Originally Posted by 4kfan
In replying, you've provided some interesting points, and these are worth considering...
You've stated that, except for screen size, you're quite satisfied with a plasma TV, and this gives me the impression that you'd be just as happy with a 1080p plasma at 65" as you would with a 65" OLED. I suspect that if you saw an episode of 'Planet Earth II' in true 4k HDR on a 65" LG OLED you'd have serious second thoughts about that, but in any event it's a moot point; plasma is dead, and if you're going to go from a 50" TV to a 65" model, you're simply going to have to buy an LED/LCD, OLED or QLED.
I see two solutions to your problem. Since OLED's judder factor is just not acceptable to you, and you don't want an LED TV, arrange your furniture so that you're sitting closer to your 50" screen, and wait for a few years until OLED's judder problem is effectively resolved, hopefully at an affordable price. Secondly, buy a 2016 65" B6 at its closeout price, live with the occasional hiccup for a few years, and buy into your dream TV when OLED technology matures to your satisfaction.
But I must tell you that there's something I'm bothered about. You've written that OLED's 4k quality is "great" while plasma's 1080p quality is "EXCELLENT." Huh?? That certainly wasn't my experience. I had the 58" Panasonic VT-25 3D 1080p TV, and while it provided a decent picture, it didn't compare with the Sony 850c 65" LED 4k TV, and the Sony couldn't hope to compete with the 65" LG 4k OLED. From this, I would guess that pristine picture quality is not of paramount importance to you.
So being, here's a suggestion that I think makes the best sense. Keep your current TV and use your money to buy a new 35mm digital SLR camera. Greece may well be the most beautiful country in the world, and you are truly blessed to live in such a wonderful land. As a creative photographer, if I lived in your country I'd be taking pictures 25 hours a day. I'm jealous.
Hello again and thank you for taking the time to deal with my dilemma!
Actually, the two solutions you provide are the ones I also thought of. A few days ago I tried to convince my wife into rearranging the furniture so that we sit closer to the tv, but she was not having any of it! Ha, To be honest she is probably right, as since our renovation, our current set up is the most practical and aesthetically pleasing...
So now I am contemplating the second solution: Buying the B6, living with the slight hick-ups and waiting till OLED matures even further...
Regarding your reaction to my picture quality ranking between OLED and Plasma, I totally understand why many (most) people rate OLED's PQ higher. I admit that OLED's blacks are even blacker than Plasma, and the picture has a slight ''crispness'' and definition over the plasma. ''Pristine'' is a good word for it. If I were to rate OLED vs Plasma point-by-point, OLED would probably win more points (by a small margin). However, personally, I value motion over all. And since Plasma has great blacks, great uniformity, natural colors, and EXCELLENT motion, overall I prefer its picture over OLED. Granted I am not speaking of 4k, as plasma lacks it completely. When 4k content is much more prominent, and almost all our viewing is 4k it will be a different story...
Finally, concerning Greece, I own a small Holiday Home agency, and part of my job is to photograph Holiday homes, villas, and scenery. I actually did this myself for a few years, and still do when my photographer is unavailable. Our newest trend is drone photography
Greece is truly a beautiful beautiful land with amazing landscapes, coasts, beaches, hills, mountains, plains, islands, canyons, waterfalls, and blue blue skies...I am lucky to live in this country. However (and I know I'll catch alot of flak for this), I can't stand the 6 month summers! I am Greek-American, and my Ohio DNA can't take the constant heat! I am already dreading the arrival of May, as I know its flip-flop season until November! I can't wait for Fall