Originally Posted by email4eric
What would be the best OLED sets to look at for a soccer fan who watches CNN and MSNBC regularly?
Everyone uses the same panels (they are all from LG Display), so the differences are all in styling, features, and firmware / software. At the high end, the two main choices (in the USA) are LG and Sony. Panasonic is available outside of the USA.
I might be a little out of date, because it's been almost a year since I had to replace my broken plasma TV with an OLED, but for the 2018 models at least, this is what I remember.
The Sony has better motion handling and upscaling. It's not a huge difference, but enough that some people have a strong preference. This is because Sony has better secret sauce in their video processing than LG has.
The Sony Android TV user interface was slow and clunky compared to the LG Web OS interface, which is snappy and nice; I believe I've heard that the 2019 Sony has improved in this regard, due to a new and more powerful processor.
The Sony had more aggressive ABL than the LG, and a somewhat more subdued picture.
We went with the LG 65C8, because I object to ABL, my wife likes a picture with more "pop" (she'd be happiest with an LCD in "torch mode"), and I think the Sony was $700 more expensive at the time.
As soon as I got the LG settled in, I was appalled by the motion handling. Sports seemed almost unwatchable (a football in flight, fast action in a baseball game). Cable news was noticeably worse than plasma. This is due to the sample-and-hold technology used by all OLED panels.
After a lot of fiddling around with the motion fine-tuning features of the LG (which introduce additional processing), the insertion of a DarbeeVision DVP-5000S into the cable feed, and a calibration by Chad B, I can live with it now and be mostly happy, but it ain't no plasma. If I was looking at OLED this year, I'd give the Sony stronger consideration than I gave it last year.