Originally Posted by Ken Ross
And you expect people to respond to your posts with this kind of nastiness?
To be perfectly honest, I don't usually read and/or respond to your posts/essays. I always know they will be centered in some kind of anti-OLED diatribe. So why read it when these are OLED threads, supposedly populated by posters who actually enjoy OLED
I did not find 2016 LG OLED enjoyable. I found the horrendous above black issues, including crushed shadow detail and overly-coarse black level controls, poor to mediocre processing, artifact-prone Trumotion motion processing, and not very good HDR tone-mapping all amounting to way too much hype for 2016 LG OLED. The Z9D is a better 2016 display, if one views their LED head on, like I always do.
So bottom line, as usual, you find some way to avoid telling us your brightness setting on your B6 while watching that opening intro to Planet Earth II. It's obvious you simply do not want to tell us. So how can we take your claims to minimal banding on your B6 in that opening scene when you won't tell us how much you are crushing blacks to hide that banding/contouring? How much are you crushing blacks to get that dark black space?
Where do you get that I am anti-OLED?
Look at my screen name. I think the A1E is a really nice display, and I want one. Not sure it is $1500 better than a 65C7, however, so I think it is still overpriced, even though I can get discount pricing lower than all the best deals mentioned in the deals section. $500 lower from here and I might buy one.
I just bought a 65C7 Friday and it will be delivered here within the hour or two. So much for me being anti-LG or anti-OLED
. I am very much anti-2016 LG OLED, as I don't think that the two 2016 LG OLEDs I owned were worthy of keeping in my household.
I am keeping an open mind, and will set-up the C7 right next to my Z9D with UHD HDR splitter and I will no longer have to take anyone else's word for it on AVS, but I will see with my own eyes just how much LG has closed the gap in processing and near-black shadow detail, noise etc. compared to the extremely clean presentation on the Z9D.
I don't expect it to match the Z9D for cleanness of above black representation, and handling of less than pristine compressed sources, but I hope it is not too far off such that the C7 is an overall better display.
Also, I will spend quite a bit of time comparing HDR content side by side with Z9D to see if 2017 LG OLED HDR is significantly improved, because on my 2016 LG OLEDs, HDR was a total disaster, which is why it was beaten in the 2016 HDR shootout by a couple of LCDs, and HDTVtest called the Z9D the best HDR display of 2016, not OLED.