QLED vs OLED TV | Samsung QN90A vs LG CX Direct Picture Comparison

Today we compare the performance of the LG CX OLED and the Samsung QN90A QLED to see which is the better TV.

Intro: 0: 00
Tone mapping: 1: 10
Motion Handling: 2: 30
Local Dimming: 3: 46
Banding & Input Lag: 6: 10
HDR Picture: 7: 23
Conclusion: 10: 31 …

63 thoughts on “QLED vs OLED TV | Samsung QN90A vs LG CX Direct Picture Comparison

  1. man this comparation, is exactly what i neen thank you, i had a b9 and seems to me a bit diommer than the q70r that i have before,, i like the qn90a so this video surely will help me,. thank you

  2. Thanks for this. I have been looking at CX vs. pretty much everything and I still think I want it. I might've missed but were these out of the box setting or professionally calibrated?

  3. Honestly, I recommend getting both an OLED and a LCD. During the daytime when u want that brightness, you got it and at night time, you got those inky blacks. Good 👍 luck out there

  4. CX only wins in test patterns/clips, almost never in real-world content. I had both, ended up keeping the qn90a, cannot stand watching grey pictures.
    Maybe the A90j could be better, but then you'd have to pay through the nose for that. Now you gotta keep worrying about burn-in on your $9000 TV for the rest of its lifetime lmao.

  5. love the q90a brightness but everything else is ok. The oled has great contrast an fine detail but brightness is seriously lacking. Just waiting for a few years for MicroLED to fuse the best of both OLED and QLED.

  6. OLEDs biggest problem IMO is how dim they are.. This comparison really just show that. It was done in both dark and light controlled room in this test and at times looks so dim.
    OLED is fantastic at small specular highlights because contrast, but larger HDR and overall brightness LCD wins.
    In this case both TVs can black crush and it just depends on scenes. QN90A black crush when it tries to handle both brightness in small detail and needing it to be black. So bad black crush in those scenarios and loss of detail.
    The OLED black crush in various scenes when it sort of doesn't know if it should keep the pixel on or off. OLED has the issue that near black it cannot maintain it. Because it needs to either be off or needs power and heat and creates slightly more light than that near black stage. But that is actually not common issue for the "black crush". It's when it's dim and just can't crank out the details in shadows as well. Sony OLED is better at that though. They focus harder on shadow detail.

    Ultimately it comes down to your home setting and the light in the room. If you sit in the dark all the time go OLED, if you have any light in your room a good LCD can do the job as well for 98% of the time.
    If small specular highlights and star fields is your go to thing. Go OLED.. If you like bright vivid images where there is a lot of light in HDR. Go LCD.

    For me it comes down to Sony A80/90J or Sony X95J. Yeah I'm a Sony fan boy because of their processing and color accuracy.
    Sadly I can't really do the OLED because of the amount of hours I crank out on the TV (it's my PC monitor) I do it all on it, gaming, movies, browsing etc etc. Burn in is a giant factor for me. And I don't sit in dark room. So Bright HDR is cool. But in my light condition an OLED would likely be bright enough as well. So it all comes down to burn in risk. Yes I know it's less. But for my usage it's a guarantee at some point. And I don't want to drop another $800+ for BB warranty.. That's just extra money when an X95J will do 95-98% of an OLED (lit room) and even better for brightness.

  7. I wonder if OLED could match the brightness of QLED, without burning out the panel, if you could:
    Water cool the heatsink the A90J uses
    Remove the ABL and whatever other power saving methods are in place.

  8. Tha_VillaMan, has probably the BEST Comparison Videos on the WHOLE PLANET!! looking forward 4 more content like LG G1 Series vs. Samsungs QN95A / QN900A

  9. I would love to see especially the reflections on both tvs.

    I saw a cx in an electronic market and I was very disappointed because of the massive reflections.

  10. In the video the Qn90a makes the OLED look like it's in SDR. Probably the best choice for most rooms especially since OLEDs have issues with losing brightness over time. In dark rooms OLED is still king though!

  11. Honestly, I don't think there's been much change between 2020 and 2021, which is good most people don't buy new TVs every single year. With that said, I'd love to get one but there's no reason or justification for it as none of these tvs will provide that "Wow" that would justify getting rid of my 65 CX.

