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Qvc 2018 LG Oled TV Special


#1 gepet0   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1281 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2018 - 05:35 PM

The battle rages on in the debate between between Lcd and Oled. Oled is not for everyone do your homework.  You have to be responsible.  

 

 Qvc has both the 55 inch 1299.00 and the 65 2099.00  on sale today for hundreds less than the competition.  and there 4 year warranty price is not bad. 

Disclaimer I never bought anything from QVC but that price combined with warranty and pay options may be the thing some people need.  it is the 2018 model with thinQ.   

 

What ever the case on  9 /4 11:59 pt the price goes back up.

 

Got to QVC .com and Click on today's special value

 

 

The people on slick deals say if you use cashback apps you can get money back.  The ibotta cash back app is 7.5 percent.  

 

 

 

https://www.qvc.com/...TSV_OTO_INSTOCK



#2 DickDangus   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1012 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 05:46 PM

Outside of building my own PC, buying an LG OLED in 2016 is probably the best decision I’ve ever made in terms of technology/entertainment. Still happy with my 65B6 but I’d be tempted to upgrade to a C8 for the right price.

#3 gepet0   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1281 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2018 - 05:52 PM

Outside of building my own PC, buying an LG OLED in 2016 is probably the best decision I’ve ever made in terms of technology/entertainment. Still happy with my 65B6 but I’d be tempted to upgrade to a C8 for the right price.

Walmart was getting rid of the refurb b7 models this week 1149 for the 55 inch and like 1600 for the 65 in and walmart's warranty was dirt cheap.  

I walked into best buy today and the 55 inch same model was 2100 most have the 55 inch for 1999.00.  but 5 year warranty was over 400

 

QVC warranty on the 55 is 149.00 and 224.00 for 4 year.  I could have swore it was lower this morning.   

 

 

Glad to hear you had a nice experience with the b6  model.  Anything you didn't like about it?



#4 FoxAssGamer   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20361 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2018 - 06:00 PM

You need a better sales pitch.  How much you expect to pay for a 65 inch TV?  $5000?  $4000? $3000?  How about 6 easy payments of only $999.99!

 

Also, what's with the warranty?  I thought those were scams in general.  Do you need to buy a warranty for OLEDs?  Will they rust up on you?  



#5 DickDangus   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1012 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 06:07 PM

You need a better sales pitch.  How much you expect to pay for a 65 inch TV?  $5000?  $4000? $3000?  How about 6 easy payments of only $999.99!

 

Also, what's with the warranty?  I thought those were scams in general.  Do you need to buy a warranty for OLEDs?  Will they rust up on you?  

I paid mine off by avoiding Taco Bell for 6 months. Not only did I save enough money to buy a $2000 TV, but I can finally walk from the couch to the refrigerator without losing my breath.



#6 gepet0   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1281 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2018 - 06:08 PM

You need a better sales pitch.  How much you expect to pay for a 65 inch TV?  $5000?  $4000? $3000?  How about 6 easy payments of only $999.99!

 

Also, what's with the warranty?  I thought those were scams in general.  Do you need to buy a warranty for OLEDs?  Will they rust up on you?  

LOL   I buy warranties on expensive purchases.  I had a Samsung tv go bad with 1 month left on a 5 year plan and a Vizio acting up 18 months in. Companies stop giving out multi year warranties Now it is like 1 year.   Nothing worse than something going bad the 13th month. Costco and BJ's  double up the warranties on their equipment. 



#7 ZabaZu  

Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:25 PM

You need a better sales pitch.  How much you expect to pay for a 65 inch TV?  $5000?  $4000? $3000?  How about 6 easy payments of only $999.99!

 

Also, what's with the warranty?  I thought those were scams in general.  Do you need to buy a warranty for OLEDs?  Will they rust up on you?  

OLED TVs are far more likely to have burn in problems than any other TV you can buy right now and they 100% aren't covered by LG under any circumstances (it's always your fault).  Best buy's warranty covers burn in, no questions asked.  You are particularly at risk if you:

A.) Play the same video game for a lot of time (maybe you play a lot of COD, or Destiny, or w/e). 

B.) Watch a whole lot of news channels and rarely give the TV a break (the CNN logo or w/e will get baked into your TV).

