[QUOTE=turts85;55363940]Not to seem like I’m trying to promote OLED here cuz I’m really not...just having a rough time choosing tech right now. I am also about to build my first PC, so LED may be best anyway.
With that said...OLED HDR may not be “as bright” but with OLED, HDR still looks incredible because you don’t have zones or edge lighting with dimming to count on or lack of zones...each pixel shuts up itself so HDR still looks great because of the accuracy of OLED (as far as the way pixels shut off)[/QUOTE
I had same difficulties. But, since this set in a 55" and 65" is not terribly expensive, you can buy yourself a well-rounded TV. Any content you throw at it will be from good to excellent, depending on content and metric.
I still have to get used to the light framing that I see dark scenes. Some people don't see it (or perhaps don't have it) some do.
To do better in blacks, you either need to get an OLED or accept the cost and poor pixel response of X940E or Z9D (though 75" has good pixel response). Samsung won't get you there and Vizio P kind of does for blacks (compared to X900E) but sacrifices light output to do it and don't even get me started on processing (or lack there of). Samsung and Vizio can't get close to the 940 and Z9 for blacks, never have. Also, OLEDs often have vertical banding, image retention, potential-burn in, and currently have these motion artifacts - macro-blocking like in the locust scenes in Planet Earth 2, mediocre upscaling (Rogue 1 BD, worse on streaming) and deinterlacing (broadcast TV and homevideos that I watched), difficulty in removing judder without SOE (pick any 24p movie). The A1E mitigates the artifacts well and this what many reviewers miss. I don't judge just based on clean 4K. I watch many sources.
The best all around performing TV period is the 75" Z9D. Price per all-around performance, join us.
Otherwise, you can always see what's coming out in the next few months and let me know what you find.