Originally Posted by Vader1
I posted this in the lag thread by mistake, I meant to post it here...
Has the E6 (or any of the 2016 LG's I guess) been compared by anybody to the Panasonic OLED? I know the Panny was compared favorably to last years but I doubt it would be better than this years but I don't know. I do know it's very high in input lag, higher than any LG right now. Does it have the same or similar panel to this years LG's?
Originally Posted by video_analysis
It's been discontinued but since it was officially a 2015 model and curved, it apparently came from the same facility as the panels used for the EG9600.
I see. That is interesting because the 9600 was considered one of the most flawed LG's, and yet the Panasonic OLED was considered better than all the 2015 ones except for input lag.
Originally Posted by Alamei
The B6 is already a moderately gimped version of the C6 (no 3D, which most consumers don't care about, but also a worse SoC, which more might be bothered by). Despite that, LG currently seems intent on selling it at the same price as the C6. Since a flat panel shouldn't cost any more than a curved panel to manufacture, and the higher quality SoC wouldn't contribute that much (percentage-wise) to the cost of a $5,000 television, it suggests to me that LG really isn't interested in pushing sales numbers on the B6, instead nudging potential buyers toward the either C6 or the E6.
Since the B6 is definitely a rung lower on the technology ladder than the C6 (not a huge difference, but enough to be noticeable for some classes of users; apparently the extra input lag is enough to frustrate gamers), LG might choose to start discounting it further than the C6 and treating it as more of an entry-level set if they decide to close out the EG9100, but the fact that they're currently marketing the B6 as a sister-set to the C6 and seem to be happy enough with whatever the resulting sales numbers are (including however many people that's pushing to buy the C6 or E6) makes such a price drop unlikely in my eyes.
I see what you are saying but I do still think 2K is gonna happen by early next year. The 9100 was selling at my BB for $1,799 a few weeks ago and now since they got the B6 it's been pushed to $1,300! I doubt we will see either the B6 or C6 go to there in it's production cycle but I think 2K is likely and who knows. I didn't think BB would have it at 2,799 so soon.
And I wouldn't really mind having the C6 since LG's curve doesn't bother me and it has some other slight advantages but I am probably going for the B6.
Oh and btw I have been been meaning to ask what SoC stands for because I keep seeing it mentioned but am unsure what you guys are talking about...?