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I can't create a poll as an error page pops up, so I'll just make a normal thread. Anyways, I am hoping that they implement Dolby Atmos for gaming similar to how Xbox already does it with Xbox One X. PS4's current multi-channel LPCM doesn't bother me, but going forward I hope there is Atmos and DTS:X. Their ambition to make 3D audio more immersive, especially with headphones at first is fine and interesting. And, if I remember and understood correctly, it sounds as if they want to make TV sound, soundbars, and later on, home theaters take advantage of it as well, which is great, but I hope this doesn't mean Atmos is out the window. I am worried that they won't go in that direction, but I am interested to see what it all means. A lot of people like to think and talk about the power of the console and what it can do visually, but just as important is what sound can do, so I hope they support Atmos alongside their goal to make 3D audio better for those that use a TV or headphones while listening to games.

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That doesn't matter to me, no. That said, yes that does make it so, at least for Xbox, you won't have to buy another controller with the one you get with the system. That is unless they implement some new features on the controller. For instance, on the original Xbox One controller, you can't plug headphones into it. In terms of back compat for games, yes I want that going forward. Microsoft enhancing the games is what pushed me to the other side when before and at the start of this generation, I couldn't have cared less. Something that actually piques my interests most going into next-gen now, is how will the then last-gen games play and look? And, I really do hope developers and Sony enhances their PS4 games. I would like to see The Last of Us: Part II, without having to buy it again, be 4k, 60fps. That might not be possible, but that's just an example. Make Bloodborne 4k. Things like that.

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In terms of personal experience, I can't help you, unfortunately. That said, all LG OLED's within the past few years are pretty much future-proof. When it comes to audio from its HDMI 2.1 eARC, you cannot get DTS audio for the CX, unlike the B9 that can decode all types of audio. Most films are going with Dolby Atmos so it's not a big issue, but there are films that don't have Atmos and do DTS:X. So, if that matters to you keep that in mind. You should compare the specs of both TVs on RTINGS by looking at both in different tabs. Also, check out the other LG OLED's like the E9 and C9.

When it comes to burn-in (and yes, it's a reason why I am hesitant to buy one myself), if you're someone that plays or watches a lot of content with static imagery for several or more hours a day, it'd not be the best choice. For instance, they wouldn't make for good PC monitors, and if you're someone that gets sucked into a game and plays it for ten hours, it'd not be a good choice. As long as you're playing or watching varied content often, it should be fine. The B9 doesn't do Freesync while the CX does (although, not 4k/120fps?) You'll have to look deeper into that.

Burn-in is the number one reason why I am unsure if I will get one as I am someone that can get sucked into a new game and play it for hours, and I do like using my TV as a monitor. The local dimming or no local dimming for OLED is also a big thing. I have the TCL R617 from 2018, and its local dimming is considered to be average, and yet I really like how dark the blacks get despite some clouding. It's very hard to decide on what TV to get next because of the pros and cons of each TV.

I'm preaching to the choir here I'm sure, but it's a very good idea to look deeply into each aspect of the TV and making sure it fits with what you want before buying it. It sucks to buy a TV and then end up not getting something you hoped for, asking and confused as to why it can't do something.

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@oursin_360: It and Picard came off as shows that were created by people that never really had much enthusiasm or knowledge of the stuff that came before. I also don't really like that it feels like a show that not an entire family could watch similar to old Trek as yes, it is darker, more violent, and vulgar. I don't have an issue with those things, but I don't really want to watch it in Star Trek. There were too many times that had aspects that were contradictory to events or actions of the characters in that universe. It's fine if it's a good thing on its own, in its own way, but it's not for me. I only watched through several episodes of Discovery and Picard in full, but I've watched spoilercasts and read about what happens so I know what happens. I don't think I want to spend my free time watching through them myself though.

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I hate to sound like a curmudgeon, but for me, this year in games has felt like we've gotten well-made, but by and large disappointing games. There were mostly sequels (at least, what interested me) and my expectation was too high or simply different so I found a few too many things to criticize about them. That said, I still like all of them despite being disappointed and I wouldn't consider my time playing games this year as 'bad', not even close. I still have to go through FF7 Remake.

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This is an old thread but I just wanted to say that at the start of this year or end of last year my dad got CBS All Access. I finally watched some of it... about three episodes. I was put off enough to not continue, and unfortunately, the same can be said about Star Trek: Picard. I don't like either of them; I find them to be generic, and lacking in what makes Star Trek, Star Trek. It's pretty dumb in my opinion. Really disappointed by them, and makes me kind of sad when I see an episode on BBC of one of the older series'. I also feel bad because I know my dad wanted me to watch them with him, but I just can't. At least The Orville is a thing as I've enjoyed that, although it's now on Hulu, which is fine. Waiting for season 3.

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@efesell: On a serious note, it's not funny at all... but it still made me laugh in a 'wtf, are you serious?' kind of way. That happened in Kentucky. I don't know if she sees mask-wearing as political, but it seemed as if she thought it was okay to do what she did as she said it was 'easier to breathe'.

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I don't love the game, but I very much enjoyed listening to Chvrches 'Warning Call' on the jukebox in the runner hideout. Typically not music I like to listen to, but I liked that. You can also punch, kick, or do a 180-turn to the beats of the music.

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@blu3v3nom07: My only point was that I am not for more price hikes, especially upon possible other price hikes. When I made the thread, Game Pass was not on my mind, or the possibility of free online play. So, the discussion has evolved past the original post I made. I will say though, while Game Pass is neat, I still prefer buying my games and knowing I will have those games, even if a developer or Microsoft plans to keep their games on the system for the entire generation. It also seems to be the case that game prices, as a whole, will not be higher in price so it's dependant on developer/publisher. If online play becomes free, that's a plus for my brothers and I honestly; I don't think we'll buy into Game Pass as it's not something that's necessary for us. That said, we'll have to see when we get more info.