cheap as that here in Japan.



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vivster said:
eddy7eddy said:
You should take a look at the new Samsung QLED TVs, it's a new screen technology that isn't as tiny as OLED TVs but match the picture quality (Live colors and true Dark).

They said the exact same thing about "SUHD" and look how that went.

How that went?
Both works with the same technology (Quantum Dot) but improved technology with a really big improve on brightness, so is no big differece in picture quality and I don't remember exactly why they change the name, it's more like a SUHD 2.0.



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I heard the SONY XBR55X900E is pretty good. Based on feedback from the youtube community, it has good hdr, and great black levels. Not sure about the viewing angle.



I've been looking to get a new TV myself at the end of the year and am looking at mid range tvs. Most sites I've been in recommend the Sony midrange. If you have the money, the LG is the one. This is also taking lag into consideration since I'm primarily be using it for gaming.

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Simple fact it it isnt a huge leap in technology, but that doesn't mean that the differences arent noticable.

Take an average LED and a 2017 OLED. The differences in a medium to low lit room is undeniable.

Speaking strictly of 2017 LG models, the whites are probably the most perfect I have ever seen. Black levels and greyscale is also very accurate. 2016 and below models have black crush and very inaccurate greys. 2017 models do not have this issue.

The issue right now with LED is that nobody has made any real advancements in the tech.

QLED is rushed and faulty ( lots of complaints about backlight bleeding).

Local diming on QLED/LED sets of late have also been rushed and tacked on. But I believe Sony LED's have the best local dimming tech.

If you dont mind waiting, wait for LED's to feature accurate dimming. Or get yourself a 2017 OLED the second it is on sale.

I personally watch movies on a 122" 2.35.1 projector screen. Naturlly I have no interest in OLED, but it is impressive.



eddy7eddy said:
vivster said:

They said the exact same thing about "SUHD" and look how that went.

How that went?
Both works with the same technology (Quantum Dot) but improved technology with a really big improve on brightness, so is no big differece in picture quality and I don't remember exactly why they change the name, it's more like a SUHD 2.0.

It went the way of not being like OLED at all. They might get closer in color range but contrast and the usual terrible side effects of backlit panels stays. Unless it is OLED it is not even close to OLED.



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personally I'd probably get a cheap 2nd hand TV now (maybe a KU6300 series one - it's great for games and cheap) and really think about upgrading to OLED once TVs support VRR - variable refresh rates, pretty much Freesync/G-synch for TVs