When you mention staying away from OLED due to burn in, are you saying this based on experience and use, or internet opinions? I ask because I've owned one for a decent amount of time now, and have played many hours of games with HUDs and non-moveable bars without any issues.
Talking about the well-documented burn-in issues associated with OLED's, based on most reviews and user experience. No, I don't own one. For you not to experience any burn-in of any kind with constant HUD-use gaming is highly unusual. Consider yourself lucky.
The NU8000 isn’t really a high end set, it’s more middle of the road. The premiums start with the Q series.
OLED burn in is a thing, but like others said you’ll get what you pay for. TCL ain’t bad for the money but don’t expect a high end set.
Except that the Q Series scored just as poorly for local dimming as the NU8000, at least according to rtings.com. So, not always worth spending more, IMO. Also, gaming is apparently a pain on LG OLED's, due to the auto-dimming feature (ASBL) that you can only turn off via the Service Menu. Seen too many bad examples on YouTube and read of frustrated owners.
Not expecting perfection from the TCL, but just want to get a decent panel. As long as you're not comparing TV's side by side in your home, many are happy with something less expensive than the "premium" brands. My only concern: will the TCL last as long as the name brand panels?
Picked up the following locally:
007: Blood Stone $1
Naruto to Boruto Shinobi Striker $18
Pillars of Eternity II $10
Yakuza 6 $18
I was on the hunt for Fallout 4: GOTY, which one Walmart locally had for $15 & $20, but came up empty, but other games were plentiful including:
Dishonored 2 $5
Conan: Exiles $13
Conan: Exiles $13 & $10
Dynasty Warriors 9 $7
Metal Gear Survive $15
Sonic Forces $10
We Happy Few $18
For some reason, Brickseek now seems not to list inventory for Walmart. Each time I click on "check inventory" (as I did for We Happy Few), a pop-up comes up, saying to check with that retailer. How do you get back to displaying BS's inventory? Btw, We Happy Few is no lower than $31.74, on the WM stores I am checking.