Discussion in 'LG TVs Forum' started by GaryPL, Jun 3, 2018.
Cheers for the mini review. I am looking at a change of tv right now as my Samsung KS8000 has to go back and RS are offering credit so was thinking of the B7 as an upgrade.
It will be used for a variety of sources like you, so not sure whether to stick with Samsung and get the QE55Q7F as I’m used to the Samsung picture.
Welcome to the forums, @GaryPL.
It's always interesting to read about other owners experiences with their sets, so thanks for sharing.
I'm curious to know if you were running the latest firmware on your B7? Whilst feeding the TV a progressive signal to work with is always the ideal, I'm sure I read on here a while back that LG had released a firmware for the B7 that helped it perform better with interlaced broadcasts. Perhaps some other B7 owners can confirm?
As a potential purchaser I’d be interested to know if you’ve had the set proffessionally calibrated or you’re using one of the presets and if the latter which one. I’m sure that having to tinker with the settings can’t be right and I wonder if others have the same issues as you are?
I'm also very undecided about LG Oled55C7V and the new Samsung 55Q7FN but from the videos I have been seeing I get a bittersweet feeling with both.
I find the colours on LG natural but in many cases very saturated. The whites are very bluish and overall there's seems to be a blue tint film over.
Lg and Samsung side by side I feel that a lot of detail is being crushed on more darker scenes on the LG.
Samsung the other end gets a very bright and vibrant image which seems to affect the colour depth but the overall image seems a lot sharper.
Haven't seen any of the 2 in person yet though....
You can't judge from Youtube videos. You've no idea what settings the user has used on each TV, what their video camera is doing to the image or indeed what effect your own display is having.
You really need to go and see them in person and not in Currys where they use the store mode and everything is cranked up to the maximum.
If you use Steve Withers' settings from on this site, you'll get a pretty good picture. If you want the best from your picture, then by all means go for a calibration.
Well, somehow you should not judge by the videos.
But when you see dozens of videos with side-by-side comparisons and all OLEDS show bluish whites and the TV next to it shows perfect white, the problem is no longer the Youtube videos....
Take a look and find me 1 video showing LG OLED with proper whites.
Good luck and see you in 10 years... eheheh
Anyway, just been in the biggest electronics shop from around here and they had the LG OLED55C8PLA, OLED55B7V and 55EG9A7V side by side.
Although the 55EG9A7V is just full hd it’s hard to tell the difference to the 4k panels. But, I confirm, hardly could see a proper white colour. Everything is kinda bluish and images of the sea, waves, clouds etc it is disappointing when you are looking with the intention of seeing.
If you look the overall picture, you end up being caught and you will miss it, or not…..
However, is unquestionable. White is indeed blue, or kida….Not proper white, period!
But overall image of the 3 TVs is simply stunning and they do stand on a different category from everything else (until you see the QLED). But I have sharp eye and can’t ignore the fact of the bluish whites and that, would haunt me forever.
Right next to it was the QLED stand with all TV and my god they are amazing!
Colours on OLED in the majority of the scenes (without with walls or waves or clouds, etc lolol) seem far more accurate and natural, but the QLED, it just sparkle. They look absolutely amazing.
Regarding viewing angle, the OLED is a clear winner as the image is pretty much the same even if you stand right at its side. The QLEDS are actually very good also, but not the same.
Resuming, I went to the shop trying to clear my doubts and I left more confused.
Both TVs are TOP! Simples as that. Impossible to say one is better than the other and in the end will depend on personal taste.
But forget that affirmation that you have OLED and the rest. QLED is a real alternative to OLED and to many, even better.
Putting the OLED/QLED aside, I was also very impressed with the UE55MU8005T and the UE55NU8005T. Cheaper options and they are also stunning. I was impressed and colours were very vibrant but natural. For those looking for a cheaper alternative, these 2 TV’s are indeed a real alternative.
I’m undecided regarding buying the 2018 Samsung QE55Q7FN or the 2017 LG OLED55C7V but after seeing those MU and NU8005, which impressed me, I’m starting to think that I would be probably very well served with one of those and save a lot of Euros…. Hard decision
If you change the setting to the recommended warm 2, the whites don't look blue.
Thanks for sharing your experiences, it's really helpful.
I think it is a pretty simple fix, to do with updating the tables used in the pixel refresh, but whether it can be done at Richer or not I do not know.
I'm enjoying a new quantum dot TV right now, but it's so new I am constantly noticing areas where OLED would clip detail and, of course, lamenting the blacks just being black and not looking like holes in space/time, rather than paying attention to the actual plot / content
Ah right. Just thought I'd ask.
Did you turn off Eco mode and disable any unnecessary picture processing as well?
I'm very disappointed to read this. I had hoped they would have improved this by now. As I said previously I'm sure I read they had somewhere on here.
@GaryPL - As others have said your shared experience and honesty has been most enlightening.
Sorry to read your panel is defective. Hope you can get that sorted or replaced. Please let us know how you get on and if the fix/new panel improves on things any.
I'm currently rocking a 32" Samsung 5520. Great little telly. I'd love an Oled though.
Do you get your Freeview over the air or via satellite? I'm guessing it's the former?
That's pretty common practice for them. Others have had to do the same.
Interesting. Have you had a response from LG yet?
Definitely easier with the pics.
If LG prove problematic, I'm sure the chaps at RS will step in and help you out.
Sounds like the person you're speaking to is not aware of the issue. Send them a link to the rtings page .
That's rather woeful after service care.
Let us know if the pixel refresh helps at all.
Does it not make an audible click after a cycle is finished?
Quite right. Keep on at LG until you get an outcome you are happy with.
You could send them this video Factory Defect & Fix - OLED Burn in Test...Watch this video on YouTube
From the sounds of it you will be getting a new panel. Hope it's a good one. Please let us know how it goes.
I hope your experience with Equinox will be a positive one.
I'm pleased to read things are looking promising with the new panel. I hope you won't have any more troubles and have many happy years with your set now.
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