Originally Posted by waltinaz
Thanks for the response! I’m hoping to leverage all the work and research your did...LOL!
A few questions and comments, based on your comments:
- I don’t watch ANY 4K source material right now, and frankly, don’t know when I will. I guess I will when “4K DVD’s” are readily available, but most of my viewing is cable TV or streaming from Netflix or HBO, and I don’t think any of those sources will be putting out 4K in the near future. So all that said, on non-4K material, why will the Sony perform “substantially better than the LG OLED”, as you stated?
- I agree with your re the immersiveness. Having as big a screen as I can get is important to me, and I really, REALLY enjoy the immersiveness of that big screen while watching sports, movies and shows. I do worry about “losing” some of that with a smaller screen, albeit, just a 3” decrease.
- My primary viewing distance is about 12’, and yours is about 14.5’. How do you feel that changes the calculus? One might feel that with me being closer, at 12’, that the benefits of OLED will become more apparent.
- I know you said that off-axis viewing was not a factor for you, but I am somewhat concerned about it. Did you notice anything in your research that indicated that the Sony will be better, or substantially better, than our current Sharps?
- What other key findings did you make that helped sway you to the Sony? And I know you took your time, but in the end, it seemed like a slam dunk for you. What made it SO compelling?
Thanks for your input!
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The Sony will display non-4K content better because both TV's upscale non-4K content to 4K. If I understand correctly, the Sony performs much better in this area.
OLED does have better off-center viewing, but I am not sure how much a factor that is. It is good to get down to BB/Magnolia and evaluate similar TV's as the ones you are considering to get a true feel of this first hand.
At 12.5' distance you technically would need a 70" screen to even notice the higher resolution of 1080p. You would need a 100" to begin noticing the higher detail of 4K. However, despite not being able to see the actual pixel detail, I believe we still retain a higher viewing quality when employing a higher resolution screen. Of course distance is a factor. That's why at my distance, I definitely feel I need to not step down from 80". But much of this "science" is purely subjective and much is psychological, so it really depends on your unique mindset and what you feel is your most important personal criteria.
The slam dunks if I did not mention them already were
1. I definitely need a screen larger than 80" based on my seating distance and the fact that I have 80" now.
2. Most of the content I am watching is not 4K source material, so it will look better when upscaled by the Sony vs. the LG OLED.
3. I have a bright room and the Sony is a much brighter display.
4. The superiority of OLED vs. LED is not as substantial as it is passionately made out to be, especially with a very solid performer as the 900F.
5. The superiority of OLED is mostly apparent when you have extremely contrasty scenes such as starry skies or when the credits roll.
6. The 85" Sony is 22% Larger than the 77" LG OLED and costs half as much
7. The Sony is at my budget, the LG is twice my budget
Hope that helps!