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2017 LG C7-B7 Owners' Thread (No Price Talk)

So I just placed my order for an OLED65B7V through an LG program I have through work so I thought I'd start THE thread.

Having read the Forbes review of the W7 and seen the difference in price on the Sony A1 I can't imagine the Sony will be good enough to make it worth paying the extra, so it's an easy decision. As far as I know the only difference between the B7 and the C7 (on a wall hang) is that the C7 has a two-tone bezel, which doesn't sound too appealing.
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My C7 is stuck on a truck in New York because of the blizzard. It's showing a delivery of Friday. I love Sony but I feel the same way about the extra cost. Plus I started this TV update journey with a $2500 limit for a 55" and then got the itch to jump up to the 65" since I've been stuck in the 50" and under world for a very long time. Now I'm in the $4500 plus range and any more than that buyers remorse will set in quickly.

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Hate the wait! When I ordered my car I spent the wait watching every YouTube video I could find. I've been doing the same with the jump OLED. I'm such a nerd.

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I ordered mine through bby on line a little over a week ago. Delivery date 4/4. I also wanted to give DNice a bump on if his initial impressions were still holding true.
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I'd like to hear an update too. I also hope he still makes his way to the Boston area so I can eventually have the C7 calibrated.

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I'd like to hear an update too. I also hope he still makes his way to the Boston area so I can eventually have the C7 calibrated.
I heard that the out of the box settings are pretty good this time around.
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I ordered mine through bby on line a little over a week ago. Delivery date 4/4. I also wanted to give DNice a bump on if his initial impressions were still holding true.
Do you have a link on that?
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Looking forward to seeing these in the hands of people here. Very close to pulling the trigger on a 65" C7 but want to get early impressions before doing so!
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I'll certainly post here Saturday. It'll take me most of Friday (depending on delivery time) to get it on its new wall mount. I'm expecting nauseating motion blur and artifacts along with screen uniformity that will having me jumping out of my third floor window.

All kidding aside, it's dead pixels and really bad screen uniformity that has me more worried than motion issues.

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So I just placed my order for an OLED65B7V through an LG program I have through work so I thought I'd start THE thread.

Having read the Forbes review of the W7 and seen the difference in price on the Sony A1 I can't imagine the Sony will be good enough to make it worth paying the extra, so it's an easy decision. As far as I know the only difference between the B7 and the C7 (on a wall hang) is that the C7 has a two-tone bezel, which doesn't sound too appealing.
Why are you breaking the B7 and C7 series into their own owner's thread? Given the picture quality and processing is the same across the board for 2017 I don't see the logic. The only difference is cosmetics and audio. Why not have all the 2017 LG OLED models roll into one owners thread? I could see maybe breaking the W7 off separate given the unique nature of that set.
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Why are you breaking the B7 and C7 series into their own owner's thread? Given the picture quality and processing is the same across the board for 2017 I don't see the logic. The only difference is cosmetics and audio. Why not have all the 2017 LG OLED models roll into one owners thread? I could see maybe breaking the W7 off separate given the unique nature of that set.
I was just copying last year's thread tbh. I suppose the E and G have sound and VESA differences
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I heard that the out of the box settings are pretty good this time around.
But I think those comments were based upon the units from the San Francisco event where it's possible LG calibrated them before hand. But hopefully those comments ring true with actual retail units.

Good luck to you and the other early adapters!
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So I just placed my order for an OLED65B7V through an LG program I have through work so I thought I'd start THE thread.
Great to Here they are in stock in London, they have just hit the bricks in the US too
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I've finally unpacked my C7 65inch.

Here's the down and dirty.

Pros:
-Improvement in shadow detail as everyone as mentioned. There's a particular scene in the Batman: Dark knight that I use to determine loss of shadow detail which wasn't lost in the C7.
-HDR is also baked into youtube, as the HDR symbol pops up when playing a HDR clip.

Cons:
-The screen seems to be tilting backwards? I've tried all I can, adjusting as much as I can, but it seems to tilt back no matter what. I think I've got a dodgy stand.
-Still a bit of vignetting and slight dark streaks, but nothing as noticeable as my B6.

I'll pop in some pics at 5% for comparison between my B6 and C7

Enjoy!
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I've finally unpacked my C7 65inch.

Here's the down and dirty.

Pros:
-Improvement in shadow detail as everyone as mentioned. There's a particular scene in the Batman: Dark knight that I use to determine loss of shadow detail which wasn't lost in the C7.
-HDR is also baked into youtube, as the HDR symbol pops up when playing a HDR clip.

Cons:
-The screen seems to be tilting backwards? I've tried all I can, adjusting as much as I can, but it seems to tilt back no matter what. I think I've got a dodgy stand.
-Still a bit of vignetting and slight dark streaks, but nothing as noticeable as my B6.

