Recommendation please - 65" OLED, £1500

blahblahblah

Standard Member
So its time now to replace my trusty 10yr old Panasonic P50GT30B. Budget is £1500.
I'm in no rush - wont actually need it until November/December, so will probably wait for Black Friday. But research starts now! I'm also in the market for a Home Theater upgrade, but one thing at a time. For the telly, I'm thinking OLED, and size 65".
So far I'm leaning towards the LG C1 - seems to offer best value. Following the guidance on here, below are my requirements.
Any recommendations appreciated. Thank you

  • Which external devices do you plan to connect to the TV?
    • Receiver
      • Denon avr-x2300w (will upgrade to newer receiver AVR within 2 yrs)
        • Sub: SVS PB1000 Pro
        • Speakers: Kef Q150's, Q250c, Kef eggs surrounds
    • Nvidia Shield 4k

  • What content will you watch on the TV?
    • What streaming services do you plan to use?
      • Netflix (4k)
      • Amazon TV
      • YouTube
    • Catch up TV apps,
      • BBC Iplayer
      • ITV Player
    • Broadcast TV - Yes
      • SD 20% - if HD channel not available
      • HD 80% -
      • UHD I do not have Sky or Virgin, may get it in the future
    • Others
      • DVDs - No
      • FHD Blu-Rays - No
      • UHD Blu-Rays - No
      • Gaming - No
    • What proportion of your total viewing will be content in SD, HD or UHD?
      • SD 10% - SD terrestrial TV
      • HD 60% - most content will be HD, will opt for 4k wherever available
      • UHD 30% - depends whether the shows i watch on Netflix are available 4k. Youtube where possible
    • What proportion of your viewing will be broadcast TV shows, broadcast sport, broadcast movies, streaming TV/movies, DVDs, FHD Blu-Rays, UHD Blu-Rays or games?
      • Broadcast TV shows 30% - Kids TV, News
      • Broadcast Sport 0%
      • Broadcast Movies 5%
      • Streaming TV shows or Movies 65%
      • DVDs 0%
      • HD Blu-Rays 0%
      • UHD Blu-Rays 0%
      • Games 0%
    • Will you use internal or external apps or tuners for the following? If external, via which device?
      • Broadcast TV - Internal
      • Streaming services - If UI is good, internal (As good as or better than Nvidia Shield). Otherwise Nvidia Shield
      • Catch up apps - If UI is good, internal (As good as or better than Nvidia Shield). Otherwise Nvidia Shield

  • Situational questions:
    • What TV are you currently using and what are expecting to see upgrading to a new TV?
      • Currently have a Panasonic P50GT30B. Retiring this TV to another room.
      • Looking for
        • Bigger
        • Newer tech
        • 4k
        • Better picture
    • Are you a tweaker or set and forget kind of person?
      • Tweaker, perfect it and then forget about it. Re-calibrate every year or so.
    • What is your viewing distance?
      • 2.75m - 3m. Dont have the keys to the house yet, but estimate is this.
    • If you place yourself in the position of your TV facing towards where you watch, at what angle from the centre is each integral seating position? (Tip, use a protractor to measure angles).
      • Position 1 - 90 degrees - i.e. Directly in front
      • Position 2 - 130 degrees - i.e. Off to the right when looking from the TV
      • Position 3 - 70 degrees - i.e. Next to position 1, to the left when looking from the TV
    • When will you use the TV and what kind of lighting will be in your room?
      • Bright conditions during the day - yes
      • Dimly lit room in the evening - Generally use a dimmable lamp. Movie time is low, general TV is med.
    • Would your usage of an OLED TV put you at risk of permanent burn in? Please read: OLED Burn In Risk
      • No
    • Do you need any legacy connections like composite or component?
      • No
    • If using planning to use an internal tuner will you use satellite or free to air?
      • Yes, either
    • Please rearrange the following, in descending importance:
      • 1. Blacks
      • 2. HDR Picture quality. See: What is HDR?
      • 3. Shadow detail
      • 4. Cost
      • 5. Value
      • 6. Viewing angles
      • 7. SDR Picture quality
      • 8. Smart TV ease of use
      • 9. Smart TV app selection
      • 10. Picture accuracy out of the box (without pro calibration)
      • 11. Sound
 
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Dodgexander

Moderator
Hard to say before TVs have released for a while. In 2020 lines Panasonic had the best shadow detail but so far this year they seem to have made a regression.

Probably the Sony A80J will be best if it comes down in price. Same as the G1 it comes with the new brighter EVO panel for better HDR picture quality.

Otherwise its probably the C1, other OLEDs from LG, and from Philips/Pansonic may also be close.
 

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