Originally Posted by venus933
Banding and vignetting on par with Sony? Those are issues from the panel unless you're referring to gradient banding and no I don't think Sony is being allowed to cherry pick their panels from LG. There might be some advantages with Sony's video processing such as motion interpolation, gradient banding and less posterization issues but there are also some disadvantage such as ABL and HDR tone mapping.
Sounds like you're drinking too much of the Sony kool-aid, I'm probably guilty of this also as I covet the advantages from the Sony but I'm under no illusion that they has some magic dust to hide near black banding and vignetting (this now appears to be a rather rare occurrence regardless) from the panel. But as you alluded to LG got closer with the last firmware update.
I'm intrigued by the Panasonic EZ950 series as it at least has a no B.S. design like the B7/C7 models but it's not available in the U.S market so that's that.
I don’t like Kool Aid...and I’ve said a long time ago how unhappy Sony’s 2015-16 TVs made me (850c and 800c) that I didn’t look at Sony again until the OLED came. I don’t think Sony is cherry picking I just think they know what they are doing way more than LG does with these OLEDs so maybe it’s all the processing and how they power their panels. I do not see many swaps or returns for the Sony OLEDs let alone as many banding or tinting issues. Whether it’s because The A1E isn’t out there as much as the LG, since the Sony is steep in price and LG is much more consumer friendly...or it could be coicindence.
With that said...LGs track record isn’t great and my confidence sways more to the Sony name, even though it’s LG panels, Sony must be doing something better to have the reviews they have for their OLED.
With all that said...I don’t have the money to play with like 99% of the people in here do. Can’t buy both and compare and don’t have the time to swap and exchange etc. That is why I’m just trying to get as much info as I can about them before purchasing.
Lg has more (minimally more) detail for highlights, better peak NITs, brighter HDR. ABL isn’t an issue, colors are better, calibration is more refined. Price price price price. 65” certainly sounds nice for a C7 since it’s the same price as a A1E 55”.
Sony has better motion, from what has been read in that thread they have better uniformity and less banding issues(how? We may never know if they pick panels or dump panels off their line which causes the A1E to be so high priced compared to LG), better gradients, less posterization. Processor processor processor. New firmware may bring better HDR, reduce ABL, and add DV.
I would consider the Sony like the plasmas I used to own...people would say the ZT60 sucks in bright room conditions but when in my home the brightness was great in all conditions.
I would consider the LG more LED with OLED perks (blacks contrast color) because they are brighter, reasonably prices, and provide a lot of features.
It’s gonna be a tough choice.