Originally Posted by venus933
I guess LG is abiding their time with a QDCF display (next year?) and a true QLED display down the road - 4/5 years.
I believe you meant Samsung, right?
I'm not sure if a backlight for a QDCF will be any better than a conventional one. But they're a marketing juggernaut and to the average consumer they're still considered a premium brand - which they remain in some aspects.
Did you mean 'WOLED Backlight? Compared to what Samsung will offer based on QDCF on conventional blue LED backlight? Not sure what you are trying to say here.
QDCF on conventional Blue LCD backlight avoids the need for blue QDCF, while QDCF on WOLED backlight needs all three RGB QDCF primaries...
As for the shootout there is some controversy if the Sony A1E was calibrated at it's best best but as you know from past shootouts it's the same ole same ole.
Even the A1Es 'Honorable Mention' is good for LG WOLED - if the results in that category had been reversed, it wouldn't have changed much.
Seems LGs improvements in reduced ABL were the key advantage that gave them the edge over the Sony A1E. Who knows how the panels are specified, but it seems that LG allows panel customers to make their own determination as to the level of ABL 'protection' they feel comfortable with (and Sony chose to stick closer to the ABL limts LG used on their 2016 OLEDs).
That, and the fact that Sony had some processing that could not be turned off (and hence delivered images that were slightly off from reference).