Originally Posted by gadgtfreek
Not surprising, I have owned plenty of both, Sony is just a better display and a company with better engineers. You may not like it, it is what it is. Every year the same people act surprised, and then say things like "well the LG is cheaper", "well the LG has better lag", "well the LG was close". Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Now on to 2020, where we can see the same result, and the same characters saying the same things in next years shootout...
I’m not pro either one. I’d have gotten a Sony if it had hdmi 2.1 as next year’s consoles are important to me. Technically it’s all the same panels from LG, but Sony has better processing and engineering...not better panel per se 🙂
Originally Posted by 8KCRT
Originally Posted by guitarguy316
I mean we should all be honest. For the movie and tv viewer and no gaming, you can buy the Sony but spend over 20% more for it.
The LG is so close that when you factor in price, hdmi 2.1, and the incredible gaming performance it’s a better “all around” tv.
So at the end of the day, depending on a user needs you choose one or the other if price is no issue. That’s the bottom line. Otherwise they are both very good TVs.
Did panel uniformity conversations come up at all? Just curious...
I don't know about the incredible gaming performance. At the very beginning, they were testing latency with a new tool that attempted to generate realistic color/lighting of a game, and the C9 and A9G were fairly close. I don't have the latency numbers, but they were all way WAY higher than the what's currently being published as latency - I think they were all over 70 ms.
I’m not sure where you got your info. The A9G is coming in at 26ms with the LGs at 13ms for 4K SDR/HDR. When I refer to gaming performance I was also referencing if you’re gonna buy a tv this year and be an early adopter of next gen consoles next year, you’re gonna want 2.1 on your set. Game mode is fully able to be calibrated too now.
Again, I’m not defending on brand over the other. It’s really simple recommendation...
If you game a decent amount of time (subjective) but says 40-50% or more or want next gen consoles, go for LG. If not, then take the Sony.
If LG could have the upscaling processing and motion of Sony (which it’s close but still Sony ahead), then it’s a different ball game.
I think Sony will always win these types of shootouts because of the money they spend on processing technology, etc.
LG could if they invested enough. Same way they could make 100% perfect panels with no tint or banding, except they’d just be really expensive.
At least Sony didn’t way over price out of the gate but the $300 difference is now closer to $900 difference if you factor in LG at $3200 with $300 gift cards BB is offering as of now. That’s a pretty big difference and why LGs will always outsell Sony.