Oled v Qled lifespan advice for TV on 12-16 hours a day.

Following my 37" Panasonic 720p plasma Viera giving up the ghost recently after 15 years of great service I am looking to buy a new TV. I have narrowed it down to these . Sony 48 A9 Oled, Samsung QE50QN90A, Samsung QE50QN94A, Sony XR50X90J and Sony XR50X94J. Almost ordered the only OLED in this list this morning but then read an article on lifespan . My plasma was on most days for 12-16 hours and the new TV will be the same. Gaming isnt a priority at all and cannot fit a TV bigger than 50 inches . My 79yr Mom watches it mainly in the day (lot of SD old tv programs/channels) and my wife and me at night (movies/sport). Motion blur is a concern moving from plasma.

Any advice greatly appreciated.
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
QLED is a means to light an LCD TV, not a new display technology like OLED.

If you are using the TV that much and the content that you watch can be dangerous such as regular news channel logos then you are probably best avoiding OLED, especially if you are expecting the TV to last more than 5 years.

If the TV isn't going to be used for a lot of content that has static tickers or logos then OLED durability isn't really a concern.

If you are limited to LCD TVs, you need to look at 55" models to compare better to OLED like the Sony X95J or Samsung QN94A. LCD models sold at 50" are not of the same quality as the larger TVs, even if they share the same model number.

If I were you I'd probably go with an OLED like the LG C1, the price is pretty good at the moment (especially the 55") and accept you may have to change the TV sooner than the last one. In a few years time technology of this TV will be redundant anyway.
 
QLED is a means to light an LCD TV, not a new display technology like OLED.

If you are using the TV that much and the content that you watch can be dangerous such as regular news channel logos then you are probably best avoiding OLED, especially if you are expecting the TV to last more than 5 years.

If the TV isn't going to be used for a lot of content that has static tickers or logos then OLED durability isn't really a concern.

If you are limited to LCD TVs, you need to look at 55" models to compare better to OLED like the Sony X95J or Samsung QN94A. LCD models sold at 50" are not of the same quality as the larger TVs, even if they share the same model number.

If I were you I'd probably go with an OLED like the LG C1, the price is pretty good at the moment (especially the 55") and accept you may have to change the TV sooner than the last one. In a few years time technology of this TV will be redundant anyway.
Really cannot go above 50 inches and appreciate the quality of 55" qleds are not the same as the 50" models. I had seen a what hifi review for the QE50QN90A which was pretty well received and was wondering if the 94A version of the 50" was better than the 90A especially with motion. I will probably will go down the 48" oled route.Many thanks for your reply.
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
They aren't bad TV's, but they do not reach the same peak brightness figures the larger models do. I think they also have worse sound. Not sure on the QN94A having better motion, last I checked the only difference was that the QN94A was claimed to get brighter by Samsung, not sure if that's true in practice or not.

But the biggest reason not to buy them in my opinion is that they are not the same TVs as larger sizes. You'd actually be better off buying the Sony X90J if you wanted to go for a lower spec model.

The OLEDs sub 50" are in a different class.
 

jonnypb

Well-known Member
They aren't bad TV's, but they do not reach the same peak brightness figures the larger models do. I think they also have worse sound. Not sure on the QN94A having better motion, last I checked the only difference was that the QN94A was claimed to get brighter by Samsung, not sure if that's true in practice or not.

But the biggest reason not to buy them in my opinion is that they are not the same TVs as larger sizes. You'd actually be better off buying the Sony X90J if you wanted to go for a lower spec model.

The OLEDs sub 50" are in a different class.

So had a visit to RS and JL yesterday to look at some TVs.

They both said that the Samsung QN94 was the same at 50” and 55”, but the guy in JL said that he thought the Sony X90J 50” was slightly different to the 55”, possibly a 60hz panel as opposed to 120hz but he wasn’t 100%.

They both recommended the Samsung QN94 over the Sony X90J, whether you went for 50” or 55”. Both said the the LG C1 was obviously the one to go for if OLED was an option.

I saw all 3 playing the same Blu-ray content. All 3 looked great, LG clearly edged it and the Samsung QN94 definitely looked to have a brighter, sharper and better contrast picture than the X90J.
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
The QN94A is not the same TV at 50" to the 55" and up models. We had some discussion on this a while ago. Check this post:

Never buy a TV based on what you see in the shop. Certainly, never believe salesman, who have no inside knowledge of the products, and are often incentive/manufacturer based.
 

jonnypb

Well-known Member
The QN94A is not the same TV at 50" to the 55" and up models. We had some discussion on this a while ago. Check this post:

Never buy a TV based on what you see in the shop. Certainly, never believe salesman, who have no inside knowledge of the products, and are often incentive/manufacturer based.
Thanks, I’ll have a read of that, I’ve decided to go down the 55” route so it’s just a case of deciding between the X90/94J or QN94 for me.

I can understand places like JL, Currys etc giving you false information about an appliance when they don’t specialise in a particular thing and sell hundreds of different items, but it’s disappointing that a retailer like Richer Sounds will give you wrong information about a TV when that’s what they specialise in.
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
I don't think Richer have sponsored reps, but they will have instructions to sell some models more than others. Usually stock based, or what they make the most margin on. I've known people to get good and bad advice there. I'm sure a lot depends on the person, and the store.
 

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