LG SM8600 65"
TVs gone cheaper again
Original Coupon Deal
They also have this LG 86UM7600PTA 86" Smart 4K UHD TV for $2691 + Delivery
The LG is better
Samsung - VA 10bit panel
NO local dimming
Edgelit back light
LG - IPS 10bit panel
Local dimming with LG LED OFF mode to get deeper blacks when it detects HDR content.
Direct back light
The LG 75" 7600 price still high
Some said Samsung contrast is better just wondering in real HDR contents
VA Panels have better contrast
VA Panels have deeper blacks
So Samsung wins in those two things
But the LG IPS Panel here has better viewing angles and colours as well as having direct backlit LED's VS edgelit LED's for the Samsung
The tv completely turns off some of these LED's in the array to get as close to OLED Black levels as possible and it looks great. Almost like fake OLED
So overall LG still better? If I am not going to watch it in very dark environment?
@superforever: you only have to worry about that with projectors..
We use a LG UM76 in the office and its super bright there
@vid_ghost: I mean some said the black level under dark environment very grey.
BTW anyone have the width of the stand for 75"?
@superforever: Thats a trade off with IPS has nothing to do with LG… better colours and motion then VA but not as good black levels
IPS i think is overall the best technology VS TN and VA
to me it looks light black.. not gray what so ever.
and with HDR the local dimming turns off the LED's so its 100% black
@vid_ghost: Thanks in that case may wait for 75" 7600 cheaper.
The LG more suit me because of the smaller TV unit.
The cheapest was $1,592 plus $100 visa, may have to wait for another drop.
@superforever: Yep.. and ive used both OS's .. LG's has the best
I think the Samsung is definitely the better tv here, the RU8000 I understand will be the last of the big screen LED as Samsung Will only be concentrating on QLEDs from now on so these models will be in run out mode and great value for an 8 series samsung
Not from this seller, but my RU8000 82” arrived with a dead pixel. Samsung is sending a technician out to assess. It took 3 guys to get the TV to the top floor (which I had to pay for)…so I am expecting a poo-fight with Samsung to replace the TV and have it moved to the top floor (and for the old one moved back down).
Just got the LG 86UM7600PTA within 2 days from this seller and its working great.
I've got a 2010 LG47" 200Hz FHD Passive 3D TV and 2014 LG65" 200Hz 4K Passive 3D 200Hz TV and both are still working great.. I've used the 65" almost every single day for 5 years now rock solid reliable :)
I love these LG IPS high refresh rate panels they are like tanks.
A dead pixel? Just one or multiple? How did you spot one out of 8.2 million? Must have good eyes.
at 82" its much easier
Hi team, this is my spot to pop a tv.
Tried a 55” but it’s too wide (by a bit less than an inch)
Under the spot there is a gas heater (shown).
If I have the tv go over the cavity will the heat from the heater in winter be a problem and damage the tv? Should I get a 50” to sit inside the cavity?
Any suggestions would be good. I’m stuck!
Get a 75" and remove the heater.
Haha great summer plan. May regret it in winter.
Put a shelf under the tv to block the heat
How large was the bezel/boarder on the 55 you tried?
Tiny. Few mm.
worst place to put a TV right above a fire place..
its a good way to shorten the life of your electrical equipment .. heat will do the job.
There was a TV in there prior to purchase, though recessed.
i did say shorten the life.. :) and smaller TV's generate less heat
@vid_ghost: Got it. Thanks mate :)
Other than the cavity Size, you might also consider your viewing distance, who knows you might even need smaller TV or exact cavity size is your ideal size :-)
$400 postage to SA?
I know these thibgs are big, but c'mon….
Well its being sent from Villawood NSW :) $60 postage for me
I'm 20 minutes drive away from villa-wood NSW :)
what do people think of the LG 65 as a reasonably priced choice?
LG 65SM8600PTA has my vote, has been apx $50 cheaper, I need IPS screen for angle viewing.
Considered HiSense R8, popular tv but feet are too far apart for my cabinet and couple people have been disappointed.
Unless you really need the IPS viewing angles and have your tv in a really bright room. I would go with the RU8000 judging by this
Also: 55 inch ru8000 is $869 (delivery incl.) with PICK100
But some did mention the LG have local dimming on HDR which make it 100% black.
From the full review:
"The LG 55SM8600PUA has a mediocre contrast ratio, as expected for a TV with an IPS panel. The contrast ratio does not improve when local dimming is enabled. This is due to the fact that the TV is edge lit and local dimming cannot help in our checkered pattern. This performance is very similar to last year's SK8000."
On local dimming
"The LG SM8600 has bad local dimming. It is an edge-lit TV and thus has vertical local dimming zones which can cause issues with local dimming performance. The TV, however, has particularly bad local dimming performance when LED Local Dimming is set to 'High.' In certain scenes, the TV reacts to brightness changes in small areas of the screen by brightening/dimming entire vertical columns, which causes significant blooming; this is very distracting."
I am not sure but if you check the guy mentioned in this thread seems own the TV
Why there is no 75" for Samsung RU8000? Only 55,66 and 82" :(
In the market for 65SM8600PTA, but have seen it $50 - $100 cheaper in the past.
New models are usually released very soon, allowing heavy discounts on superseded models.
Where is 65SM8600PTA manufactured ?
Can I afford to wait for a better deal or will the Chinese factory shutdowns diminish stock or increase the price.