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OLED TV 2020 test: the best OLED TVs


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OLED vs. QLED-TV: Welche Fernseher-Technik kaufen?

OLED televisions offer top picture quality with rich colors, strong contrasts and wide viewing angles. In our test, we tell you which are the best models currently and what you should pay attention to when buying OLED TVs. We explain the advantages and disadvantages of the technology in the video.

OLED TV test 2020: The best OLED TVs

It is no accident that our best list of the best TVs is led by OLED TVs. The reason for this are the strong contrast ratios in the test, a particularly rich black, precise brightness control and great colors. Because OLED televisions have self-illuminating pixels that can also switch off completely. In contrast to classic LCD TVs, OLED TVs do not have their own backlight.

In the following table you can see a selection of recommended OLED TVs from our range Test with unique selling points (test winner, best price, Ambilight). We generally only test devices in one size, but assume that the results can be transferred to the same models in a different display size. According to the table, we present the devices in detail, followed by a purchase advice on OLED televisions, with the most important points you should know.

Top OLED TV in the test (selection, as of February 2020)

Best TV Price-Tip Top Ambilight TV

Model

Panasonic GZW 2004

LG C9

Philips OLED 934

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Price (approx.)

(second Euro (55 inches) / 3. 400 Euro (65 Inch)

1.350 Euro (55 inch) / 1. 900 Euro (65 Inch)

(second 0 Euro (55 inch) / 2. 800 Euro ( 65 Inch)

Appreciation

1.2 (very good)

1.3 (very good)

1.5 (very good)

Picture quality

1.0 (very good)

1.3 (very good)

1.4 (very good)

Furnishing

1.1 (very good)

1.0 (very good)

1.1 (very good)

sound quality

1.4 (very good)

1.9 (good)

1.2 (very good)

energy efficiency

2.8 (satisfactory)

2.3 (good)

3.1 (satisfactory)

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OLED vs. QLED: advantages / disadvantages & that comes afterwards

Best TV: Panasonic GZW 2004

  • TX-55GZW2004

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    Panasonic GZW 2004 – 55 Inch

    The Panasonic GZW 2004 is an OLED television with top picture quality. The TV shines brightly, is excellently calibrated, has a fantastic color display.

  • TX-65GZW2004

    Source: Offer from BestCheck.de

    Panasonic GZW 2004 – 65 Inch

    The Panasonic GZW 2004 is an OLED television with a top picture quality. We had the 55 – inch version in test, with 65 – inch screen but the device should be just as good.

Benefits
Outstanding image quality
Perfect ergonomics
Rich sound with sound bar
Disadvantage
High selling price
Slightly restricted Smart TV OS
Mediocre energy efficiency

The Panasonic GZW 2004 is an OLED TV with great picture quality , the best TV in the test – and extremely expensive. It shines brightly, is excellently calibrated, has a fantastic color display and very rich contrasts. In our subjective tests, in which we assess the display of Full HD Blu-rays and UHD-HDR films, he scored very strongly to excellent in all test sequences. At best, the detail display in very dark scenes is in need of minimal improvement: in some cases, dark gray gradations in the typical OLED black disappear. For this is the Panasonic GZW 2004 excellently equipped and still offers decent sound quality thanks to the Dolby Upfiring speaker for Dolby Atmos.

Panasonic TX-55GZW2004 im Review

Panasonic TX – 55 TMI 2004 in the test

Top TV at a decent price: LG C9

  • OLED55C97LA

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    LG OLED C9 – 55 Inch

    The LG C9 scores with an equally fantastic image quality. The equipment is great, the sound okay.

  • OLED65C97LA

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    LG C9 – 65 Inch

    The LG C9 scores with an equally fantastic image quality. We had the 55 – inch version in test, with 65 – inch screen but the device should be just as good.

Benefits
Nice pic
Chic design
HDMI 2.1
Disadvantage
Großfläc Bright white could be lighter
Slight loss of detail in dark scenes

In terms of image quality, it is only slightly worse positioned, but is significantly cheaper LG's OLED TV C9 . Its contrast display is also great, the top brightness and color display are excellent – but not quite on the level of the Panasonic GZW 2004. The LG C9 also swallowed up some details in dark scenes in the test, but the bottom line is still an impressive picture. It pleases with solid sound quality and also excellent equipment – the new HDMI 2.1 is already on board, which is particularly important for G amer is interesting because it includes the synchronization of the refresh rate with suitable consoles and the display of 120 frames per second in 4K resolution.

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LG OLED 55 C9LA in the test

Top Ambilight TV: Philips OLED 934

  • 55OLED934/12

    Source: BestCheck.de offer

    Philips OLED 934 – 55 Inch

    The Philips OLED 934 scores with other OLED televisions with its Ambilight technology. It illuminates the wall behind the TV to match the picture content. The picture and sound quality is also great.

  • 65OLED934/12

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    Philips OLED 934 – 65 Inch

    The Philips OLED 934 is a great Ambilight TV with a very strong picture and sound. We had the 55 – inch version in the test.

Benefits
Ambilight
Nice pic
Excellent sound
Disadvantage
Slightly higher power consumption

With its Ambilight technology, the Philips OLED 934 an immersive backlight, which illuminates the walls behind and around the TV to match the events on the TV picture. For some users, this technology alone is a reason to buy. You don't have to go that far, but we think Ambilight is at least a nice gimmick and increases the fun of watching TV. In addition, the Philips OLED 934 with an integrated soundbar from Bowers and Wilkins, which in the test with their first class Sound was noticed positively. And with Android TV, the TV offers the greatest app support.

