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LG C1 vs Mini led Samsung for movies and gaming.

Vtecomega

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Hi guys

I just returned my Hisense Q8 due to a faulty motherboard and have just received my refund. Needless to say I'm done with Hisense.

I have an Xbox series X and PS5 so gaming features and HDMI 2.1 is important to me.

Before I make a decision I wanted to get my fellow gaffers opinion.

I was about to buy the LG C1 today but I have been reading so many conflicting things. How is the HDR brightness? Apparently the LG doesn't get very bright and can only be viewed during the night? The other option is the Samsung QN85A which has a searingly bright panel that makes HDR pop but suffers from contrast issues.

Not sure what to get 😩 It's important I future proof myself because I'm tired of upgrading TVs every damn year when technology becomes obsolete 🤦
 

Vtecomega

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Get a nice CRT. I miss those damn huge heavy things. LGC1 will have the best looking contrast and abyss dark blacks. Potential for burn in. The Samsung will look great but the image doesn't look as good as the OLED. But it's Samsung so it may break in 3 years. Really there is no perfect TV and it sucks.
I know man, it's such a headache 🙈
 

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Hi guys

I just returned my Hisense Q8 due to a faulty motherboard and have just received my refund. Needless to say I'm done with Hisense.

I have an Xbox series X and PS5 so gaming features and HDMI 2.1 is important to me.

Before I make a decision I wanted to get my fellow gaffers opinion.

I was about to buy the LG C1 today but I have been reading so many conflicting things. How is the HDR brightness? Apparently the LG doesn't get very bright and can only be viewed during the night? The other option is the Samsung QN85A which has a searingly bright panel that makes HDR pop but suffers from contrast issues.

Not sure what to get 😩 It's important I future proof myself because I'm tired of upgrading TVs every damn year when technology becomes obsolete 🤦
I read that the future is micro led, so we always focked. But for the time being choose the one that is has better response? _ I think you and Jaguar Victory Jaguar Victory pretty much resumed the main differences between the two TVs, so i would be going with the one that gives better performance in games, has better game mode features.
I've you looked at Rtings for best gaming TV comparison?
 
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Ulysses 31

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This dude lays out the strength and weaknesses of the C1 well


Most important questions will be are how dark your room is and how varied your content with OLED.
 
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I'm pretty much in love with my LGCX. You can get one of those and save some money... But you might want to wait a little while longer until Sony's new OLED is out and tested of you're wanting a brand new TV and willing to pay top dollar.

Either way, I think LG OLED are the best in class for gaming. At least mine was Digital Foundry's best TV last year. I kind of stopped getting educated on the subject after I got my TV But, I highly suggest following Vincent Teoh/ HDTV Test on Twitter and YouTube. His coverage is the best.
 

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When you are choosing between an OLED and a high end LCD you are making a subjective choice where one is not clearly better than the other.
However, I would strongly recommmend an LG OLED. While it is not as bright as good LCDs, human eyes are more sensitive to contrast than bightness, for which our eyes can adapt.
When it comes to burn in, the Rtings burn in test is running on 7 series, and the most significant burn in problem they have with the red color has been solved in the 8 series, and the overal burn in resistance has been improving (accorcing to LG) every generation. The only situation I would recommend against an OLED would be in a room where you have direct sunlight shining on the TV.
 

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Hi guys

I just returned my Hisense Q8 due to a faulty motherboard and have just received my refund. Needless to say I'm done with Hisense.

I have an Xbox series X and PS5 so gaming features and HDMI 2.1 is important to me.

Before I make a decision I wanted to get my fellow gaffers opinion.

I was about to buy the LG C1 today but I have been reading so many conflicting things. How is the HDR brightness? Apparently the LG doesn't get very bright and can only be viewed during the night? The other option is the Samsung QN85A which has a searingly bright panel that makes HDR pop but suffers from contrast issues.

Not sure what to get 😩 It's important I future proof myself because I'm tired of upgrading TVs every damn year when technology becomes obsolete 🤦
OLED - LG C1 / Sony A80J
LCD - Sony X90J
Mini LED - Samsung QN90A

All are very good options for HDMI 2.1 TVs. Each have pros & cons, different costs & sizes.

I'd avoid Hisense. LG, Sony, Samsung are the 3 best brands in TVs right now. (Panasonic too, but they're not in the USA so idk.)
 

