Originally Posted by gadgtfreek
They have been this way awhile...
Here are the simple facts:
- LG, Panny and Sony make great OLEDs, pick your poison
- I moved to LG from Sony because motion bothers me, and several people I trust on here that have legit credentials offer recommendations that I listen to. Plus LG makes odd choices at times.
- I can't see why anyone who has access to Panasonic would buy anything else? I sure wouldn't and I love my Sonys lol. So just enjoy it.
Why someone that own's one brand, would continue to post in another brands area, I have no idea... I have a 2018 accord sport with a tuner, racing wheels and an intake. When I see a good looking Maxima riding down the road, I don't care, we both have nice, fast, cars...
We are in a time I personally did not think we would be in, after plasma died. We have OLED's growing in popularity, zero black, and high light output, plus UHD/HDR/Bluray is outstanding. Most of these brands come from factory looking good, hell I just got a 55" 6 series TCL and they are mostly accurate OOTB. Things are great in the display realm, buy a display and go enjoy life and stop the brand defense.
How many people does one personally know that cannot afford a 65" LG or Sony OLED? I know plenty. And yet people on AVS go back and forth about what is better.
If motion bothers you, you won't find Panasonic as good as Sony, just like you don't find LG as good as Sony. I like quite a few aspects of Panasonic oled, it's available in my country, I'm exploring ways to get a gz2000 for its hdr performance , but I'm not oblivious to any brands shortcomings.
This is no longer a case of motion being the best on Panasonic as it was in the years of impulse based plasma.these oleds are sample and hold, and Sony has the upper hand here on motion overall. Microstuter and frame skipping has been a known issue on previous years Panasonic oleds ,this year their new processor has improved it a lot but Sony's motionflow with smoothness 1 still gives you the most balanced motion overall. I'm not uber critical to motion smoothness , so I could live with pana.motion for its hdr performance. Sdr is rather close between Sony and pana.
Lg has some processing disadvantages but its advantage is that it's a more versatile oled compared to other brands, it's good for all types of usage.
There is still no oled of any brand that gets 'every' aspect right in a single package.
To answer the poster above you, BillP, they calibrated all the TV's to the same white point and had the bvm x300 as the reference monitor, they covered the bezels and removed stands so it could be a blind scoring.
They had 5 categories and the overall best TV category was arrived at by adding the scores of the individual categories. a+b+c+d+e=f , where f was the best overall TV .So it is very obvious that gaming and HDMI 2.1 had an impact on calling out which is the best overall TV , and LG had an advantage there.
For my usage, which is movie watching in a dark room and nothing else, the relevant category to me was best home theatre TV, which the Panasonic gz2000 won. Best overall TV was declared the LG c9.
Something the UK event did differently compared to last year's where pana also won best overall TV and home theatre, was that this year the public did the scoring , about 38 members from the public. The professionals were involved in setting up and calibrating the TV's (Tyler of portrait displays was present there too), but the scoring part was left for the public members to decide. This had been known for a while, Vincent announced in one of his YouTube videos a while ago that public would do the scoring (which I found a bit odd). Of.course the u.s. event had professionals do the scoring. Imo, a professional has an eye better tuned to pick up reference images than the public, so that would be my preference. But those were the rules , and cannot deny that LG won the best overall because the scoring rules weren't what we would've preferred to be.