Originally Posted by joshman211
I'm not a tech expert on TV's but is this because alot of companys use SPVA panels? I believe IPS offers a wider angle of viewing. I have a Dell 30 Ultrasharp that is IPS and it has an awesome view at any angle.
Yes, the IPS panels give you much better viewing angles, but at the expense of much worse black levels. This is where you need a local-dimming solution to make up for the poor black levels. Then you can have excellent, deep blacks and relatively wide viewing angles all rolled into one.
As I said, the only problem is, I don't like LG's motion processing, their banding, and last but not least, their horribly reflective screens, that do not preserve black levels/contrast in a bright room.
I like jet-black glossy screens like you find on Samsungs, this year's Sonys, and recent Toshibas.
Trying to get everything I want in one TV is tough.
Basically all I want is a Samsung locally-dimmed LED (ala B8500) but with an IPS panel instead of Samsung's SPVA.
I like Samsung's motion processing (on their 240hz LED's) the best, I like their glossy screens the best, and some of their displays are very aesthetically pleasing as well.
The only thing I really hate about a top locally-dimmed Samsung LED is the crappy viewing angles. That really spoils the experience for me.
LG has come a long way when it comes to design aesthetics, but they are still amateurs when it comes to screen treatments. That's why my nickname for them is Lotsa Glare™ (LG).
And Samsung has the best processing--hands down. Better than Sony, LG, Panasonic, Pioneer, Toshiba--all of them.
But year after year, Samsung trots out LED's with horrible viewing angles.
I would gladly jump over to LG or Vizio if they would learn to copy Samsung's processing and screen filters.