Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Westchestcher County NY
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I probably shouldn't admit this on this type of forum. And while I am not Joey Sixpack nor have I ever heard of a store called Wally World, I was recently in a somewhat small audio-video store which had a rather diverse mix of sets on display, all playing the same movie.
One was the 85" LG, another the 75" Sony Z series, another the 77" LG OLED, and an 8500 series Samsung.
Now, I'm not exactly Tonto, nor Taka, and I can't throw a hatchet and split an apple at 25' feet. But nor am I Mr. Magoo or Stevie Wonder.
And yes, when OLED first came out I drooled over the blacks. I shuddered at the then ridiculous price however.
But try as I might, I scanned both walls of this shop, looked and looked and looked, and I could barely, if at all, tell the difference between the four to six sets on the wall.
I dare say, less than excellent reviews have scared me away from almost any set other than the top line Sony (though too small in only 75) Samsung and the OLED. If it were not for the reviews and even the statements here about the blacks not being great on some, I'd probably be happy with any of them, especially any 85" because that is the size I want.
However, because of price of an 85", when my current addition/media room is complete, I'll probably go with a projector and screen instead and save a few thousand dollars and have 120"