LED vs OLED

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TV spoiled. Want to get a tv and looking for Sony or LG. The questions now is it worth to paid premium to get OLED?
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TV spoiled. Want to get a tv and looking for Sony or LG. The questions now is it worth to paid premium to get OLED?
Thanks for all the comment and advise.
If you're using your TV to watch Movies, Stream Video Content and some console gaming, I would recommend going with an OLED. The price is identical if we compare the Sony's X90J, Sony X9500H LCD TV and the LG OLED CX. Currently, Sony's LED TV are very close to or above LG OLED CX's $2100 street price. The LG CX provides you with all the latest gaming features, 4K 120, VRR, ALLM, FreeSync and G Sync. Sony's 2020 X900H owners have been waiting since last year for VRR which hasn't arrive, even now with the new 2021 X90J, A80J and A90J, VRR is still unreleased with no clear date of arrival except for "Winter 2021". Their past promised firmware update has also not resolved 4K 120 which exhibits blur on the X900H TVs which has been revealed to be a hardware design flaw by a few sources. So there is a chance that the upcoming VRR update might end up a half baked feature as well. But if you don't game at all on the TV then this might not affect you.
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I did not mention LG's LCD and Sony's OLED for the following reasons:
  • The entire LG's LCD line up are using IPS Panels with poor contrast ratio that is incapable of producing deep blacks, dark saturated colors and a decent color volume.
  • For Sony's lineup, everything above the X90 series uses VA Panels with decent contrast ratio although not OLED level. Anything below the X90 series uses IPS panels.
  • Sony's OLEDs are typically priced at above 3K.

These would be the reasons why if you're considering only Sony and LG, and if you don't have a minimum budget, the starting recommendation would be at either Sony's X90 series or the LG OLEDs which hovers around the 2K range. Anything below would be IPS panels. If you consider other brands such as Samsung or TCL than you would be able to get a decent non OLED TV with a VA Panel below 2K.

As for the Sony OLED TVs they are indeed a price premium, however based on reviews circulating online by multiple youtube tv reviewers and rtings, their OLEDs commonly offers better image processing that reveals more detail especially in dark scenes when compared to the LG OLEDs.

Below is a link to a detailed comparison by rtings to give you an idea of the differences between TVs with VA Panel and TVs with OLED Panel.
LG CX and Sony X90J

Here's another comparison between a TV with an IPS Panel and a TV with an OLED Panel:
LG CX and LG Nano 90 2020
 

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Thanks for your pro review and comment. For me is more for watch movie and streaming. I’m not gaming. Plan to get a 65 inch with budget less than 2k if possible.
 

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Thanks for your pro review and comment. For me is more for watch movie and streaming. I’m not gaming. Plan to get a 65 inch with budget less than 2k if possible.
Here are some TVs I would recommend for below 2K and at 65":
TCL R625 65" $1300+- Review: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/tcl/6-series-r625-2019
Samsung Q80R 65" $2000+- Review: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/q80-q80r-qled
Samsung Q70R 65" $1600+- Review: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/q70-q70r-qled
Sony X950G 65" $2000+- Review: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x950g

All Samsung TVs do not have support for Dolby Vision so if this feature is important to you, go with either the above TCL or Sony. :)
 

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Not sure which of the LCDs in the current generation are really good PQ wise. I tend to think better to go with LG oled with hdmi 2.1 and get as large as possible.
 

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Since your budget is below $2k, then just settle for an LCD will do.

If you can afford it or are willing to pay more, then go for OLED.
 

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OLED works better for a dark room but I find the output display looks tad too polish, not necessary always better but different. LED works better in a bright room and visually looks more natural to me with lower contrast ratio. Is a bit like comparing out of camera JPEG and processed photos.
 

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If you plan on leaving your TV on for extended periods of time (like as background noise) , CNA playing or other terrestrial channels i would not recommend OLED - burn in is a real thing.
My LG OLED got it because I was stupid and left CNA playing too much and didn't think it would burn in so easy. such a pity because OLED pic quality is beautiful.
 

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If you plan on leaving your TV on for extended periods of time (like as background noise) , CNA playing or other terrestrial channels i would not recommend OLED - burn in is a real thing.
My LG OLED got it because I was stupid and left CNA playing too much and didn't think it would burn in so easy. such a pity because OLED pic quality is beautiful.
Is your screen shift protection enabled?
 

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If you are on an old OLED, yes. But the newer models from 2018 onwards have way better protection against such things. One such thing is the static logo dimming. So it will lower the brightness of a static logo often seen on Live TV programmes. So this issue has been rectified since then.
 
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Thank you all for your comment. Think I settle for LED which is more budget. Any specific brand and model is popular and proven now in the market?
 

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Here are some TVs I would recommend for below 2K and at 65":
TCL R625 65" $1300+- Review: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/tcl/6-series-r625-2019
Samsung Q80R 65" $2000+- Review: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/q80-q80r-qled
Samsung Q70R 65" $1600+- Review: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/q70-q70r-qled
Sony X950G 65" $2000+- Review: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x950g

All Samsung TVs do not have support for Dolby Vision so if this feature is important to you, go with either the above TCL or Sony. :)
Thank you again. I will find out more about this Sony X950G. Normally which shop can get the best price?
Personally feel Samsung color is too artificial and bright. Also Sony have so many model, see Liao very confuses. Sometime too many choice also problem :)
 

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yeah, but someone in the house (not saying names!) left CNA playing for like 10 hours per day.... yea..... no screenshfit is gonna help that :D haha.
i really hate those lower screen crawler ticker strap.
 
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