  12. DONT buy a QN90A folks. I had one for a month and it was brutal for blooming. And had DSE. And after the last firmware update I even had audio drop off playing Xbox series x and PS5. Plus the QN90A only has a single HDMI 2.1. I had to keep swapping the HDMI cable between my game systems :(. And I haven’t even gotten into the Samsung soundbar connection issues. But I was nervous to get OLED but I am SO happy I swapped the Samsung for the LG C1. Gaming on the OLED is a dream. Love the Game Optimizer. And it has 4 HDMI 2.1 ports and has a way faster response time. If your a gamer grab a LG OLED

  13. Not changed alot… Oled is oled no matter if its the C9 C10 or the new ones… The funny part is that when they took C9 and C10 side by side, C9 picture was many times better in some content plus the C9 is brighter.

  14. Can probably see why Samsungs sell the most. Seeing these in store they always look the best on display. I do prefer inky blacks though.

  15. I absolutely love your videos specially comparaison but not this one.
    This video should have been in hdr.
    The difference in brightness is due to camera exposure it can’t be like that in real life or no one will buy an oled.

  16. Love the video. Personally could do more real world picture tests than test patterns but I understand others may disagree. When side by side it just seems the color, brightness and highlights are so much greater on the Samsung. A greater disparity than the difference in black levels between the 2 at this point. Just my 2 cents

  17. That sub is ridiculous! I'd imagine you could kill someone or shake the house to it's foundations with that thing!

    I'm looking to buy an OLED later this year. I never used to think much about picture quality back in the CRT days (I wasn't particularly into tech back then), but in recent years I've become more aware of the shortcomings of LCD displays when it comes to dark room performance. I honestly can't remember the last time I watched a movie in a dark room and was satisfied with the performance, so I'm really looking forward to it.

    I've always personally thought local dimming was an inelegant solution to try and increase contrast. While local dimming undeniably has its benefits, in situations that trip up local dimming and cause blooming or brightness limiting (to avoid blooming) it's very distracting. In those instances, I think I'd actually prefer an LCD with decent native contrast and no local dimming. While you would sacrifice peak performance, it would provide a more consistent viewing experience and the difference between when it's performing at its best and when it's performing at its worst would be less jarring.

  18. Enjoy your videos, but you should be more accurate with your exposure when showing blooming. The QN90A does not have that kind of blooming in real-life. Due to the nature of cameras, you really need to adjust your exposure to get closer to what you actually see.

  19. I prefer Samsung picture overall, however I love the black levels of oled. But I just prefer the QLED due to clearer picture and no risk of burn in, my current oled has burn in and red lines vertically down the left side of screen that flash. I've had the oled less than a year. Lol

  20. Definately QN90A, don't like OLED overcast feeling and no brightness at all, for those who watch OLED-suited demos and starfield all day long is OLED top choise 🤣🤣🤣

  21. Seeing as my game/movie room is always dark, I'll never own a FALD LED set again. Once you see what true black without blooming looks like on an OLED, there's simply no going back.

  22. i dont know y no tv reviewer covers this literally

    but when u watch tv in a bright room with either sun light or lights on the qled have perfect blacks with no blooming even at night in a dark room with bright ambient light behind the tv fixes the blooming

    even just in a dark room the qled have very little blooming and its mainly in hdr content ya need to understamd not everyone watches tv in a dark room

  23. With the QN90A its like removing a dull filter.
    and you are still not sure which one is the winner LOL?
    man you are biased as hell with years of inferior OLED usage i can tell you that.

  24. What HDR settings did you use on the QN90A?
    im surpirsed that there is blooming shown here.
    but then the US model doesnt have Local Dimming Pro like the QN95A that i have.
    the only time i see blooming in both HDR and SDR on my QN95A is off axis in a dark room

  25. I think it's pretty much accepted that when it comes to dark room performance oled is the better technology. But I think the q90a's dark room performance is better than the oleds brighter room performance. With that being said I think most people watch in varying light conditions more often than not and I believe the q90a would realistically be better for most people. I also believe sdr content is much better on the qled, so if people watch cable TV, the qled would be the way to go. I do think the qleds are overpriced compared to the oleds because they technically are inferior, but in a couple of months they'll be an acceptable price.

  26. In a home entertainment room, I really love the OLED for the incredible contrast and end extreme detail. However I do turn on a 6.5K light behind the OLED and have another one on the floor in the back of the room, which gives good ambient lighting, which gives a beautiful hue in the back and front of the room, and yet dark enough to not see any reflections.

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