Originally Posted by a7th
$2,200.00 worth of better?
No one else can answer that question for you because different people put different values both on that amount of money and on TV picture quality. Speaking for myself, when I bought last year, it had been several years since I had gotten my old 55" Samsung LCD and I had had my eyes on OLED technology for a few years, waiting for it to mature and come down in price. The 2016 LG OLEDs were the first generation to really arrive, IMO. If I could get one for the same or less than I paid for the Samsung ($1830), I'd bite. I waited until early November and got the 55" B6 for $1,500 from a retail store (Adorama) selling on eBay. I would *strongly* suggest you wait until Nov. to buy
a new LG OLED as the prices WILL come down for Black Friday sales (which now somewhat extend throughout the month).
All that said, a big part of the reason I upgraded to the new TV was because I wanted to start enjoying UHD and HDR content and I wanted a TV that would be future-proof. 2016 and '17 LG OLEDs support all three major HDR formats, HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG, so I know that my TV will be compatible as broadcast and cable TV join streaming services in offering higher quality video formats. If all I was going to do with the new TV was keep watching standard HD broadcast TV channels, I'm not sure it would have been worth the money to me. Yes, everything looks better on my B6 but regular HD still looked good to me on the old Samsung. It was worth buying the B6 at the price I got it for, though, because it lets me enjoy UHD and HDR content NOW and I know that there's only going to be more and more of it available going forward.
If you don't and won't subscribe to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video (which both offer UHD HDR content), have no intention to buy or rent movies in UHD (e.g. from VUDU or on UHD Blu-ray), and wouldn't bother getting a new UHD-capable box from your cable or satellite provider (DirecTV, DISH, Comcast and Layer3 all offer them, Verizon FiOS soon will), then I guess I'd tell you to just stick with your current Sharp LCD if it works OK and you're not unhappy with it. In the meantime, TVs will only get better and cheaper. You could always upgrade in another year or two when UHD content is more widespread.