Question Oled Vs high end quantum dot LED

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  1. nugget2014

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    I don't want no bias here if possible I just want some non bias information please!

    I have always thought about going OLED. But the limited brightness put me off, I've read countless reviews. And comparison videos. And in the videos (I know you can't judge pq based on a video) every time the colours on the oled look miles better than on the competing LED TV. Is this really how it is in the real world too? I'm amazed the colours are better even with led TVs using quantum dots. I really want my next TV to be 65" but there is no way I can afford £2500+ considering the led alternative can be had for under £1800 depending on offers on at the time.

    So basically what I want to know is are the colours really that much better in real world viewing compared to led TVs. Or is the video not demonstrating the difference correctly.
     
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    Just take a look at tests where they measure both colour accuracy and coverage. No video or even seeing the tv in a shop is going to tell you which is better because the tv likely isn't set up right, not to mention camera quality, lighting etc.

    What you may be noticing however is contrast, which makes darker colours on an OLED more impressive in general.

    With both the Samsung Q7 and the LG B7 calibrated the LG has the edge with colour accuracy whilst the Samsung in coverage and volume.

    Really though both tv's are great, just in most other senses the OLED is much better.

    At 65" I would personally consider the Sony XE93 or XE90 as a better alternative as they both have a lot better local dimming despite not being quantum dot.
     
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    I agree 95% and I know proper demos not shop floor viewings are best but, if you really know what you like in a picture then it is possible to tell which is the better Tv for you in a showroom.

    Only on the proviso that it's somewhere decent, that can show a real broadcast feed e.g Sky, will let you view your own material and, will let you 'play' with the settings. So, not Currys, go to AV specialists like Richer Sounds and above who offer this on their showroom floors. No demo feeds or shops that specialise in pushing one brand ( have a shop like that near me that is 90% Samsung)

    I know the purists say have a proper demo but lets face it unless, you are shelling around £2k plus and have access to an AV specialist, then it probably isn't going to happen.

    Ok I may have an advantage. There's nothing like a 5 foot tall middle aged woman, walking into my local RS/Av shop and talking about different panel tech, HDMI, UHD, frame insertion etc to throw a salesman off his guard:laugh: and make 'em shut up. 'walk in, what about this one madam it has a nice silver bezel',.... . you men on here have no idea how patronized us females are when we walk into AV stores.

    Just a note to the OP: the Samsung Q7 range is not true quantum dot, it's an LCD with a fancy name to make unsuspecting punters think it's genuinely new panel tech or, Samsung's name for an OLED. some of us here think the marketing of the Q7 series sails pretty close to the wind when it comes to the Trade Descriptions Act . Doesn't mean it's a bad TV, but it is still an LCD.
     
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    The same is true of a lot of consumer AV equipment ;)

    I always surprised no one started making cheap nasty LCDs with OLED backlighting just to claim it was an 'OLED' TV in the same way LCDs with LED backlights get referred to as 'LED' TVs :)
     

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