Originally Posted by Brent AC Slater
Hey Guys first time poster on here and looking for a bit of info on the LG models.. The model I am looking at is the LB6500 which is basically the 3D version of the 6300..
I have read a few reviews saying that the LG has good viewing angles but thats about the only area it wins in in terms of blacks, contrast and colours..
Now I am looking at a tv that I can basically play games on (ps4) or watch movies.. with the occasional tv viewing but very limited except for maybe some sport.. Im in Australia so the price on the 6500 is about 1200 bucks so bare in mind that I am not really wanting to spend much more then 1800 bucks Australian, am I better off going for the Sony W800B
oh by the way. I don't want to go above 50" in size
thanks for your help
Hey I'm in the same boat as you. Looking at the LG 6500, Sony W800B, and Samsung 6400. I would sacrifice the black level for viewing angle, because I value gamma slightly more than black level, but according to rtings.com the LG's don't do so well in a bright room compared to the others, which is really where LED should be excelling. That is really the only thing stopping me from getting the LG.
So for me that leaves the Sony and Samsung. They are both basically the same in terms of performance, both do panel lottery (according to this article
Sony are using 50% taiwan panels, so the odds of winning the panel lottery might actually be worse with Sony.
So for now I'm back to looking at Samsungs. But every time I look at them on display I come away with mixed feelings about the off angle washout. I can't commit to buying because I think I'll be disappointed. But at the same time I need to buy something.
edit: forgot to say, I'm now leaning back to the Samsung 6400 because its the only one with a swivel stand, so you can point it where you're sitting and suffer less viewing angle issues.