Some questions about an OLED TV ?

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#1  Edited By JoaoPedro7
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Well, I wanna know if, it is dangerous to buy a LG OLED CX in 2021 because it's getting cheaper since the LG OLED C1 launch.

I'm curious about the OLED burn-in... Is it safe to buy an old OLED generation??

I'm pretty convinced to buy the CX today or maybe the C1 next year, when the C2 or C11 will likely be released.

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#2 GirlUSoCrazy
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It's not a good idea anyway, these TVs only get 450 nits which doesn't offer that much color definition compared to other 2000nits LCDs. I've avoided them due to burn-in from static elements. Some OLEDs can "refresh" to attempt to clear this up but doing this slowly reduces peak brightness and degrades the lifetime of the TV.

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#3 JoaoPedro7
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@girlusocrazy said:

It's not a good idea anyway, these TVs only get 450 nits which doesn't offer that much color definition compared to other 2000nits LCDs. I've avoided them due to burn-in from static elements. Some OLEDs can "refresh" to attempt to clear this up but doing this slowly reduces peak brightness and degrades the lifetime of the TV.

oh man! thank you for answering me...

Anyway, I've heard about the best black contrasts ever that this kind of TV offers, and that make me feel so curious.

Well, I don't care about brightness nits colors, but I'm grateful for your advice... But the most important thing is if I'd take at least about 5 years without burn-in problems hehe

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#4  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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@joaopedro7: Deep blacks are nice but you can get very close with LED TVs that have a lot of dimming zones and let out less local lighting than before in black spots, but it's not very often that you're going to have so much pitch darkness in the scene.

I've had different OLED screens and I do notice that on many, when the colors get dark, there is lack of consistency as well. You can notice variation in the shade giving a 'textured' look even if it is supposed to be a flat color. OLED isn't as good for color accuracy or amount of shades from what I've seen.

For example here is one of my OLEDs showing a flat dark gray but it's not even:

It looks textured and uneven. Even on bright colors there can be a similar effect.

Anyway that's just my opinion and preference, hopefully others will share their experiences.

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#5 JoaoPedro7
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@girlusocrazy: I didn't know anything about that. I'm gonna take an insightful look before buying it

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I recommend doing your research, as generally speaking OLEDs are held in higher regard but an LED may be a better option based on your specific viewing environment. Rtings.com is a great place to start.

Also, there are many awesome YouTube channels that give in-depth comparisons and reviews of different tv models and display technologies.

That said, I picked up my LG CX late last year and have been blown away by it. Worth noting that it supports Dolby Vision, which is amazing if you watch a lot of Netflix and/or Disney+. It also includes 4(!) HDMI 2.1 ports, which you'll want to get the most out of your PS5 or Xbox Series X. It even supports Freesync and Nvidia GSync.

Fair criticism that OLEDs don't get as bright, but this is a non-issue if your viewing environment is typically dark, which mine is. Also, OLED technology has improved greatly and burn-in is not the issue that it once was. I again recommend Rtings.com's burn-in test....you'd basically have to have your tv on for at least 10 hours everyday while viewing something like CNN or ESPN to ever possibly have any issues.

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@Miyomatic said:

I recommend doing your research, as generally speaking OLEDs are held in higher regard but an LED may be a better option based on your specific viewing environment. Rtings.com is a great place to start.

Also, there are many awesome YouTube channels that give in-depth comparisons and reviews of different tv models and display technologies.

That said, I picked up my LG CX late last year and have been blown away by it. Worth noting that it supports Dolby Vision, which is amazing if you watch a lot of Netflix and/or Disney+. It also includes 4(!) HDMI 2.1 ports, which you'll want to get the most out of your PS5 or Xbox Series X. It even supports Freesync and Nvidia GSync.

Fair criticism that OLEDs don't get as bright, but this is a non-issue if your viewing environment is typically dark, which mine is. Also, OLED technology has improved greatly and burn-in is not the issue that it once was. I again recommend Rtings.com's burn-in test....you'd basically have to have your tv on for at least 10 hours everyday while viewing something like CNN or ESPN to ever possibly have any issues.

I'm gonna take a look at some rtings.com reviews. I'd like to buy a C1, next year because of price getting cheaper as the new C2 or C11 gets released at the same time. I'm pretty curious about deep blacks and contrasts from OLED tvs.

The C1 input lag is arounds 10ms running games at 4k + HDR with Game Mode activaded. This is amazing!

But I need to take a look to some electronics that I really need to choose. I already have a PS5 and a Xbox Series S. Maybe my priority is buying a Xbox Series X. But I don't know... The Series S is already capable of 120hz.

Well, What is the most important thing right now? The Series S to Series X upgrade or the MU6100 4k to a CX/C1 upgrade?

I don't really know yet

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#8 Hallenbeck77  Moderator
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I've been actually looking into getting a C1 OLED sometime before the end of summer. Just need to get a proper stand for it before I get the TV, though.