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      07-16-2019, 01:17 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by pz619 View Post
Originally Posted by glennQNYC View Post
In the end, it depends on expectations.

I truly don't mean this in a disparaging way, but don't ever invite me over to show you the differences. It will ruin you and you'll be shopping for a new display. There are major differences. Once you see them, they're difficult to un-see. Honestly I may have been happier before I learned the difference. Truly an ignorance is bliss situation. Trust me.

Edit: a quick example is OLED vs a high-end LCD panel. The OLED seduces people with their inky blacks, but you put them next to a reference LCD and OLED can look underwhelming. Below is this exact comparison. The OLED on the left is clearly struggling to reproduce this bright scene. BTW- these are both SONY displays using the exact same settings.
What's your recommendation for a budget TV for a home office? Looking for sub $800(ish) as it's not going to be my primary tv. What features should I be looking for or prioritizing? I'm looking for something around 42" or less as it's really just going to be something in the corner.
SONY or Samsung are a safe bet. As you describe, you're not really going to be watching it critically, so it not a big deal. Considering it's an office TV you might want to see what smart tv platform your prefer. There are subtle differences in features and capabilities. As for the picture, I would say the most important things I look for are usually backlight uniformity, and motion issues. Both really drive me nuts when poorly performing. Check out for a detailed explanation. They do a pretty good job.

Perhaps not relevant for $800 42" display shopping, but image retention it a VERY real issue for OLED displays. Not a good option for a tv that might keep a news scroll on for hours on end. That shit will burn into the screen.