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Old 11-03-2022, 03:59 PM   #661
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I am now in the market for a TV and could use some advice from the hive mind. I think OLED is the way to go, but my wife's uncertain, so what should I tell her in order to convince her to spend the extra money?

Here are some of the TV's I've looked at:

LG 77" C2 OLED - $3,997
Sony 77" A80K - $3,998
Sony 77" A80J - $3,798

Non-OLED options:

Samsung 85" QN85B - $3,498
Sony 85" X90K - $2,798
Sony 85" X85K - $2,598
Samsung 85" AU8000 - $2,498

Main use will be TV shows, hockey, and movies. Don't play a ton of video games. Room has a large window which is only a factor in the summer. Viewing distance is about 10 feet and a wide viewing angle is pretty important.
I would go 77" C2. The Sony's have a more agressive dimming when it detects static images like scoreboards whereas you can shut that feature off on the LG. So when watching hockey the Sony will start dimming. Also, the 77" C2's have excellent screen uniformity from all the panel tests I have seen. Also, the C2 is a full glossy panel as opposed to the Sony having semi gloss. The Sony will handle reflections a bit better but the glossy panel on the LG will allow more light to pass through. LG has caught up to Sony in processing and motion. LG also has Dolby Vision IQ with Precision Detail and Cinema. Sony is limited to Dolby Bright and Dark. The LG has 4 HDMI 2.1 ports but you said gaming is not a big deal so the Sony will do fine with having only 2 HDMI 2.1. I can't say enough good things about the 77" C2, I would not recommend any 65" LG OLED though as they all have a bad pink tint on the left side of the screen. 77" though is a beaut!
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Old 11-04-2022, 07:19 PM   #662
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I am now in the market for a TV and could use some advice from the hive mind. I think OLED is the way to go, but my wife's uncertain, so what should I tell her in order to convince her to spend the extra money?

Here are some of the TV's I've looked at:

LG 77" C2 OLED - $3,997
Sony 77" A80K - $3,998
Sony 77" A80J - $3,798

Non-OLED options:

Samsung 85" QN85B - $3,498
Sony 85" X90K - $2,798
Sony 85" X85K - $2,598
Samsung 85" AU8000 - $2,498

Main use will be TV shows, hockey, and movies. Don't play a ton of video games. Room has a large window which is only a factor in the summer. Viewing distance is about 10 feet and a wide viewing angle is pretty important.
IMO, LG and Samsungs have the nicest pictures. The LGs have deeper black, which is good for games. Samsungs have a brighter picture, which I prefer for sports and shows.

Can't go wrong either way, but for a similar setup, I went Samsung (and am very happy)

I watch more sports than anything else now, and I think Samsung is best for sports.
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Old 11-07-2022, 07:53 AM   #663
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If I may ask - Sony X90k vs Sony X85K. Is it worth the extra money to get the 90? 65” most likely.
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Old 11-07-2022, 09:44 AM   #664
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If I may ask - Sony X90k vs Sony X85K. Is it worth the extra money to get the 90? 65” most likely.
The site Rtings can help you compare them.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/comp...5k/31221/31222

So I would say if you are just watching SDR and sports the 85k would be fine. If you want to enjoy HDR movies and gaming the better chipset and local dimming ability of the 90k would be worth it for sure imo.

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Old 11-09-2022, 02:39 PM   #665
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Well the room we are going to have the TV in isn't super dark & often we'll be watching with lights on, so we decided against the OLED for now... Might pick one up for the bedroom later. But today we went with the 85" Samsung QN90B. Ended up getting it for $3398 with a guarantee that if it's cheaper on Black Friday we can come back and get the difference refunded. Original retail price was over $6k so I feel like we got a pretty good deal. Can't wait to set it up and watch!

Thanks for all the advice above.
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Old 11-11-2022, 08:45 PM   #666
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Looks like tsc.ca has mixed up the price between the C2 65" and the 55" model. I haven't bought from them before though. And Rakuten is also 11% cash back too!

https://www.tsc.ca/pages/productresu...term=lg%20oled

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Old 11-12-2022, 09:50 AM   #667
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I fuggin' love my 60" OLED. I can see details on a (literally) dark movie like Batman on the TV screen, even while my windows are pouring natural light into the condo during the day. I've also had comments while having parties that my Spotify is the crispest resolution they've ever seen for the visual experience in the background.

Tell your wife OLED is perfect for TV and movies. I was on the fence last year in January 2021 when I was looking around, and I'm so glad I made the OLED purchase.
Hey Muta. Musta missed it. What TV do you have?

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Old 11-12-2022, 11:20 AM   #668
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So the C2 Oled which was $100 off last week is now $200 off at $1400... I'm wondering if it'll get down to $1200 for black friday... if anyone sees it at that range let me know. I'm wondering if I can talk Visions into a deal, maybe.
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:11 PM   #669
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So the C2 Oled which was $100 off last week is now $200 off at $1400... I'm wondering if it'll get down to $1200 for black friday... if anyone sees it at that range let me know. I'm wondering if I can talk Visions into a deal, maybe.
Where and what size?

The 65" is $2200 at Costco. I feel like it was a lot less than that in Montana this weekend but forgot to snap a picture.
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A C2 42" would be a nice monitor . . .
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Where and what size?
Visions, and I think probably everywhere else... Size =
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A C2 42" would be a nice monitor . . .
That's the plan. It is actually 900 bucks in the US... Hm.
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Visions, and I think probably everywhere else... Size =

That's the plan. It is actually 900 bucks in the US... Hm.
Gonna cross post this but this Dell monitor reviews pretty well. 4K, Gsync (compatible only though), 144hz

https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/dell...or-accessories

$750. 10% off with 10%OFFMONITOR code. AND another 10% if you have ebates/rakuten. I was thinking about doing that 42" oled but not sure I can beat that price difference and the larger size was going to be a little goofy for this particular gaming setup.

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Old 11-24-2022, 10:10 AM   #673
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Let me know if anyone sees the 65" TCL 6 series on sale anywhere for black Friday.
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If I may ask - Sony X90k vs Sony X85K. Is it worth the extra money to get the 90? 65 most likely.
Costco.ca was sold out of the 65", so I had to buy the 75". I mean, that's just the rules. X90K.
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I just bought the Sony x90k on sale at Costco. Haven't turned it on yet as it needs time to warm up and dehumidify, so I can't really give an opinion on it. Assuming Costco sales are the same everywhere, it is on sale until Dec. 22.

This probably goes without saying, but don't buy a low brand like Hisense. I was suckered in by the low price and it crapped out before three years was up. At first the TV just started lagging, then the Switch stopped working on it, then after that, it just stopped working completely. Piece by piece, it just died. I swear it would have got up and kicked me in the nuts if it could. I suppose I should just be lucky it didn't catch fire and kill my family. My sister's crapped out within two years. I decided to spend a little more money this time and hopefully get something that lasts a bit longer.

This got me thinking though, what should the expected life span on new TVs be these days? Maybe my expectations are too high. I bought the extended 6 year warranty offered, which makes me think that it should be at least 6 years, but maybe not much longer considering how warranties work.
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Dosen't marter the company Oled or bust. If you haven't had the experience you won't understand.
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