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ColdDuck
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LG OLED vs Samsung QLED - 65”

Anyone have any experience. 2021 models. Glare vs brightness vs burn-in. Trying to decide which way to go. Living room with windows of course. No gaming on it, Roku apps mainly. Want to make sure my Sonos Arc gets full Atmos as well through eArc.


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I picked up the 65" LG C1 OLED for my living room in April for $1650 on Amazon. Very very happy with my purchase. Not enough time to be able to say anything about burn-in. It's definitely bright enough for me and I haven't had any glare issues, but I keep my windows closed most of the time. Viewing angle is amazing, from my kitchen I can see everything perfectly even though I'm practically viewing from its direct side.

I know you're not doing gaming but I built a home theater/gaming PC alongside this TV purchase and 4K120 HDR G-Sync gaming from my 3080 Ti video card is downright stunning. I mostly use that HTPC or my Nvidia Shield but the built-in webOS is actually pretty nice. You might not need the Roku anymore depending on your use case.

The bummer though was that it won't pass through DTS signals. When people mentioned it doesn't do DTS I thought I'd still be able to pass it through blindly, but no. I don't think Samsungs will do so either, though. Apparently a lot of TV manufacturers are dumping paying DTS licensing fees. I have a lot of surround stuff in a variety of formats so I had to abandon eARC and pick up an HDMI 2.1 AV receiver because of this. Atmos should be fine though.

As for the QLEDs. They looked really nice at Best Buy. I thought they looked better than the C1 OLED but I chalked that up to either the C1 lacking in brightness by comparison or just maybe being configured poorly. I still bought the C1 in the end anyway though as I had other considerations. But I don't think anyone would be disappointed in the picture quality on those QLEDs.


j1897
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I've had my oled for 2 years now, used exclusively for gaming with a HUD burning in the screen, and there's nothing. I think the burn in has been greatly improved. Probably CNBC for 12 hours a day will do some damage, but otherwise it will take years.


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ColdDuck
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Thanks efrad, great review. That is what I was hoping to hear.


jsk020
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I really like my Samsung QLED. I feel it does a great job. But no denying the OLED is probably a nicer screen.


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notsince98
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There are 3 main factors to consider:

1) Only the LG can do Dolby Vision
2) The samsung can get much brighter which is great for HDR (but only HLG, HDR10 or HDR10+ since it is samsung)
3) The LG can do perfect blacks


RebelWithACause
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I have the 2019 model of the Samsung Q70 QLED 75" and having issues with the back light flickering. Bought the extended warranty from Bestbuy but it ran out a month before the TV started having issues. Contacted Bestbuy and Samsung and neither could help and recommended paying a service tech to repair the TV.
So far, we have just been living with it. It usually flickers when there is a lot of white images on the screen. This TV cost too much to have issues after 2 years.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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Still running my 65" Vizio 1080p from around 2014. I bet anything would be a massive improvement.


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UltimateHog
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If it's not the mini LED version go OLED.

Only the mini LED Samsung's are equal to or even better than OLED.


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Simon Gruber
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Which one is super expensive micro or mini led?


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Micro.


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Dicky
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FWIW, the LG C1 is the first tv/monitor I have owned that HDR is truly useable on. Every other "HDR" TV I've owned didn't have close to the brightness needed to truly benefit from it.


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jennyjones
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Anyone have any experience. 2021 models. Glare vs brightness vs burn-in.


I've been trying to decide this too. 2021 models are the way to go right now

Just bought a 77” Sony A80J OLED for media room and a Samsung QN90A mini led for bright living room full of windows . I really wanted to do oled in both but living room is way too bright

Both still in boxes until I move in new house

I bought both from Costco due to 90 day returns and 5 year warranty in case anything goes wrong with either


ColdDuck
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Are you worried about the OLED in a bright room? I have a few windows but full length curtains when needed.


HughsWorkPhone
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Samsung QN90A is the mini LED, comparable to OLED but much brighter. I will say I notice a little blooming in game mode on the QN90A though.

The 2022s are out though and Samsung has jumped into OLED and has the best TV out on the market right now according to rtings.com. Samsung S95B
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jennyjones
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The 2022s are out though and Samsung has jumped into OLED and has the best TV out on the market right now according to rtings.com. Samsung S95B


The new QD-OLED from Samsung is supposed to be much brighter than the W OLED from LG and should work better in a bright room. Problem for me right now was the Samsung 65” goes for $3,000 while a 2021 65” LG C1 or Sony A80J (same panel made by LG) currently goes for ~ $1599

Sony will also have a QD-OLED model coming out this year but the panel itself is being made by Samsung . Sony adds their processors and some people like their color accuracy better but their QD-OLED will be even more expensive than the Samsung version
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jennyjones
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Are you worried about the OLED in a bright room? I have a few windows but full length curtains when needed.


I’m putting the OLED I bought in a media room that I can darken so it shouldn’t be a problem there.

In my future living room, there are more or less 3 walls of windows that I won’t be able to cover. Because of that, I went with the Samsung QN-90A (Costco version has slightly different model code but same tv). Currently this tv and the LGC1 are going for the same price

If you can control your light, I’d lean to the C1. If you buy from Costco, you could always try it out and have 90 days to return


notsince98
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I’m putting the OLED I bought in a media room that I can darken so it shouldn’t be a problem there.



It isn't just about darkness. OLED sets dont have the raw NITS to really do HDR justice. Even in a dark you room, you sacrifice the high end of HDR10 and DV with OLED.


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