Samsung QLED vs LG OLED

Howdy Everyone,
I wanted to create a space here on Massdrop for everyone to discuss the pro's and con's of both OLED tech and QLED tech. There have been many questions in TV drops so far about which technology is better and why. Feel free to post your thoughts or questions you might have about this here. Below is an overview from forbes on the 2018 QLED/OLED Tech to get you started. I would like to keep the thread focused on the 2018 models as there have been some enhancements made in both camps over the last year.

Mar 18, 2019
I hope we see FreeSync LG TVs in the near future.
Dec 11, 2018
Q led way better if you want the burn go lg
Nov 23, 2018
The reason Samsung isn't making OLED panels isn't because they think their QLED tech is better, it's because LG bought the patents for the tech and Samsung would have to pay LG to manufacture them. OLED is simply the technology of the future. At this point in time the OLED TV's are better in terms of pure image quality. If you're buying a high'ish end TV for the absolute best picture quality, the LG or Sony OLED panels are the way to go. Sony A series OLED has better image processing and color banding gradiation due to their superior image processor technology. The X900F LED TV series also has a similar graphics engine and is absolutely great if you want a low priced LED LCD TV. The difference between LED/LCD and OLED is lighting. LED TV's still utilize an LCD substrate with lighting behind them. You can't get as dark that way but you can get MUCH MUCH brighter. That's important if you are putting the TV in a very bright room. Even a moderately bright room can be tough for last year's models of OLED TV's. Just like plasma TV's of old, you simply can't get the brightness from an emissive picture source, one where the actual pixel emits the light, like Plasma or OLED. A permissive tech like LED backlit LCD, will never get as dark as a permissive tech because you can't turn the light to 0. For most people the difference in tech won't make a huge difference. Personal preference: Now the real personal preference here is with HDR content, which is high dynamic range, or for simple understanding more colors and a larger contrast between dark and bright things. If you like really eye popping bright colors the Samsung sets have always been very good at being able to blast over saturated colors with tons of brightness at you. Many people really like this and it makes for a pleasing experience. Others like true to source material (showing colors in exactly the way film and show creators mastered them) and others like very natural colors or some combination of both. It's difficult to reproduce things as the eye sees them with over saturated brightness and OLED can handle a very wide color gamut accurately without using extremely high levels of brightness, which it has to do since it simply can't reach those same levels of brightness that LED LCD can. QLED: QLED is just a new filter on old tech. Standard TV's would have a filter layer in the LCD sandwich. This would be usually two different sets of filters for polarizing then the latter filter for allowing/shutting off light. Quantum Dot isn't really quantum at all, it's changing those from static filters to a membrane filter that can be electrically manipulated to allow the LCD crystalline substrate layer to have the best performance for color and brightness. This is the pinnacle of LCD technology today.
Nov 18, 2018
I have QLED- it is awesome. It has more brights than darks of OLED. The difference between Galaxy vs. iPhone. Nikon vs. Canon. But it is very compatible with most devices. It's almost one year- and I bought for $2500 on Black Friday from Best Buy last year. But it is every penny worth the experience. For something so sensitive I won't take a chance with functionality- and Samsung Smart TV have best intuitive functions.
Oct 22, 2018
Let’s be honest here, qled is nothing more than a gimmick for Samsung to sell a more expensive tv by confusing them into thinking it’s similar to oled. Most people will be dumb enough to believe they are getting an oled tv for a cheaper price but more expensive than a normal Samsung 4k. Shame on Samsung!
Sep 9, 2020
The QLEDs of 2018 were great. They have downgraded since then. That is a shame!!! QLEDs had perks just like OLED have theirs. OLEDs are too expensive to make in larger sizes like 82 inch and up. So they are making a QOLED Hybrid in 2021. So you can have the benefits of both. It will be expensive at first, but it's the future.
Sep 15, 2018
Sep 3, 2018
I believe OLED gets the nod here as QLED is really Samsung's Sudo-OLED. Truthfully, I couldn't justify the price of either, so I opted for a 65" LG in the 9000 range with an AppleTV 4K for the den. Very pleased so far...
Sep 5, 2018
Your wall mounted TV is so much brighter than your desktop mac! Nice setup guy.
Sep 5, 2018
Thanks! Tell the truth, I'm not sure that photo does either justice--the TV was in screen-saver mode and the Mac supposedly adjusts it's brightness level to the room's ambient light. That said, I'm not sure I'd like to be staring into the brightness of that 65" screen while typing this response to you ;- )
living fossil
Sep 3, 2018
PLASMA the only way to watch
I miss my plasma too. I had a Mitsubishi Diamond Series 50" Plasma. Sadly it would only produce 720p. Impossible to beat the color vibrancy and accuracy as well as the speed of top end plasma's which is equivalence of 600hz. Wish they would not have gone away....
Nov 23, 2018
I have a Pioneer Elite panel and just got the C8 OLED from LG. OLED beats it only doing slightly worse with very fast motion when they're side by side. The black levels on the OLED are better than the best Pioneer Elite blacks.
Aug 8, 2018
Samsung made AND PATONED QLED/AMOLED/OLED sooo ......
Aug 7, 2018
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