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How much better willl the soon to be released LG55EC9300 be vs the LG55EA9800?

I'm thrilled that OLED prices are falling! The new LG55EC9300 will be stocked best buy towards the end of this month for 3500. Meanwhile, the LG55EA9600 can be bought on amazon for about 3k. The 500.00 savings doesn't seem worth it, assuming that this new LG55EC9300 has been improved somewhat even though they are only 1 year apart.

Both are curved, and 55 inches.

I like the 9300's all black frame design as I'm not a fan of the 9600's clear base.

Hopefully dead pixels have been corrected?

Anyhow have any info on what exactly LG has improved spec wise with this new LG55EC9300? I realize 3500 is steep for a 55 inch TV but this is OLED! Life is short and when a 4k OLED comes out at 55 inches it will easily be 5k probably. Sure, in a year both these sets will probably hover around 2k (and that microcenter 1999.99 deal on the LG55EA9600 was in fact, a pricing mistake) but with all technology, prices always fall in time. Imo I can't resist this set now, any thoughts? Either way it's great that oled is finally somewhat attainable! One year ago OLED's were 15k wtf, that would seriously piss me off if I had the money to buy it and pulled the trigger then, but then again, if I did money obviously wouldn't be an issue haha. I had that small 9 inch sony OLED 4 years ago and I paid 1800.00 for it (don't ask). Does anyone remember this The first ever OLED for sale? HAHAH

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I think we are all anxiously awaiting reports from owners of the Gen 2 EC9300's, if you go into the specific owners threads you can read some points on what has been improved in the new sets. I will also be taking the plunge on a 55" OLED this year, I've been waiting since they came out but have been patient as we see how they hold up.

The sub/dead pixel issue does concern me on the 9800's I'm hoping the Gen 2 has better quality control, if this is going to be something present in all OLED to certain extent, I guess I could live with it if my set only had a small # out vs ones I've read about that keep rising in pixels going out, that's def a bit worrysome.
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How were you able to confirm that the $1999 micro center deal was, in fact, a pricing error?

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I just spoke with the LG marketing person for Vegas. A phone call was made too some Guru at Lg and they confirmed a 10 bit panel for the 559300.
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I just spoke with the LG marketing person for Vegas. A phone call was made too some Guru at Lg and they confirmed a 10 bit panel for the 559300.
Wow thank you for the good news.
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Some more good news, she said she has never seen burn in on an LG OLED only temporary IR that went away after turning the set off for an hour or 2. She said their demo loop caused their logo to look burn in, it is was fixed by turning the set off for 2 hours. They just changed their demo loop and it is making every 4k set around it look very bad

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I just spoke with the LG marketing person for Vegas. A phone call was made too some Guru at Lg and they confirmed a 10 bit panel for the 559300.
No doubt they are reading the same spec sheet that also claims the 55EC9300 is an 4K UHD TV.

We never got a straight answer on how many bits or Hz the EA9800 used so I doubt we'll ever know for sure what the EC9300 uses. It doesn't really matter as long as there is no visible issues with gradation as reported in some of the EA9800 reviews. This is something they test for at the shootout so we'll know soon enough.
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No doubt they are reading the same spec sheet that also claims the 55EC9300 is an 4K UHD TV.

We never got a straight answer on how many bits or Hz the EA9800 used so I doubt we'll ever know for sure what the EC9300 uses. It doesn't really matter as long as there is no visible issues with gradation as reported in some of the EA9800 reviews. This is something they test for at the shootout so we'll know soon enough.
No doubt? Yes there is. Might be they actually no more than the people on this forum. I was told LG will be making a Major push with OLED and the 9300 will be a huge focus. Of course 10 bit color is more important with Netflix 4K, I would not even purchase a 4K set that was not a 10 bit panel knowing this information.
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