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Would You Buy an LG EG9600 OLED UHDTV?



The LG EG9600 exhibits some screen-uniformity issues, but that hasn't stopped reviewers from singing its praises. Are you in that chorus?

As many AVS members know, the LG 65EG9600 won the Value Electronics Flat-Panel Shootout last month despite its screen-uniformity issues—specifically, a darkening along the side edges and vertical banding in the center of the screen at low APLs (average picture levels). Consumer Reports just published its review of the 55EG9600, citing these problems but concluding, "Most of us here would pick this TV out of all the TVs we've tested this year as the one we'd most like to own." CNET's review of the 65EG9600 noted the same problems and came to much the same conclusion because of its amazingly deep blacks and extreme contrast.

If money was of no concern, would you buy an LG EG9600 despite the screen-uniformity issues? Of course, the EG9600 is very expensive, even with the recent price reduction to $7000 for the 65" version and $5500 for the 55-incher. It doesn't matter if you can actually afford one or not; consider the question as if shelling out that kind of dough would be no hardship whatsoever. What leads you to your vote?

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Yep, I would buy one.
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Nope, I'd wait a few years for refinement of the technology, but more than that hoping Samsung or Panasonic will get in the OLED game and raise the bar.

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Should we buy LCD even with their issues?

LCD left and OLED right ,picture from Consumer Reports.


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I would never buy a curved TV. Additionally I don't think I would buy a 4k TV under 80". I might compromise for a 75" but nothing can convince me to get a curved TV. I already have a 65" in my living room and at 12' I doubt I could tell the difference 4k vs 2k. Oled colors + contrast would be noticeable but not justifiable with the current issues.

So LG needs to flatten it, make it larger and hopefully cheaper before I bite.
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I would never buy a curved TV. Additionally I don't think I would buy a 4k TV under 80". I might compromise for a 75" but nothing can convince me to get a curved TV. I already have a 65" in my living room and at 12' I doubt I could tell the difference 4k vs 2k. Oled colors + contrast would be noticeable but not justifiable with the current issues.

So LG needs to flatten it, make it larger and hopefully cheaper before I bite.

I concur completely-- flatten this sucker out-- and if money wasn't an option heck ya I
d gladly own one and would be happy since I never watch a black screen- I prefer actual programming....
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have OLED's main drawbacks been addressed or fixed?...mainly image retention and the degradation of blue pixels?...I love OLED's and consider them the future but I would not buy one until these issues are sorted out and prices come down
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If money is of no concern of course that I would get one. ...Along with a bunch of other stuff.

This OLED TV would be perfect for the swimming pool (spa/hot tub) area.
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If my tv broke today I would buy it.
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Since this poll allows me to have unlimited money, I would buy a yacht and jet too.
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Nope not a chance!. screen-uniformity issues, severe back light bleed and just incredible bad panel quality is the reason i returned my LG 21:9 34UM95-P which cost $1000+ & LG 21:9 29UB65‑P which also cost $400+ and now with their top OLED TV costing $7000!! that issue is still around? i don't see my self spending a dime until these issues are worked out 100%.

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I would never buy a curved version.

I will wait for a flat version, and would buy one of them, provided the screen uniformity problem has been fixed.
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i've only seen one oled for a couple minutes under the bright lights in a best buy. i was not 'wowed' by it, unfortunately, and it looked right at home with the lcd's next to it.

i think it's the best thing out there right now, but i also think there's some things that need to change before i would actually buy one. like my current tv's need to stop working
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Should we buy LCD even with their issues?

LCD left and OLED right ,picture from Consumer Reports.

this is what makes me sad. if my tv were to break today, i'm not even sure if it's replace it. i'd have to chose between expensive and immature tech or completely unwatchable.

