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Old 10-12-2017, 06:10 AM
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An interesting tidbit: In the latest issue of Sound and Vision there's a review of Sony's 65" A1E OLED, and it says there's no CMS onboard. Yet, the color is excellent. And while on full-field color patterns there were differences between the AE1 and an LG E7, with real-world material the reviewer (Thomas J. Norton) had no preference for one over the other. The review's not online yet, but you can check it out when it is.

Also in comparison: on 1080p material the Sony was "subtly but visibly crisper looking," while the LG had a slightly better black level on some scenes from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2, but on most scenes they did equally well. This also applied to the movie Allied in 4K. And in rare instances, when the LG faded to black between scenes the Sony went to only dark gray; it's not clear, however, which set was correct. Was the LG pulling something that was mastered as dark gray down to black, or was the Sony not reading the metadata properly? Except you had a side-by-side comparison, you'd not notice, probably.
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