Originally Posted by Tanquen
I do hope they both keep improving. Just looking at the next few months as I'm wanting to retire the 10-ish year old Kuro.
Didn't the 2018 sets have BFI?
Yes, 50% BFI @ 60Hz sacrificing 50% of brightness.
2019 support 25%, 50% or 75% BFI @ 60Hz and 50% BFI @ 120Hz, all with an automatic 25% brightness boost (so no sacrifice in brightness @ 25% BFI, 50% sacrifice in brightness @ 75% BFI). 2018 WOLEDs deliver MPRT of 3.5ms, which is the lowest persistance ever achieved on a mainstream TV.
"With 120Hz BFI OLED will be superior in motion compared to LCD." But it seems some issues were there with the 2018 LG?
2018s were a deficient first-generation implementation of BFI (not quite catching up to leading LED/LCD). The 2nd-generation 2019 implementation takes BFI to an entirely different level beyond what LED/LCD can (economically) achieve...
I'm looking forward to the real reviews as I'm done waiting and with the 9s having HDMI 2.1 I'm just about there.
The 9S will get a FW upgrade to support some HDMI 2.1 features through an HDMI2.0 chipset, but it will almost certainly not be full 48Gbps HDMI2.1 supporting 4K4:2:[email protected]
Just worried I'll not like the black crush or motion and maybe burn in. I don't play lots of games but I did want to pay some with HDMI 2.1 and freesync.
I'm not sure where you get the idea that 2018/19 WOLEDs suffer from black crush. It's the Q9FN that won the black crush crown last year. The Q9 is supposed to be better, but we need to await first owner reports.
Samsung made no improvements in motion performance this year, while LG 2nd-genration BFI is a big leap forward, so w'll need to see how those two compare in the motion department.
With a 2019 WOLED, you'll get full 48Gbps HDMI 2,1. With a 2019 QLED/LCD, you'll probably some hacked HDMI 2.0 pseudo-HDMI2.1 upgrade at best that almost certainly won't support full 48Gbps.
If you are deathly afraid of burn-in, stick to LCD. No argument there.