Originally Posted by plivac_yu
owner of 60” kuro 151fd here since 2009. Have been looking for 77 oled and feel time is right.
Thinking of A9G or CX/GX - no good comparison review out there - flatpanelhd only serious CX review and they seem to put it above sony.
on the other hand, what I am reading here on plasma threads is that Sony is better at upscaling and image processing.
also android updates will be coming I feel vs WebOS not getting significant updates down the road with new gen displays.
Care about streaming HD/UHD content and 720p/1080p film and anime upscaling. Will be using apple tv 4k and PS3 with UMS media server from PC, occasionally minix andriod box for 1080p/uhd torrent movies (yts). Some gaming.... little time though so not that important but curious if not having 2.1 on sony and 120khz will come to bite me 1-2 yrs from now.
I think there are other kuro owners in this boat hence post on plasma forum.
thanks in advance!
Except for black levels and Dolby Video / HDR, OLED is pretty crappy compared to plasma, and especially to Kuro. Sony and LG each have their own strengths and weaknesses, you'll need to decide based what is important to you. It's a question of how you prioritize individual features.
OLED motion handling is just awful. The sample-and-hold panel technology is inherently defective for motion. Sony does a better job with motion and upscaling, because they seem to have some secret sauce in their algorithms that LG does not have.
I have a 65" LG OLED, and 720p / 1080p upscaling and motion was almost unwatchable when I got the set. I put a Darblet https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
on that input, and now it is quite watchable, but not before the Darblet.
Watching 4K Blu-Ray using my Oppo-203 is still painful with movies like Tokyo Drift and Cloverfield, because of the LG OLED motion handling.
Sony will give you better motion handling and upscaling.
LG is better for gaming, because it has better input response / less input lag than Sony.
I am not informed about future Android TV upgrades, but these days the LG WebOS is a much better and more pleasant UI than Sony Android TV. I really like the LG WebOS.
The Sony has a more subdued, not-bright picture compared to the LG. I prefer the LG picture to the Sony picture (we watch without much control of lighting), but the less energetic Sony picture might appeal more to some people. Probably best to look at them side by side in a light-controlled showroom to see which looks better to you.
It's a mixed bag. Depending on what I am watching and the lighting conditions, on some days I wish I had gotten the Sony, on some days I am happy with the LG.
You'll need to figure out what is right for you.
And I saved this insane, UFO conspiracy-theory thing for last... OLED panels have real problems with banding, color uniformity, and grey scale uniformity across the panel. It's because of the imperfect manufacturing process. Don't take my word for it, go look at the panel uniformity thread in the OLED forum. I was lucky, I got a pretty good one from LG, but some are pretty bad. It's a lottery.
The conspiracy theory is that Sony pays LG Display a premium to get binned OLED panels that are the best quality, with the least grey scale banding and the best color uniformity. So that LG buyers on average get a worse panel than Sony owners.
There is no credible evidence for this, but a lot of anecdotal accounts. Take it as you like.