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LG G4 vs. Samsung S95D: Which OLED TV has the best picture? – Video

This is one of the most important comparison showdowns of 2024 between two of the best TV S I’ve ever tested the Samsung S 95 D and the LGG four. I’m gonna use this meter right here to help evaluate the two TV S and I’m gonna survey some of the New York CNET staff on which they like best. So let’s get into it right now. First off, let me tell you what’s the same about these two TV. S. Both are really expensive around 6400 for the 65 inch sizes I reviewed here. Although price will likely fall throughout the year. Both use OLED technology which delivers the best image quality on the market. Both are super bright and both deliver higher light output than any other OLED TV. We’ve ever measured in a dark room side by side. You’re gonna have a really hard time telling one from the other. They’re both that good. Of course, there’s also plenty of differences between the two. They come in 5565 and 77 inch sizes, but LG add an even larger 83 inch option. LG actually sells a 98 inch version of the G four as well, but some of the specifications are different from the other four sizes. There are also some pretty major external differences between these two high end TV. S the LGG four has what the company calls its gallery design, which is supposed to hug the wall closely when mounted for an almost completely flush look. A stand is included on the 55 inch and 65 inch models. As you can see here, the Samsung S 95 D is also super thin, but it has a unique design that places all the connections including HDM I USB and even a power cable in a separate box, a single cable runs from the box to the TV. So you don’t have to run any other cables to the TV itself. You can also mount the box on the back of the TV. For more traditional arrangement, of course, Samsung and LG have their own smart TV menu systems too. I like LGS better since I found a little easier to navigate. And while neither one is as good as Roku or Google TV, they have all the apps you need to get the job done. Other features are largely similar although only LG supports the Dolby vision HDR format and only Samsung works with Xbox game pass for cloud gaming. Neither are big deals in my book. A bigger difference is what kinds of O A TV technology each employs. The G four has L G’s best brightness enhancing technology which it calls ML A for micro Lanz Array. The S 95 D counters with Samsung’s QD OLED technology where the QD stands for quantum dot said to improve both color and brightness. And now for the biggest difference how they perform in bright rooms. Samsung’s S 95 D is the first OLED TV ever with a matte screen finish. The company calls it glare free and indeed, it does reduce glare overall in our side by side testing, that said it also has its drawbacks in our comparisons. We placed the TV side by side in a well lit room opposite open windows during the day. The Samsung looked better, especially when the image on the TV was dark because it didn’t reflect the window like a mirror on the LG. The bright obvious reflections were much more distracting that said in some lighting situations, the LG had the advantage when we watched with a strong overhead light. For example, the LG preserved contrast and image quality better. The Samsung on the other hand showed a slight grayish diffuse light across the screen that made the picture look a little bit duller. In other words, it’s complicated and your perceptions can play a big role. For that reason, we asked a few folks around the CT office to weigh in on what they saw is differences between the two TV. S the right TV is obviously like mattified in some way, there’s a brick wall staring at me in the face from behind me on the building and I cannot see it on this right one, the background in this TV is a lot more softer. This image is good. There isn’t too much of a reflection. Oh There’s the window, I see the window now, I can see the reflection of the camera behind me. Yeah, that’s not on this one on the right at all. So beyond the bright room performance, I also compared these TV S in a dark home theater environment. Short story, they’re both spectacular Samsung’s matte finish did not mess with its bright room picture quality at all. Now, of course, I use a light meter here to do spot checks on measurements. I also use a spectra Radom meter to measure more in depth color and light as well. I measured about 1700 knits in the least accurate picture settings and about 1500 of them most accurate. So again, two of the brightest O A TV S I’ve ever measured the L G’s color accuracy was technically a bit better according to my measurements. But my eye was drawn to the Samsung’s less accurate but still very natural looking color, both TV S were very similar in other areas, including our gaming tests, off angle viewing and uniformity. So which one should you choose if you do most of your viewing in a room without bright lighting in quality between the two is largely a wash and you should base your choice on other factors like design features or screen size. But in very bright rooms, the Samsung’s matte finish gives it an overall advantage. And it’s the more versatile TV. For all lighting situations between the two. That’s a quick look at Samsung and L G’s best TV. S for 2024 the S 95 D and the LGG four. I’m David Katz Meyer for CN.

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