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OLED v QLED

Post by ClaretAL » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:48 pm

Apologies as I know there are lots of TV threads already, but i didnt want to hijack a thread.

From what I can work out OLED is better quality then QLED due to individual pixels being lit over back panel lit. But is it an extra £1k better quality? Take the 2 sets below. is the LG really worth another grand over the Samsung, before I go parting with my hard earned cash?

https://www.richersounds.com/tv-project ... cx5lc.html

https://www.richersounds.com/tv-project ... 5q80t.html

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by Newty » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:19 pm

First problem here is 65" is very large for an OLED, hence the massive price difference. Scaling up an LCD panel is far far cheaper. I bet if you were looking at the same models but 55" the price difference would be much smaller.

Is it an extra 1k better? Depends what a grand is worth to you. About 4 years back I bought a 55" Samsung KS9500 for about £1800 instead of the £2400 LG OLED that was the flagship LG at the time. I could afford it but it just seemed too much at the time, £1800 (on sale at that)
for the next best thing was enough I convinced myself, I wouldn't tell the difference anyway.
I regret that decision still. OLED is so much better when you watch something side by side. Every time I see the slightest bit of "light bleed" I kick myself. Nobody else notices it, but they haven't read up on the difference or what light bleed is. But I have. I see it. You have and so will you 😂

Besides QLED is just marketing speak to cause confusion and make people think it's comparable to OLED because it sound similar. Samsung have the monopoly on LCD panels and why would they want to move onto a new technology when LED is still so profitable. Bang a Q on the front and you can allllmost charge as much.

Buy the OLED if you can afford it. You're future proofing yourself. Why are all phone screens OLED? It's just miles better. You couldn't sell a flagship Samsung or apple phone with an led screen, it would look crap.

So, if the extra grand won't bankrupt you get the OLED.

Weirdly, I only write long posts when it's about TV's.
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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by Wokingclaret » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:47 pm

No point, if your eyesight is not up for it

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by Ilkley claret » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:53 pm

I have 65 LG OLed and whilst it’s great, I am now on my 3rd new screen, as mine as has developed screen burn from the banners that run along the bottom of news and sports channels, which leaves a green banner across the bottom of the tele.

Worth buying from somewhere like John Lewis who give you a 5 year warranty.

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by Wokingclaret » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:37 am

the banner is called a ticker on BBC, luminance levels aren't over 100%

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by superdimitri » Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:45 am

There's no such thing as QLED. They are just LCD TVs.

Clever marketing to make an older display technology seem a rival to OLED. All QLED means it's a way for an LCD TV to display colour. It's nothing special, or particularly better than other LCD tvs without the QLED marketing.

Consider buying at a better time than now. Prices are high. Not unreasonable to pay 1500 for a tv like the LG BX but only if you buy at the right time.

TV's right now can cost more than 40% then they will in sales. Black Friday being the first time each year where you may see a good deal. Spring is bargain time as old stock makes way for new.

Regarding LCD or OLED beware that the higher you go in size the better value an LCD TV will be. That doesn't mean it's not worth the premium though. All depends on your usage. Your viewing conditions and what you value in picture quality.

For example, if you want to avoid motion blur oled is perfect. On the other hand if you watch news channels it's best avoided.

If you watch in bright conditions or with lights on, an lcd is better suited, but if you like to watch tv in the dark or with dim lighting oled is better.

Regarding your links really you should compare the higher tier Q90T or Q900T to the CX. The Q80T is more of a low tier model lacking picture quality compared to more expensive LCD TVs.

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by ClaretAL » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:59 am

Cheers guys, wait for black Friday it is then.

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by Wellsy1882 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:49 am

ClaretAL wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:59 am
Cheers guys, wait for black Friday it is then.
BF has started already on amazon

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:01 am

Wellsy1882 wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:49 am
BF has started already on amazon
How do you even have Black Friday when it’s the traditional shopping day after Thanksgiving. Which you don’t even have?

Don’t get suckered, suckers.

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by steve1264b » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:08 am

I have the 45 inch version of the LG. Brilliant.

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by ClaretAL » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:55 am

Already £400 cheaper than when i first made this thread...


https://www.costco.co.uk/Electronics-Se ... V/p/331343

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by Darthlaw » Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:02 am

Great reading, this, as I've promised myself a nice big telly when we convert the garage into a cinema room next year.

Until then, it's a reconditioned £280 Hisense for the living room. :lol:

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by Cirrus_Minor » Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:12 pm

I always smile when I see TV adverts for improved standard screen definition when it is shown through my TV which has a lesser standard of screen quality. If my screen can discern the difference then it must surely be as good. :?: :)

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by IanMcL » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:28 pm

Wellsy1882 wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:49 am
BF has started already on amazon
So that's why CT has nipped in for a new mouse!

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by IanMcL » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:29 pm

Good knowledge shared.
I don’t need a new TV but great info.
Cheers

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by PaintYorkClaretnBlue » Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:39 pm

What do people think of the ambilight TVs from Phillips? Is it just a gimmick or is it as good as it looks?

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:46 pm

ClaretAL wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:48 pm
Apologies as I know there are lots of TV threads already, but i didnt want to hijack a thread.

From what I can work out OLED is better quality then QLED due to individual pixels being lit over back panel lit. But is it an extra £1k better quality? Take the 2 sets below. is the LG really worth another grand over the Samsung, before I go parting with my hard earned cash?

https://www.richersounds.com/tv-project ... cx5lc.html

https://www.richersounds.com/tv-project ... 5q80t.html
AL, are you using it to just watch TV or are you planning to use it with a next gen console ?

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by ClaretAL » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:24 am

Vegas Claret wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:46 pm
AL, are you using it to just watch TV or are you planning to use it with a next gen console ?
Hi Vegas, both really.

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by BurnleyFC » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:28 am

PaintYorkClaretnBlue wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:39 pm
What do people think of the ambilight TVs from Phillips? Is it just a gimmick or is it as good as it looks?
I have an Ambilight TV and think it’s great.

If you’re in the market for a new TV, definitely consider the Philips OLEDs as they are as good as the competition and actually better in some ways because of the uniqueness of Ambilight.

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:36 am

IanMcL wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:28 pm
So that's why CT has nipped in for a new mouse!
And it duly arrived, and the old mouse has worked perfectly since.

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by Vegas Claret » Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:29 pm

ClaretAL wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:24 am
Hi Vegas, both really.
in which case you can't just pick any random TV - to get the best out of the new gen consoles you need HDMI 2.1 from everything I've read and researched - it's the reason I'm holding off on getting a new TV this year as there just aren't that many about. We are right on the cusp of technology change, my advice would be to wait until the new tv's early next year - personally I'll be waiting until next Black Friday
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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by superdimitri » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:11 pm

Philips oleds are good but lack the HDMI 2.1 ports LG do.
Their motion is their strong point compared to LG but only motion in video, not computer games.

You can set ambilight to static white to help enhance the picture and reduce eye strain. But you can also fit USB led strips behind any TV do this. The flashy colour ambilight you may enjoy if you use the TV in darkness or you plan to sync it with other Philips lighting.

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Re: OLED v QLED

Post by IanMcL » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:23 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:36 am
And it duly arrived, and the old mouse has worked perfectly since.
There is a law about that!

Always happens.

I had an opposite experience with the flasher unit on the tubelight in my garage. Didn't work for ages. Decided to try and see what I needed to order on the Internet, so fiddled about to see. Got off step ladder, by chance flicked the switch....yes worked ever since!

You now have a reserve. I bet the hew one is good!

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