Thursday, November 1, 2018

QLED vs OLED

Samsung Q9FN QLED vs OLED (LG C8; Sony A8F) Comparison:
  • The main strengths of the Samsung Q9FN QLED TV are the brightness output, color saturation in highlights, local dimming algorithm, anti-reflective filter, various gaming features (including low input lag), One Connect Box and no risk of image retention.
  • The strong points that the LG C8 and Sony A8F OLED TVs have in common are the black level, color saturation in shadows, Dolby Vision support, viewing angles, pixel response time.
  • The Sony A8F has a slight advantage over both the LG C8 and Samsung Q9FN when it comes to image processing (including motion interpolation) and sound (due to the Acoustic Surface technology).
  • The LG C8 has a lead in terms of auto calibration functionality (but this requires specialized software and equipment that are sold separately).

LG B8 vs C8 Review (OLED65B8PUA vs OLED65C8PUA; OLED55B8PUA vs OLED55C8PUA)

The main LG B8 vs C8 difference is their video processing capability. Due to a different image processor being used on LG B8 vs C8, the number of steps in the MPEG Noise Reduction process is different, and so are the depth and sharpness enhancer techniques on the LG B8 vs C8. That being said, the impact of these features on the picture quality is limited (and they can be discarded altogether when watching high quality sources).