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  1. I did call LG about it a while back but they didn't do much. As I said during most content the banding is invisible, it only shows up on very specific material.
  2. Hi guys. I am putting this out there as I have decided to sell my B6 OLED that I bought in late November, hoping to get $3k ono for it as the TV is still pretty much brand new. The reason for selling is due to some vertical banding that bothered me during certain content (specifically horror games) & only appears against dark tones like grey or brown. This is not so much a fault with the unit as pretty much all current OLED models will likely have this to some degree. This also may not be an issue for you as it is not visible 90% of the time & I am a particularly picky person when it comes to this sort of thing. It is very hard to capture with my camera & the TV is currently packed away in storage which is why I don't have any current photos to show off. PM me please if interested or have any questions. I live in Central Coast NSW & would be willing to post at buyer's cost.
  3. All the current OLEDs apparently are prone to this banding issue, right up to the flagship G6. The 2015 models had it much worse from what I've heard.
  4. Yeah, it's like a single tiny pinprick of light if I display a fully black screen. As for the banding, it pretty much appears as multiple vertical lines & some other artefacts on a dark grey screen, although I have seen it in real content on a few occasions. As it stands I'm about 1 month +1 week into ownership. I called HN & they said I would need to ring LG direct for them to authorize a replacement, what a headache. This panel is so close to perfection, which makes these minor issues all the more frustrating. I bet most other people wouldn't even notice this stuff from a normal viewing distance, but for me it's hard to entirely ignore.
  5. Ok so this is just over a 1 month update on owning a B6. I'm still very happy with the picture in general, however a couple of things have me on the fence about calling LG support. The banding in dark scenes is still an issue & has not improved, even though it is almost impossible in most normal content to spot it. When you do see it, it's still annoying. Secondly I have just noticed that there is a white dot on the lower left part of the screen, like a pixel is stuck 'on'. This is visible even with the TV turned off. I swear I must have the worst luck with screens, every time I've ever bought a new TV there has almost always been some problem with it that just drives me up the wall.
  6. The only game I have tried in HDR is Deus Ex & it looks bloody brilliant. Can't notice the lag as is, so I'm sure it will be even better once the update is out. I have also tried playing a couple of horror games & unfortunately this is where the banding on my set shows itself due to there being alot of darkness, especially in something like Alien Isolation. This is kind of a pain because I am a big horror fan & the deep black levels should be perfect for this kind of material, but it's marred to an extent by this uniformity problem. Just curious what your B6 looks like when displaying dark grey, any visible lines or streaks?
  7. I considered the C6 as well, but I'm not thrilled about curved screens. It's a cool novelty to see them in a shop, but I bet that would wear off fast once you got it home, especially if you sometimes sit off to the side, then it would just look weird I think. Been putting my B6 through its paces more today, still blown away by the picture. The contrast is really something to behold when you have bright whites & colours right next to absolute black. One small thing I have noticed is that if you push the brightness past a certain point (for me 62) it creates weird uniformity issues, so I would avoid that. Also I have noticed some banding only when displaying very dark grey, apparently this is common with all current models of OLED, even Panasonic's one. Usually I'm super picky about this kind of stuff, but so far it hasn't really bothered me during actual content, not as much as the banding on my plasma did anyway. Otherwise the screen is absolutely perfect.
  8. Just got my B6 delivered & set up today after I got home from work. First impressions here but holy hell it's a thing of beauty in person. I've been messing with the picture settings & pretty happy with the results so far. Input lag is pretty much imperceptible to me, and I play ALOT of games. Did the time trial in Titanfall 2 with high scores no problem. I also tried out 4K HDR on PS4 Pro (Deus Ex) for about 5 minutes, might have to check out more of that later. It's certainly a much brighter display than my ST60 plasma, in a dark room it's almost eye searing if you don't rein in the settings. I'd love to post a photo from my phone but it says I'm restricted by file size.
  9. After cancelling my order for the E6 last week, I absolutely could not pass up this price on the B6, especially since they apparently have near identical picture quality. That's a total steal especially with the $300 gift card. When I get it I'll post my thoughts & first impressions in here.
  10. Ok so I haven't posted here in a while, but I just wanted to point out that Good Guys have a crazy sale going on right now. The 65" B6 & C6 OLEDs are under $4800 & the E6 is $6000. This is by far the lowest price I have seen on these yet & after a couple of years waiting I finally pulled the trigger & bought the E6. I might cry when it gets here lol.
  11. I saw the JS9500 going for as 'low' as $5690 recently, it's back up in price now though.
  12. Watching SD material on a 4K screen isn't exactly ideal. The image has to be upscaled & blown up alot, which is why it probably doesn't look as good as your previous 1080p set by comparison.
  13. Pricing has been officially confirmed by Panasonic, their OLED will retail for 10,000 Euros....which equates to more than $16,000 over here. Congrats on making an already expensive technology even more out of reach. Although they are adamant that it will be affordable in "two to three years."
  14. Here's another article on the new Panny OLED http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarcher/2015/09/03/best-tv-ever-hands-on-with-panasonics-tx-65cz950-4k-oled-tv/ According to this early preview, it seems they may have ironed out the uniformity issues some people reported on the LG sets. They also seem to think the price might be in the neighbourhood of $10K USD.
  15. Where did you see that price? I haven't found anything on that. If it truly will cost that much they're going to have a hard time selling many of them.
  16. I've always been indifferent to the curve personally. As long as it doesn't cause screen uniformity issues it's definitely not a deal breaker for me.
  17. Panasonic OLED officially announced ahead of IFA http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarcher/2015/09/02/panasonic-goes-oled-new-65-inch-4k-tv-unveiled/ It is called the TX-CZ950 & will be a 65" (curved) model with HDR & THX certification. Apparently due for release in October (at least in Europe) but no price confirmed yet. If they land here under $10K it would be nice, but here's dreaming...
  18. Samsung had to drop the prices of their LCDs due to a lot of competition. LG on the other hand is the only OLED game in town so it might take longer for that to happen. We'll see if Panasonic announce anything of their own at IFA, that would make things interesting.
  19. That's one of their midrange models for this year. Although even the flagship has dropped by about 40% in price from when it launched in April.
  20. From what I'm hearing the flat models will be a similar price to the curved ones, so still way too damn expensive. At $5-6K for the 65" I'd bite, but not for $10K. Also since HDR content seems to be much brighter it could possibly increase the risk of burn in if these screens act anything like a plasma.
  21. From what I've heard the flat models will be cheaper than the curved ones, although it may only be a $1K difference or so. If the rumours of Panasonic's OLED are true that would indeed be great news.
  22. The JS9500 (Samsung's top end model) is the only full array set currently on the market. Due to its local dimming it would have much less chance of backlight clouding, but it's about $6,500 for the 65" model online & I haven't even seen it in person at any retail store.
  23. I think it's a downright joke that companies still haven't fixed this very well known issue even on their top tier LCD models. Spending the big bucks in no way guarantees a quality product.
  24. One of the side effects of LED edge lit models I'm afraid. It's known as backlight clouding/bleeding or flashlighting. I have seen it on pretty much every LCD I've ever owned to some degree, although how bad it is can be totally random even on two different units of the same exact TV. I've had some that were 90% free of issues & others that were horrible & never should have passed quality control at the factory.
  25. If you want a large 4K screen in the 75" range it seems the two best current options are the Samsung JU6400 & Sony X8500C, both of which can be had online for about $6,500 with free delivery. Although at that size I imagine the edge lighting might struggle with uniformity a bit. Their OLED displays have received very high praise, but their LED LCDs are usually inferior to other brands due to using an IPS panel with lower contrast.
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