Originally Posted by Al Leong
The reason to get the Sony as an alternative to the 17 LG is simply If you can see the X1E handing of dynamic HDR10 presenting a "better" presentation to Dolby Vision.
This is the only reason why I treasure my A1 including SDR handling.
It's not a Sony - LG comparison, it's a Sony - Dolby comparison IMO.
When Meridian was played at the shootout, on day 1 and day 2, this comparison was undeniable to most attending and the comments I overheard about it.
If this is not important to a viewer, the LG is the "first choice".
Al, although John disagreed with me, I saw the brightest highlights being clipped on the Sony. It wasn't overly important in that scene, but to me it was still there.
Further, and more importantly IMO, the entire streaming exercise was somewhat flawed due to the differences in the apps themselves. Many of us don't use the onboard apps on these displays. In fact, due to the hideous OS of my Sony, it was the prime reason I went with a Roku. The less interaction with the Sony OS the better, despite the Roku itself having flaws.
So the Roku presentation is different than the Sony presentation via its onboard app. Further, as most of us saw, the color of the Sony was at times distracting in that it was obviously too blue. It's quite possible that color wouldn't have been so skewed with a Roku via a calibrated HDMI input. Of course then it's also possible the entire presentation would have been different too.
Lots of variable with streaming that weren't really discussed and I didn't think about until on my way home.