Originally Posted by gmarceau
Ok, ok, it's new and maybe improved, but will it matter... Looking forward to a D-Nice review.
Originally Posted by wco81
Yeah seems like incremental improvements, with no word on whether they've addressed the reliability and consistency issues people have complained about.
Plus not too future proof without HDMI 2.1 either. Yeah I know it was finalized only at the end of November but it would make more sense to ship these products in the fall, which is when most TVs are bought anyways, and then get HDMI 2.1 in there.
Otherwise, it may make more sense to buy 2017 models and plan to upgrade again years later.
Literally every year is incremental improvements. Even what I'd call "step-wise" improvements are (1) rarely revolutionary (2) occur very infrequently.
It's pointless to try to project if/when you'll get a "step" because that's typically just about 2 years worth of progress.
I remember the original Kuro demos from CES where everyone
in the room understood "once this is a product, that's going to be quite something". This was also always going to be true of the very first OLEDs.
Otherwise, I'd argue the leaps have been in small quanta while none of them have been quite quantum.
But by all means, define it however you want.
That said, the new LG has a brand new panel and a brain new processing engine. I suspect that'll be true again in 2020. But whenever it's true, it'll be another nice gain or whatever is out. It doesn't obsolete a thing and most humans will be hard pressed to see the differences.
Many here complain about LG's issues with motion (should be improved), some honestly pretty bogus concerns about brightness with some more substantive concerns about ABL (likely improved), and also about vertical band issues (who knows? but the fact that the fab is mature, the backplane making is mature, et al. suggests this could also
But cue the whining!