 

Under normal uses (i.e. you don't have an addiction to a specific form of media), it will be totally fine unless something is defective.

https://www.rtings.c...ed-burn-in-test

 

Want to add that a lot of people try to pretend burn in isn't a problem at all on OLED.  I think they're just trying to justify their very expensive purchase as being totally perfect.  There are way too many personal accounts online to make it out to be a non-issue.  I'd also like to add that I own an OLED TV as well, and the only warranty I've ever purchased on a product is on this TV.  Have had no issues with my use case of netflix and video games and it's the best TV I've ever owned by a long shot.  If I wasn't a gamer and just watched movies and TV series, I wouldn't have bothered with the warranty, but there is a risk of a game HUD burning in.



#8 SlimSkeletor  

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:29 PM

OLED TVs are far more likely to have burn in problems than any other TV you can buy right now and they 100% aren't covered by LG under any circumstances (it's always your fault).  Best buy's warranty covers burn in, no questions asked.  You are particularly at risk if you:

A.) Play the same video game for a lot of time (maybe you play a lot of COD, or Destiny, or w/e). 

B.) Watch a whole lot of news channels and rarely give the TV a break (the CNN logo or w/e will get baked into your TV).

 

Under normal uses (i.e. you don't have an addiction to a specific form of media), it will be totally fine unless something is defective.

https://www.rtings.c...ed-burn-in-test

BUT... isn't basically everyone on cheapgamer addicted to video games?



#9 ZabaZu  

Posted 03 September 2018 - 07:34 PM

BUT... isn't basically everyone on cheapgamer addicted to video games?

Addicted to A (one) video game.  The problem is having the same content going all the time.  For a game, you are at risk of the HUD burning in.  To be clear, it takes a very, VERY long time for it to happen...unless something is defective, in which case LG will still tell you it's your fault.



#10 JohnnyCage   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1077 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 08:05 PM

BUT... isn't basically everyone on cheapgamer addicted to video games?

I think more people here are addicted to buying games than actually playing them. Backlog is just a way to describe a bunch of games you don't really want to play lol.



#11 gepet0   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1281 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2018 - 08:16 PM

I'd also like to add that I own an OLED TV as well, and the only warranty I've ever purchased on a product is on this TV.  Have had no issues with my use case of netflix and video games and it's the best TV I've ever owned by a long shot.  If I wasn't a gamer and just watched movies and TV series, I wouldn't have bothered with the warranty, but there is a risk of a game HUD burning in.

With Oled you have to be responsible.  On the warranty, years ago the manufacturing quality was much better.  So people would tend to feel

like they are getting ripped off with the extended warranty and in some cases they were. My JVC I art crt is going fine 13 years in.

  With this new technology and the cost associated with it, I need better assurance.  I something breaks 14 months in it is too costly to fix. 

a few years back the manufacturers all got together things changed Whirlpool, Frigidaire all of sudden went from 3 or more years to like 1. 

 

extended warranties hurt at the purchase point but if you need it.   On another note with technology changing as fast as it does one may not need 5 but I need at least 3 LOL. 

 

Buying a TV is tough.  A couple years ago Samsung had a ks8000 that TV was a beast still IMo holds it own.  With the Qled now they look nice but something about the ks8000.  



#12 inky1600   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1564 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2018 - 08:45 PM

I stopped paying attention to "watch out for burn in" years ago. Everyone told me that when I was buying my 60 inch Panasonic plasma years ago. Never happened and I love it. No problems.

In the bedroom I bought an LG OLED 55 inch B6 last year on ebay new. Soon got a barely visible vertical line on the screen. Now what? Wasn't an authorized seller so I'm stuck with it. Wish I bought from a real retailer like best buy. Would've bought the warranty for sure. Luckily you have to be within 2 feet to see it. As for burn in, nope. I've left a game paused on it for over a hour no problem

#13 ZabaZu  

Posted 03 September 2018 - 08:53 PM

I stopped paying attention to "watch out for burn in" years ago. Everyone told me that when I was buying my 60 inch Panasonic plasma years ago. Never happened and I love it. No problems.

In the bedroom I bought an LG OLED 55 inch B6 last year on ebay new. Soon got a barely visible vertical line on the screen. Now what? Wasn't an authorized seller so I'm stuck with it. Wish I bought from a real retailer like best buy. Would've bought the warranty for sure. Luckily you have to be within 2 feet to see it. As for burn in, nope. I've left a game paused on it for over a hour no problem

With OLED, burn in is a misnomer, but is still representative of what it looks like.  OLED "burn in" is uneven ware on the pixels.  OLED burn in isn't necessarily caused by one image being on the screen for a long, consecutive period of time, but by a certain piece of content being used primarily.  OLEDs have built in technology to combat this problem and provide more even ware across the TV (the "pixel refresher" that runs automatically when you turn off the TV, as well as the pixel shift option), but if you constantly throw the same content at the TV, you'll eventually have "burn in".  Just check out that real-life burn in test I linked in my first post.



