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SAMSUNG Q9FN or LG C8 OLED, fear of burn in.

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Sir you have good taste in TV's and Turntables, congrats on the purchase.

 

cheers Terry

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I may start a new thread to give insight into my ownership experience with an oled tv as a gamer/avid netflix and blu ray junkie. See if i run into issues under these real world usage conditions. Hopefully this will make people's purchase decisions easier. TV arriving on Monday.

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17 hours ago, TheWretchedWorld said:

Well to conclude this thread I bought the c8 oled.... It was too good a deal to pass up and it was significantly cheaper than the q9fn even with staff price. Something irks me about paying significantly more money for a tv with worse picture quality.

What screen size did you get? And price 

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17 hours ago, kesa32 said:

Ebay deal finishes today , 65" C8 for just over $3400 delivered

 

Aaaaan this is the problem I’m having I want that deal so bad.

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7 hours ago, Musician said:

What screen size did you get? And price 

 

4 hours ago, kesa32 said:

Ebay deal finishes today , 65" C8 for just over $3400 delivered


This was the price I paid. If you get it for this it is a stellar deal.

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12 hours ago, TheWretchedWorld said:

 


This was the price I paid. If you get it for this it is a stellar deal.

Looking forward to getting mine.

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Decided I'm just gonna buy it, after further research (the whole day 🤣) Think I'm just gonna risk it, the reality is I got home and content insurance anyway, on top of this apparently after speaking to few people with one and others that lets say work in the industry it's apparently very rare to burn in and from what I been reading it's just a very unlucky minority who are screaming the loudest as you would expect. And yes I saw those photos videos posted by another member here who seems intent on burning oled to the ground of the LG oled in shopping centres etc and the burn in tests done under extreme use cases and the reality is we don't watch TV at it's eye bleeding brightest settings 24 hours a day and mainly stick to Netflix and apple tv with occasional news station going on and some gaming.  The rest of the stuff we do is on iPads.  So worst case I call in my home and content insurance premium, best case I get an awesome tv at substantial discount. 

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12 minutes ago, JimmyiovinE said:

Decided I'm just gonna buy it, ....🤣

Enjoy.

Im lazy ... can you post the link to that deal please.

11 minutes ago, Musician said:

I will wait for the price to drop closer to $3K

Is that likely?  If so when?

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19 minutes ago, Nada said:

Enjoy.

Im lazy ... can you post the link to that deal please.

Is that likely?  If so when?

Here's the link https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LG-65-OLED65C8PTA-OLED-Smart-TV/222982646720?epid=27018140496&hash=item33eacd2bc0:g:8y4AAOSwIntbvTSM

 

Just add it to your cart, go to check out and put in code PEARTREE I think it is. It will show the correct discount code on the link though just below the price I think. 

 

Drop to 3k? Have no clue, cheapest I've seen was in good guys today for $3995, was buying a new microwave at the time and the and thought I'd see if they would price match, best they'd offer is $3669. 

 

It might go to 3k but that would be a fair ways off maybe 2 years of so. For the sake 400$ I couldn't care less. I'm still on full hd sony 55" from 5 years ago and when I saw this LG in store (no burn in by the way I asked them to to do the burn in test 🤣) it blew my socks off, looked like I could reach in and grab what was on screen, very surreal. 

 

Oh and edit: the good guys price goes back up to $4599 Monday or Thursday next week, I can't remember the exact day but it's next week, he showed me the promo end date in his computer to prove he wasn't pulling a swift one, keep in mind LG lists retail at $6199, so being the average price is 4500 or so not on special and 3995 when on special I don't see these going to 3k for ages.

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2 hours ago, JimmyiovinE said:

Decided I'm just gonna buy it, after further research (the whole day 🤣) Think I'm just gonna risk it, the reality is I got home and content insurance anyway, on top of this apparently after speaking to few people with one and others that lets say work in the industry it's apparently very rare to burn in and from what I been reading it's just a very unlucky minority who are screaming the loudest as you would expect. And yes I saw those photos videos posted by another member here who seems intent on burning oled to the ground of the LG oled in shopping centres etc and the burn in tests done under extreme use cases and the reality is we don't watch TV at it's eye bleeding brightest settings 24 hours a day and mainly stick to Netflix and apple tv with occasional news station going on and some gaming.  The rest of the stuff we do is on iPads.  So worst case I call in my home and content insurance premium, best case I get an awesome tv at substantial discount. 

Exactly my mentality haha.

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11 minutes ago, TheWretchedWorld said:

Exactly my mentality haha.

Did you pull the trigger yet? There were 7 left last I checked after I bought mine, they sold over 70 of them all ready.

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I grabbed the LG C8 55” at $1950, great TV and price.

 

It’s an amazing image, to soon to talk about burn in.  Hopefully that doesn’t happen.

 

obviously a 75” or bigger would be the ultimate, but just to damn expensive for now

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On 11/11/2018 at 10:10 PM, Demondes said:

I grabbed the LG C8 55” at $1950, great TV and price.

Congrats, that's a really solid price.

 

On 11/11/2018 at 10:10 PM, Demondes said:

It’s an amazing image, to soon to talk about burn in.  Hopefully that doesn’t happen.

Not sure if this has been suggested earlier in the thread, but to minimise the risk of burn-in you can configure the OLED Light setting to be lower than the default values for each picture mode (which in theory should improve longevity). Have a look at calibration guides around the web.

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