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The B7A's picture quality is top-of-the-line. It has an OLED panel that gives it infinite contrast ratio, excellent screen uniformity, high peak brightness, wide viewing angle, and great handling of reflections. Thanks to that, it can reproduce blacks perfectly and the uniformity is top-notch - they’re truly dark and even, because the OLED panel has the ability to manipulate pixels individually. Colors really shine and look true-to-life, thanks to the peak brightness levels peak of ~400 nits for SDR & ~700 nits for HDR. The picture quality also doesn't suffer from much deterioration when viewed from any angle because the panel has a really wide viewing angle. It’s also capable of maintaining the same picture quality in bright environments, thanks to its high peak brightness levels and great handling of reflections. See More
The main drawback of OLED panels are image retention issues with static images - pixels on the panel gets burned in when the picture doesn't change for extended periods of time. This usually happens with content that has a static image anywhere on the screen, like the logo of TV channels. As the B7A has an OLED panel, it unfortunately suffers from this problem. There might be some retainment of artifacts for ~15 minutes when this happens, and it usually goes away after watching other content without static images. There are some cases where normal content won't cut it, which usually happens when the static image has been there for more than some hours. Fortunately, the B7A has a “Pixel Refresher” feature that can recalibrate the screen, which should get rid of any remaining artifacts. See More
The B7A can reproduce a really broad range of colors that are crucial for HDR, which also means it has zero issues with SDR colors. It’s capable of reproducing ~70% of the standard colors for 4K HDR, the Rec. 2020 colorspace. This is one of the highest in the 4K TVs market. It can also display these colors at different brightness levels accurately that conveys much more HDR details than its direct competitors can. See More
The B7A's interface includes ads that can’t be removed - there’s no option to disable it. Ads on this TV can be really annoying when compared to other smart TVs because they're almost everywhere. There are video ads in LG's Content Store, apps menu, and even voice search results. See More
The B7A runs on the webOS smart platform, known for its intuitive and fully customizable UI. It’s built around a Launch Bar that provides quick and easy access to the TV's apps, settings, and inputs. This can be customized and re-organized to the user's liking. See More
Out of the box, the B7A’s white balance might look slightly off to some viewer, so a brief calibration might be required if you notice it. Fortunately, all the optimal color settings are available on the internet and isn’t hard to find. See More
The B7A is great for movies, gaming, and sports. Its top-notch picture quality, combined with the features it offers, makes it perform really well across different kinds of use cases. Movies look immersive thanks to the exceptional picture quality. It’s really responsive for gaming - players will have no issues keeping their actions in sync with what’s on the display, and fast-moving objects won’t leave any trails on the screen. That is thanks to the really low input lag of ~20ms and near-perfect pixel response time of ~1.0ms, resulting in virtually no motion blur. It’s also great for watching sports because of the non-existent motion blur, and the panel is really uniform - it has also has no issues with displaying large, same-color objects on screen, like football fields. See More
The B7A is the perfect choice for HDR content. On top of its exceptional picture quality with perfectly deep blacks, it has everything essential to an excellent HDR experience: an OLED panel, wide color gamut, and high peak HDR brightness levels. Shadow details are perfect and highlights are really stunning, making for an immersive experience. The OLED panel can manipulate pixels individually, which means it has control over every tiny bit of the picture. The panel can also reproduce the colors necessary for true HDR, and these colors will really pop thanks to its high peak brightness level of ~700 nits. See More
The B7A looks good from almost any angle thanks to its OLED panel, making it a great choice if you usually watch the TV with large groups of people. Its viewing angle is wide enough for a group of audience to experience more or less similar picture quality when watching from multiple angles off the center of the screen. The black levels and brightness only starts degrading at ≥75°, which means the picture quality will stay roughly the same no matter which angle the screen is viewed from. See More
