2017 LG OLED E7/G7 Owners Thread (No Price Talk)
No owners thread yet that I can find, so why not start one now.
-ABL is indeed reduced compared to prior models. It's there, but really only noticeable on full screen white - Which remains the same peak as 2016 models. Barely noticeable in letterbox content.
-Vignetting/banding strikes back. It is indeed present on these models, but most 2017 models seem to resolve with normal usage and compensation cycles. Still way better than older OLEDs prior to 2016. Some reports of the reverse vignetting with brighter edges have been out there, but most seem to not use this "fix".
-Near black handling is vastly improved and can be noticed even in bright images with low light or dark areas (such as black or gray shirts outside). This increases perceived contrast and gives more depth to shapes, and actually means dynamic range is much improved. High contrast is the brightest white and darkest black, high dynamic range is everything in between.
-New HDR Modes - Standard, Cinema, Cinema Home, Game (Even game Dolby Vision Mode!)
-Standard HDR mode appears to not tone map and just clips according to the max brightness of the display
-Cinema/Cinema Home tone map according to EOTF curve for 1,000 or 4,000 nit (cinema home mode seems to have curve shifted slightly more to the left, creating a slightly brighter picture).
-Active HDR works by utilizing Cinema or Cinema Home mode by turning dynamic contrast on low
-Active HDR does not tone map if the peak brightness in a frame is within the displays brightness capabilities, tone maps if the image extends beyond what the display is capable of. I'd recommend using it at ALL times on HDR10 based content.
-Active HDR seems to have some sort of lag/dimming issues/bugs in Cinema Mode that doe not appear to be present in Cinema Mode (so far).
Attached are pics of Standard HDR mode vs Cinema Home Mode to see differences in a clipped vs tone mapped image in a 4,000 nit HDR 10 video. First image is Cinema Home, second image is clipped Standard HDR. So in essence if you want to display the image brighter like the Sony A1E, you have that option via the standard HDR mode. If you want it to tone map statically, you have that option too with Cinema/Home modes. If you want to combine the two and try to create dynamic metadata using Active HDR you can do that as well!
Last edited by alexanderg823; 06-13-2017 at 10:38 AM.