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LG 65" C9 OLED TV $2900 @ The Good Guys (in Store)

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Spotted at The Good Guys Nunawading.

Not sure if across all stores as it's still $3995 on the website.

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  • +8 votes

    Can't believe there is still stock of the C9. Great TV snap this up (I have the 55" and it has been flawless).

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    Getting close to good price if you use good guys gift cards.

  • +1 vote

    While not the best price, given the limited stock left I think that's a bargain. Also wonder if we'll see an increase in next gen prices given a) depreciated dollar b) they won't have the same level of supply as they've had last time, may see less discounting

    • +4 votes

      The new CX's are going cheap - the 65 has already gone below $4k (am hoping to pick one up for around $3k in July / August):

      https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/thread/9kv62j03?p=34#r661

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        That's interesting same price as previous gens, good that it wasn't impacted by the dollar drop. Still think the discounting could go either way, time will tell.

  • +3 votes

    Have this, can vouch… this is a thing of technological beauty.

  • +24 votes

    OMG i want this. But wife would legit kill me.

    • +205 votes

      but if you kill her first….

      upsides:
      - you can buy this TV
      - you can impress a potential new wife with this TV
      - you don't have to consult with anyone for future purchasing decisions
      - cardboard box can be recycled as a budget coffin

      downsides:
      - possible murder charge
      - it might not fit on your prison cell wall

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        GOLD

        • +1 vote

          EN IDEA ;)

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          GOled

      • +7 votes

        wife would legit kill me

        possible murder charge

        Ozbargain bush lawyer here says you'll definitely get off with self-defence.

        • +1 vote

          Plead insanity.

          • +2 votes

            @xoom: Yes, you were insanely happy with the new TV

        • +1 vote

          MS Paint drawing of how it will happen please.

      • +1 vote

        No consulting anyone about future decisions….sigh…a pipe dream for many….sigh

        • +3 votes

          Wow double sigh… ! Also it’s funner when you have a wife to surprise with your latest OZb impulse purchase… the groan makes it worth it 😂

          • +1 vote

            @scud70: You mean the groan when she kicks you in the nuts?

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              @xoom: Anyone that go against their wife and make this purchase would have steel for nuts.

              A kick won't do anything but give you a nice tickle..

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              @xoom: … u got it! haha

      • +3 votes

        Great post. Made my day… even the missus smiled…a little

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        After a new oled release, rinse and repeat.

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        The upsides should have stopped after "- you can buy this TV"
        Evertyhing after is just overeseling it

      • -4 votes

        Why are we talking about spousal abuse on a bargain forum? It’s 2020. This is not funny.

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          I would suggest because if you have an ounce of common sense, it is a joke. That's why 161 people found it funny

          • -5 votes

            @timthetoolman: And 161 people need to have a good hard look at themselves as to why mysoginist and outdated notions of their spouses are "a joke".

            Perhaps the 723 women who were victims of such abuse, many of them wives, whose abuse is normalised by "lame" jokes likes this wouldn't find it particularly funny
            either (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-21/domestic-violence/734...).

            That's just common sense.

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              @RoscoeP1977: Perhaps direct that article to the sorts of people who make up those statistics. I don't think anyone is wanting to abuse/kill their partners, but are just waiting for someone to make a joke to say it's ok on OzBargain.

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                @timthetoolman: Not the point, mate. That's 723 cases of reported abuse per day. Per day - let that sink in. Given that number and the number of users of this forum, I am not sure that you or I could definitively say that there aren't potential abusers reading "jokes" like this. And having this kind of perspective normalised and upvoted just because it's funny in the abstract. You know what the best approach is? Don't make jokes about murdering your wife for a television.

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              @RoscoeP1977: Yikes. Thanks for letting us know the stats but @cynicalmike still funny

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          because it's not spousal abuse, it's clearly tongue in cheek albeit lame humour?

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          Me thinks, you prefer a knock-knock joke instead…

          • +1 vote

            @mikokik5: Knock knock.

            Who's that?

            Life Good.

            Life G-who?

            LG TV for sales and if you have to kill your wife to buy it, upsides:
            - you can buy this TV
            - you can impress a potential new wife with this TV
            - you don't have to consult with anyone for future purchasing decisions
            - cardboard box can be recycled as a budget coffin

            downsides:
            - possible murder charge
            - it might not fit on your prison cell wall

            • -5 votes

              @PuppieWayne: It's still a lame joke and it still normalises the abuse of women over the purchase of a television.

      • +1 vote

        Absolutely made Me Laugh Out loud thanks OB’s

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        Most upvotes I've ever seen on Ozbargain :)

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          Haha never seen 20+ let alone 180+

    • +14 votes

      Play this on the TV and caller her in the room:

      https://youtu.be/P4BK84zBRWc

      ‘Sorry luv, must have been the wind or something. Funnily enough I saw a deal on Ozb…’

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        haha…too bad theres a survival logo in the bottom right corner…the irony

        • +1 vote

          Settings > Annotations > Slide to turn off

          Now you don't have any excuses

    • +1 vote

      Don't beg for permission.
      Just beg for forgiveness.

