Originally Posted by tomanystraydogs SHOOT-OUT RESULTS PDF
Wonder why the LH90 did so poorly with blacks, perhaps it was crushing them?
Doesn't look like it did very well with motion either.
The LH90 did very well with blacks and I didn't see much crushing at all; where the LH90 suffered in this category was with the audience's subjective assessments
. Look at the actual numbers for the calibration reports, though--in my opinion, they tell the real story. I was front and center, looking at the LG dead-on and I say its blacks were just fine.
Motion handling was another matter altogether. There it got slapped around a bunch. One aficionado hypothesized that the 240hz thing, with its frame interpolation, was causing problems. That seems plausible to me. Also, the LG uses a super-IPS panel, which has specific strengths and weaknesses. Its greatest strengths are reported to be color accuracy and viewing angle. Its greatest weakness is motion handling. So that might be a contributing factor, too.
P.S.: I just saw that you noted the discrepancy between measured results and audience opinion. I advise trusting the measured results. The LG had
better blacks, man; it just did. When the Toshiba rep enabled the auto-dimming AI for the Toshiba, sure, then its black became great, but everything else went to Hell. When no gimmicks were used, the LG had the best blacks I saw on ALL
the LCDs. I think at least some of the audience response might have been affected by the rep's use of the auto-dimming AI (just