Originally Posted by mpgxsvcd
It is cool that it achieves 100% color volume. However, aren’t the newest OLED TVs nipping at its heals? Aren’t those TVs just a few percent behind the Q9 even for color volume?
Yes and no. Within the luminance range of an OLED, that technology is just a few percentage points behind. But, since QLED gets about twice as bright as OLED, any content/viewing situation that takes advantage of that extra light output is going to look considerably more vibrant (viewed head on). Simply put, the LCD has more headroom in the highlights, and more color volume in that range because there's no reliance on a white sub-pixel. With content mastered to 1000 nits, OLEDs are simply skipping that, while the Q9F can light up a good-sized square at that level. Not sure what the 88" can do, but the 65" can light up a 25% square with >1000 nits with no sacrifice in color intensity.
I see the 88" Q9F as the ultimate Super Bowl TV, and also my dream display for playing Grand Theft Auto 5. personally, I'll go with projection when it comes to lights out viewing of wide aspect ratio 4K cinematic content. But I certainly understand the appeal of OLED blacks in that context. To me, most of the time
size and vibrancy make more of an impact than the difference between edgelit LCD's "OK" black levels and OLEDs "infinite" or "perfect" black levels. But with movies where there are lots of black backgrounds, no question OLED is the champion for deep blacks and especially rendering bright objects on that black background.
Anyhow, I probably said too much already because these days the mood is to simply attack attack attack and be negative and not recognize different usage scenarios. An 88" Q9F is an impressive TV by any standard, and until OLED starts being available at that size (and at what price???) this is gonna qualify as one of the most impressive TVs out there.
Personally, I think (aka IMO) Samsung would be savvy to bring this TV's price down to $15,000 as rapidly as possible, so it's a dollar-for-dollar price match to the MSRP of the OLED77G7P.