Thank you Gents for all the feedback. It’s certainly helped me make up my mind - to go under the duvet and not surface till the next generation TV’s come out
Joking aside, seems pretty much of a consensus that OLED, despite its flaws, is still the best tech all around. The Samsung Q9FN is the only non-OLED that comes close. It’s better for overall & peak brightness and more able to handle HDR mastered above 1000 nits in theory but OLED’s black levels mitigate a lot of that. HDR colour volumes on the Q9FN is also significantly better at peak brightness.
So, swinging towards OLED again - but anyone have any comments on ABL? Little worried that for predominantly bright outdoors scenes etc the ‘pop’ wont be there when ABL kicks in? In the showroom they had an LG E8 playing demo material and it looked fine but side by side comparsion with a Q9FN was not possible (a way distant from each other and playing different material).
For example, something like Mad Max Fury Road which as eyeball searing visuals - would that be noticeably worse in an OLED.
Edit - just popped into another showroom where they had a Sony demo playing on all screens so got a chance to compare a Q7 and C8 next to each other. At one point, the demo switched to ann white screen and it was noticeably dimmer on the C8 with a greyish tint.
The LG E8 is 3K GBP equivalent here with 400 GBP vouchers so works out same as Q9FN. Surprisingly a C8 is more expensive than an E8 - HK market!