Originally Posted by JakeE
One one hand, Samsung, and Sony showed some really cool future tech which reminds me of going to a car show where they wow you with Vaporware concept car prototypes that never come to market.
On the other hand, unless I am missing something, I would say CES 2018 was a huge disappointment when it comes to new TV products.
Which makes me glad that I sprung for the Sony 75" 900E (and 49" 900E) last July, 2017. With price protection (credit card) - the larger 75" came in at three grand, which I thought was a great price. No DV, but frankly, I'm very happy with HDR10 via Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Google Play movies look stellar on my Sony 900E and upscaled regular Bluray's via my OPPO 103 look fantastic. My biggest disappointment has to do with my 4K/UHD Bluray Player - a Samsung K8500. I began renting UHD/HDR Bluray discs but was very underwhelmed with the PQ and now my Sammy player is a paperweight in my cabinet. So much fake 4K via Bluray that it isn't funny. I stopped buying any Bluray discs years ago and see zero need to change that habit.
HDMI 2.1? Not happening in my theater. In fact, I'm staying with my older Denon x5200 AVR in a 7.1.4 configuration with front wides. I toggle between DTS Neo X (regular cable/news/sports) and DSU/Dolby Atmos for movies.
I've retired my BenQ W1080ST projector with a 100" screen. It just looks so drab and dull compared to the Sony 900E picture. I haven't seen much information from CES 2018 on affordable 4K projectors. That would be the only upgrade that I wound consider but unless there is a separate audio feed, I'm shut out of that market unless I upgrade my AVR - - and I'm in no hurry to do that.
I've been extremely happy with Netflix content - - so much so that I ran a wired line from my upstairs router to my man cave for streaming. I'm amazed at the video quality of Netflix material - even plain HD at 15 or 16 mbps as upscaled by the Sony 900E.
This is just a personal opinion, but I've never been enamored with OLED. Yes, the form factor is nice but the price/performance isn't there - - especially for larger panel sizes. If I were looking at components for a new theater, I'd wait until 2019, if I could. I don't see anything that is really compelling for 2018 versus 2017.