I'll pop in some pics at 5% for comparison between my B6 and C7

Enjoy!
Thank you for this feedback !
Couple of questions :

- Have you tried HDR on UHD Blu-Ray ? How is the peak brightness ? Is it good ?
- Do you see this vignetting and streaks on real content ?

Regarding the tilting, maybe it's normal ?

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If you look hard enough, any streaks will eventually show up in content. Just the nature of the backplane beast.
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If you look hard enough, any streaks will eventually show up in content. Just the nature of the backplane beast.

Then what to do ? Exchange the screen and hope for less visible streaks on the next one ? Or consider it's part of the technology and try to get used to it despite the high price ?
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The latter...that hunt will make you miserable and cause you to develop many prematurely gray hairs. After 5 OLEDs, I haven't found one without the streaking showing up somewhere (the 65" G6 has come the closest to being free of it). Despite this, the benefits of zero blacks outweigh the cons (NOT including the ugly 2015 models).
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That doesn't look bad in compassion to what I've seen on here by other members. Hopefully it'll get even better over time.

I will not perform any slide tests (must resist my tech nerd OCD habits), I am going to just use it as I normally would. If it's easily apparent in normal content I'll go ahead and run slides to see how bad it is.

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-Still a bit of vignetting and slight dark streaks, but nothing as noticeable as my B6.

I'll pop in some pics at 5% for comparison between my B6 and C7

Enjoy!
Have you run any automatic wear compensation cycles on the set before taking those pics? Need to run for 4 hours, then turn off the display and wait.

So far, I think I actually prefer the 5% uniformity of your B6. Pretty mild right side 'zipper' vignetting compared to some of the examples posted here.
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That doesn't look bad in compassion to what I've seen on here by other members. Hopefully it'll get even better over time.

I will not perform any slide tests (must resist my tech nerd OCD habits), I am going to just use it as I normally would. If it's easily apparent in normal content I'll go ahead and run slides to see how bad it is.
Hope you weren't referring to my latest, I have struck out too many times.

We badly need an update from D-Nice...he caught them in content early on.
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Have you run any automatic wear compensation cycles on the set before taking those pics? Need to run for 4 hours, then turn off the display and wait.

So far, I think I actually prefer the 5% uniformity of your B6. Pretty mild right side 'zipper' vignetting compared to some of the examples posted here.
I don't know, I think the later (C7) would look (in terms of banding) better with most content. In any event it'll be interesting to see how it (slides) looks with some hours on it.

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I've finally unpacked my C7 65inch.
Congrats. Can you post pictures of the 2-tone bezel? What's the motion like?
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I've finally unpacked my C7 65inch.

Here's the down and dirty.

Pros:
-Improvement in shadow detail as everyone as mentioned. There's a particular scene in the Batman: Dark knight that I use to determine loss of shadow detail which wasn't lost in the C7.
-HDR is also baked into youtube, as the HDR symbol pops up when playing a HDR clip.

Cons:
-The screen seems to be tilting backwards? I've tried all I can, adjusting as much as I can, but it seems to tilt back no matter what. I think I've got a dodgy stand.
-Still a bit of vignetting and slight dark streaks, but nothing as noticeable as my B6.

I'll pop in some pics at 5% for comparison between my B6 and C7

Enjoy!
Looks like a keeper to me! Not bad enough to play the exchange game with. Looking forward to more of your impressions as you spend time with the set.
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Hope you weren't referring to my latest, I have struck out too many times.

We badly need an update from D-Nice...he caught them in content early on.
No, not at you.

I'm hoping and maybe even a little bit of praying I don't go through this nightmare. I get the C7 tomorrow and it will take me a bit to mount it. I have this urge to set it up on a table before I even go through the process just to give it a quick check.

I have this urge to do a slide break-in like the one I did with my Pioneers but I'm not sure if there is even a process that has been posted to do this with an OLED.

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The latter...that hunt will make you miserable and cause you to develop many prematurely gray hairs. After 5 OLEDs, I haven't found one without the streaking showing up somewhere (the 65" G6 has come the closest to being free of it). Despite this, the benefits of zero blacks outweigh the cons (NOT including the ugly 2015 models).
Thank you. This will be my first OLED (hoepfully, I will get it on saturday), so I am quite anxious.
In the past, I got plasma and LED, all with uniformity issues.
And yes, the hunt for the perfect screen got me into a few family crisis, and I lost everytime
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I have this urge to do a slide break-in like the one I did with my Pioneers but I'm not sure if there is even a process that has been posted to do this with an OLED.
Break in is always a choice. If you choose to do it, the slides would be the same.....
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