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C1 is dark. Even in absolute darkness you can clearly see the need for more brightness. Ok TV for 1k. Don't expect miracles. But yeah, for 1k... what do you expect? Buy it, use it, throw away after it inevitably burn in. No such thing as a perfect TV right now.
 

Vtecomega

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C1 is dark. Even in absolute darkness you can clearly see the need for more brightness. Ok TV for 1k. Don't expect miracles. But yeah, for 1k... what do you expect? Buy it, use it, throw away after it inevitably burn in. No such thing as a perfect TV right now.
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C1 is dark. Even in absolute darkness you can clearly see the need for more brightness. Ok TV for 1k. Don't expect miracles. But yeah, for 1k... what do you expect? Buy it, use it, throw away after it inevitably burn in. No such thing as a perfect TV right now.
Ballicks, i have CX and in the evenings its an absolute fucking stormer of a set, inky unmatchable blacks and super bright HDR highlights and the C1 is meant to be brighter ffs, i mean what are you expecting from a TV.. to have your room lit up like a floodlight everytime the telly shows the sun?? depends on your viewing habits, most of mine is in the evening, most of the shows i watch are dark, gritty type stuff and they look phenomenal on an OLED and i've watched plenty of day time cartoons on it with the kid to appreciate the incredible colours and pop and burn in? fuck off these arent 1st or 2nd gen sets
 

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Hi guys

I just returned my Hisense Q8 due to a faulty motherboard and have just received my refund. Needless to say I'm done with Hisense.

I have an Xbox series X and PS5 so gaming features and HDMI 2.1 is important to me.

Before I make a decision I wanted to get my fellow gaffers opinion.

I was about to buy the LG C1 today but I have been reading so many conflicting things. How is the HDR brightness? Apparently the LG doesn't get very bright and can only be viewed during the night? The other option is the Samsung QN85A which has a searingly bright panel that makes HDR pop but suffers from contrast issues.

Not sure what to get 😩 It's important I future proof myself because I'm tired of upgrading TVs every damn year when technology becomes obsolete 🤦
C9 owner here. The brightness factor is only an issue if you have direct sunlight on your screen, or playing very dark games in a well lit room. As long as you avoid direct sunlight (which you should, no matter the TV) then you should be fine. If its a bright day, I just close the living room curtains and it is absolutely fine. During nighttime the set is amazing, and you really notice the pure blacks. I've had my set for about 2 years now and likely have over 3000 hours of content on it (mixed games and streaming) and no sign of even a little bit of burn in.

The disadvantages of the Samsung are that is does not support Dolby Vision (so you will miss out on that on your XSX, plus Dolby Vision has way more support then HDR10+), and it has only one HDMI 2.1 port, so you are going to have to choose a console for that port (yes PS5 does not have VRR at the moment, but that is going to change in future). The Samsung picture quality also takes a knock in game mode.

Lastly, WebOS is the best Smart TV OS on the market, so that is a nice bonus.

So my recommendation? Get the C1. I am so impressed with this set I am going to go for the C3/G3 in a few years and upgrade to 77 inch as well.
 

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Ok fuck it. The consensus is leading towards the C1. I just bought it lol.

My Hisense is a 75 inch so it's going to sting going to a 65 inch. Hopefully the picture quality will more than make up for it.
Just as I posted my reply. :D Nice one, enjoy it!
 
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Ok fuck it. The consensus is leading towards the C1. I just bought it lol.

My Hisense is a 75 inch so it's going to sting going to a 65 inch. Hopefully the picture quality will more than make up for it.
Go the 77 for the love of all that’s holy
 

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I have both an OLED and a QLED in different rooms. If you intend on watching any 4k HDR movies on the TV then OLED by a country mile.

Even if you're going to just be using it for gaming then I'd still say OLED, just keep the content varied and don't become addicted to some GAAS shite like destiny or rocket league.
 
