I purchased an LG BX, but switched to an Sony A8H when I realized there was no DTS audio support for the LG.
I compared the two side by side before returning the BX. Both Tv’s were tested at max OLED brightness and contrast. Both were playing the same HDR content through Netflix and YouTube.
The LG BX was clearly more bright than the Sony A8H. I’ve tried adjusting all of the settings and verified that the Sony is playing in HDR, but it is still less bright.
According to rtings “HDR Real Scene Peak Brightnesstesting, the A8H is much more bright than the LG: 654 cd/m² vs 454 cd/m².
I’m worried that since the TV’s were so far on back order due to COVID and Black Friday sales, that it was rushed to get out which may have affected the panel.
Does this panel seem like it could be defective?
I saw the same thing comparing my old LG B8 to new Sony A8H and found the same thing. I believe it comes down the the tone mapping choice from Sony. However, without comparing the sets side by side it's not a noticeable difference in my opinion. They both get plenty bright in my opinion, but the out of the box calibration is noticably better on the Sony in my opinion. Specifically with skin tones. On the flip side sadly my LG B8 has perfect panel uniformity where the Sony does not. So whether to exchange the Sony and try another or to just return and keep my B8 is my current dilemma. 😕