Is it time to upgrade to OLED?
Anyone who’s been holding off on buying an OLED TV will want to look at this deal. The 55- and 65-inch models of LG’s OLED 4K HDR B8 televisions are on sale at Walmart for several hundred dollars below their previous lowest prices ever. So if you’re in the market for a high-end television, now might be the time to take the plunge.
LG 55″ OLED 4K HDR with AI ThinkQ OLED55B8PUA for $1099.85
This ultra-thin OLED television has everything you’d want in a screen, including 4K resolution and support for major 4K high dynamic range formats like Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG. Thanks to its OLED technology, it offers perfect blacks and a massive contrast ratio.
It also has plenty of smart TV features, including voice control via the remote and AI-powered ThinkQ technology that allows you to use the TV to control your smart home devices. If your entertainment area calls for a 55-inch TV, users and reviewers agree that this is an excellent choice.
LG 65″ OLED 4K HDR with AI ThinkQ OLED65B8PUA for $1778.99
This 65-inch model offers the same set of features as the one above, but with significantly more screen space. If you do the math (or Google it like I did), you’ll learn that a 65-inch set actually has 39.67% more screen space than a 55-inch one. Who knew? Naturally, that also means it has a significantly higher price tag, but that’s to be expected when it comes to OLED TVs.
What’s so great about OLED displays anyway? Not only are OLED TVs typically thinner and lighter than other display technologies, they also offer the best picture on the market today. The primary quality difference between OLED and LED/LCD TVs comes down to contrast ratio and black levels. While LED/LCD screens use a backlight, OLED pixels light up individually when fed electricity. Because of this, they can display “true black” since those pixels don’t emit any light at all.
And while early OLED TVs were significantly dimmer than LED/LCDs, they’ve come a long way in that department in a short amount of time, to the point where they’re nearly equal now. OLED is also superior in terms of response time – which is great for gamers – and viewing angles.
The only real downsides are that OLEDs are more likely to suffer from burn-in (though that’s not likely to be a problem unless you’re actually trying to damage your TV) and price. But deals like this can help out on the latter. Buy one of the TVs now if these discounted prices land in the sweet spot for you, because it’s not clear when the price will go back up.