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rodimus
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  #2582658 11-Oct-2020 13:49
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See jbhifi still listing the lg CX 55” oled for $3299. I was tempted to purchase the Sony x9000 for gaming but picture quality upgrade from a Samsung 4K 6300 wasn’t significant enough

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  #2582670 11-Oct-2020 14:46
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Picking up The 55” OLED CX LG tomorrow. Will let you know my thoughts with a ps4 pro (and ps5) I was disappointed in my previous Samsung’s game mode because the quality dropped significantly.

Personally I would be happy to buy a cheaper iPhone and invest in a better quality tv. That’s my excuse and yes I’m making excuses for splashing out ... and yes I have a wife , 2 kids and this is the most I’ve spent on a tv

 
 
 
 


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  #2582671 11-Oct-2020 14:47
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FYI smiths city were happy to price match jbhifi

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  #2583118 12-Oct-2020 14:22
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Scotdownunder:

 

What’s the view of the Samsung 65Q80T QLED which is on price match with several retailers at $3,299 ?  My use case will be streaming / downloads movies & programmes from Mobi and BBC iPlayer so the upscaling is an important feature together with apple airplay capability.

 

 

 

 

Not sure if you're set on the Q80T, but I picked up the 65Q70TA for $2841 a little while ago (I returned it though cos it's out of budget due to getting a  projector)


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  #2583194 12-Oct-2020 16:29
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Scotdownunder:

 

What’s the view of the Samsung 65Q80T QLED which is on price match with several retailers at $3,299 ?  My use case will be streaming / downloads movies & programmes from Mobi and BBC iPlayer so the upscaling is an important feature together with apple airplay capability.

 

 

It's not a bad TV per-se, but at that price, and given Black Friday is next month (!), I would be thinking about pushing the boat out a bit and waiting for a sweet, sweet sub-$4k OLED. At this point, I think most TV recommendations can be summed up into finding a reason why you can't go OLED (which is going to come down to predominately budget, brightness/light issues, or burn-in paranoia).

 

Then again, COVID-19 shaped supply issues have changed the game a bit, so all bets are off really.

 

If that TV comes down to sub-$3k where it belongs, it might be worth a look.


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  #2583285 12-Oct-2020 18:28
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Mounted then fired up the LG OLED 55" CX. I should have purchased this sooner. 

 

I started with Teen Titans via netflix, Moana (Disney Plus w Dolby vision) then the switch with zelda and mario kart. (Yes even the switch looks amazing) 

 

Everything has more detail I've seen Moana umpteen times but so many wow moments. 

 

I moved from a 6300 Samsung 4k. Nothing else comes close. Highly recommended. I paid $3200 and am totally happy.

 

Next test tonight will be apex legends via the ps4 pro. 


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  #2583411 13-Oct-2020 08:20
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rodimus:

 

Mounted then fired up the LG OLED 55" CX. I should have purchased this sooner. 

 

I started with Teen Titans via netflix, Moana (Disney Plus w Dolby vision) then the switch with zelda and mario kart. (Yes even the switch looks amazing) 

 

Everything has more detail I've seen Moana umpteen times but so many wow moments. 

 

I moved from a 6300 Samsung 4k. Nothing else comes close. Highly recommended. I paid $3200 and am totally happy.

 

Next test tonight will be apex legends via the ps4 pro. 

 

 

I have the same feelings about my Pana OLED, everytime I look at it I think why didn't I buy one sooner. Absolutely brilliant PQ 





Panasonic 65GZ1000, Onkyo RZ730, Atmos 5.1.2, AppleTV 4K, Nest Mini's, PS4, MacbookPro, iPad Pro, Apple watch S4, iPhone XR


 
 
 
 


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  #2583420 13-Oct-2020 08:47
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How good is the Pani 65EZ95OU Oled, clearly an older model but going for $3289 clearance at JB Hifi.

 

Has the OS been updated since its 2017 introduction ?


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  #2583442 13-Oct-2020 09:42
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Scotdownunder:

 

How good is the Pani 65EZ95OU Oled, clearly an older model but going for $3289 clearance at JB Hifi.

 

Has the OS been updated since its 2017 introduction ?

 

 

I had one of these, I purchased for $6,500 when it was the current release. Has since been replaced under warranty with newer model.

 

I was happy with it - it's a Panasonic OLED, you can't go wrong.


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  #2583666 13-Oct-2020 14:31
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Scotdownunder:

 

How good is the Pani 65EZ95OU Oled, clearly an older model but going for $3289 clearance at JB Hifi.

 

Has the OS been updated since its 2017 introduction ?

 

 

 

 

Why wouldn't you go for the newer GZ1000 at a lower price? 


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  #2583671 13-Oct-2020 14:44
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Scotdownunder:

 

How good is the Pani 65EZ95OU Oled, clearly an older model but going for $3289 clearance at JB Hifi.

 

Has the OS been updated since its 2017 introduction ?

 

 

There is nothing wrong with the TV itself, but it has been at that "clearance price" for years, which probably tells you how well they sold, given that they are still trying to offload them.

 

Notably, it doesn't have support for Dolby Vision (only HDR10/+) and misses out on a few years worth of burn-in migration improvements; 2017/2018 was a big jump for that I believe. Newer Panasonic OLEDs also have the improved HCX Pro processor as well for better picture processing.

 

Outside of Android TV, it is very rare that an OEM will give the OS a major version bump, and Panasonic seems to be a serial offender for this.

 

As rodimus said, the 2019 Panasonic GZ1000 was recently discounted to around there, so you would be much better off seeing if you can find one of those.


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  #2583721 13-Oct-2020 16:39
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So after a couple of nights usage with the 55" LG CX I've realised:

 

  • I'm not used to seeing true black.  
  • I adjusted the HDR picture within the PS4 settings again which improved picture HDR significantly.
  • I'm happy in game mode. Previous sets I've had sacrifice picture quality where I would contemplate leaving it off. 
  • there is more reflection but not enough to worry about for late afternoon/ night time viewing. 

I will try setting the TV to rtings' site recommendations tonight. 


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  #2584370 14-Oct-2020 16:04
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So I've read this post and have come up a bit confused.

 

Where would I start/what models should/would you recommend? I've got an old LG LED - about 6 years old which I mostly use for gaming (Xbox), Netflix, and Apple TV.

 

Anything I should specifically be keeping an eye out for in terms of features in a new TV? I do really like my LG and would go with them again, I just know there has been a lot of changes since I last got a TV and I have not kept up.


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  #2584390 14-Oct-2020 17:03
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Took the wife to look at tvs and she had decided it has to be 75”.  Put a cardboard outline behind the current 50” and it should be great, fixed to the wall, as we will be nearly 3m from it.

 

However, I think that size rules out an OLED on budget grounds so looking at medium to top range LED, QLED etc.  Online for ~$4k I can see Sony X8000H (JB), Pani HX950 / 9000Z (Smiths) or Samsung Q70T (JB).  Will need to tour the stores to see what local discounts are on offer here in Lower Hutt / Wellington.


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  #2586191 16-Oct-2020 10:57
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Unable to find the LG CX 65" available anywhere?

 

Is there a shortage, or a newer model coming about so soon





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