LG 65-inch C8 4K OLED TV Review & Comments

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    1. Steve Withers

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      Great Review Steve, choices choices OLED or Q9FN...........
       
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      No mention of the E8 as an alternative which seems an odd omission. Or is that purely as it hasn't been reviewed yet?
       
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      great review steve and a epic tv,will hopefully upgrade to this later in the year.
       
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      The C8 is as capable as the E8, but cheaper. After the C8 (which has a better processor than the B8) I believe the only differences as you step up the OLED range are in sound and design, not PQ.
       
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      I've come prepared this time...

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      As someone else has already pointed out, the E8 isn't an alternative because the PQ and features are identical, so you're basically paying more for the same TV. You do get a different design and sound solution but I'd be surprised if the E8 sounded any better than the C8.
       
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      Quite right.
       
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      Bit to early yet to be thinking of an upgrade,bit disappointed again no 3D,plus no support HR-10+,hopefully buy the time i get to an upgrade,their will be an tv that support everything :rolleyes::D
       
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      Just checked the price for the 55C8 here in the Netherlands and a number of online stores seem to be selling it at around €2100 already which is a bit surprising. I just wish I had €2100 spare!
       
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      Thanks for this review Steve, it's the one I've been waiting for and the result is everything I hoped for.

      Now I just need to wait for a substantial price drop :p I know there's a world cup promotion already but I'd like to see the 65" closer to 2.5k before taking the plunge.
       
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      3D is dead as far as all the TV manufacturers are concerned, if you wait for that you'll be waiting for decades. The jury is still out on HDR10+ but in the meantime Dolby Vision is starting to make serious headway.
       
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      That's a good price, you're looking at £2,499 here in the UK.
       
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      Great review and I expect will be the go to premium display this year based on price and performance .
       
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      This is a real dilemma. I personally favour the Panasonic 802 (out in a couple of weeks), coupled with the UB420, to get HDR10+ across the two, but lose DV.
      Is there anywhere a running (and objective) commentary on the 'race' between HDR10+ and DV? Everywhere I look, reports seem to be so out of date that it is hard to draw any conclusions about who's doing what.
      Sorry, perhaps this isn't the right place to post such a question, but it seems pertinent following from Steve's assertion.
       
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      This is perfect timing as i was going to purchase this from John lewis, but thought i wait as I found no reviews of it, i was going to wait closer to the world cup. I am normally a Panasonic man but with the 1002 not having dolby vision support i decided against that. looks like LG are the Oled Kings with all Oled their panels. So i will purchase the 65 inch over the weekend wanted to go for the 77 but will not fit on my desired wall space. the only thing disappointing is that it does not have a separate media box like the latest Samsung Q9 so cant flush mount it on the wall as i would like.

      As always nice Review Steve
       
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      The second bag is clinging to his right hand
       
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      And the big bag is in the garage, just in case
       
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      Please make a comparison with C7 - given that BFI is a gimmick (and ThinkQ imo too), are there any real differences in picture quality between C7 and C8?
       
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      I was very impressed yesterday when i was able to do a direct comparison between the E8 and a B7 side by side running the same LG demo material ,there was a very marked improvement with the E8 over the B7,so with the C8 having the same picture quality i can fully understand the 10/10 rating :)
       
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      It's a shame,some studio are still supporting it,and do enjoy the odd 3D movie,maybe keep an 3D TV in bedroom :D,agree jury still out on HDR-10 +,but would like any new TV to support it all :smashin:
       
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      Would you not need studios to first support HDR10+ to get any benefit on UHD discs ? At least with DV discs the HDR10 base layer is there. I'm not DV enabled as yet but it seems to be the format with more traction.
       
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      10 for the Q9FN, 10 for the C8. Let’s all call a truce then. People should just pick what’s best for their personal needs.
       
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      I have a B7 and there's no question that the C8 has a superior picture.
       
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      Wow! The B7 has fantastic image quality, for the C8 to be even better is amazing :clap:
       
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      I read it as, with most processing off, very little difference for SDR and a different (improved) dynamic tone mapping algorithm for HDR, plus the option of having dynamic tone mapping in game mode which will be a big deal for some but not me right now. Vincent went into some of the tone mapping improvements in his recent video.

      All in all, a much smaller step that 2016 to 2017 and a tiny step compared to 2015 to 2016.

      Ignoring processing, it'll be interesting to see how much further OLED and LCD tech can go in the UHD HDR world until the next major tech and/or standards come around.
       
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      A question for Steve i am not sure if you reviewed the Panasonic 1002. I am curious on how the 1002 stacks up against the C8 purely on picture quality regardless on the no Dolby vision Support
       
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      In terms of streaming, Dolby Vision is currently used by Netflix and iTunes world wide and Amazon and Vudu in the US. It is also supported by 4K Blu-ray and at last count there were 55 discs released or announced. All the studios except 20th Century Fox support Dolby Vision domestically and all of them, including Fox, support Dolby Vision at the cinema.

      As for HDR10+, only Amazon currently support the format for streaming and the only studios to have publicly said they will support it are 20th Century Fox and Warners. Although with Disney buying Fox, who knows what will happen in terms of their support going forward. HDR10+ has been added to the specs for 4K Blu-ray but as far as I know, no discs have been announced yet.
       
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      Thanks for an awesome review Steve :thumbsup: Do you think LG would be able to separate the smooth gradation from the noise reduction in a firmware update?
       
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      They’ll be keeping that for the C9!!
       
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