Originally Posted by Jim McC
Thanks. Now I don't know what to buy. It seems like the better the TV images get, the more problems arise. Very frustrating.
Absolutely. At least it is for me.
I wanted a new TV last year coming in from an old LG IPS from like 7 years ago.
Got those sets I mentioned and directly compared them to each other and our older tv and it's quite underwhelming.
Our older tv had a matte display that fights glare like a champ and even though the X900F was supposed to have above average anti glare in 2018, it's still so much worse. New TVs look like they have this mirror finish but I guess that helps with other things. Samsung might soon pass their high end tech that really's a good anti glare but currently only on the Q90R and above afaik
My eyes is also sensitive to color shift/gamma and learned this hard on VA panels like X900F, Vizio P, TCL 4. Even at 6 feet directly in front of the screen, I notice significant color/gamma shift outside my direct line of sight.
OLED's too expensive for me and also has it's major draw backs.
I'd be happy if they had a 4K matte IPS tv that's slightly brighter than ours. Don't care about local dimming and HDR but screen uniformity is a must. Don't care if it's 4 inches deep if that somehow helps with uniformity as well. AFAIK
direct lit might have something to do with uniformity and usually are thicker tvs but IDK. The TCL 4 we had was edge lit with no local dimming and absolutely destroys in terms of uniformity most fald sets that I see. Dark corners and weird lines really is annoying.
I'd still go for a good deal on a set though even if I had all those gripes.
Brand new X950G 65" at $ 750 mid 2020 ? I'm down with that if that ever happens.
Like last year, there's also probably gonna be a $ 1100 55 inch E9 OLED from ebay/google shopping from an official vendor usually beachcam/buydig, this year.