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You can't go wrong with either of these sets, if your goal is the best at home image quality available today.
Like most things, the choice comes down to the individual's use and needs.
If you are a video content watcher, OLED is as good as it gets. TV, 4k movies, etc. will all provide you with frequent jaw dropping moments.
If you are the obsessive type, these great experiences can be diminished, or ruined, if you are constantly worried about ir/burn-in from station logos, black bars, etc.
Gamers will fine bliss in the Q9. Leave those games on for as long as you want, without worry. Same for CNN. No ir/burn-in worries at all.
In truth, the pq differences between these sets are mostly visible when viewing the competing sets side-by-side, with the same content. Both will do an excellent job with a decent source, but your eye will prefer one image over the other.
If they look the same, price becomes a deciding factor.
I personally have an LED and an OLED set. I strongly prefer the OLED for HD TV viewing and movies. I use the LED for a computer monitor and regular family room TV/movies. My LED is an 80" while my OLED is only 55", so size does make up for quality in a larger viewing room.
Personally, I would not go OLED if I was a gamer, or used the set for computer use. LG seems to be making incremental improvements in their panel designs, but when they won't back up their sets against burn-in with warranty coverage, believe what they are telling you - the potential is there and it is real.