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#416099 - 12/29/15 06:48 PM Made a HUGE mistake today
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I went to the local AV retailer in town today to check out what I thought would possibly be my next TV.I had decided on a Sony XBR65x850c , but while I was looking my phone rang and so I was wandering around talking when I happened upon a LG OLED 55inch tv. Well, after seeing that TV there is no way in hell I will buy a LCD tv , I mean that thing was friggin gorgeous.
I sure hope they come down in price some in the coming year or I may have to get crazy and spend 5grand for my dream tv. If you haven't seen an OLED make a point to have a look. or don't because you will be unhappy with what you already have.

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#416103 - 12/29/15 09:49 PM Re: Made a HUGE mistake today [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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#416111 - 12/30/15 08:27 AM Re: Made a HUGE mistake today [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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I have taken a look at the OLED and yes they are really bright and vivid colours.

But then the other part of my brain kicked in and started me thinking. This is effectively overdrive burner mode. Would you like to watch that sort of output day in day out in a dimly lit room at that colour intensity? Me...NO WAY.

So you get the set home and then go about setting the brightness down about 1000% to match better the light in the room. Then you will start to obsess about the vividness. Does anything in real life around you look that saturated in colour. So you turn that down. And by the time you are finished, you will be left with about the same level as every other TV both LCD and Plasma.

The honest question is how black and how clean the white is. In a store it's just about impossible to really compare one set against another. It's like wondering through a store and trying to say if one type of speaker is better than another.
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#416114 - 12/30/15 11:39 AM Re: Made a HUGE mistake today [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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I don't think that vivid colors are the best thing about these OLED's - it's the black levels and contrast. I have been waiting for many years for this to become mainstream. Black levels exceeding the best plasmas. I'd like the price to drop under $3k for a 70 inch and I would pull the trigger.

I still have the SonyXBR Series and it's still doing its duty, as I never was into the LED/LCD panels. I paid about $4k in 2005
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#416118 - 12/30/15 01:02 PM Re: Made a HUGE mistake today [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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Most TVs in stores are demoed with the factory 'Torch Mode' in an attempt to stand out in the crowd in a brightly lit room. This is completely not watchable to me as I like the 'natural' look, kinda like my preference for accuracy in speakers.

It's somewhat like those who turn their subs up +10 Db or more over normal calibration levels - overwhelming bass levels that is not natural & quite frankly, annoying...

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#416123 - 12/30/15 02:44 PM Re: Made a HUGE mistake today [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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The local audiotronics here has very dim lighting and they have different areas sectioned off with low lighting. The demo included scenes from Fast Seven and the clarity, and depth along with black levels is what stood out for me. It was much more like plasma than any LED which to me have a fake look to them compared to plasma. The local store is actually really good about their lighting compared to going to Walmart where they have bright halogen overhead lights and the sets are cranked right up to burn. Personally I don't care about vivid and intense colors, I prefer close to real life and subtle with good definition. Since plasma's are gone I will skip over LED and move to OLED which imho is the next best thing.
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#416124 - 12/30/15 04:51 PM Re: Made a HUGE mistake today [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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Unfortunately my Best Buy is a large brightly lit warehouse type room where one wall is covered in TVs - not good.

When first plugged in, these new TVs often come up with a menu selection for something like 'Retail' (Torch Mode) or 'Home Use'. So Torch Mode is a factory 'Vivid' type setting that would look pretty awful in a HT - at least to me...

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#416134 - 12/30/15 07:07 PM Re: Made a HUGE mistake today [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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Its easy to chose a tv if money is no object but the way things change its hard to justify 5g. The OLED was on for 3g but it was 55 inch and I want at least a 60 so I am in the holding pattern again. Honestly though a guy could wait indefinitely give the speed of technology. HMMM
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#416135 - 12/30/15 07:19 PM Re: Made a HUGE mistake today [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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I just saw the 55" LG at our Best Buy for $3000 - $500 off. It actually looked smaller than my present Sony 55 incher for some reason.

I must say that it was really nice although I don't know about the curved shape. Blacks are really good - just like the OLED screen on our Samsung Galaxy Tablet S.

When my LED blows up, this probably will be the only technology available at a decent price unless they invent something else.

I was there to buy another Sony 5-Disc CD Changer because they hardly exist in the marketplace anymore. BTW, it is Amazon's #1 Best Seller in CD Players. A product for us old pharts I guess...

TAM


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#416139 - 12/30/15 08:18 PM Re: Made a HUGE mistake today [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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I thought the same thing, I think it must be the curve of the screen and the fact it has no real border. I have 50" panny in my bedroom and it has a 3 inch border on it and it looks huge compared to the 55. Still cant justify 3g will see what the new year looks like.
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