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Ballicks, i have CX and in the evenings its an absolute fucking stormer of a set, inky unmatchable blacks and super bright HDR highlights and the C1 is meant to be brighter ffs, i mean what are you expecting from a TV.. to have your room lit up like a floodlight everytime the telly shows the sun?? depends on your viewing habits, most of mine is in the evening, most of the shows i watch are dark, gritty type stuff and they look phenomenal on an OLED and i've watched plenty of day time cartoons on it with the kid to appreciate the incredible colours and pop and burn in? fuck off these arent 1st or 2nd gen sets

I have CX and I don't even have the OLED light and contrast maxed. Its not needed and it lowers risk of burn in. Coming from a Samsung SUHD TV the LG was a huge step up in about everything. Its a plasma fanboys dream come true. Its better than Plasma; lower input lag, 4k, HDR etc.
 
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rofif

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When you are choosing between an OLED and a high end LCD you are making a subjective choice where one is not clearly better than the other.
However, I would strongly recommmend an LG OLED. While it is not as bright as good LCDs, human eyes are more sensitive to contrast than bightness, for which our eyes can adapt.
When it comes to burn in, the Rtings burn in test is running on 7 series, and the most significant burn in problem they have with the red color has been solved in the 8 series, and the overal burn in resistance has been improving (accorcing to LG) every generation. The only situation I would recommend against an OLED would be in a room where you have direct sunlight shining on the TV.
The choice is not subjective. One is clearly better than the other. The only pros that LCD have is bright room viewing but if you dont have blinds then wtf
 
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Hi guys

I just returned my Hisense Q8 due to a faulty motherboard and have just received my refund. Needless to say I'm done with Hisense.

I have an Xbox series X and PS5 so gaming features and HDMI 2.1 is important to me.

Before I make a decision I wanted to get my fellow gaffers opinion.

I was about to buy the LG C1 today but I have been reading so many conflicting things. How is the HDR brightness? Apparently the LG doesn't get very bright and can only be viewed during the night? The other option is the Samsung QN85A which has a searingly bright panel that makes HDR pop but suffers from contrast issues.

Not sure what to get 😩 It's important I future proof myself because I'm tired of upgrading TVs every damn year when technology becomes obsolete 🤦
Don't believe the bullshit that the C1/CX OLED's aren't bright enough, During the night I almost get my eyeballs pierced with extreme brightness, I don't understand how it's supposed to be brighter.
 

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Ballicks, i have CX and in the evenings its an absolute fucking stormer of a set, inky unmatchable blacks and super bright HDR highlights and the C1 is meant to be brighter ffs, i mean what are you expecting from a TV.. to have your room lit up like a floodlight everytime the telly shows the sun?? depends on your viewing habits, most of mine is in the evening, most of the shows i watch are dark, gritty type stuff and they look phenomenal on an OLED and i've watched plenty of day time cartoons on it with the kid to appreciate the incredible colours and pop and burn in? fuck off these arent 1st or 2nd gen sets
Nah bro, compared to other tech OLED is pretty fucking dim. I'm glad that you're enjoying your TV tho. I play in absolute darkness and eh, it's not the same as led.


I have both an OLED and a QLED in different rooms. If you intend on watching any 4k HDR movies on the TV then OLED by a country mile.

Even if you're going to just be using it for gaming then I'd still say OLED, just keep the content varied and don't become addicted to some GAAS shite like destiny or rocket league.
Mine will die with the Genshin Impact UID burned in, I'm sure of it lol
 

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Don't believe the bullshit that the C1/CX OLED's aren't bright enough, During the night I almost get my eyeballs pierced with extreme brightness, I don't understand how it's supposed to be brighter.
Put any decent LED next to it. Or crank up brightness on your phone screen at least.
 

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LG's QNED is supposed to be released this month. How does it compare to Samsung's QLED? I can't find much info on the QNED online.
 

Vtecomega

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Just as I posted my reply. :D Nice one, enjoy it!
Thanks man! I'm really nervous downsizing to a 65 inch as I'm used a 75 inch. Unfortunately my budget won't stretch out for the 77 inch version 😟

I'm sure my eyes will eventually adjust
 

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Glad you got a C1!

If you had a Hisense the only thing you'd be happy with is the C1....quality control issues aside they have the best non OLED picture/experience by far

Anybody who recommends a sony (non-oled) or samsung in 2021 is suspect they aren't even trying anymore

X90J
Bad motion. Subpar black levels for 2021. Tin can sounding speakers. Unusable brightness. No vrr, No gsync.
Only 2 hdmi 2.1 ports. Forced Google tos. 100% plastic build quality.

