Ordered an LG C8... what have I done??
Short story: I need some quick advice; just ordered an LG C8 and need to make sure it was the right call while I can still cancel.
I’ve been price watching TVs for a while, and have posted a couple times on the LCD sub-forums. I’m replacing a Samsung H7150, which is mounted over the fireplace in our open floor plan living room. There are 5 NW facing windows on the wall to the left, so it gets pretty bright in afternoons. This is a general use TV with mostly kids shows during day and shows/TV at night.
Every time I go to Best Buy I love the LG’s, but eventually settled to watch prices on the Sony X900F due to price (not sure if extra $$ for OLED is worth it), ease of mounting (would have to move wall mount down for LG due to lower VESA hole placement, which means more lag bolt drilling on my studs), and fear of burn in (my Panasonic plasma still has the ‘15 era USA logo).
My plan was to jump on the Sony if it got around $1400, or a Samsung Q8 if it got close to $1500. But then I saw the 65’ C8 for $1899 tonight and jumped. Last time I saw it for that price they sold out in under an hour. But even at that price, that’s $400-500 over the Sony that i could have put towards a 4K Blu-ray player or something.
Now I’m trying to decide if that’s the right TV for us. I keep reading that viewing angles aren’t great on the Sony, and our angles can get big depending on where you’re sitting, so that should be a big factor. But I can’t say I’ve ever noticed anything with my H7150. And I read that OLED isn’t great for bright rooms, but then I read the exact opposite. And then I read about burn in risk, but then that it’s really not a problem. So I just don’t know.
Couple of other weird factors... I currently have our tv tilted down slightly to help with angles. I like the idea of being able to put the LG flush to the wall (the side of the TV is one of the first things you see when you walk into our house. On the other hand, that screen looks dang thin, and I worry one errant ball from one of our kids might take it out (though for all I know the LED’s may be even more fragile).
So, for my uses, is the overall quality and benefits of the C8 worth the $$ over the X900F, or would I be better off cancelling and continue watching for deals on the Sony?
Btw, sorry for the long post with scattered thoughts... been a long day and wrote this quickly!