2018-2019 OLED Comparison

Discussion in 'What Is The Best TV For You?' started by Dodgexander, Nov 20, 2018.

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  1. LG

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    61.5%
  2. Panasonic

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
  3. Sony

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. Philips

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  1. Dodgexander

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    A comparison of OLEDs
    Pros
    • Smart TV is fast and intuitive.
    • Very good Dolby Vision support.
    • 4x Full Bandwidth HDMI ports.
    • 120hz support at 1080p for PC gamers.
    Cons
    • Some people prefer motion and picture processing of other brands.
    B8
    Entry model with the same picture processor as the 2017 models. 55B8PLA has 40w sound compared to SLC with 20w. And a different stand.

    C8

    The first TV in the lineup to have a more powerful processor for better picture processing (slightly better motion/upscaling than B8).

    E8
    The same as the C8 but with a more premium design and better built in speakers.

    G8
    The same as the E8 but with a designated Dolby Atmos Soundbar for better built in sound.

    W8
    The same as the E8 but the Soundbar is integrated with the connections and the TV is thinner so it can be wall mounted flat above.

    Pros
    • Out of the box picture accuracy is very good.
    • Picture processing and motion are good.
    • HDR10+ support.
    Cons
    • Panasonic's smart TV isn't fantastic but its not bad either, most critised for lack of updates.
    • No Dolby Vision.

    FZ802

    Entry model.
    Only 2 out of 4 HDMI ports are full bandwidth.

    FZ952
    Same picture quality as the FZ902 but with an integrated soundbar for better sound and auto calibration for better professional calibration. Premium design. 2x full bandwidth HDMI ports

    Pros
    • Very good picture processing and motion.
    • 120hz support at 1080p.
    • Great built in sound.
    Cons

    • Sony's smart TV is regarded as the worst, although it does have the most app choice.
    • Aggressive ABL means the TV isn't as bright with HDR and may also dim brightness with SDR content too if the scene is bright.
    • Poorer calibration controls if you plan on using professional calibration.
    • Poor Dolby Vision implementation means manufacturers have to work with Sony for it to work compared to LG. This affects built in apps also.
    • No HDR10+.

    AF8
    Basic model. Only 2 out of 4 HDMI ports are full bandwidth.

    AF9
    Better picture processing and more powerful sound, more premium design. 4x Full Bandwidth HDMI ports. CMS suport for pro calibration

    Pros
    • Very good picture processing and motion.
    • HDR10+.
    Cons
    • Only 2 out of 4 HDMI ports are full bandwidth.
    • Philips smart TV is regarded as the worst like Sony, although it does have the most app choice and it tends to be slightly faster than Sony.
    • No Dolby Vision support.
    OLED803
    Basic model, has above average built in sound.
    OLED903
    Tuned audio by Bowers and Wilkins, premium design.

    Pros
    • Cheap and using the same panel as all the others for the same picture quality overall.
    • Likely priced against cheaper LCDs and offer much better overall picture quality.
    Cons
    • Questionable picture processing, HDR format support and build quality.

    Please let me know if I have missed anything and I will add it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
  2. zeppelino

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    AF9 has CMS and four full fat hdmi ports - may want to add to its section. Sony’s DV is poor even in the built in apps, may be worth a mention.
     
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    Hey @Dodge, how come you don't have any threads pinned? If you had this thread, your best value thread and your motion explanation thread pinned they'd probably answer 80% of the questions I see asked.

    Just a thought as they're way better than the guide that's currently pinned.
     
  4. Dodgexander

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    Try telling that to Phil haha ;)

    Joking aside, they want to keep the sticky count to a minimum. Previously they had many stickies and felt it cluttered the forum and didn't really help so much (people who are going to post are going to post anyway etc).

    So I'm happy just having them linked in my signature in one place.
     
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    Ok, cool. You don't seem to have this thread linked in your sig though, but you do have LCD versus OLED listed twice.

    Shame the higher ups can't see the value in your guides, they're great.
     
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    Thanks buddy.

    I have it linked the "my guides" thread that keeps all the guides in one place. Its really the only way I could integrate them all together. I was hoping that people would read more than only the best buy guide. I guess I could also include the best buy guide with it but I'm afraid that people already will just read it and ask questions without doing extra reading.
     
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    are you sure the FZ952 has 4 full fat ports? AVforums review says 2 and most other reviews say 2?
     
  8. Dodgexander

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    You're right I have edited the OP to reflect that, thanks.
     

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