OLEDs are coming down in price. The LG B6 is one of “lower” end OLEDs of 2016 and that makes it within the reach of more people at $2500 for the 55-inch model:
These are very expensive TVs but they show us what the future will hold at a more available prices. There have long been promises that OLED will come down significantly in price but we have not really seen that price drop to the extent we want.
While our focus is 4K resolution, resolution is only one of the factors that makes a great image. 4K plus high-dynamic-range (HDR) is our ideal and TV makers are finally putting more efforts towards HDR.
This short video from AVS Forum shows some of the differences a color space can make:
This is LG’s flagship OLED and it’s getting good reviews and is said to have exceptional image quality. We appreciate the emphasis on dynamic range and no doubt it’s an exceptional TV, but $8000 for a 65 inch exceptional?
Panasonic’s first 4K OLED TV is a good one, if you can afford it. The picture quality is amazing and it’s very thin. The input lag is the only thing that concerns us about this set.
As someone who used a 39″ 4K Seiki TV as a computer monitor, I can attest to this approach as being a viable option. In this case this individual is using the $299 42″ Seiki SE42UGT TV:
The Sony XBR-65X930C is our favourite TV presently. It’s our hold-over TV that’s meant to last us a few years until OLED comes down in price and other 4K technologies and standards mature.
The most important features of the Sony X930C are:
- Supports the 4K HDR Standard.
- While it’s not OLED the picture quality is damn good.
- Not as expensive as other top models. It’s still an expensive set, but it’s within range of most TV enthusiasts.
- Our Sony A7r II looks great displayed on this set.
- 65-inch screen.
- Packed with technologies and features and makes the best of less than 4K signals.
- The built-in speaks are surprisingly decent.
If the $3,000 price is within your budget do give this TV a look.