QN90A
1 hdmi 2.1 port, cheap plastic build quality, horrific blooming, no 12 bit, price gouging, copy & paste design,
no dolby vision, no effort blooming, juddery, cheaply built GARBAGE
 
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Pedro Motta

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Put any decent LED next to it. Or crank up brightness on your phone screen at least.
Well, yeah, but I would never trade OLED for LED. It's like going back in time. I work in Film Visual Effects, and there is nothing even close to OLED in image quality, all reference monitors are OLED for a reason.
 
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Hi guys

I just returned my Hisense Q8 due to a faulty motherboard and have just received my refund. Needless to say I'm done with Hisense.

I have an Xbox series X and PS5 so gaming features and HDMI 2.1 is important to me.

Before I make a decision I wanted to get my fellow gaffers opinion.

I was about to buy the LG C1 today but I have been reading so many conflicting things. How is the HDR brightness? Apparently the LG doesn't get very bright and can only be viewed during the night? The other option is the Samsung QN85A which has a searingly bright panel that makes HDR pop but suffers from contrast issues.

Not sure what to get 😩 It's important I future proof myself because I'm tired of upgrading TVs every damn year when technology becomes obsolete 🤦
I see you went with the C1. Great choice. It’s really the best gaming TV available. Anyone trying to scare you and bullshit you about brightness are full of shit and not to be taken seriously. Once you start gaming and seeing the perfect blacks, instant response times you will see you made the best choice.
 

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It's like going back in time. I work in Film Visual Effects, and there is nothing even close to OLED in image quality, all reference monitors are OLED for a reason.
Bit of a hyperbole, ain't it? High(er) end LCDs have made great strides the last 5 years almost to the point where you need a dark room to expose the difference.
Anyone trying to scare you and bullshit you about brightness are full of shit and not to be taken seriously. Once you start gaming and seeing the perfect blacks, instant response times you will see you made the best choice.
Every review worth its salt will still point out the risk of burn in if you don't vary your content enough. It's not complete nonsense as you like to make it out to be.
 
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Put any decent LED next to it. Or crank up brightness on your phone screen at least.
Contrast > brightness. Perfect contrast easily overcomes the lack of brightness. There is a reason in blind tests that OLED was usually picked as the brighter TV. I’ll see if I can share the studies.

In the meantime, I’m glad the OP ignored you.
 
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Bit of a hyperbole, ain't it? High(er) end LCDs have made great strides the last 5 years almost to the point where you need a dark room to expose the difference.

Every review worth its salt will still point out the risk of burn in if you don't vary your content enough. It's not complete nonsense as you like to make it out to be.
It’s nonsense to the point that it’s barely even talked about anymore. Yes it can happen, but it’s hard to do.
 

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LG's QNED is supposed to be released this month. How does it compare to Samsung's QLED? I can't find much info on the QNED online.

They are ips panels unless they have a fuck ton of dimming zones expect qn85 levels. The qn90 is still the only lcd panel even worth looking at as of now imo and it is way over priced as of now.
 
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The mini led won’t crush dark colors and no burn in. It’s just a tad too expensive right now.
 

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Contrast > brightness. Perfect contrast easily overcomes the lack of brightness. There is a reason in blind tests that OLED was usually picked as the brighter TV. I’ll see if I can share the studies.

In the meantime, I’m glad the OP ignored you.
Lmao. OP asked precisely about brightness. Yet whole thread is in denial about it xD
 

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Thanks man! I'm really nervous downsizing to a 65 inch as I'm used a 75 inch. Unfortunately my budget won't stretch out for the 77 inch version 😟

I'm sure my eyes will eventually adjust

Try to sit closer to it and you'll make up the difference.

Don't hang it on a wall, place it on a stand, this will buy you a few feet.
 
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Ok fuck it. The consensus is leading towards the C1. I just bought it lol.

