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Old 01-13-2022, 04:25 AM   #1
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Hello all,
I'm currently planning my jump into the world of 4K and was told by a buddy of mine that the LG OLED is THE 4K TV to get as it is one of, if not the best one I can get. My question is, what particular LG OLED is the best bang for my buck? I'm planning on getting anywhere between a 70" and 77" and this TV will be primarily be used for movies (with the occasional video game play) and I really want something to make the movie watching experience amazing. I also wanted to know when would be a good time to buy? I know Black Friday, etc just ended but I know they tend to have good deals around Super Bowl. Also, if there are any recommendations for sound setups as well? I don't necessarily "need" a complete surround sound system but I'll take any and all recommendations. Any opinions and help would be appreciated!

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Old 01-13-2022, 06:45 AM   #2
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Not knocking the A series but LG seems to prioritize all the best components & features & software updates to the C & G Series.

Your chances of getting a 2021 model of either C/G with an Evo Panel are quite high. If you donít wanna risk it, you could wait for the 2022 models to drop in price.

Also I wouldnít rule out Sony. Iím happy with my LG C1 but my time with it is about 50/50 shows/games.

If you never plan on gaming or have less interest in gaming you could check out a 2021 A80J. I was going to go for that model but donít trust Sony to deliver on gaming features. At least with LG, you get pretty much everything outta the box.

LG supports Filmmaker Mode. Itís a nice half-step for Watching films without calibration. I was pleasantly surprised how good HD films look on LG in this mode.
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Old 01-13-2022, 11:23 AM   #3
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Which do you do more of, game or watch movies and television programs? If the former, go with an LG. If the latter, definitely go with a Sony A80J. Though neither is a slouch in both areas. Overall, I prefer the Sony build quality and processor. Or wait for the new QD sets later this year.
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It would primarily be used to watch movies and TV shows with the occasional video game but nothing heavy. I have a sizable blu-ray collection so my main goal is to get something that will make the movie watching experience amazing.
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Old 01-13-2022, 12:35 PM   #5
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Do you have any budget restrictions?

LG’s C line is usually considered the best bang for the buck in the OLED context. You get most of the features and great picture processing while the price still stays fairly reasonable for an OLED model. Sony is usually considered as having slightly better picture quality in their A90 line but the price is considerably higher. Some think it’s worth it, I personally don’t think it is but opinions differ of course.
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Do you have any budget restrictions?

LGís C line is usually considered the best bang for the buck in the OLED context. You get most of the features and great picture processing while the price still stays fairly reasonable for an OLED model. Sony is usually considered as having slightly better picture quality in their A90 line but the price is considerably higher. Some think itís worth it, I personally donít think it is but opinions differ of course.
As far as budget goes, we were hoping not to spend crazy amounts on one. I mean, looking at the prices of an OLED, it's easily going to be AT LEAST a mortgage payment lol. That said, we were hoping to keep it under $3,000, maybe even under $2,500 if possible (during a sale maybe).
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Old 01-13-2022, 12:59 PM   #7
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LG's C1, G1 Gallery series or Sony's A80J are your three best choices. Hope to see some Super Bowl sales starting to launch next week.
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Old 01-13-2022, 03:51 PM   #8
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You sound a lot like me a few months ago when I was searching. I'm like you, mostly watching cable TV, 4K and Blu-Ray discs, streaming, and some gaming.

After researching tirelessly I went with the 77" Sony A80J. I am completely happy. If you watch mostly at night or a dark room, the black levels and contrast are amazing.
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Old 01-13-2022, 04:00 PM   #9
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You sound a lot like me a few months ago when I was searching. I'm like you, mostly watching cable TV, 4K and Blu-Ray discs, streaming, and some gaming.

After researching tirelessly I went with the 77" Sony A80J. I am completely happy. If you watch mostly at night or a dark room, the black levels and contrast are amazing.
That sounds great! I'll look into that one!
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Old 01-14-2022, 04:38 AM   #10
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Chalk me up as another Sony Vote. I snagged the A8H last June and it is/was nothing short of amazing. The A80J is supposed to somehow improve on the A8H even more. Sony's picture processing is second to none and makes even low resolution content look great and overall I've just been very impressed with the set.
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Chalk me up as another Sony Vote. I snagged the A8H last June and it is/was nothing short of amazing. The A80J is supposed to somehow improve on the A8H even more. Sony's picture processing is second to none and makes even low resolution content look great and overall I've just been very impressed with the set.
I bought my A80J because you talked it up so much and I couldn't be happier. One of the best purchases I've ever made.
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Old 01-14-2022, 11:33 PM   #12
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I bought my A80J because you talked it up so much and I couldn't be happier. One of the best purchases I've ever made.
One thing I like about the A80J is the bezel seems to be better built than LG C1/CX/C9

Curious how people even move their LGs when they have to move. I have a very small minor dent on the right side of my C1ís bezel. Am sure that little dent was caused by the installers. Need to stress barely noticeable unless your face is 1 inch away from the screen.
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That sounds great! I'll look into that one!
You also need consider a couple of other things, mainly what's the ambient lighting in the room like? and what type of room layout do you have?

If you watch everything in zero or next to zero light pollution then an OLED is probably the way to go, but if you're a daytime viewer and have large windows then you might have to consider an LCD. The downside there is if you're layout includes folks watching off-axis viewing angles will probably suffer. Not trying to put you off OLEDs, but it's worth noting.

LGs OLEDs are top notch for gaming if you've you've got a next gen console.

The new SONY's new Z9J is probably top of the heap for non-OLED tech, but it's double you budget.
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As Robert mentioned TV prices will start dropping on the 2021 sets as the new year's lineup arrives. Getting a 77" OLED for roughly $2.5k will cost you some tech so why not go the 65" Sony A80J where it might be a smaller set but will have great tech (and probably be less than $2,500 on sale)?
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Doubt I'll be up at 3 am but will be looking closely at a couple of 55" TVs for a family member tomorrow
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Old 01-17-2022, 05:42 PM   #17
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Here's a list of all of Sony's Bravia XR TVs that are on sale starting today, January 17th:

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Nice! No movement price-wise at this time on the XR55A80J or the XR55X90J sets?
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Sorry only the SKU's I listed above are included in Sony's Super Bowl sale.
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Any insider knowledge of Sonyís XBR lineup.

Thatís when Sony is really serious.
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