You had to make me put my Mod hat on.
Lets just put to rest the whole thread of buying up the supply of these sets.
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I'm looking for a new TV for my bedroom that I will mainly use for gaming, watching some shows/videos and doing some web browsing which I'll be sitting 8 feet from. I am annoyed at the LCD industry with all the edge-lit BS and I figure I may go for OLED even if it means I'll have to baby my TV which I don't really want to do yet I'd rather baby and have a top image than not babying and deal with clouding.
I just don't like the idea of a curved set (based in theory at least for things I plan to use it for...maybe it isn't bad) and the 8800 doesn't work for me since I can't wall mount.
i just got my haircut and there were some lcds playing world cup, looked really bad, almost non hd when I was certain it was hd
the green grass seems really green, almost too much using standard setting, i do remember reading that the green was not perfect out of box, but perfect when calibrated
no matter what i watch on this tv, its looks absolutely fantastic
If you can see an advantage to adding linear distortion to a display and making reflections look odd, please enlighten me. There is none...at least if you look at it objectively. Even many of those that bought the high end 9000 series, did so reluctantly only because they wanted the higher end features.
It's no different with OLED. I was looking at the Samsung seriously at one point but ruled out the 9000 series for the above stated reasons.
I have actually lived with them all, none are perfect, OLED (even curved) is the closest to perfection.
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Can anyone recommend a place I can use to ship to the US canada border? I'm in Toronto. Micro center doesn't ship to Canada but I'm only an hour away from the border and will drive to pick it up. I could go to Detroit but that's a 4 hour ride....
Btw, I'm at best buy and now the TV is way off to the side by itself, almost as though it was a clearance model, but the price is now at 4999. I got one at MC and will decide what to do with it in the next couple of days. I also got the accidental damage/breakage warranty (3 years for 279) in case I end up keeping it (have 15 days to return just that). When I asked BB about price matching Micro Center so I could at least get some points with this and free delivery, I was asked what kind of item, and as soon as I said LG I was told no price matching on LG items, period, end of story. I wonder if @Speakerphile knows anything about that.
BB is also still trying to get 2973.99 for the LA9650. Yikes.
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Anybody who did a tear down of LG TVs and looked at the power supply? any idea if they use dual voltage or just the 120V
Edit: I see Sterodude already threw in some of the quotes I was referencing. There were more. Nothing like objectivity.
So my criticism has nothing to do with OLED tech. In fact, if you read what I wrote objectively, I levied criticism at BOTH LED & OLED sets for the curves, not their PQ. Oh, and I'm not 'defending' the 9x either. I have no vested interest in anything out there.
However IMO curves do nothing to enhance PQ, but can only detract from it. Linearity is, for some, a long forgotten aspect of PQ. It used to be part of many TV reviews prior to flat panels. It was never an issue with the advent of flat panels, but with the new curved screens, IMO, it is once again an issue.
See the difference?
Anyone that knows me, knows I don't venture into threads for equipment I'm not actually considering.
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My worst gripes were off angle viewing, standing up and your picture was 40% gone and I could not see the screen with losing everything and gaining banding from my computer seat. I do not stay on the x900b site bashing it day and night, many people love their sets and I respect that as I share their love of home theater. I guarantee I can find banding on every single 65x900B, yes all 5 I checked had it. The Shootout where Sony was the absolute worst performer had bad uniformity and poor washed out black levels. Do not be fooled by the Fanboys, the 900B series are nothing when compared to an OLED, plasma or even the Samsung 4k sets. The sound is good, but nothing a mid level sound bar could not duplicate.
My Sony: excellent sound and almost worth keeping. Some banding was visible during content but I did not want to have everyone on the 900B forum going crazy looking for it so I said it was not. I tried to convince myself I liked it because I dreaded returning it, it is large, heavy and I had to pick it up myself to exchange it. I did not want to damage it and be out $5,000. Finally the torture and desire to have OLED picture quality back became to much and I returned it.
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