Originally Posted by JewDaddy
Just picked mine up for $2,000 at microcenter this morning!!!! I'm so excited!! I'm glad I didn't jump on the Frys sale a month ago when it was $4,500. I walked in the store and they had it on display for $2,000. Funny thing, I walked out with two tv's. As I was waiting for the OLED to be brought out from the back, one of the sales guys told me they had a 55" LG 4K on sale for $1,099. I thought he was joking. He wasn't. They have the LG 55LA9650 for $1,099!!!!!! My wife actually forced me to get it :-) Bestbuy is still selling the 4K LG for $2,399.00. I can't believe I walked out of Microcenter with a OLED AND 4K TV for $3,100!!! Just insane.
Wow. I'm tempted to do the same thing. Though I don't really think a 4K LCD is worth the trouble at this juncture, almost at any price (I mean there's crappy 4k LCDs out there for 600.00, so there's nothing really precent setting about an LG for 1100, especially when you consider their LCDs are relatively lackluster to begin with). This brings me back in mind of the 1499 deal I discovered on the 60F8500 at Conn's some months ago and what a jaw dropper that was (and for Samsung, very much a no-no from everything that was said). I do have to agree that this is virtually dumping product at this point. People who have MCs in their towns are gonna across the street to BB and get them to price match for one reason or another and the BBs are going to have to comply. The cost at which the manufacturer passes the TV along to the retailer can change over time, but I'd doubt much of the stock currently sitting in BBs is on their books at less than 2k. Makes you think... wait for 1k? But then again the 60F8500 has never been cheaper than that 1499 price. BB still sells THAT one for 2400.00!
Still. I'm all about value for the dollar. And it's going to be tough for even THIS wondrous piece of tech to beat my 550.00 Samsung 51F5300. I absolutely *LOVE* this TV, and we also have the aforementioned F8500 plus I've had Pro-141s and ZT60s. Don't care, the F5300, and probably the equivalent Panny model I don't remember anymore are *phenomenal*.
A couple of other things (sorry I'm reading this all out of order):
Someone mentioned that the advantages of the blacks in an OLED would only be notable in a completely dark room. This is, indeed, BS. There may not be a TON of light in the Magnolia room at Best Buy, but there's still plenty and when you step up to the LG you can clearly see the contrast advantage of this TV versus even the plasmas in the same room. It's not dramatic as to say the plasmas are in any way bad, but you can tell it's basically OFF and ON for the pixels in the LG.
Someone also mentioned that the 4k LG OLED will be 16k. Well at this rate, that means within a year who knows how much they'll de-value that one. And on that note, here's a fun bit of trivia for everyone... Remember the Sony XEL-1 11 inch OLED a few years ago? That bad boy was 2499 and had the older blue pixels. So 44 more inches is now 500.00 less :P .