I am a fearless fan of LG's OLED TV line. I'm lucky to be able to try some of the most beautiful televisions in the world, and my favorite is still the OLED. Unfortunately, LG's TVs typically range from $ 1,500 to $ 2,000, with occasional price drops at major events such as the Super Bowl and Black Friday. Today, the price is lower than these two events, and the lowest, I remember seeing it by more than $ 300.
The LG B8 55 "currently costs $ 1,100 at Amazon and Walmart.
The B8 TV is LG's low-end OLED TV, but in my experience, it's as beautiful as the LG C8, which we awarded the WIRED Award Recommends from 8/10 to the year last, naming it "the best TV of 2018". The B8 has a slightly older processor, which is why it is the entry-level model, but I have not yet found that the difference in processing power significantly alters the quality of the image. LG breaks down the differences here.
If the differences matter to you, the LG C8 is also on sale. Until now, it had not really fallen below the $ 1,500 price range, and it averaged nearly $ 1,700. The LG C8 costs $ 1,344 from Amazon and $ 1,375 from Walmart.
We do not know when the price will change, but that does not seem to be a permanent price change yet.
Is an OLED TV for you?
If you are not familiar with LG or OLED TVs, here is a brief overview.
CABLE: The majority of TVs sold today use LED lights on the edges or behind the screen (called "full matrix") to turn it on. This creates a brilliant screen, but also makes the total darkness of these screens more difficult when you watch a more dynamic scene, or any other Star Wars movie. On an OLED TV, every pixel in this 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution screen can light up and go out, creating the darkest and least powerful blacks possible. The absence of backlighting to eliminate colors also gives OLED TVs richer colors. Many smartphones, such as Samsung Galaxy phones for example, use AMOLED, a display technology similar to that of OLED.
LG is currently the king of OLEDs. Rivals like Samsung are not investing in technology like LG, and other manufacturers such as Sony and Panasonic are using LG's OLED panels for their TVs.
TIRED: Like all televisions, the B8 and C8 are not perfect. If you tend to look at the same thing, like CNN, for days, even weeks, without turning off your TV, OLED may not be for you. Under extreme conditions of use, it can display engraving traces. The configuration was tedious and you will need to change some display settings to disable features like TruMotion (the soap opera effect). LG's smart TV interface is usable, but I would still recommend a good Roku device and you should still invest in a good sound bar at some point.
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