In this content, I will be comparing two of the finest TVs. Now there’s a little bit of confusion about what exactly QLED is and how it’s ex up – OLED, am going to answer all these questions and more in this content.
So what is a QLED TV, well it’s basically an LCD TV with LED back-lights using quantum dots so that you get more color and higher dynamic range. Therefore more contrast it’s a lot like the TVs that you’re used to seeing only.
Samsung has refined this down to an art so that you get a very high-performance television QLED by Samsung. Is also a branding effort, it helps set this TV off from the rest of their TV line. These let you know it’s the best TV that Samsung makes. Meanwhile, if you’re not familiar is what’s called an emissive display. That means that the pixels make their own light, there is no need for an LED back-light. This means that when the pixel is off it is off and that’s where the perfect black levels come from.
I think the first thing you need to know is that the race between these two TV technologies is tighter than ever before. Samsung’s QLED looks really good but is it enough to topple the OLED off the throne. So let’s start with the design here because I think any time you spend this much on you should get a really great looking product. Samsung has really stepped up in the design department this year. And I want to start on the back of the TV because that’s where we see and it has a completely flat surface. The profile may not be as thin as the OLED but with this completely flat back, Samsung can get this mounted right up against the wall. Almost zero gaps and that looks really good in the room, it also has a pretty narrow bezel. And it got this interesting a sort of tubular bar stand on the left and the right that’s new for this year. As well this might be one of the most critical design points. The little fishing line looking thing is actually fiber-optic cable and this is all that runs on the Samsung. One connect box up to the TV when you paint it the same color as your wall.
Moving over to the LG, no real surprises here in the design department, it is of course impossibly thin until you get down to the little bump out. This particular model the e7 comes with an integrated sound bar which adds a little bit of bulk down at the bottom. But it also sounds very good I’m not a big fan of how wobbly this TV is. On its stand, however, it will mount to the wall just fine and be perfectly secure. Taking a look at each remote it obviously has some big differences. If you look at the two products you see Samsung’s remote on the right and you see LG‘s is the more standard style remote. Its full size got lots of buttons for all kinds of functions including some hotkeys for Netflix and Amazon. Whereas Samsung really wants to drive the user experience through its on-screen interface. So it basically has a directional key and a couple of other keys like volume control rocker and channel control rocker.
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Difference between LG OLED and Samsung QLED Let’s get to the good stuff, let’s talk about picture quality. Let me start with the Samsung like I said before this is probably the best TV that Samsung has ever made. The black levels are a marked improvement over the SU HD series that we saw the last two years still not perfect but much better than before. Brightness has taken a serious uptick you can see scenes that are pushing 1,000 possibly. And even 1200 units and beyond for HDR that’s super helpful for standard dynamic range content. Its sparkles it’s just imaging leap off the screen. The black levels while much better are not yet perfect though that’s where we’ll get to the OLED in a moment, another perfection viewing angle. You can’t get away from the fact that to get true black from a DA style LCD panel. You’re going to lose a lot of contrast and some color saturation when you move off angle. And it’s not an extreme angle either, people in your house in normal seating positions. Aren’t necessarily going to get the best picture quality, there is definitely a sweet spot on this TV but when you get in that sweet spot it sure looks amazing.
Moving over to the OLED, of course, the OLED has perfect black levels and we said this before that has everything to do with how amazing these TVs look. When you start from perfect black everything else above that looks so much better. It cannot get as bright as the Samsung Hewlett can however by starting from perfect black. The perceptive contrast is definitely there. The color straight on the Box in the ISF bright room setting is spot-on almost no adjustment needs to be made. The motion is also smoother on the LG OLED there’s a little less stuttering. Although with the Samsung I can put a little motion smoothing in there avoid soap opera effect and smooth out some of the judders. I’ve been seeing the color temperature straight out of the box. Is a little bit neutral with the LG where it tends to be a little bit more towards the red side with the Samsung? I like the out-of-the-box color with the LG a little bit better. I don’t have any bad to say about the LG OLED picture quality.
It just looks stunning to me and that’s not just my opinion either. But eventually, you can settle on the LG for the better overall picture quality. Although with that said, we heard a lot of comments about how right the Samsung was. How sharp it was and how good-looking a TV in general is. So it’s a razor-thin margin but the LG just barely pulls it out without that. I’ve got to give a lot of props to Samsung for really advancing their QLEDline giving it the best picture quality. I’ve seen so far and a really gorgeous design.