Originally Posted by andykara2003
Not at all - I'd much rather not have to go through the hassle of returning it and getting a C9 - I'd only do so if it meant the C9 is definitely better for my use case.
I understand your point that for some people as long as they can make out the image they're happy, but I like bright punchy images so I'm in the other camp.
Originally Posted by LSG_Da_Bears
In the owners form, one of the calibrators was indicating a potential update coming soon making the picture even better than the C9 picture noticeably.
Here is a post just made by the calibrator I mentioned. It is in the owners thread. https://www.avsforum.com/forum/40-ol...l#post59729988
All i can say is i've calibrated eight 2020 LG OLEDs and carefully tested three to see variances and at the end of the day the set performs excellent. LG has made subtle improvements that in my opinion, are on par with the Sony. You have to be careful about many reports because not all are true. Just go by the reports from Vincent Teoh, D-Nice, myself and i thought Rtings has a nice review as well.
Some miss information:
1) The 2020 LGs aren't as bright. Not really true. Same panel variance. I'm measuring 680-740 nits first read, 10%, D65. Pretty much in line with last year.
2) C9 is better for gaming. Maybe but since both TVs have 10 bit panels as long as your game console can support 10 bit you shouldn't have a problem.
3) No DTS is a deal breaker. Only if you use the internal apps to stream ripped videos. Other TVs support basic DTS and not DTS:X so there are limitations anyway.
4) The 2020 LGs have elevated blacks. Not true except slightly with DV but is minimized once calibrated or setting black level to 49. This is a Dolby problem that will be fixed. What you need to be careful about is, all OLEDs, can be spot on with perfect black, crushing slightly or raised slightly from the factory. Just a fact due to the technology and QC. That said, if you get a set that's not spot on, you need to adjust the black level one click either way ( that's why there is a control right? ), or get your set calibrated. I've seen this on a couple of sets. You can also get good results calibrating this set with Calman Home for LG. It's simple, relatively inexpensive, as long as you follow the instructions. Remember you get great results for home use but if you want professional reference results you need reference equipment and need a professional calibrator or invest in the equipment and software to accomplish this.
I feel Vincent Teoh's recent videos are probably the best to go by since he shows content and test patterns to prove what he is seeing and reporting. Always well thought out and executed.
And the folks at LG, i agree with Vincent, they are very dedicated, care 100% about getting us the best PQ and are continually improving the set via firmware over the model year. I have a lot of confidence in LG now more than ever.
As far as getting a C9 vs a CX, you better hurry because i don't believe 2019 OLEDs are being manufactured any longer so you can only get what's in stock.