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[LG] 2018 LG OLED TVs on sale - Ongoing thread

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Sep 7, 2018
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Just bought a 65” C8 for $2950 from Visions in Calgary. Was gonna get the B7 for $2500 but they only had open box left... in not about open box for expensive items like this so I just went with the C8. For those looking in Calgary I recommend you go to Visions and haggle a bit. Unfortunately we don’t get the Ontario prices but we also don’t get the Ontario tax so there’s that...
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Nov 30, 2012
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I wouldn't buy an LG tv. But that's just my opinion. Had an LG once.
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luv2drive1 wrote:
Sep 8th, 2018 9:19 pm
I wouldn't buy an LG tv. But that's just my opinion. Had an LG once.
I wouldn’t buy a Samsung product period.
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Aug 16, 2016
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Actually, what I am looking for is a very good HDR picture, I know LG OLED is a safe bet, but the burn-in chance drive me nuts. If you guys know about a great and more affordable HDR I’ll appreciate the advice
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Jun 25, 2017
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TechChopper wrote:
Sep 8th, 2018 9:38 pm
Actually, what I am looking for is a very good HDR picture, I know LG OLED is a safe bet, but the burn-in chance drive me nuts. If you guys know about a great and more affordable HDR I’ll appreciate the advice
Get the p55 on sale at Costco right now for $999
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Feb 21, 2007
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TechChopper wrote:
Sep 8th, 2018 9:38 pm
Actually, what I am looking for is a very good HDR picture, I know LG OLED is a safe bet, but the burn-in chance drive me nuts. If you guys know about a great and more affordable HDR I’ll appreciate the advice

Go for Sony X900f...That's what I am getting.
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Sep 6, 2017
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Sony 75X900F for $3699 at Teletime - extra 10” and no burn in risk sold me over the 65C8, thanks to this thread for helping me along the way.
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May 3, 2005
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Technical question, the TV mount I have on my wall states the VESA sizing as 400x400 to 1100x600 and it's made to handle up to 200lbs. Since this TV is 300x200 is that going to be a problem to mount it?
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TechChopper wrote:
Sep 8th, 2018 9:38 pm
Actually, what I am looking for is a very good HDR picture, I know LG OLED is a safe bet, but the burn-in chance drive me nuts. If you guys know about a great and more affordable HDR I’ll appreciate the advice
What are you going to use it for?

For regular varied TV and movie watching use, burn-in wouldn’t be an issue. OTOH, if you watch the same channel all day, or game long hours with a HUD, then that could be a big problem.
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Mar 24, 2011
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EugW wrote:
Sep 9th, 2018 12:24 am
What are you going to use it for?

For regular varied TV and movie watching use, burn-in wouldn’t be an issue. OTOH, if you watch the same channel all day, or game long hours with a HUD, then that could be a big problem.
can you explain this more? gaming with a HUD?
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EugW wrote:
Sep 9th, 2018 12:24 am
What are you going to use it for?

For regular varied TV and movie watching use, burn-in wouldn’t be an issue. OTOH, if you watch the same channel all day, or game long hours with a HUD, then that could be a big problem.

I do movies and gaming
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lobo wrote:
Sep 8th, 2018 11:56 pm
Technical question, the TV mount I have on my wall states the VESA sizing as 400x400 to 1100x600 and it's made to handle up to 200lbs. Since this TV is 300x200 is that going to be a problem to mount it?
Won't fit by my math.
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I’m reading that some owners of the 77” C8 are complaining of a buzzing noise, quiet but audible. That would irritate me.

BTW, I don’t know if you like Iron Fist or not, but it’s another show that can serve as an example of how good 4K streaming can be. Its Dolby Vision presentation is excellent quality.

While it’s not as good as a 4K UHD disc, it’s getting reasonably close, and is noticeably better than what you get out of regular Blu-ray.
pentexplorer wrote:
Sep 9th, 2018 12:56 am
can you explain this more? gaming with a HUD?
Heads up display. If it’s a static image on screen like a HUD, for hours at a time, then it can cause burn-in.
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Dec 6, 2013
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Used to work with consumer electronics before. Can confirm, LG screens are inferior to Samsung. The colors make such a huge difference.
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ItsNIXIN wrote:
Sep 9th, 2018 4:20 am
Used to work with consumer electronics before. Can confirm, LG screens are inferior to Samsung. The colors make such a huge difference.
LG OLEDs are rated amongst the best in the world for colour accuracy.

What did you do in consumer electronics? Cuz honestly, it sounds like you don’t know what you’re talking about here.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/c8

Excellent color and white balance dE after calibration, better than the C7 and Samsung's Q9F. While the calibration out of the box was already very good, after calibration the colors were nearly perfect. Gamma follows our target almost perfectly.

It’s fair to criticize some LG OLED characteristics but colour is not one of them.

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