LG OLED65E6P vs LG OLED65C6P

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I know the 65E6P offers superior performance compared to the 65C6P, and I'd prefer the E's flat screen.

That said...

Big price difference! I can get a C for $1000 less than an E.

So what am I losing if I get the C instead of the E in terms of performance? Am I really going to see $1000 of improvement from the E?

Sell me one way or another! :D
 
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I don't think you'd notice any difference at all in quality. And a friend who got one of the curved screen TVs said after a few days, he didn't even notice the curve any more and that it didn't make any difference at all in everyday viewing. YMMV.
 

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I don't think I'd ever not see the distortion of the curve - I totally get that it's not a dealbreaker for everyone, and some people might not notice and some may even prefer it, but I think it would drive me crazy.

Is it possible for you to visit a local Best Buy or similar store and have them play a couple of your favorite movies on the screen?

I'm not in favor of having to spend an extra $1000, so I'm totally with you on wanting to save money, but I don't think I could compromise on the curved part.
 
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I don't think you'd notice any difference at all in quality. And a friend who got one of the curved screen TVs said after a few days, he didn't even notice the curve any more and that it didn't make any difference at all in everyday viewing. YMMV.
Thanks!

So what is it about the E that supposedly makes it superior? There's gotta be SOME reason people pay so much more money for it!

Edit: other than the flat screen, I can't find any evidence of aspects of the E6 that make it superior in terms of picture. Seems like it's the same technology but the E6 is flat and has a few other gewgaws (sound bar, more inputs, "superior" remote, etc.)...
 

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I don't think I'd ever not see the distortion of the curve - I totally get that it's not a dealbreaker for everyone, and some people might not notice and some may even prefer it, but I think it would drive me crazy.

Is it possible for you to visit a local Best Buy or similar store and have them play a couple of your favorite movies on the screen?

I'm not in favor of having to spend an extra $1000, so I'm totally with you on wanting to save money, but I don't think I could compromise on the curved part.
Yeah, it's probably a good idea for me to at least give the thing a look in person. I doubt I'd mind the curve - it seems to be pretty subtle from what most say and I'm sure I'd adapt - but it'd make sense for me to see it for myself first. Thanks for the idea!
 

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Yeah, it's probably a good idea for me to at least give the thing a look in person. I doubt I'd mind the curve - it seems to be pretty subtle from what most say and I'm sure I'd adapt - but it'd make sense for me to see it for myself first. Thanks for the idea!
It bothered me most while watching TV that had tickers or scrolling text at the bottom and/or top of screen. I'm not sure I'd care as much if it was a TV show that didn't have that, but watching any kind of news or sports content was difficult for me (I used to know someone who had one and got to see it in action that way). You can really tell how much things are being distorted by something like that, and for me, once I saw that, I couldn't unsee it.

But if you're watching stuff that's mostly not news and sports, it may never come up for you at all.
 

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It bothered me most while watching TV that had tickers or scrolling text at the bottom and/or top of screen. I'm not sure I'd care as much if it was a TV show that didn't have that, but watching any kind of news or sports content was difficult for me (I used to know someone who had one and got to see it in action that way). You can really tell how much things are being distorted by something like that, and for me, once I saw that, I couldn't unsee it.

But if you're watching stuff that's mostly not news and sports, it may never come up for you at all.
I will use the set solely for stuff I watch on Blu-ray or DVD. I'm buying it as a set to use for reviews for my website, and I literally never watch any non-disc-based content on it.

So it's gonna be 90% movies, really...
 
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I have the 65 curve being delivered on Monday, looking forward to the 3D!
 

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The picture on thin glass aspect of the E6 construction was hypnotic to me and still is. The picture appears to be floating in my dark viewing space. The sound bar meant nothing (the volume is at 0; I always use my surround set-up when viewing anything on the set), and I use a Harmony universal remote rather than the remote that comes with the TV.
 
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Last year LG's OLED TV series used different SoCs, however, the C6 and E6 share the same video processing hardware and therefore the same overall picture quality. The only advantages of the E6 over the C6 is the E6's upgraded remote control, built-in upgraded audio system and as noted above the E6 is flat, vs. the gentile curved C6 and the "Picture on Glass" bezeless design.

With al this said if 3D is not very important I would recommend considering one of the 2017 models as LG greatly improved and in some of the issues from the 2016 OLED TVs that needed attention they totally fixed issues with this year's OLED TV series. LG is also running an aggressive promotion that started today for the next 13 days that make the 2017 C7, which is flat, close to the close-out 2016 OLED TV prices.
 

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LG is also running an aggressive promotion that started today for the next 13 days that make the 2017 C7, which is flat, close to the close-out 2016 OLED TV prices.
I was of the belief that the "C" represent the word "Curved". Just to clarify, are you saying that LG's 2017 C7 is, indeed, flat?
BTW, what are the sale prices on the 2017 in its 55 and 65" non-curved range?
 

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Last year LG's OLED TV series used different SoCs, however, the C6 and E6 share the same video processing hardware and therefore the same overall picture quality. The only advantages of the E6 over the C6 is the E6's upgraded remote control, built-in upgraded audio system and as noted above the E6 is flat, vs. the gentile curved C6 and the "Picture on Glass" bezeless design.

With al this said if 3D is not very important I would recommend considering one of the 2017 models as LG greatly improved and in some of the issues from the 2016 OLED TVs that needed attention they totally fixed issues with this year's OLED TV series. LG is also running an aggressive promotion that started today for the next 13 days that make the 2017 C7, which is flat, close to the close-out 2016 OLED TV prices.
Thanks for the info!

3D is an absolute for me. I'm only interested in a 3D 4K set, so the 2017 LGs aren't an option for me...
 
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I was of the belief that the "C" represent the word "Curved". Just to clarify, are you saying that LG's 2017 C7 is, indeed, flat?
BTW, what are the sale prices on the 2017 in its 55 and 65" non-curved range?
The C7 is definitely flat.

I also thought the "C" in the LG line meant "curved". Apparently it just meant "color"! :D
 
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I was of the belief that the "C" represent the word "Curved". Just to clarify, are you saying that LG's 2017 C7 is, indeed, flat?
BTW, what are the sale prices on the 2017 in its 55 and 65" non-curved range?
From today through Saturday, June 24th the 55" C7 is $2,498 and the 65" C7 is $3,498. We gift our clients with a 5% store credit to sweeten the offer. For 2016 the "C" did designate "Curved", but the 2017 C7 series are flat displays. LG no longer makes any curved TVs.

Sony also has some aggressive promotions on their X1 Extreme processor equipped TVs with the flagship 65" Z9D model (3D capable) now selling for $4,998 and Sony TVs get an additional 10% reward credit.
 
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