Originally Posted by bluewhale1
I have a question in regards to color on tvs. What exactly makes one tv more colorful than another? I had a Sony 720 tv for a short time. Got rid of it and got a Samsung 46d8000. The Sammy just seemed to have a more colorful rich look to the content (more pop). I read a review on amazon where someone got a 2014 Vizio M series and one of the thing the reviewer said was it wasn't as colorful as the Samsung it replaced. I see Samsung has their wider gamut, Sony has their triluminos display but what does it really mean? Reason I ask is im waiting for the Vizio P series. Im starting to wonder with the fald and active pixel tuning it may be the same thing where if you watch it side by side with other tv the quality is good but it still doesn't have that rich color look to it.
I think you are asking why one set is more colorful than another, rather than how to get a
particular set to perform its best. For LCD TVs, all the color originates with the backlights.
You will not get any color on the screen that was not sent there from the backlight source.
This is very important to remember because the technologies are changing again.
There were some very good CCFL (fluorescent) backlights that claimed wide color gamut.
The switch to white LEDs for most sets meant a giant step backward in overall color.
The increase in brightness masks the fact that parts of the spectrum are not as strong as before.
Manufacturers were overly concerned with making the TVs thin and bright and not so much
concerned about the basics of the picture quality. This is beginning to change, fortunately.
After the backlight's color spectrum, the LCD panel has to have the right color filters for a wide
color gamut. Ideally, the filters would hit the exact center of the human perception of each of
the three primaries and only that portion. This would give the richest color possible from any
given backlight spectrum, but not the brightest picture. Again, brightness has dictated widening
the filters to allow more stray light, but at the expense of washing out the color somewhat.
Finally, the programming inside the TV is important and there are usually settings, such as
Sport or Dynamic, which will exaggerate the colors of certain objects without making the overall
picture (particularly fleshtones) look overly saturated. This involves algorithms for look up tables,
where the TV is literally deciding how to paint by numbers. It's all going to depend on your
own preferences and it's good to have options for different picture quality in the same set, for
daylight, sports, cinema, etc. Maybe this helps round out the answers to your question?...