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LG Nanocell vs Samsung Quantum Dot: help deciding

Looking to replace my old Panny plasma with a larger-screen 4K LCD (75"). OLED looks close to plasma, but is more than I want to spend. LG Nanocell and Samsung Quantum Dot look promising.

Pack-separator qualities that I value, in no particular order:
1) black level
2) contrast
3) off-axis viewing angle (what I like about plasma & don't like about LCD -- LCD's drop-off in contrast & wash-out as you move off-axis)

I'd like to hear owner experiences, and also suggestions on other brands (Sony?) that might compete on these qualities. Thanks.
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if the budget is tight, look at the Samsung Q80. it has great viewing angles and better blacks Than any LG LCD. the Q70 does not have the extra wōcr viewing angles.
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To throw another in the mix is TCL's x10 series should be competitive too vs LG nanocell.
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The 75" and larger sony x950g also has a wide viewing angle feature, and is popular on this board (I don't have one). The x950g may not have the best black levels but it should still be an improvement over the LG nanocell.

I also am in the same boat (thinking about replacing a still-working Panasonic plasma, but having trouble because it's hard to find LCDs that have a really good image quality AND a wide viewing angle...)
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if the budget is tight, look at the Samsung Q80. it has great viewing angles and better blacks Than any LG LCD. the Q70 does not have the extra wōcr viewing angles.
Thanks for the advice on the Q70 viewing angles. The Q80 seems a bit pricey @ around ~$3700-3800, but maybe there are some deals out there.
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The 75" and larger sony x950g also has a wide viewing angle feature, and is popular on this board (I don't have one). The x950g may not have the best black levels but it should still be an improvement over the LG nanocell.

I also am in the same boat (thinking about replacing a still-working Panasonic plasma, but having trouble because it's hard to find LCDs that have a really good image quality AND a wide viewing angle...)
Yeah, you get used to the plasma 170° viewing angle and deep blacks. The other factor is reliabilty; my Panny is 10yrs running with no troubles. I have too many friends and relatives who've had their LCDs crap out after 3-4 yrs, even 2 yrs--honestly, I expect more when you're spending $3k or more. I'd be willing to spend more if I knew it would likely last 7-10 yrs. I'll check out the Sony. Thanks.
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To throw another in the mix is TCL's x10 series should be competitive too vs LG nanocell.
Couldn't find the x10 series but did see a 75" 6 series: 75R615 for $1500 @ Bestbuy. Has full-array local dimming, so value looks good. Any thoughts on TCL reliability?
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To throw another in the mix is TCL's x10 series should be competitive too vs LG nanocell.


No wide viewing angle i believe. this means terrible viewing angles and thus should be eliminated.

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The 75" and larger sony x950g also has a wide viewing angle feature, and is popular on this board (I don't have one). The x950g may not have the best black levels but it should still be an improvement over the LG nanocell.

I also am in the same boat (thinking about replacing a still-working Panasonic plasma, but having trouble because it's hard to find LCDs that have a really good image quality AND a wide viewing angle...)
yea the 950g has terrible blacks. and that's on the 55 and 65 that don't have the wide viewing angles. So I'm assuming Sonys 75"950G is gonna be even worse with its big dip in Contrast ratio. Samsung's wide viewing angle is nowhere near as negative on the contrast as the sony's are, and samsungs have better off angle blacks which Sony doesn't.

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Couldn't find the x10 series but did see a 75" 6 series: 75R615 for $1500 @ Bestbuy. Has full-array local dimming, so value looks good. Any thoughts on TCL reliability?
Only the very top TCL tvs are really acceptable. you get what you pay for here and they cant compete with Samsungs upper Qled which only has much better contrast but the anti glare is great for living rooms and the operating system is pretty stable too. Im going to send you a PM.

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