#14 Omni99  

Posted 03 September 2018 - 09:16 PM

I too have an OLED, and I'm pretty up to date over at various OLED tv forums. As far as burn in goes, something important to keep in mind is that the 6 series (B6, C6, E6, etc) were very prone to burn in, and are the source of probably 80-90% of the OLED burn in complaints that you see. Things were much improved in the 7 series, which is what I own, and what is being tested in the shared link. And it's probably safe to say that the 8 series, which is what is on sale here, are even more improved than that.

So I wouldn't worry too much about burning in an 8 series, unless you watch news channels most of the day. But the thing to avoid most is RED. Followed by yellow. But especially red, anything static for long periods is a risk.



#15 WWF   Games Jandolfini & Bobby Balaklava CAGiversary!   895 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 September 2018 - 11:14 PM

Wasn’t this supposed to be on sale through the 4th ?

#16 chaosbob86   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   201 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2018 - 04:03 AM

 
Buying a TV is tough.  A couple years ago Samsung had a ks8000 that TV was a beast still IMo holds it own.  With the Qled now they look nice but something about the ks8000.



I have the 55 inch ks8000, honestly not impressed with the picture quality. Its almost comparable to my wifes 55 inch sony 1080p tv. The HDR doesnt look as good as some TVs i see on display at best buy. I followed Rtings settings and still not that impressed.

I use amazon prime hdr 4k, 4k blu rays, Netflix hdr 4k, ps4 pro(game mode) xbox one x(game mode when not a blu ray), and a PC with a 1080ti. If anyone knows of other possible settings that might help please link them

#17 ZabaZu  

Posted 04 September 2018 - 04:32 AM

I have the 55 inch ks8000, honestly not impressed with the picture quality. Its almost comparable to my wifes 55 inch sony 1080p tv. The HDR doesnt look as good as some TVs i see on display at best buy. I followed Rtings settings and still not that impressed.

I use amazon prime hdr 4k, 4k blu rays, Netflix hdr 4k, ps4 pro(game mode) xbox one x(game mode when not a blu ray), and a PC with a 1080ti. If anyone knows of other possible settings that might help please link them

Assuming it has a 10-bit panel and local dimming, as well as a pretty solid peak brightness (which I am pretty sure it does), then the settings that will matter most are brightness maxed, local dimming on, make sure the proper color space is selected (you'll know, can't remember the name), black level/RGB range should be limited and not full (not sure what Samsung calls it).  That should be all it takes for a proper picture, outside of calibration.  Your TV should handle most of that automatically, but maybe the handshake isn't there for some of it.

 

Some panels look awful with HDR, like my other 4K HDR TV, the Sony X800D.  It usually looks bad if peak brightness is absymal, contrast is poor, and you don't have a 10 bit panel, which I believe the ks8000 has all of.  Sorry if I'm stating a bunch of obvious stuff, just wanted to cover everything to be sure.



#18 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   14009 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2018 - 07:06 AM

Meh, will wait for real 12-bit.



#19 WWF   Games Jandolfini & Bobby Balaklava CAGiversary!   895 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2018 - 08:06 AM

...matter most are brightness maxed, local dimming on, make sure the proper color space is selected (you'll know, can't remember the name), black level/RGB range should be limited and not full (not sure what Samsung calls it). That should be all it takes for a proper picture, outside of calibration. Your TV should handle most of that automatically, but maybe the handshake isn't there for some of it.


You mean Backlight Max right? Strange that PCs have been 255 Full range all along and the new future of HDTV Standard is still 235 limited. Anyways, it makes things a PITA if you’re not sure if you have to turn off 255 on the console before playing a game without 4K HDR assets or if the handshake is smart enough to know. People quickly figured out the 1080p/4K setting on Xbox One is meaningless, it’ll always go 4K when the game supports it. Color space is another weird one. The Native option on 1080p TVs had always meant for receiving a wide color input (such as a Sony XV color camera SD card), yet Native (which also sounds when you think about it like the “right one” or Standard one) which my TV defaults to in HDR and game mode is apparently not correct and your still supposed to select auto. And Samsung TVs don’t let you adjust color balance for proper calibration when selecting DCP93 or SMT2084 or Rec2020 or even Auto or Native. So weird. The future baby.

#20 LonelyBacteria  

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 02:18 PM

LG?