The B7A runs on the webOS smart platform. It has a great ecosystem of apps, ranging from media streaming services (Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, etc.) to third-party apps. Support for these apps are also first-class with up-to-date features and good performance; for instance, the YouTube app supports 360-degree video playback. See More
The B7A comes with LG's Magic Remote, touted for its easy-to-use design. It works similarly to a Nintendo Wii remote where the on-screen cursor follows the remote's movement, making it easy to navigate the UI and select menu items. The remote also has a built-in microphone for the voice command feature, which also supports content searching with voice input. See More
The B7A is excellent for gaming thanks to its really low input lag and near-perfect pixel response time that gives it virtually no motion blur. It’s perfect for all types of games, even fast-paced action games. The experience will be really responsive and fluid. Players will have no issues keeping their actions in sync with what’s on the display thanks to the really low input lag of ~20ms, and fast-moving objects won’t leave any trails on the screen because the panel has a response time of ~1.0ms - it can fully change its pixels color in that tiny amount of time. See More
Having low input lag and well-handled motion blur, the Sony X930E is an excellent LED gaming TV for those who refrain from buying an OLED TV. The input lag of the X930E is only 25.7 ms, which allows for fast and responsive gameplay as the TV needs only 25.7 ms to process your actions, like a click of a button, and display a corresponding reaction. The motion blur of the TV is handled by the highly responsive LED panel of the X930E. The panel’s full pixel response time is only 12.7 milliseconds, which means that each pixel of this TV needs around 1/80th of a second to change its color, so that fast-moving objects might leave only a tiny trail on the screen. See More
Because of the TV's VA panel, the viewing angles of the X930E are not that great. You will start to see noticeable color and shadow shifting once your viewing angle gets greater than 19 degrees. Still, this is a widespread issue for VA panels and is not specific to this TV alone. See More
The X930E has outstanding picture quality regardless if the TV is placed in a bright or dark room as the TV has excellent contrast ratio, decent black uniformity, and exceptional SDR peak brightness. It looks much better than all of its LED competitors, including the VIZIO P-series and Samsung Q7C. The TV has a very high native contrast ratio of 5744:1, which combined with the panel’s good black uniformity allows the TV to reproduce deep and rich dark scenes. In fact, within its price range, only a few OLED TVs can outperform the X930E in picture quality. The sustained peak brightness of this TV is 1436 nits, which is by far more than any competitor can offer and enables it to fight off glare. See More
The Sony X930E is an excellent TV to hook up with any current generation console because of its high native refresh rate at 4K. Furthermore, as the TV’s input lag stays constant regardless if the HDR is on or not, it is also suitable for HDR gaming. In fact, it is expected that the X930E will be compatible with all the next generation gaming consoles since it’s highly unlikely that those consoles will surpass the 4K120 mark soon. See More
The Samsung Q7F is an excellent option for sports fans because the TV can display fast and dynamic content very clearly. This is because of the TVs response time of 8.1 ms, which means its pixels can change their color in less than 1/100th of a second . As a result, even fast-moving objects don't leave overly long trails. Additionally, the Samsung Q7F is good for watching outdoor sports, like football, rugby or golf, because the TV has high color uniformity which allows the TV to reproduce realistic and good-looking sports fields. See More
Because of its VA panel, the Samsung Q7C has relatively poor viewing angle. You see noticeable color degradation and brightness shift if the angle between you and the panel is greater than 25 degrees. However, it's worth noting that the majority of VA panels suffer from this issue. See More
The Samsung Q7F has an equally-priced curved version: Samsung Q7C which offers identical technical specifications as the Samsung Q7F while having a curved panel. A curved panel TV is a good option for those who want to have that extra-immersive experience of the TV surrounding you. See More
The Samsung Q7F is a good gaming TV because of its relatively small input lag, and excellent motion blur handling. The TV’s input lag is only 24.2 ms, which allows you to experience smooth, immersive, and lag-free gameplay since, When set to a gaming mode, the Samsung Q7F needs only around 1/40th of a second to process an input and display the corresponding image change. A typical user won't notice the delay between pressing a controller's button and seeing the action on display. See More
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