Help Picking a New TV

bullzeye

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Personal Opinion:

I can't in good conscience recommend OLED to anyone who games or has small children. And this is coming from someone who still has Pioneer and Panasonic Plasma displays in his home.

OLED burn-in is cumulative hours watched. It's not a matter of if it will burn in but when. Based on your viewing habit, you may hit that pixel degradation as soon as a few months or a few years down the road but you will hit it. For those of us that play games with bright static HUDs for hours on end or with children that watch the same shows over and over, you're more than likely going to see burn in sooner.

Now if you're fine with potentially replacing your tv in 1-3 years and/or don't have children, knock yourself out. I'm going to stick with LCD/LED until the Mini/Micro LED revolution.
 

Jay Mammoth

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Personal Opinion:

I can't in good conscience recommend OLED to anyone who games or has small children. And this is coming from someone who still has Pioneer and Panasonic Plasma displays in his home.

OLED burn-in is cumulative hours watched. It's not a matter of if it will burn in but when. Based on your viewing habit, you may hit that pixel degradation as soon as a few months or a few years down the road but you will hit it. For those of us that play games with bright static HUDs for hours on end or with children that watch the same shows over and over, you're more than likely going to see burn in sooner.

Now if you're fine with potentially replacing your tv in 1-3 years and/or don't have children, knock yourself out. I'm going to stick with LCD/LED until the Mini/Micro LED revolution.
My daughter was 5 when I bought my C6 4 years ago, and a gamer. Zero burn in on my set 4 years later, same with my C8 over 2 years later. I would never settle for LC/LED.
 

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My daughter was 5 when I bought my C6 4 years ago, and a gamer. Zero burn in on my set 4 years later, same with my C8 over 2 years later. I would never settle for LC/LED.
Mileage will definitely vary. My sister's XBR-A1E made it to last year before Rocket League's HUD and Overwatch's Super menu burned in.
 

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"A quick note related to the above. I asked Sony why it was that this TV hadn’t been updated to support VRR yet, or why it isn’t supported right out of the box. Sony’s response boils down to standards. As a partner with the CTA, NAB, and various other standards organization, Sony prefers to see all standards testing completed before it deploys a new technology like HDMI 2.1 or any of the features with which it comes. Sony cites a consistent, stable experience as being very important to its customers.
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Contrast, which is the most noticeable element of picture quality, is based on black levels. The darker a TV can get, the higher the contrast and the less brightness is needed to achieve high contrast. One of the reasons that X900H excels is that it has very good black levels. That is owed to Sony’s backlighting system.
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An LCD screen is lit up from behind by an array of LED backlights. In order to keep black levels from turning gray, the backlight system must be carefully controlled. That control, which includes various zones — or groups — of lights is called local dimming, and that local dimming is powered by an algorithm. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Sony has the best local dimming algorithm in the business.
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Beyond those core picture elements, Sony’s X1 processor delivered a very clean picture, even with low bitrate content streamed from sites like Netflix and Hulu. I witnessed minimized contouring and color banding while watching. The performance of the upscaling and other processing elements exceeded the Hisense H8G Quantum I’m currently evaluating, and was as good and even better in some cases than the Samsung Q90T.
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This came as no surprise, as Sony’s processing has always been the best in the business. Also of no surprise was the cleanliness of the VA panel, which exhibited no dirty screen effect (DSE) or blotchiness."



 

JinCA

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I think I'm still going to wait until next year and see what Sony brings out, hopefully they'll have more options with HDMI 2.1