The biggest issues I've noticed are:
1) Some blocking of dark grey / blacks on some material but that's a software issue combined with some source material. This is a known issue, and is actually improved on the 2018 model line compared to the 2017s, but is apparently less obvious on Sony OLEDs due to their superior handling of greys and blacks, even though Sony uses the same LG OLED panels.
2) Motion handling is not so good. However, I knew this going in, as this is a hardware limitation of current OLED technology. It can be partially masked on Sony TVs due to their superior software, but it's still there. On LG TVs the software is not mature enough so I turn off any such features and deal with the juddery panning. Unfortunately, the software to mask motion handling on LG TVs is plagued with motion artifacts, so it's better to just leave it off completely. This is not my video, but I saw similar issues in the very first scene I tried when I turned on the LG TruMotion feature:
As I've mentioned before, the out-of-the-box colour calibration looks good to me on my C8. I didn't measure it, but just watched a lot of material. In contrast, the B7 I had before just seemed slightly off. I don't know if the C8 is on average is better factory calibrated than the B7, or if it was just the luck of the draw.
BTW, a user here bought my Sony VPL-HW45ES 1080p projector. Great transaction BTW. However, even after all this time with my 65" C8, I still do miss the 90" image size I had before. 65" is decent for my seating distance, but 77" would be sooooooo much better. I can't wait until the prices drop into reasonable pricing territory. My understanding is that the 77" C8 is still in the < $8000 ballpark, which is roughly 60% more than what I want to spend. 88" would be even better, but I don't see that becoming a realistic option for a decade. I have no desire in my setup for anything above about 85-90" but I think I'd be satisfied with 77", which has over 40% more screen area than a 65".
So, all in all, after about 5 months with this TV, I'm very happy with it overall. However, if I could choose one thing to "fix", it would be the screen size. I really want that bigger OLED... eventually.
Great pricing, but I'd only consider them if they allowed full money back returns (not just exchanges), and included the full 1-year warranty.litebrite wrote: ↑Feb 18th, 2019 1:52 amI happened to check out Direct Liquidation today at their Burnaby BC location and came across a wack of 55" and 65" C8. The 55" was priced at $1600 and the 65" was priced at $2200. They were all in their original boxes except they obviously look opened (ie, the tape across the top look altered, retaped, etc). I asked about them and was told they have all been verified to be in good working condition with all the appropriate accessories. They even have a technician working in the back checking out the TVs. They had come from a Best Buy "buyer's remorse program", so I assume they are customer returns? They do offer a 30 day return and the opportunity to buy a 3rd party 2 or 3 year warranty. Was told the prices could be negotiable... they could go down to ~$1400 for the 55".
I already purchased my C8 but if I was in the market right now I'd be super tempted. Anyone have experience buying from direct liquidation? Their website say they're an official outlet for all LG products.