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      The reason for having new TV is essential activity. Non essential service is wife.

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        That pickle aint getting services from the wife either.

    • -6 votes

      if you make a lot more money than your wife then she has no say. are you 50/50, or 90/10?

      • +3 votes

        With that attitude ready the divorce papers.

        • -5 votes

          depends on how good looking she is. for a 9/10 model im more than happy for a 100/0 ratio. but if his wife is at similar looks level to him then any money made by him over 50% should be spent by him freely at will, provided it's not on drugs/alcohol/strip clubs etc.

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      Buy one and rent the notebook movie.

      It's a fine balance…. that comes with experience, ignorance and good luck.

  • +14 votes

    Oh man. Is there anyway to get an 8 year old Bravia to hurry up and die? I'm hanging for a 65" C9 but my current TV is still going strong.

    • +103 votes

      Batteries ran out on my remote … getting this TV.

    • +1 vote

      Make it fall over somehow :)

      • +4 votes

        Oh no! Who put this skateboard in front of the TV? I could slip and re-actively use the TV as support which may bring it crashing down making it no longer functional. Oh dear.

        • +1 vote

          Nothing a few small lego pieces around the tv so someone will slip and accidentally grab onto the tv and it falls over and break.

    • +1 vote

      sell it?

    • +11 votes

      I'm in the same boat with a Panny ST60 plasma. Naturally it's the only Panasonic product I've ever owned that hasn't sh*t itself just outside of warranty.

      • +6 votes

        I'm still waiting for my VT30 to have issues.

        • +1 vote

          VT30. Last of the made in Japan plasmas. Good luck, you’ll be waiting a while. I sold mine last year still going strong.

      • +2 votes

        Same here unfortunately.

        Got a 2006 & 2009 model panasonic plasma TV - both going strong with no burn-in …..surprising given their both hooked up to a PS4 with Fortnite being played daily!

        Knowing my luck they'll probably go for another 10 years.

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        Their camcorders and varicams are top notch

      • +2 votes

        same boat as you, the Japanese Plasma 50 inch beauty.
        The blacks are to die for!

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        Nice, my Samsung PS64F8500 is still going strong. Still love the picture to this day 💯

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      Mine lasted 12 years

    • +6 votes

      Do you have a toddler with a fierce swing? Provide them with a hard heavy toy and tell them where to aim.

      • +11 votes

        Buys new TV. Toddler looks at itHmmm

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      Hammer.

    • +4 votes

      Wii tennis

      • +1 vote

        Bet me to it haha

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      Do you have a Wii?

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        Wii bowling without strapping controller to wrist ought to do it.

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      My parents have had a Bravia going strong for 15 years. Sorry!

    • +5 votes

      Haha I know how you feel, still using a 10 year old Samsung LED that's going strong, the worst part is we have a backup of the same model so need 2 to die before we can upgrade tv

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        Did you get a 2 for 1 deal?

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          Na mrs and I had 1 each before we moved in together

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        need 2 to die before we can upgrade tv

        Hire this guy to destroy them.

        https://www.miragenews.com/vehicles-and-shops-damaged-man-ar...

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        Same, couldn't resist and sold one of the Samsungs and got a new Samsung QLED. Will get another with the next deal that comes up.

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      In the same boat, very solid.

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      Plug in the old Wii with Wii sports without the wrist band let your kids play all afternoon. Problem solved. Your TV won't make it another day.

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      8 year old Bravia? Mine is 11, possibly nearer 12 years old and still going strong.

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        My 12 year old bravia had its backlight die. So i replaced it with a 55" panasonic oled.

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          yeah my bravia is older than my child and they don't want me to upgrade to a new tv as it has sentimental value?!?!

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      I was in the same situation like you. I had a perfectly working 6 year old Panasonic top-of-the-range Plasma. I didn't even ask the missus. Just brought this one home. Even the kids thought the quality difference is massive. So happily ever after…

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      Happy to take it off you.. but you need to pay me for removal service.

    • +1 vote

      Just do it. I had the same non-issue with my 8 year old Panasonic plasma. Couldnt pass up a 65 B8 for $2100. No regrets and so much better. While the old tv did a great job with good picture, going to smart 4K OLED was huge difference. Even just having everything in webos vs chrome casting is better

  • +3 votes

    Would a console burn this TV? Or are 'modern' oled resistant to image burn?

    • +3 votes

      Look at some Youtube video tests. there are definitely some from HDTVTest which are well done

    • +3 votes

      Improved a lot from a few years back but yes you can still get burn in from anything (not just consoles). That said, if you follow half the basic care instructions its not something you have to worry about.

