Originally Posted by BillP
Most coming from plasmas prefer OLEDs over LCDs (and QLED is just an LCD). If you like to watch movies in the dark, OLED is the best way to go. If you mainly watch during the day and cannot control ambient light, then sure, LCD. The LG C9 is an excellent OLED and supports HDMI 2.1. But that is only important for gaming. Yes, the Sony A9G does upconvert and handle motion better than LG, but LG has narrowed the gap so the difference is less than previous years. IMO, DV is going to win over HDR 10+ since (in the US) only Samsung is supporting HDR 10+. If LG and Sony continue to support DV and ignore HDR 10+, I just don't see how it will survive. And I don't think Netflix streaming supports HDR 10+, just HDR and DV.
Yep - once you've become used to an emmissive display its hard to get away from them. I tried way back when I wanted to upgrade my 50" Pioneer KURO plasma. I tried multiple LCDs and everyone of them failed to deliver what I needed - contrast & proper black levels. Viewing angles were lousy too. Sure, they were brighter than my KURO in certain conditions but how bright do TVs have to really get? Is it accurate to be gaudy-bright? Not sure if it is. I dont think so. For dark room viewing, like most movies, the OLED wins and it isnt even close.
And, its not like OLEDs arent bright! C'mon, we watch sports all the time and its vibrant, bright, colorful and of course the best blacks make the image pop and seem 3D. Cant get that on an LCD based TV. As for ambient light, well, on a bright sunny day I suppose an LCD will cut through the ambient light better and have less reflection. Great. But how common is it to watch TV with the sun blaring on the screen? Why bother? Here in upstate, NY if I get sun I go outside and enjoy it.
Seriously though - if you're watching content you care about you'll make the room more TV friendly anyways. You'll lower the blinds and do what you can to make it easier to see.
Everyone has a different use case so I get that and the newest LCDs have improved over the ones I tried several years ago. But, anyone coming from a plasma really ought to seriously consider an OLED.