The picture quality is also very good, as is typical for OLEDs – the TV could be for the Although the insert shines a little brighter, the pixel-precise control makes the contrast and display great – the color display is also strong.

Philips 55, OLED 934 in the test

Advantages and disadvantages of OLED technology

OLED TVs have compared to classic ones LCD TVs have a great advantage: they control their brightness at the pixel level – so they can switch off individual pixels to improve the black level and the contrast display. LCD TVs, on the other hand, have extensive backlighting – some with, some without dimmable zones. In a dark room, you can also see the difference compared to top-class LCD TVs: OLED televisions play their technical advantage, particularly when it comes to depicting visually complex scenes in which light and dark areas are closely interwoven. HDR films in particular look like this because very bright picture content, even if it is tiny, can stand directly next to very dark picture content. Large dark areas such as film bars can also dim top LCD TVs very effectively.

OLED TVs are also fairly stable from a viewing angle: So the contrast drop is Lateral view hardly worth mentioning. Last but not least, the color display is excellent. The models often fully represent the large DCI-P3 color space relevant for HDR films.

On the other hand, the technology has two disadvantages: Large-area white is not particularly bright here, which in winter scenarios, for example, leads to a somewhat more matt display and can sometimes restrict the use in brightly lit living rooms.

Since OLED TVs In addition, working with organic elements that age according to their use can cause ghosting that in the worst case appears permanently and does not disappear. The so-called OLED screen burn is unlikely to occur in practice for most users, especially if they use the television primarily for watching movies with constantly changing content – but there is the phenomenon and it affects the handling.

For example, an OLED television sometimes reduces the brightness slowly when it detects static elements. In addition, the devices must not be disconnected from the power so that they can carry out important protective measures (pixel refresher). In addition, the technology is not cheap, as the models only 55 inches size there. Since the beginning 2020 LG also produces 48 inch panels.

Our recommendation: If you mainly watch films in a dark room, then an OLED television is ideal. However, if you often see static content in bright colors (such as station logos) on the screen or like to watch in bright rooms during the day, we recommend an LCD TV.

Read more in our detailed television purchase advice , in which we deal with all relevant aspects. The ten best OLED TVs from our test can be seen in the following list.

TV in the test

Panasonic TX-55GZW2004 Offered by BestCheck

  • Sound quality (1.4)
  • Image quality (1.0)
  • Facilities (1.1)
  • Energy efficiency (2.8)

Panasonic TX-65GZW1004 Offer from BestCheck

  • Sound quality (1.5)
  • Image quality (1.1)
  • Facilities (1.1)
  • Energy efficiency (2.2)

LG OLED 55C97LA Offer from BestCheck

  • Sound quality (1.9)
  • Image quality (1.3)
  • Facilities (1.0)
  • Energy efficiency (2.3)

Sony KD-55AG9 Offer from BestCheck

  • Sound quality (1.3)
  • Image quality (1.3)
  • Facilities (1.3)
  • Energy efficiency (2.3)

Sony KD-65AF9 BestCheck offer

  • Sound quality (1,0)
  • Image quality (1.3)
  • Facilities (1.4)
  • Energy efficiency (2.6)

Sony KD-55AF9 Offer from BestCheck

  • Sound quality (1,1)
  • Image quality (1.3)
  • Facilities (1.4)
  • Energy efficiency (2.6)

Philips 55OLED934 Offer from BestCheck

  • Sound quality (1,2)
  • Image quality (1.4)
  • Facilities (1.1)
  • Energy efficiency (3.1)

Sony KD-65AF8 Offer from BestCheck

  • Sound quality (1.4)
  • Image quality (1.4)
  • Facilities (1.6)
  • Energy efficiency (2.2)

Panasonic TX-55GZW954 Offer from BestCheck

  • Sound quality (1.5)
  • Image quality (1.4)
  • Facilities (1.8)
  • Energy efficiency (2.2)

LG OLED 55E8L Offer from BestCheck

  • Sound quality (1.4)
  • Image quality (1.5)
  • Facilities (1.4)
  • Energy efficiency (2.4)

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What does OLED mean for a television?

means OLED organic light emitting diode and is an image technique. OLED televisions can control the brightness of pixels individually – LCDs only over a large area or in groups.

What is the difference between QLED and OLED?

QLED TVs are LCD TVs with a so-called quantum dot coating, which provides a color space similar to that of OLED TVs. Although both techniques sound similar, they are different. QLED televisions do not have pixel-precise brightness control, but can shine brighter overall.

How good are OLEDs -TV?

OLED televisions offer especially for movie fans who are in darkened Look at rooms, the best picture quality at the moment. However, OLED TVs are relatively expensive and can only be obtained in the upper-class price segment.

How long does an OLED TV hold?

It depends on how you use your TV : If you mainly watch films with changing picture content, OLED televisions in practice last as long as LCD televisions. However, some users complain of so-called OLED burn-in, in which often displayed static image content can be permanently seen as ghost images on the screen. As far as we know, these are special cases that hardly occur, especially with modern models.

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