Jul 18, 20182227 views

Samsung QLED vs LG OLED

Howdy Everyone,
I wanted to create a space here on Massdrop for everyone to discuss the pro's and con's of both OLED tech and QLED tech. There have been many questions in TV drops so far about which technology is better and why. Feel free to post your thoughts or questions you might have about this here. Below is an overview from forbes on the 2018 QLED/OLED Tech to get you started. I would like to keep the thread focused on the 2018 models as there have been some enhancements made in both camps over the last year.
Cheers.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarcher/2018/05/09/lg-oled-e8-vs-samsung-q9fn-clash-of-the-tv-titans/#53f4171558ac
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Samsung made AND PATONED QLED/AMOLED/OLED sooo ......
Great

I feel Samsung LED is more better.

OLED definitely looks better but which technology is better depends on how you take care of your electronics. Burn in only happens if you are careless with your electronics.
rowdyic
careless how? any tips on maintenance or avoiding the burn in?
ogmiami136
Vary your content. If you play the same video game or watch the same cable news channel endlessly, OLED is not a good choice because persistent on-screen graphics or HUD elements can cause BI.
OLED has the best image quality. QLED colors looks fake.
QLED is the winner for me. I own an LG OLED. The one reason why OLED is not the winner in my book: burn-in and the way LG handles burn-in. Plain and simple.
LG OLED is thew superior technology. It may cost more but having viewed countless TV's while visiting the largest Tech Department store in Japan I can safely say OLED not QLED is the clear winner. (Easily 200)
TheBlueTengu
As an owner of LG OLED TV, I disagree. Their burn-in issues are notorious and real, and the way LG handles burn-ins is a disgrace. My next TV will be QLED.
TheBlueTengu
Is it the clear winner in just image quality?
I have both samsung is the clear winner it is giving Dolby vision run for his money.
Finally ssmsung figure it out what normal people like bright and rich color any most of the Androide people have samsung phone also.
Olad nice and over price.
Horrible web os.
QLED - insane color volume, banding issues, uniformity issues, viewing angle issues, way over-priced.
OLED - the new plasma, blacker than a cave at midnight, will burn-in if you're blasting out all of the nits, prices falling.
When I first saw a QLED TV I said "wow", when I first saw an OLED I was speechless.
Samsung has finally decided to get into the OLED game, but it will be a few years until they have a product. As you move from side to side on a QLED, the color of the picture fades dramatically, but it doesn't on a OLED. Add in Dolby Vision, and I couldn't pass up on the LG OLED 65". Also, there is a lot of content on Netflix with only Dolby Vision and not HDR.
I'd go with QLED for a few reasons, feel free to disagree; but I like the brightness and the colours of QLED. I also like that there's no burn in potential, and that they're a little cheaper. I do think that side by side, a QLED and OLED look pretty similar in quality, except for brightness and colour accuracy.
I strongly prefer my basement ceiling-mounted projector. I find a reflected image much more lifelike than an emitted image. My upstairs set is a Samsung plasma, which replaced my Panasonic plasma. My projector is much easier on my eyes.
CRT is the way of the fuuuUuuuuture
KM1337
So true! Real videophiles appreciate the buttery smoothness and warm glow that only tube TVs can deliver.
I would warn anyone considering an OLED to be extremely careful. I own a 2016 OLED C6. Thing was my pride and joy out of the box. I picked up a new 5th gen Apple TV with support for Dolby vision and use directv now for my cable provider. I had the tv and appletv setup properly, but I walked out of the room to do some work in the the office and when I came back the picture had frozen. i immediately turned it off and ran the clear panel noise. Didn’t fix it. Now for any gray or white scenes, which there are a lot of I’m now realizing, have a big banner ghost across the picture. It bothered me to the point the OLED is now in the bedroom and picked up a 900F. I love this sony, but man did that OLED ruin LED for me. The slightest blooming irritates me. It does get crazy bright and the picture quality is great. Just be careful if you must have the OLED. My bottom line would be to wait until they sort it out. Yes the PQ is mind blowing, but I don’t want to have to babysit my tv for fear my $2000-$3000 will spontaneously catch fire.
I've owned an LG OLED B6 for a couple of years - the B-series is the "entry level" LG OLED vs the E-series which has a built-in Harman/Kardon soundbar [or speaker system depending on the year; it looks like for the 2018 models the soundbar has been ditched for some speakers that don't sound all that great so that's quite disappointing]. OLED TVs are better suited for darker rooms and environments, as each individual pixel can turn on and off so there is no backlight behind the diode array. Therefore the maximum brightness of the TV is usually about half that of an equivalent LED TV, so in brighter environments the OLED's performance will suffer. However, because each pixel is capable of turning on and off it produces a contrast ratio that is essentially infinite. This is why OLED TVs are continually praised for how "inky" their blacks are, whereas a traditional LED TV is always going to have that backlight behind the diode array so it will never be able to recreate a "true" black color.

QLED is a marketing term more than anything else - the Samsung is still at heart an LED TV with an array of backlights. I will say that if you do a lot of FPS gaming the Samsung is probably the better choice; Samsung LED TVs have been best-in-class for gamers for a number of years. LG has made strides with a big firmware update for my 2016 TV and I'm sure the 2018 models have even more improvements, but it definitely isn't as good as an experience as on a Samsung LED TV.

Both are good choices, but the fact that the Q9FN doesn't support Dolby Vision would be a huge deal-breaker for me at that price point. The HDR format wars are just heating up, but the Dolby name has a whole lot of weight behind it and is being wholeheartedly embraced by studios, Netflix, etc. and I can't fathom spending $2700 for a TV that doesn't have this feature.