Originally Posted by Mavinwow
Pulled the trigger on a 70 inch Vizio P series to go in the living room, and move the samsung to the basement. After living with all the issues of edge-lit panels, I am excited by the full array back lighting.
Vizio also has the "R" - Reference Series (4K/UHD) with FALD - Full Array Local Dimming. In this case, 384 zones.
I looked at their website and it said the screen sizes are 120" and 65" - - which is kind of weird to only have these two options.
The biggest TV I can fit in my man cave is 100" - which would retire my projector if I could get the right picture at the right price point.
I saw the LG 9300 OLED TV this past weekend. Absolutely stunning - - but the cost and image retention problems are a concern. Plus - it's a new technology.
I've been very happy with my Sammy set. I get deep, dark blacks - - maybe a combination of my Darbee Darblet with the Movie settings. There are occasions where I can see vertical banding but it really isn't noticeable in 90% of my viewing (never with Bluray.) I've looked at other sets at Costco and Best Buy and I really do not see anything better than what I have, save for OLED (picture wise) and 4K content - - which there isn't any.
I'm at least three years away from buying anything and hopefully by then, this will have sorted it self out.
Option wise - I see the following:
- UHD/4K - but no content. Bandwidth issues - - maybe HEVC will solve this but I think this technology is five years away from being close to mainstream.
- OLED - stone cold picture, gorgeous. But - - expensive and not without flaws. Plus - - a new technology.
- FALD - Full Array Local Dimming. I think this will be the most viable option, cost wise and PQ wise. It takes proven LCD/LED technology a step further and will provide the biggest bang for the buck - - IMHO.
Please let us know how your new Vizio compares, picture wise, to your Sammy set.
Best - Rico.