Originally Posted by ozziegn
Just like the thread title says. I bought a 65" C6 curved TV last year and its been flawless since day one. But, lately I've been having an itch to try out a C8 to see if the differences (if any) were worth the extra cost in upgrading. I know one of the biggest things people talk about with the C8 is the support of DV. But to my surprise, I see that my C6 also supports DV going by what the upper right hand corner tells me when I start a movie encoded with DV.
So I went out and picked up a C8 and I used it for a couple of days to see what the difference was. I don't know if my 50 year old eyes are getting tired but I hardly see any difference between my C6 and my C8 in terms of PQ.
So I ask, is it worth upgrading to a C8 or should I return the TV and be happy with my trusty C6?
The C8 supports autocal (useless if you don't perform calibration), it supports BFI (but only at 60Hz, which causes visible flicker for many), is supports Dynamic Tonemapping (which may result in slightly better HDR10), it supports Atmos-over-ARC (though my recently p-acquired $35 FireStickTV4K has plugged that gap), it is supposed to do somewhat better in terms of near-black linearity than the C6, and burn-in protection technology has improved greatly on the C8 versus the C6 (in case you watch alot of CNN on your WOLED
For me, none of those improvements are enough to justify upgrading my 65C6P yet. I'm waiting to see improvements in near-black uniformity before I pull the trigger on a new WOLED. My 65C6P has pretty good near-black uniformity and after slogging-through the panel lottery once, I don't have the heart to go through that again...
The C6 is essentially perfect for SDR (except for the occasional DSE from pans over fairly uniform near-dark scenes and does a pretty darned-good job delivering HDR10 and Dolby Vision streaming through internal apps or over HDMI.
With a budget-friendly 75" panel (possibly with 8K resolution), HDMI 2.1, an i crease in peak brightness to 2000 cd/m2, and improvements to near-black uniformity along with an end to the panel lottery, I may be ready to upgrade.
Before then, not really interested.
Did you bring the C8 back or are you still deciding?