Originally Posted by hiperco
Folks I'm really happy for those that are satisfied with this TV. But you really are missing out on the benefits of HDR since this set cannot produce enough brightness for HDR, and has poor contrast. I offer this info not to diminish your enjoyment, but rather as information for those researching in the future. (I would recommend the Sony X850 for not much more money...)
I am only into this LG set for $2,200 after Costco “goodwill” discounts, executive member and Costco visa perks with a Costco backed 7 year warranty. This is the key buying this set or any other TV at Costco. They stand behind your purchase.
You say an 850f is “not that much more”. After a quick price check on Abe’s...
An 850f included with their 5yr extended would be at least $3600, and it’s not $1400+ better for me than the 86 LG at Costco. A much better choice IMO, would be a 900f, but that would be over TWICE the price of my 86 LG with a 5yr extended.
The LG magic remote and UI are VASTLY superior to the Sony and Samsung UI’s and VERY user friendly, IMO.
My friends Sony hiccups every time he tries to change 4K apps from Prime to Netflix to Youtube. Another friends Sammy is just a UI hot mess compared to my LG.
When an affordable 85”+OLED-type set becomes available on the market, I’m all in. For now, the LG is a no-brainer as a very inexpensive and quality means to bridge and watch 4K content till that super-quality large form factor comes to me. If the LG croaks under warranty, I’ll happily take the credit and put the cash towards newer tech. (I am coming from 2- old Sharp 1080p 80”s and the LG is a quantum leap over that old tech even with it’s PQ deficiencies).
For my use, mainly sports and scifi, this cheap 86 IPS with works and looks great for me and large groups of people with excellent off-axis viewing. And those non-videophile friends who come over for a sporting event are godsmacked at the PQ and immersion.