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LG OLED TV

(2 customer reviews)

500.00$

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Wishing you could make out Game of Thrones’ dark scenes and coffee cups more easily on your TV? The answer to all your problems could very well be this OLED TV from LG(opens in a new tab) — and it’s currently at one of the best prices we’ve ever seen it.

 

The LG B8 series 65-inch OLED TV is almost $500 off in the PCMag Shop(opens in a new tab) — that’s close to $700 off Amazon’s current price, and among one of the very best prices you can find among other televisions of this kind.

2 reviews for LG OLED TV

  1. middlenamefrank

    I’m an EE, even kind of in the display business, so I understand the difference between the display technologies. I haven’t settled for anything less than an OLED display on a cell phone since they became available, and when it came time to replace my TV, I wasn’t going to compromise on that, either.

    Two years after my purchase, I couldn’t be happier. OLED technology simply leads the pack, by a considerable margin, and honestly it’s about the only thing I care about. I have an Intel NUC serving the TV for all online activities, as well as playing back my considerable library of virtual content, so I’d actually prefer a much dumber TV…the only thing the “smart” features have ever done for me is require periodic updates that are time-consuming and difficult to turn off. A plethora of display modes is really more than I have any use for, as well. I spent a couple of hours tweaking the display at “first light”, and the only adjustments I’ve made since have been occasionally pumping up the brightness to compensate for overly-dark video that seems to be all the rage these days. (To the movie and TV studios: STOP THAT! Why go to all that trouble and expense of creating beautiful video, then make the images so dark we can’t see it? That’s crazy!)

    It is true that OLED displays, like all displays but perhaps a bit more than some other technologies, is susceptible to burnout. As has been noted, this almost always happens on persistent display elements like cell phone buttons, menus and the like. On TVs, the most common offender is video game overlays that never move or change, and perhaps some news channel chyrons. But all screens do it, to one degree or another, and there’s not much to do about it except don’t leave such things up on the screen when you’re not actually using them.

    So my only real comments are, 1) incredible display that can’t be beat, and 2) please, LG, make a dumb version for us power users, even maybe just a pure monitor, that we could opt for and save some money on features that we may never use.

  2. Rizowski

    I’ve never spent more than a couple hundred on a tv. But after getting this one, I understand why it costs as much as it does. Besides the overall picture quality, the HDR tone mapping is on another level. Because of the rich contrast differences, comparing this tv to a TCL or other price range product is no comparison. You really don’t know what you are missing. We went back and rewatched darker HDR scenes and was able to see them clearer with this tv over our others. As for the sound system, it’s decent for being built in. I will eventually be buying an external sound system, but the built in sound compared to our other TV’s is a non comparison. There is a deeper richness to the sounds rather than the tinny or muted/muffled sounds you get with cheaper competition.

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