Originally Posted by Ken Ross
OK then, the next time I go into my Wayback Machine and find my movie library and general content is predominantly 480i, I’ll use that as a major consideration in picking a display. For now, in 2019, I’ll stick with my C9, that for the content I watch, is essentially indistinguishable from the Sony.
If you watch 4k or good quality 1080p, upscaling advantage of sony does not apply. But how would you negate the advantage of motion and gradient handling? Motion is still an advantage regardless of the resolution. At this shootout, they kept motion interpolation switched off, still sony's motion appears a little smoother, see the shootout scoring. And see when vincent does a side by side of the c9 and a9g.
And you only own a lg c9, how are you saying it is 'essentially indistinguishable' from sony, when you dont have a sony in the room to draw a distinction between? It's unscientific to make a claim they are 'indistinguishable' when you arent comparing them side by side. Why do shootouts have them side by side for comparison purposes? Because that's where the differences will be noticeable. If you find that the lg motion is good enough for you when viewed independently, that's fine, but that doesnt negate the fact that ,comparatively, sony's motion is better. This is is the generally held professional opinion.
Gradient handling also works slighly better on sony, switch off smooth gradation (smooth gradation reduces fine detail) and see which tv deals with posterization artifacts better.
If you are not calibrating, the ootb accuracy of sony is also better than lg.
There are advantages with the sony for discerning watchers, but if you are convinced that the lg is 'good enough' for your tastes that's fine, just know that it isn't the best available in the market in terms of processing/accuracy.