Difference between these TVs

Difference between these TVs

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redrabbit29

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1,523 posts

136 months

Friday 26th May 2023
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Hi,

Looking at a new tv, possibly a 77inch model. I'll be sat 8.5ft from it, watching mainly sports, tv boxsets, netflix, etc. No gaming though.

TV 1: Samsung 75 Inch Q80B QLED
Currently available for £1189 after 52% reduction on Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Inch-Q80B-QLED-Sm...

TV 2: LG OLED77C24LA (2022) OLED
£3000 on John Lewis which is an eye watering amount
https://www.johnlewis.com/lg-oled77c24la-2022-oled...

Not sure how to justify this cost, is it even worth it? I'm not a home theatre buff, I wouldn't probably notice things like "the colour depth" or intricate things like that. As long as it's a good picture, vibrant etc.

Any thoughts on this?

Thanks

Glosphil

4,423 posts

237 months

Friday 26th May 2023
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I sit 11-12ft from a 49" TV. I can't imagine being that close to a 77" TV; but I am old.

Defcon5

6,229 posts

194 months

Friday 26th May 2023
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They use totally different technologies. The LG C2 OLED will blow you away. Every person that comes to your house will comment on how good the picture quality is. (Assuming you are feeding it from a quality source and not watching freeview via an aerial)

The other one is a big cheap Samsung.


redrabbit29

Original Poster:

1,523 posts

136 months

Friday 26th May 2023
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Thanks - the other option is the LG at 65". Not just for the price saving (almost half the price of it's big brother) but also as it may fit better in the room

ThunderSpook

3,659 posts

214 months

Friday 26th May 2023
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OLED every time!

The only people that think QLED is as good as OLED are the people who’ve already bought them and are convincing themselves they haven’t made the wrong choice.

Mr Pointy

11,524 posts

162 months

Friday 26th May 2023
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If you have a Richer Sounds nearby I'd suggest you go in & have a look & in particular play with the user interface as it's he thing you'll be interacting with. In general the LG UI seems quite liked & people have other views on the Sony & Samsung UIs. The OLED screens generally give the best picture but if you're not a dedicated TV buff then that might be less important. How bright is the room it's going to be used in?
https://www.richersounds.com/tv-projectors/tvs-acc...

AV Forums is worth a look at as well:
https://www.avforums.com/forums/
https://www.avforums.com/hub/tvs.8/reviews/


renmure

4,319 posts

227 months

Friday 26th May 2023
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Mr Pointy said:
The OLED screens generally give the best picture but if you're not a dedicated TV buff then that might be less important.

That describes me perfectly but once I’d seen a side by side comparison I couldn’t unsee the difference and I’m a right tight-fisted git. I’ve a few big tellys around the house but the one we actually sit down and watch stuff on is an OLED

Ohio7274

249 posts

15 months

Friday 26th May 2023
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OLED is unquestionably the better technology.

redrabbit29

Original Poster:

1,523 posts

136 months

Friday 26th May 2023
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Thanks everyone. Decided on LG Oled

Just need to choose size now, 65 or 77. Sat 8.5ft away. I have the wallspace for 77 but don't want it to be overbearing and intrusive

Defcon5

6,229 posts

194 months

Friday 26th May 2023
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I would say the 65. The picture will look better from that distance on non 4k content I think. Spend some of the saving on some speakers/good sound bar if you do t already have one

ThunderSpook

3,659 posts

214 months

Friday 26th May 2023
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I sit around that far away and my 55 is plenty big enough.

phil-sti

2,762 posts

182 months

Friday 26th May 2023
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OLED all day long

if you order a TV from Very and take it on buy now pay later they give you 20% back.

TEKNOPUG

19,184 posts

208 months

Saturday 27th May 2023
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65" OLED that will appear to be 77"+ with Ambilight turned on. Plus 100 day free trial etc.

https://www.richersounds.com/philips-65oled807.htm...

Defcon5

6,229 posts

194 months

Saturday 27th May 2023
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That’s not worth 1k more than the 65in LG C2 in my opinion

Sheepshanks

33,525 posts

122 months

Saturday 27th May 2023
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Mr Pointy said:
How bright is the room it's going to be used in?
We have an OLED in our kitchen / diner - I knew it would struggle during daylight and it really does. Great once it’s gone dark though!

Nomme de Plum

5,048 posts

19 months

Saturday 27th May 2023
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I have a wall mounted LG OLED 65" and now sit 4m from the screen after rearranging the layout. It used to be 3m.

It's great but the UHD stuff would be better on a 77" now I'm a bit further away.

The room is 4.1m wide 2.35 high 7.5m long The 65" does not overpower the room nor would a 77"

GiantCardboardPlato

4,773 posts

24 months

Saturday 27th May 2023
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Buy the cheaper one, the only time you ever look at tvs side by side is in a shop, once its in your house you’ll never see what you’re missing so it wont bother you, and yiou have £2k left for something fun like some books.

DodgyGeezer

41,354 posts

193 months

Saturday 27th May 2023
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I have to say that when I was looking it appeared to me that the LG's had easily the most reflective screens (quite important to us as we have quite a bright room). Time will tell if we've made the correct choice (I say time will tell... we'll know this time next week!)

TEKNOPUG

19,184 posts

208 months

Saturday 27th May 2023
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Defcon5 said:
That’s not worth 1k more than the 65in LG C2 in my opinion
Good job it's only £700 then thumbup

redrabbit29

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136 months

Saturday 27th May 2023
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Nomme de Plum said:
I have a wall mounted LG OLED 65" and now sit 4m from the screen after rearranging the layout. It used to be 3m.

It's great but the UHD stuff would be better on a 77" now I'm a bit further away.

The room is 4.1m wide 2.35 high 7.5m long The 65" does not overpower the room nor would a 77"
That's good to know. You're a bit further from me as I will be 2.6m from the TV screen. I've seen it in the shop and it looks fine when stood close to it (not talking about picture quality, talking about size)


Mr Pointy said:
How bright is the room it's going to be used in?
It's a South facing room but we have tons of trees arond us so never direct sun. The TV is also along the wall adjacent to the windows. There has sometimes been points when I close the curtains over but usually it's either for a really big sporting event that I want to just focus on.

DodgyGeezer said:
I have to say that when I was looking it appeared to me that the LG's had easily the most reflective screens (quite important to us as we have quite a bright room). Time will tell if we've made the correct choice (I say time will tell... we'll know this time next week!)
Hopefully you're happy with it. We have an LG OLED now but a 55" version and it's really good, any screen reflection hasn't really bothered us.

GiantCardboardPlato said:
Buy the cheaper one, the only time you ever look at tvs side by side is in a shop, once its in your house you’ll never see what you’re missing so it wont bother you, and yiou have £2k left for something fun like some books.
Yea I have considered that actually. We have OLED now but a smaller version. We're spending a lot of money on a big wall unit with cabinets and shelving which the carpenter is building now. So I just want the whole thing finished off as best as possible. Will still consider the Samsung though, but don't want to go too cheap and regret it