LG OLED65E8PUA or Sony XBR-65A8F

Discussion in 'Home Theater & Video' started by unravelled, May 5, 2018.

  1. unravelled

    unravelled New Member

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    Wading through the latest 2018 OLED offerings from Sony and LG and I've narrowed down my choices to either the LG OLED65E8PUA or Sony XBR-65A8F.

    Any thoughts or recommendations out there? The room is fairly dark but is subject to indirect sunlight. I think the LG has the edge in brightness but I'm not sure. Viewing angles are important but I dont expect there to be a significant difference between the two. I have an Onkyo rz810 receiver and am running 5.2.2 with klipsch reference speakers and subs. I can get the Sony for about $400 cheaper. I do like the styling of the LG better but in the end, I want the better TV between the two.

    Any significant differences in features or performance between the two?
     

     

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  2. EngineerNate

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    LG makes the panel in both, so once calibrated the functional differences are mostly up to the processing tech in each.
     
  3. unravelled

    unravelled New Member

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    Thanks Nate. I cant tell if the LG has chromecast built in. Surely it would?
     
  4. EngineerNate

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    I can't comment on that off the top of my head. I've never used chromecast outside of the audio dongle.
     
  5. unravelled

    unravelled New Member

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    I have one as.well but hoping I could ditch that extra dongle
     
  6. Audiofreak71

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    I would recommend the LG , I have went over many 4K TVs over the past few years because of various qc issues but I finally gave up and went with an LG Oled and it is as good or better in most aspects than my Old Pioneer Elite Kuro plasma . I highly recommend the Lg panels but as stated above the Sony Oleds are LG panels as well but a much different interface, the LG’s magic remote with the pointer is actually very convenient. As far as chrome cast being built in on the 2018 models I don’t know , I doubt it is though but I just use my chromecast hooked up to my oppo udp-203 and it works perfect. Hope you find what your looking for .

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  7. Bob

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    look at the remote for casting options. Vizio gave a free remote to add popular video and
    casting options - you can cast from phone, tablet or poke around with remote.
     
  8. unravelled

    unravelled New Member

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    Vizio or LG? That's great if it's LG. Thanks for the response.

    After reading way too many reviews on the net, it appears that Sony may have a slight edge in motion but LG has a definite edge in brightness .

    Really wish I could find a side by side comparison.
     
  9. twiiii

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    It all depends on the processing and how you set up the screen. Sony is supposed to have more advanced processing, but I haven't seem them side by side to compare. Both are great off axis, almost most as good as my Pioneer Elite 151. and 150. I will say most dealers now as in the past run their displays to hot with to much contrast. I wasn't fond of Kodachrome film in the past and I am not fond of over saturated overly modulated pictures now. I agree the brighter OLED and QLED presentations work much better with higher ambient daylight levels. The deeper blacks can be great, but sometimes I feel with to much contrast the images don't look natural. I guess I've been a photographer to long.
     
  10. slow_jazz

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    I own the LG OLED and love it.

    Pays to get it professionally calibrated.
     
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