Originally Posted by fafrd
Thanks for the reply but is there a typo in the bolded phrase above? Did you mean to type 'was not meant'?
Corrected. Thank you!
Figured as much (Freudian slip
Against the reference monitor.
Got it (and makes sense).
Vignette was more of a issue compared to the reference monitor on all the OLED's.
Thanks for that explanation. I slogged my way through 4 defective 65EF9500 WOLEDs before finally landing a 65C6P without excessive vignette and I'd forgotten that the 2017 WOLEDs have apparently made no further progress in this area and may have even taken a small step backward (especially visible anti-vignette).
So if the LG and Sony WOLEDs did not suffer from any vignette woukd they have scored a 10 in te area of near-black handling and essentially matched the reference monitor, or were there other near-black areas where they were noticably a step behind?
DSE on brighter scenes like the motion resolution test pattern scroll was more of an issue on the WOLED's than DSE on darker scenes.
Sounds as though these WOLED panels were all 'lucky' in the area of near-black streaking and what some call 'jail bars' ;which is generally most visible as DSE on pans over dark scenes) but average or even possibly below average in the area of vignette.
It all comes down to the same issue of near-black panel uniformity and this is an area where LGD WOLED panels need to continue to improve(at least compared to a reference monitor
Thanks for the color.
I haven't looked into a B7A but for this event, with these panels (gotta respect panel lottery), the LG was easily towards the top in most categories. That's without taking any price delta into account.
The B7A is identical to the B7P except for lack of integrated Atmos speakers for which MSRP is $500 lower for 65". The fact that the LG entry-level WOLED was close to the top in most categories speaks volumes as to which TV is the price-performance leader this year in the 'premium TV' segment...
This review has also made me comfortable sitting tight with my 65C6P for another year or two while LG gets the remaining kinks worked out of their near-black uniformity. My 65C6P is so fantastic on SDR that at this point, I'm holding out for near-black perfection before playing the panel lottery again