My Hisense is a 75 inch so it's going to sting going to a 65 inch. Hopefully the picture quality will more than make up for it.
once you go OLED you ain't going back. i remember panicking about burn in (yes it is a real issue) and even bought a 5 year warranty to cover it but i don't even care about the burn in anymore cause i know as soon as this TV is done i'll go right back out and get an OLED.

some tips for you (i have a CX):

1. get someone to help you unbox it and get it in place. don't be deceived by how thin it looks. they are HEAVY. i'm a big guy and i struggled lifting it on my own and i got the 55" not the 65" lol

2. bookmark this page: "https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/c1-oled/settings" and use it when setting up the TV

3. disable TruMotion and make sure "Cinema Screen" is On (removes Judder). there is stuttering when watching low refresh rate content like movies which are usually shot at 24fps but you'll get used to it. it's only really noticeable during panning shots. if it really bothers you then enable De-Judder in TruMotion (this will disable Cinema Screen) to increase frame rate interpolation but this comes at the risk of artifacts appearing (usually during fast moving scenes or flickering light sourcings particularly fire)

4. when you are finished using your TV don't turn it off straight away! put it into standby mode and leave it for about 15 minutes. This is because after every 4 hours of usage the TV will do a pixel refresh when you put it into standby mode and this is to help prevent burn in so you want to make sure it can run that. My TV takes about 5-7 minutes to do a refresh but can take longer than that. After 15 minutes you should be good and you'll know it's done cause the TV will make a click noise and the red standby light will come on. The TV also does a more intensive pixel refresh after 2000 hours usage. You can do a manual pixel refresh but don't do that unless you notice any issues with your screen AFTER 200 HOURS usage. you need to give it a couple hundred hours to settle in cause things like vertical banding can appear out the box but will go away after 200 hours or so.
 
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OLED for sure… image quality is superior.

But you should take the Sony new models over LG C1 because the it uses the same C1 panels but the processing image sensor is way better giving a step ahead image quality.
 
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C1 is dark. Even in absolute darkness you can clearly see the need for more brightness. Ok TV for 1k. Don't expect miracles. But yeah, for 1k... what do you expect? Buy it, use it, throw away after it inevitably burn in. No such thing as a perfect TV right now.
Throw away? I think some warranties might give you all the money back or a brand new tv upon failure.
 

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If you're in the US, the Samsung QN90A range is all VA panels. In EU, only the QN91-95A range are VA panels; here in Aus only the 50" QN90A is a VA panel. The rest (and the QN85A range) are all rubbish ADS(IPS) panels. The exception is the 85" QN85A and QN90A, both of which are guaranteed VA panels everywhere (ADS/IPS panels aren't manufactured in this size).

Source: just spent the past 2 weeks doing a lot of research on this to purchase a new TV.

 

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If you use it for PC gaming then buy the Samsung. No burn in risk and the Samsung supports 4K 120hz VRR over HDMI 2.0 so you don't need to upgrade your video card.
 

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If you use it for PC gaming then buy the Samsung. No burn in risk and the Samsung supports 4K 120hz VRR over HDMI 2.0 so you don't need to upgrade your video card.
It is impossible to get 4K/120 over HDMIs 18Gbps bandwidth unless you set the color to 4:2:0 sub sampling, which looks TERRIBLE on a monitor and in gaming.
 

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once you go OLED you ain't going back. i remember panicking about burn in (yes it is a real issue) and even bought a 5 year warranty to cover it but i don't even care about the burn in anymore cause i know as soon as this TV is done i'll go right back out and get an OLED.

some tips for you (i have a CX):

1. get someone to help you unbox it and get it in place. don't be deceived by how thin it looks. they are HEAVY. i'm a big guy and i struggled lifting it on my own and i got the 55" not the 65" lol

2. bookmark this page: "https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/c1-oled/settings" and use it when setting up the TV

3. disable TruMotion and make sure "Cinema Screen" is On (removes Judder). there is stuttering when watching low refresh rate content like movies which are usually shot at 24fps but you'll get used to it. it's only really noticeable during panning shots. if it really bothers you then enable De-Judder in TruMotion (this will disable Cinema Screen) to increase frame rate interpolation but this comes at the risk of artifacts appearing (usually during fast moving scenes or flickering light sourcings particularly
For films I strongly suggest setting TruMotion to Clear. This smooths out the screen, eliminates stutter without introducing the Soap Opera Effect. It’s really the perfect balance. Clear is what it is called on my C9, it may be different on the C1. The stutter is just too unbearably bad without it. Cinema Screen is enabled by default if TruMotion Clear is selected.
Also, judder is the result of 3:2 pull down and is really an issue on 60Hz panels. Since 24 divides evenly into 120, you don’t get judder.

It’s very common to see people get judder and stutter confused.
 
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