That isn't a bad option but must be treated as an SDR only TV as its HDR capabilities are next to zero.
HDR should be number one priority when shopping for a TV nowadays, get something that can't cope and you'll want to change your TV sooner.
Yes. It should be using a VA panel at that size, traditionally Sony's in that range do.Is that in reference to the 49XH8505? It seems okay, but having trouble nailing down if it actually has a VA panel.
I'm not sure what you mean by it seems okay though. It's fine if you just want to use SDR on the TV, not if you want to use HDR.
I actually don't think the Sony XH85 is good value, but that is just because mid range TVs tend not to be.
You are best buying budget or expensive, something inbetween and it makes little sense.
@averagedarren thanks for sharing your experience. I have settled on getter an OLED I think.
So I ordered the BX from Richer Sounds for £989.
But now I see Costco have the KD55A8 for £1079.
Is the Sony going to so much better for movies as to give up 2.1 HDMI and dynamic tone mapping for?
4K HDR, no. To the contrary, LG's DV is marginally better and brighter.
SDR, Sony marginally better.
Motion wise, Sony marginally better or moreso dependant on taste of interpolation.
The HDMI 2.1 gaming features are worth a lot more IMO if you are planning to game at a decent fidelity.
Planning to plug a Series X into it.
What I care about most is using for gaming and 24p movies with good HDR. I don’t watch sport or normal broadcast TV much very much.
So 65CX if I game otherwise SONY A8?
Not necessarily. I’m sure you’d be happy with either tbh.
But gamers do like the LG for the HDMI 2.1 inputs.
Also the Sony is Android OS and LG is WebOS. I’m not too keen on Android myself. Sony has all the major UK catch-up services on it while the LG just has Iplayer atm.
The 2.1 do seem to be for Games, which at 50-odd I do not see myself taking up lol.
Sport's\streaming and DVD play is top if the list as I can't afford 10 metres of DVD to 4k upgrades even if they were released....
The Sony's fortee is its motion in video content but that is more important for sports than film. For gaming the BX is the better option.Is the Sony going to so much better for movies as to give up 2.1 HDMI and dynamic tone mapping for?