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RE: Is this the right year to buy an OLED 4K TV?

I'm guessing you waited?

Prices of the OLED did drop pretty good this year. Before I bought from anyone showing those low ball prices online I'd check with LG to be sure they were authorized and you have a honored warranty.

Being at the end of the year it is a tough decision to jump or not, I'd say it depends on how bad you want to upgrade from what you have. I suspect prices would be some lower in 2017. I also would guess the Sony models to be better than LG, at least brighter. Then again LG has been at it longer, and experience counts for something.

I think you'd notice a difference with 4k from what you are viewing now. From what I understand the "real" eye popping difference is when watching content with HDR. Which reminds me Dolby has a rival scheme, Dolby Vision, LG comes with both so that's a plus to cover any format war base.

I recently got a Samsung 4k 8000 series, but viewing 4k has been limited so far. The Sammy looks great though when upconverting even DVD to it's 4k native resolution.

Do your research on HDMI, there's no such thing as 4k or 2.0 HDMI, it's only a pipe. With that being said it will need to be "high speed" to have the bandwidth for 4k HDR content. If you want to be sure look to see what is DPL certified, brands like Tributaries or Transparent's Hardwired series are certified and reasonably priced, as far as quality brands go. Myself I will buy the higher priced cables. Some by the $5 Monoprice or whatever, but I've had better cables than that go defective. I still have Tributaries 1.3 cables that have served with no issue.

The Sammy 4k player is down to about $199.00 and Oppo is coming with their player at $549.00. I'd bet we see others at CES. Now if we'd see some discs. The LG should have apps built in to give access to 4k, from Amazon or Netflix, I'm sure others are out there, via Wyfi.

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  • RE: Is this the right year to buy an OLED 4K TV? - Mr Peabody 21:09:49 12/29/16 (6)
    • umm... - Jim Pearce 21:21:55 12/31/16 (5)
      • RE: umm... - Mr Peabody 07:40:57 01/01/17 (4)
        • Yes... - Jim Pearce 13:29:47 01/01/17 (3)


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