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Coincidentally we just saw it at Magnolia in BB today and loved the picture. But... Will only buy when they're FLAT, NOT curved.
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I want to see it first, and then decide. I do however hate the curved screen, totally not a fan. Hopefully there will be a flat OLED sometime in the next coupl years.
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No!- Why won't the manufacturers make it flat?? I would wait for the issues to be worked out also so it would be as close to perfect as possible. I am so happy that I bought a 50 inch Panny VT Plasma when they came out. It is still working perfectly! The only issue I have sometimes is that if you watch for an extended period of time you could roast a marshmallow or make smores(sp) in the room from the heat it generates. Great in the winter but tough in the summer. LOL!! All kidding aside, I will keep the Plasma until they make OLED flat and eliminate the issues.
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I would never buy a curved TV. Additionally I don't think I would buy a 4k TV under 80". I might compromise for a 75" but nothing can convince me to get a curved TV. I already have a 65" in my living room and at 12' I doubt I could tell the difference 4k vs 2k. Oled colors + contrast would be noticeable but not justifiable with the current issues.

So LG needs to flatten it, make it larger and hopefully cheaper before I bite.
I didn't really want a curved TV either but I really like the EC9300 for all the other reasons and honestly the curve on that TV is so minor I can't even tell when watching it that it is curved.
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I want to see it first, and then decide. I do however hate the curved screen, totally not a fan. Hopefully there will be a flat OLED sometime in the next coupl years.
At some point LG will be releasing the EF9500 in a 55" and 65" that will be flat.
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I've seen many people playing the lottery with LCD's , many times they get tired of getting the same brand model with different issues that they end getting a different LCD brand but this cycle of issues continue till the 30 or 90 days expired.


IMO this is a bad time to buy a display,I'm including both LCD and OLED.

Also the premium price that people are paying to get a display with this type of issues .

they also need to stop making curve displays.
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I just purchased another Sammy Plasma last October. I could have got a 55" OLED at Best Buy for $3000 but passed. For one reason I passed was that I wanted at least 64 or 65 inches and there wasn't a OLED then. 2nd, its just too new of technology. I will wait a couple of years myself and see if it becomes mainstream, see how the track record is doing, and see if some of the issues gets worked out. The plasma's had issues when they first came out, and I think they are fantastic now. OLED just needs more time to mature.

Also, I am not sold on 4K TV. For one, 65 inches is about the biggest I can use without a major reconstruction of my fireplace. And I see no need for 4K for that size TV. Not to mention there isn't that much 4K. I was an early user to HD TV, and I remember in 2001 of hardly anything to watch except for a few local stations that had loop-back recordings. And most of them was very boring. Like an Indian woman making a blanket.
Also, there needs to be more competition instead of just one Manufacturer making them so the price will go down. Still too expensive for the screen size IMO. But I am pretty sure an OLED will be in my future.


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Yep I would buy one. I would buy an OLED tv before I bought a 4K tv. OLED is in my future, that is once my Sony 55W900A dies.
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When price comes down like 9300.
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After the way LG handled getting caught collecting your personal data, I'll never buy anything LG again.
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#1 . Great Blacks, and Colour, but once the panel issues are seen, they never become unseen, and pick and nag at you as to why you paid such a big amount of money for 50% improvement one way, and drop 25% another.
#2 . Have now lived with my 65" HU9000 for 8 months. Curve allows the 65" to sit in my cabinet that only a 60" flat would. Now with 8 months on it, the off to the side viewing degrees have increased. Despite my curve bashing originally, no regrets since purchasing.
#3 . After watching the TLC 4K Ultra Running Video on the 9000, then watching the 1080P version on the 64" F8500 - I'll stick with 4K.

For now and for the money, the HU9000/SEK3500 Combo, I would take over the LG OLED.
Do I want OLED? Maybe, once issues are straightened out. But the LED revolution is not over yet! So, LG has very little time left to get it's act together on the OLED Technology, in order for me to contemplate purchasing.
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Another imperfect TV for even greater price. No, thanks.
Perhaps when more capable manufacturers like Samsung or Sony try out the technology, and the vertigo prices are justified by the perfection of the panel.
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Nope. Uniformity and retention issues would really bug me - especially in that price range.
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All tv's have issues some are just easier to ignore. I voted, would have to see one to decide. If my plasma broke tomorrow I would have to go see what I could afford to replace it. (As it's always been) I can live with a curved TV, most TV's have bigger deal breakers than that.

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I will gladly buy a 4K OLED as soon as they lower in price. Right now I'm pretty happy with my Kuro (especially once I remove this yucky red tint..)

Would never buy an LCD TV though
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