Originally Posted by TimHuey
The Fort Lauderdale Best buy's Magnolia room has a New LG 4k tv and an OLED tv running from the same source. For the past 3 months it's been the movie FROZEN. They wanted to stress out the blues in the OLED and see if the set suffered. They finally switched the movie to Pacific Rim. Some observations:
1) The first thing you notice is the OLED set seems to have better detail than the 4k LG set. Beards in the movie on the OLED set showed great detail. You could see the pores and the make-up errors. On the 4k Set you could see they had facial hair and what color it was but that was about it.
2) The OLED set image movement isn't smooth. Remember that old "Soap Opera" effect people used to talk about. It kinda reminded me of that. The people on the OLED moved way to realistically and they looked too lifelike. Odd that it would bother me but I guess i'm so used to seeing more LCD type 24p movement that I really noticed the OLED movement.
3) Obviously the colors on the OLED were much more vibrant and pleasing.
All these observations should be taken with a grain of salt. I didn't set up either set. I didn't observe them being calibrated.
But if you are happy with 4K then I would suggest you not attempt to see a OLED next to a 4K TV.
First of all I my sure you can tell by my user name I am a Big fan of LG's OLED, however you should consider the following.
1. You compared the worst 4K set to the best contrast black level set manufactured.
2. A better way to judge Displays is by comparing best of the best and the actual distance you will sit from the screen.
3. The Sony 900B and 950B 4K sets will do much better against an OLED because of the incredible contrast of the OLED.
4. I am sitting 10 feet from my screen and comparing a Sony 65X900B 4K set to my OLED from this distance My eyes continued to want to watch the larger Sony 4K set. Home Theater is supposed to be an experience as close to the theater as possible. For me from 10' back 55" just does not do it anymore. OLED is a better picture but before jumping the gun and thinking it's the best choice, consider more than picture quality from standing right in front of them.
5. I love the OLED picture but not once was I immersed in the experience of watching a movie. The 65X900 gives me that experience, I fact I wish I had the 79" 900B or the 77" OLED.
Now 77" OLED priced to where a working stiff can afford one, that is a completely different story. Another thing is OLED's are not perfect, they cannot display an even color temperature across the entire screen watching a black and white movie. Not a big deal, but little things can be enjoying.