Originally Posted by dubsubnetwork
meh you guys are just hating... edge lit has come a long way.... so has LED.... now mind you this tv isn't much diff from the SUHD last year just another marketing gimmick (first it was nano crystals, then quantum dot and now its QLED) all similar... I can tell you that even last years KS8000 has a way brighter picture then any OLED i have seen and the color accuracy is superb as well as the price point and shelf life.... I have seen first hand many OLED panels fail and im just not ready to take that kinda chance for the kinda money they want.... once its perfected in years to come I will hop on but its just not a safe bet at the moment... BTW black is 1 color, and we're not sitting around viewing test patterns all day... the blacks on last years KS8000 and this years QLED are night and day from any plasma....
it's not that edgelit led hasn't advanced, but it was SO far behind, that it's now advanced to what it should have been in a first gen set. like literally, it's just acceptable now, not something i'd brag about when other manufacturers are releasing the 'best' displays ever created...
as for black, black is not the color, it is the canvas on which ALL images are presented. i'm sure davinci and van gogh, or(ok i'm not an art snob so i'm running out of names...) wouldn't choose a dirty canvas to start a new masterpiece. and when you have uniformity issues, or elevated blacks(to my knowledge, it's still one or the other when talking edgelit) that's what you have, a dirty canvas. any tv can produce 'black' by turning off the backlight, but it's VERY difficult to do that with low APL content without at least doing some dimming zones.
so for my tastes, i don't want something that's so bright it covers up the flaws in the backlight. i want something with as perfect a backlight as possible. when a solution(fald) is available and well known, then i just find it frustrating that they CHOOSE not to fix it, but instead cover it up. and it's not like these things are at least cheaper, they are MORE expensive!
for fun, i'm gonna finish this by saying, i'm also waiting for them to perfect the technology before I jump in to an lcd(which legitimately does have a lot of PRACTICAL advantages that i find desirable. i just can't get past terrible PQ or double the price)