I finally finished my PS3 backlog so I've been playing a bit more PS4 recently, and just started on Skyrim. Skyrim is the first game where it felt like my 50" plasma was too small and too dark but didn't really consider buying a tv, just sort of a thought in the back of my head.
I was at Best Buy to pick up a USB splitter (yay going on a full year of working remote) and saw they had the LG 65CX OLED for only $1999. Started doing some googling, find out it is the OLED I want. Somewhere between thinking my plasma was too small and dark and seeing the OLED at 65" at a price point I could almost swallow... But, Best Buy is rarely the best buy so I go to Costco, it's $1950 there. The hunt is on. After tax that is still over $2k. Under $2k after tax and I'm in business.
Then go to Video Only, walk in with one of them right at the entry with the sign "Now only $1799!" on it. Salesman asks if he can help me, I say yep, that's the one I need right there, ring me up. He goes oh, you interested in the CX? We've got them on sale for only $1799. If you've checked out pricing everywhere, even online, you know this is the best. I go yep, I'm already sold. Ring me up. He pauses for a few moments, blinks, looks at me like wtf, this is the easiest sale that has ever happened, then customer service turns on and he happily rings me up. I have to go home to get my 4runner, but am back in a jiffy.https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
Previous TV is a Panasonic G15 50" from 2009 bought for $1499 at the same Video Only.
Contrast. Obviously the biggest deal with OLED and it does not disappoint. It doesn't have to be fireworks displays, shadows have never been so amazing.
Color is on par with my plasma. Maybe better even, haven't watched any HDR stuff yet. Up until now, I've always felt plasma was in a class of its own. Grasses always look so much more real on my plasma than any LCD/LED i've ever seen. OLED feels the same. And I haven't even calibrated it yet. I am cleaning my place now trying to find my spears and munsil (SP?) bluray.
Much brighter than my plasma. Doesn't get as bright as LEDs/ QLEDs.
Viewing angle. Again, on par with my plasma. Looks great even from like 150*.
Input lag. 13ms. I could wish for better.
Thickness. Not sure what I was hoping for. The panel itself is ridiculously thin, like 1/4". But entire profile is effectively 2" thick, about 1.5" for the electronics, and the HDMI plug has to be taken straight on, which moves you out further. If the primary HDMI input was slanted like the power cord, then it would be a plus. I have it on the stand, anyway. I built my entertainment center to be the right height I like TV's at. I was just expecting the electronics to be even smaller.
Reflection / glare. The screen is glossy with anti-glare coatings. My plasma's glare is much worse, I think it is literally glass. But does have a decent amount of glare or reflection. If you are coming from an LED this will be a big con, probably.
Motion blur. This will hopefully go away with changing various settings and calibrating, but so far it has a bit of motion blur. My plasma has zero, zilch, nada. I was expecting none, but I saw blurring on Skyrim when panning the camera really fast I didn't see on my plasma.
So, was it worth it?
Not yet. I haven't seen any HDR or native 4K content. Blurays do look better than on my plasma, but not near the jump it was from a 720p 30" philips CRT HDTV to my 50" plasma.