Originally Posted by mgon154
I actually agree with you, and i've said that before. I'm just trying to help someone understand something pretty obvious. Maybe I need my eyes checked?
I can't imagine watching any of these at a 178 degree viewing angle, it's just unrealistic. Samsungs have the swivle base, so why care about angles too much. If you have family over, then sit further back... there's no need to be way on the sides unless you're in a showroom with a crowd watching an introduction of some sort.
I went from LCD to Plamsa and said I would never go back to LCD. I sold my pioneer 5080 recently and was looking to get teh 60inch version. I saw the samsung 7100 and thought it looked impressive. with LED, i figured it would retain deep black levels in all lighting conditions. see my review
I have really flashlight issues on the bottom left hand corner and a slight one onthe bottom left hand corner. Another issue I have is the viewing angle, it seems worse than regular LCDs. If I am not dead center, the picture degrades considerably. Also, motion for movies is great, and with AMP being customizable now I can greatly reduce judder without giving the fake soap opera look. Artifacts are minimal now. But with games, only FPS ones, motion needs help has their is major flicker and motion blur. Blacks are deep, but still flat in comparison to best plasmas. I also see the blacks adjusting when a scene goes from bright to dark, which is distracting. Sometimes in really dark scenes like in Dark knight, the light shuts off too much resulting in black crush. I feel like LED while produces deeper blacks than conventional LCD, is a cheating way to produce deep blacks which like anti judder processing, has its issues.
Colors are spot on, picture is highly detailed and picture quality especially in bright scenes looks amazing. Deep blacks for LCD when working right. Compared to my 720p pioneer which was half the price, the LCD has more detail and is sharper, but that is because its 5 inches bigger (55") and 1080p mostly. The Kuro has more contrast and depth when comparing dark scenes.
without dissing anyones set, in my eyes, LCDs still have a long way to reach the overall well rounded picture quality that plasmas produce. LED is a flawed technology with more room to improve, but shows promise. If this LCD has significantly better viewing angles, solid uniformity, better motion with video games, and more consistent blacks, I would probably be singing a different tune. In bright scenes this set could hang with the best, but everything else needs some work. At the end of the day, this set has me more excited to get a 60" Kuro.
flashlight issue in bottom right, hard to see in pic
viewing angle comparison with same camera settings. You need to be viewing these pics on a monitor with high contrast ratio to see true difference.
side-worse in person
looking good and even better in person