More like, not for me

#21 RiPPn  

Posted 04 September 2018 - 02:27 PM

Outside of building my own PC, buying an LG OLED in 2016 is probably the best decision I’ve ever made in terms of technology/entertainment. Still happy with my 65B6 but I’d be tempted to upgrade to a C8 for the right price.

I did the same thing except I got the C6 which is exactly the same as yours but curved and love love the TV.  I don't foresee myself upgrading until a 75" is offered at a decent price point though.

 

I game on this TV and never had issue with burn in.  The only thing is there is some slight image retention when transitioning from a static light image to a static dark image, only time I've noticed this is on the Roku menu and into the plex menu.  And it goes away in seconds so not even a big deal really.



#22 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   629 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2018 - 02:36 PM

I did the same thing except I got the C6 which is exactly the same as yours but curved and love love the TV. I don't foresee myself upgrading until a 75" is offered at a decent price point though.


Same. Wasn't sold on the curve (still not really, but I don't notice it anymore), but I wanted 3D, so the C it was.

Fantastic television. Little bummed that my xbox X doesn't play nice with the TV's Dolby Vision, but early adopter problem there.

Image retention does occur, but it's always been temporary. That said, don't get an OLED od you like to fall asleep with the TV on.

#23 stringycupps1  

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:06 PM

Are LG TV screens of as poor quality as their cell phone displays are?



#24 elarcadia  

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:20 PM

Getting my 65" LG 3D OLED in 2016 was the BEST decision I have ever made as far as electronics go. I always tell people the only bad part about having on OLED is that you turn into a TV snob. If you guys want the best/cheapest deal on an OLED, get a part-time job at Best Buy. It'll be worth your while, I promise. 



#25 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3274 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:30 PM

I have the C8 and have been extremely impressed, however, I also have a Samsung KS8000 and am very happy with it too.  I'm not sure how much more i'd pay for the LG over the Samsung, but that LG is a thing of beauty.



#26 RabbiHick  

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:30 PM

The battle rages on in the debate between between Lcd and Oled. Oled is not for everyone do your homework. 


There's really not a debate though. This is truly a case of 'you get what you pay for.' OLED's are more expensive, and MUCH better, so it's all about your budget.

I have the 2016 LG OLED and it's still a thing of beauty.

#27 DickDangus   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1012 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:32 PM

I might actually lose my mind if I worked at Best Buy. Every time I go look at the latest LG and Sony 4K TVs I nearly go home with a new one.

#28 Bivensra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1014 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2018 - 03:41 PM

Re warranties Direct TV offers a premium protection plan that is $20.99 a month. It covers TVs, lap tops, etc. I had a plasma go out 2 weeks ago and today the power supply board was replaced. Parts and labor would have been $199.60.

#29 ZabaZu  

Posted 04 September 2018 - 04:11 PM

You mean Backlight Max right? Strange that PCs have been 255 Full range all along and the new future of HDTV Standard is still 235 limited. Anyways, it makes things a PITA if you’re not sure if you have to turn off 255 on the console before playing a game without 4K HDR assets or if the handshake is smart enough to know. People quickly figured out the 1080p/4K setting on Xbox One is meaningless, it’ll always go 4K when the game supports it. Color space is another weird one. The Native option on 1080p TVs had always meant for receiving a wide color input (such as a Sony XV color camera SD card), yet Native (which also sounds when you think about it like the “right one” or Standard one) which my TV defaults to in HDR and game mode is apparently not correct and your still supposed to select auto. And Samsung TVs don’t let you adjust color balance for proper calibration when selecting DCP93 or SMT2084 or Rec2020 or even Auto or Native. So weird. The future baby.

Yeah, some modern TVs even introduce gradient banding in a full color space and not a limited one.  Really bizarre.  Anyway, it's ultimately not a big deal though, to me anyway.  I personally can't tell the difference between limited and full when either are properly setup.  Never A-B tested it...but I don't think I want to lol.



#30 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4581 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2018 - 09:39 PM

I went with a Samsung Q9FN in lieu of OLED to not have to mess with image retention and uneven aging of the OLED pixels. The Samsung is gorgeous and easily goes toe-to-toe back and forth with LG's OLEDs without the potential draw backs and worry. It also has extremely low input lag, which is great for gaming. I had a plasma for like 8 years. I never wanted to even consider worrying about that type of stuff again. Just a perspective to consider. 

 

You'll also find myriad examples online of long term / common retention, uneven aging, and even burn in. The people that act like that's not a factor anymore are categorically wrong, period.