55 inch 4K OLED/QLED TV - suggestions

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Consumer Electronics Buying Advice' started by anish_sha, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. anish_sha

    anish_sha Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys

    Planning to get a new TV ,max 55 inch one. Heard that OLED/QLED is the best in 4K resolution. Wont be upgrading atleast for next 5 years Suggest me a good model under 1L budget. Suggest me a good brand with good after sales service among Sony/Samsung/LG/Panasonic.
     
  2. vercetti

    vercetti Well-Known Member
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    AFAIK OLED is superior to QLED as QLED is just glorified LED...
    OLED on the other hand has the best black levels that technology can give roight now....

    Best and most economic OLED models are LG OLED55C6P and OLED55C7P....
    C6P is last years model and if u are not keep on 3D get the C7P which supports dolby atmos as well as HDR for youtube.....

    both the TV's are around the 1.5 lakhs range but well worth the price.....I have a c6p in hong kong and just love it....
    I had upgraded from a LG 4K LED to LG 4K OLED and the difference was noticeable to my armature eyes
     
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  3. sriharsha_m

    sriharsha_m Well-Known Member
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    LG OLED range starts from 1.8L, there are no models under 1L.
    LG 55B7 is the starting model from 2017 range.

    I second that, have both LG 43" UHD and 55 OLEB B6, the difference in PQ is night and day.
     
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  4. OP
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    anish_sha

    anish_sha Well-Known Member
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    Planning to get it from Dubai, hope there will be some good offers for DSF, if the budget constrains should i opt for FULL HD OLED or 4k LED ?
     
  5. sriharsha_m

    sriharsha_m Well-Known Member
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    There are no Full HD OLED's in LG, all the OLED models are 4k.
     
  6. vercetti

    vercetti Well-Known Member
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    there are full HD OLED dates and released in 2015 and 2014.....wont have HDR and full color gamut but has the OLED technology

     
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  7. sid1712

    sid1712 Cookies, mmm...
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    Depends upon the location. The 2016 55" LG B6 is selling for 1.35L here (on sale for holidays). B7 going for 1.6
     
  8. Chaos

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    B7 is significantly better than B6 due to higher brightness as the ABL doesn't cut in so soon. Also the HDR tone mapping algorithms in the newer model are better.

    Finally all 7 series models have the same processing and panel quality unlike the previous gen. So whether you buy the uber expensive wallpaper tv or the basic b7, both will give the same picture quality.
     
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  9. OP
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    anish_sha

    anish_sha Well-Known Member
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    All oled need not be 4K right ?
     
  10. m-jeri

    m-jeri A Nobody.
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    I believe OLED shines on their blacks & HDR capabilities. You actually want to spend money on a OLED TV with 1080p?

    QLED is just Samsung marketing term for LED lit LCD TV.
     
  11. Chaos

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    All OLED TVs in the market - LG C7/B7/E7/W7 LG, Sony A1, Panasonic ez1000/1002 use the same LG 4k OLED panels.
     
  12. vercetti

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    good info..... the earlier generation had huge differences in the make...
    for example - US C6P users did not get a firmware update for HDR-youtube whereas the top end 6 series models got the update. feels like a loss when ur new shiny TV does not do HDR for youtube and does HDR on netflix....

    One major difference between B6 and B7 which is definitely a deal breaker for me is the Dolby Atmos support.
    the B6 and C6 will never ever get dolby atmos support and most of the 4K movies (even ripped ones) come with Dolby Atmos.....so u are without audio in almost all ripped movies.....I faced a lot of issues initially in my C7

    Another deal breaker would be the HDR support for youtube.....if u buy a HDR and not able to wwatch youtube on HDR then its a big loss as nowadays lots of videos are uploaded in 4K HDR
     
  13. Chaos

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    Actually the source blurays will most certainly have a Dolby digital+ or Dolby TrueHD track in addition to Atmos. Downloaded rips will probably not have this fallback option.

    The previous gen had cheapo mediatek processors in cheaper TVs and LG's own CPU in the higher end ones. Now in the 7 series, they have the same CPU and image processor. That's a real good thing as firmware updates will flow much faster now.
     
  14. adder

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    Samsung is very smart at giving new names for basically the same tech. In 2009 they started the name LED tv(lcd with led backlight)which helped them hugely in sales, everyone else at that time where still calling it LCD tv but they eventually all started calling it LED tv.
    They are doing the same now with name QLED, which is still a LCD, a similar quantum dot tech was used by Sony a couple of years back.

    I would wait for ces 2018 which is just less then a week away to see whats in store for 2018 range.
     
  15. OP
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    anish_sha

    anish_sha Well-Known Member
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    so better go for 4k LED rather than full HD OLED right?
     
  16. m-jeri

    m-jeri A Nobody.
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    Between those 2 yes.

    But, for your sake, do not go audition any of the 4K OLED panels. You will regret spending the money for a 4K LED with HDR10. Yes, you may still need to spend 1.5 or 2 times for a OLED. But it truly is magnificent. If you feel I am biased or anything, a. I only have a 4K LCD, the Sony X900E & b. Find one review or person that says anything negative about 4K OLED panels.

    Spoilers: You may find something about burn ins. The burn in is not applicable for average TV users, the ones that watch lots of TV channels with static images are not included. There are in built measures in the LG TVs for this. Read:

    https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/permanent-image-retention-burn-in-lcd-oled

    http://www.lg.com/us/experience-tvs/oled-tv/reliability

    However, If you/your family watch the same TV channel for continuous hours with little to no turn off.. Then again 4K LED is the one for you.
     
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  17. Chaos

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    There are no full HD OLED panels - only 4K ones are available.
     
  18. m-jeri

    m-jeri A Nobody.
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    Not quite true. Old stocks are available for discounts. Especially in SEA region.

    Seen this in Thailand.. http://www.lg.com/sg/tvs/lg-55EG910T-oledtv
     
  19. Chaos

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    Thats an antique 1st gen OLED tv that is best avoided! Also these are not available in India.
     
  20. m-jeri

    m-jeri A Nobody.
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    I have seen the TV in Thailand around 5 or 7 months back. So answer to your original question, yes OLED HD TVs are available.
     
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