Originally Posted by JustinHEMI05
Been a long time since I checked in on this thread since getting my 65" B6 Chad B calibrated TV and it's coming up on 3 years since I got it. There's nothing wrong with my TV, it's still superb, but 3 years is about when I start looking to see if it's time to upgrade.
Has anyone gone from the C6 to the latest LG offerings? Do you feel there was significant improvement over the B6?
Also, I see that there's still an enormous price increase to go to 77". I want a bigger one but am not willing to pay current 77" prices. Perhaps it may be better to wait until those prices come down before upgrading again.
ETA: Correction to calibrator. I got mixed up, it was Chad B.
The WOLED stack LGD used on the 2017s, 2018s and 2019s is identical to the stack they introduced on the 2016s.
'Upcoming' which probably means next year, LGD will introduce a new WOLED Stack that increases color gamut to >100% DCI-P3 and 85% Rec.2020.
They also had 120Hz BFI (240Hz Effective Refresh Rate) implemented on the 2019s but pulled it back at the last minute (so it's likely to be delivered in 2020).
And prices on 77" WOLEDs have been on a 25-30% year-on-year pricedown curve. 77C8 launch MSRP was $9000, launch MSRP on the 77C9 was $7000, and I'm guessing we'll see a launch MSRP of $5000 on the 77C20.
For all those reasons, I've decided to hold off jumping on a 77C9 until after CES'20. If the C20s don't introduce the new BR/GB WOLED stack and fix the 120Hz BFI (or they enable 120Hz BFI on the 2019s) I may jump on a 77C9 durng Spring Closeput Season.
Otherwise, the C20 will be a much more significant upgrade over the C9 than the C9 was over the C8.
Beyond the 'Upconing' BR/GB WOLED stack LG has promised and which I'm expecting next year, in the 'Future' they will introduce another modified WOLED stack with 130% efficiency (meaning probably peak brightness levels of ~1200cd/m2). I doubt this 'future' translates to 2021, but if it does, that might be worth waiting another year for...
The bottom line is that the C6 is a pretty darned good TV. It's near-perfection for SDR and pretty capable for a first-generation HDR TV. Since then, LG has introduced:
1) better burn-in compensation/control (which I don't care about because I don't watch cable news and am under 2000 hours total in ~3 years)
2) a number of improvements to HDR including higher peak output levels, but that landscape is still shifting so you'll get a more fully-baked solution for each additional year of patience.
3) much easier autocal capability (which I'll care about on a new WOLED but already have my C6 dialed-in).
4) Atmos sound including Atmos-over-ARC (which I don't care about since I stream through a FireStick4KTV into my Atmos AVR).
My biggest gripe with my 65C6P is the less-than-perfect near-black uniformity, but that is an area where it appears that LGD has not made much progress over the past 3 years and the Panel Lottery is unfortunately still in place...