I’ve been super happy with my LG OLED65B7A, but some sections have begun to brown, and there’s a little burn-in. Retailer warranty repair was going to replace the panel, but instead determined to let me get a new TV whose cost is up to the Nov 2017 price of the old one (about $2200).
If I upgrade from a 65” set, I’ll need to get a new piece of furniture up there, but I’m willing to do that. The seating arrangement in the room would support a larger set.
I’ve been recommended the Samsung QLED as a bulwark against future burn-in. The TV’s optimal purpose is 4K Blu-ray and streaming, and I loved the OLED blacks, the HDR whites — really the whole package of the LG TV. But it’s also heavily used as a gaming TV by my kids, which I feel like exposes it to the risk of burn-in and maybe even brown-out again.
If I was getting cash back I would probably get a TCL, on the expectation that the TV was going to fail in one way or another in a few years and so I’d only spend $800 and be content with an excellent $800 experience.
But that’s not how it’s going to work — I need to spend $2200 on a TV at Best Buy. I’m not sure what my best move is in that regime. Should I step down from OLED if I can’t zero out burn-in risk? Are the non-OLED LGs any good? (Like, the 86” LG UM8070PUA is about the right trade-in price.) I realize I’m throwing out a weird condition — what’s the smartest purchase I can make at Best Buy for about $2200, where the TV could be 65” or larger, or OLED or not, or etc. etc., but I’m curious as to what people would recommend.