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        This is what i worry about OLED especially with sports. If basketball is still on the NBA is constantly streaming on my TV for hours everyday due to the amount of teams/games per day. I worry about the scoreboard or broadcaster logo being permanently burned in.

        • +1 vote

          What games? haha :(

          Watched the Jordan Netflix Doco?

          • +1 vote

            @diddy50: Of course! Anything for new basketball, although i grew up during the 1st 3peat so i've seen some of the footage before :)

            I have done further research since my post, RTINGS ongoing extreme test updated November last year have PERMANENT image retention:

            https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/real-life-oled-burn-in-test

            I know i'm most likely an extreme use case where the NBA is on 6-8 hours daily, but its enough to steer me off OLED. May need another TV just for 6 months of basketball lol.

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      Sometimes it can just be a bad screen on a given TV. Had a family member who had the C8 (I think it was C8), within a few months it had various burn ins from TV logos, some of it was super random like a particular score from a cricket match, the sunrise logo etc.

      Within 18 months colours on screen hard started to go off, skin tones started to turn green etc.

      Anyway, LG came out, looked at it and offered to replace it which they did - with a different brand (they opted for store credit from the retailer)

      Now will that happen to all OLEDs? No, likely they just got a dud, however do your own research, I feel like with OLED you get more people complaining about duds or burn in than other types of TVs.

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      This model has a feature called "Pixel Refresher" which suppose to fix that.

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      They self adjust now, when there's downtime.

      And there's also a screensaver mode if you exit out to the menus, Live Wallpaper that shows Art, etc.

      If you set the console to turn off after 15-30 minutes of idle, it should be fine. Most have fast resume and soft-off sleep states. Most Game UI menus are a concern, but it's more about intensity and brightness over time, especially TV station/channel logos and the chyron, the scrolling news text at the bottom of the screen during the news.

      News content will be more of a risk than gaming, especially/only because it's brighter than most games.

      There's a series of calibrating or 'healing' processes that happen after you switch it off and/or it's been running for a few hours. After 2000 hours it has a more extensive refresh, and the newer OLEDs have more green/blue surface area to reduce burnout.

      You should be slightly more anxious about the exposure to bright sunlight, and the brightness level, as it's not the strongest TV for daytime watching. Throw some curtains around your windows, And/or wall mount and put it in picture frame / Live Wallpapers screensaver mode.

      They are made for a theater experience, and because it's thin, excess heat and UV will break down the OLED materials. It will be fine in an ambient room, but the screen doesn't have a strong UV filter and anti glare diffusion layer that keeps the Samsung's bright and clear in daytime.

      You shouldn't get initial stuck/frozen subpixels or burn in, but it's up to LG if they want to replace for burn in. YMMV. There's a ton of remedial steps that can work before running the refresh, including some psychedelic youtube videos that cycle through random colours and patterns to exercise the pixels across a range of intensity and contrast levels. There's no particular harm, but it's also a little bit psychosomatic, in that it's just throwing a wide range of unnatural colour and intensity for 1-2 frames.

  • +3 votes

    I'm too hesitant to buy an OLED TV with burn in given how pricey these things are.

    I've had my OnePlus 7 Pro for 5 months and I already have pretty obvious burn in where the google microphone is because I was using it for a lot of navigation.

    OLED burns in too easily :(

    Does LG have a good warranty for burn in? Or is it considered wear and tear?

    • +3 votes

      If you want an idea on burn-in, watch these vids:

      https://youtu.be/nOcLasaRCzY

      https://youtu.be/SlP2kwNqXNA

      They’re about the most comprehensive tests on burn-in you’ll get. In short: given panel advancements, automatic compensation algorithms, and watching regular content, you should never see burn-in on a modern OLED under typical use, even if you game a lot.

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        Uh… your videos suggest otherwise. We very rarely take our kitchen TV off ABC News 24 and your link shows massive burn-in on the CNN feed.

        • +4 votes

          if all you're using an OLED TV for is abc news then save $2.5k and get something thatll do the same job. thats like driving a ferrari at 60km/h for its whole life.

    • +6 votes

      c9's are amazing. Unless you leave it on a static image 24/7 you will NOT get burn in. I have 3 oleds in my house. 2 c7s and 1 c9, all are used 5 - 10 hours a day, no burn in at all.

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        Do you game on the c7's?

        Have you noticed vertical banding on any of the screens?

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          No banding but don't even bother considering the c7 for her gaming. It's far too dark, it's a known issue on c7s with HDR game mode.

    • +7 votes

      Yes OLEDs get burn in but I wouldn't worry about it. Last July I bought a demo LGE865 OLED for $1888 in JBs. The in-store check didnt show up any burn in..I got it home put the footy on with the green screen I could see the LG logo burnt in. Lucky we have things called warranties. I sent a photo to lg and couple days later I had a brand new screen. Problem solved.

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        Thats a crazy good price.

        • +1 vote

          I know, when I saw it I turned to my wife and without me saying a word(She knew by the look on my face) she said "go for it"