Originally Posted by Vader1
Of course, but come on LG's engineering has always been second tier, and that's not really even a bad thing really because there are many tiers. I love that they have delivered us OLED when nobody else has and I really thank them for it, but I sure would never consider them if they weren't the only company making OLED's. right now. They have a great thing going for themselves, they have a monopoly on a fantastic display technology with lots of potential. Potentially even the best display that has so far been commercially available. If they weren't making OLED's how many self proclaimed videophiles would be buying their LED LCD's over the Sony's, and Panasonic's? Unless cost is a problem I don't think many. Hell even the Vizio P Series this year outdoes LG's top 2016 LCD's. On top of that their Plasma's were notoriously behind Panasonic, Pioneer, and even Samsung in black level and overall performance. Their investment into OLED and their current monopoly over it is primarily what has them now accepted as a high end quality manufacturer. I do think though that if a company like Sony or Panasonic got a hold of WOLED (they wont so it doesn't matter) it wouldn't be better right away because there is the matter of experience, but I think one of those companies would quickly find more innovative ways to fix these little issues after just 2 or 3 generations. I would bet on it myself. It would also come at a higher cost for sure, so might not even be worth it for everyone as the current OLED's are for the most part great overall.
You may consider LG's engineering '2nd tier' and others may even consider it third or fourth tier. However, the fact remains they've produced a display that the overwhelming number of professional reviews deem to be the best consumer display in history.
Not bad for second tier engineering. The 'top tier' engineering companies (I'm assuming here we mean Sony, Samsung & Panasonic) have either tried to enter the consumer OLED market and failed, can only do it by using LG's OLED panels and not their own, or simply haven't yet figured out how to do it in an arena other than the professional, broadcast market. And it's LG that's 2nd tier?
So yeah, maybe Sony could make you that perfect 65" OLED without the little LG niggling issues, but would you spend $50,000 for that 65" perfection? Do you think I'm exaggerating? Take a look at Sony's small, professional OLED pricing, extrapolate that price to a 65" display, and then get back to me. My price estimate might be low.
As Joel Silver correctly pointed out at the VE shootout, any of these companies can provide you with perfection on every panel that rolls off their assembly line. The only problem is you couldn't afford it.
Lastly, as to the claims by a few of poor upscaling by the LG OLEDs, I say nonsense. I've compared 720p, 1080i and 1080p (satellite broadcasts and BluRay) on both my 65" B6 OLED and my Sony 940c (the best in the business, right?) and at anything even remotely close to normal viewing distance, there is no difference. None. Zero. Nada. In fact, I'll be so bold as to say even at 1/2 of a typical viewing distance you'll see no difference.
If you want to compare differences in 720p scaling by pressing your nose up against the screen, may I suggest you find a new hobby like painting?