November 6, 2017
Upgrading your TV isn’t as simple as waiting for the next big upgrade to hit your local big box store. For some consumers, it’s about getting the most out of their investment, but for others (like me) it’s about staying current and having the best tech available. If you’re in the former group then you know that it’s all about picking up the latest flagship from the biggest names in the game, LG and Sony.
Let’s take a closer look as we salivate over some TV’s from these two legendary consumer electronic producers.
This TV is thinner than your smartphone. Say that to yourself one more time. This TV, is thinner, than your smartphone. Affectionately described as “Picture-on-wall” or “Wallpaper” the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W is the thinnest TV money can buy. LG accomplished this by removing all the guts from the TV (HDMI Ports, image processors, etc.) and relocated them to a mandatory sound bar that can also be wall mounted below the TV or placed on on top of your media center.
With the TV weighing in around 16 lbs and super thin, it must be wall mounted to provide stability and prevent flexing.
So how does the picture look? Incredible. And it should, LG has been perfecting it’s large format OLED displays for the last seven years. In fact they’re so ahead of the competition that most of their competitors actually build their own TVs starting with an LG OLED panel. (See the Sony A1E below)
The first time I saw the kind of picture on a Sony A1E, I was stunned. Sony had done the impossible and created an image so clear, lifelike, and full of color it was like seeing 1080p HD for the first time all over again (but 4x better). The A1E also has one of the best-in-class integrated audio systems that turns the front of your TV into one large speaker with the use of vibrating actuators.
The OLED panel Sony, similar to the LG OLED65C7P, is roughly $1,000 cheaper. So why not buy direct from the source and spend less money? Sony’s proprietary image processors are regraded by many videophiles as being the best around. In someways, it’s not just about the quality of the OLED panel, it’s about how you use it.
Regardless of which of the these top TV’s you decide to purchase, you’re going to be making a huge upgrade over last year’s model. LG and Sony have created one of those rare moments in consumer tech that we’ve all been waiting for and will set the standard for at least the next few years.
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