I love answering these types of questions.
Essentially, don't believe everything you hear, 120 hz does nothing to improve motion blurring. It's only benfit is to smooth 3:2 cadence judder caused by 1080p/24 material and inefficient video processing. The REALTA handles all cadences with ease.
Olevia uses 5.5 gen S-IPS panels from lg-Philips for their recent smaller panels and 8 gen S-IPS panels from Sharp for their larger panels.
Samsung and Sony use 8 gen S-PVA panels.
The differences between 5.5 and 8 gen deals with only sizes.
The S-IPS panels are the best (and most expensive) LCD technology according to experts because they have better color accuracy and faster 'true' response times, and is better suited for profesional photography/ digital art, gaming.....and video.
The S-PVA panels are less expensive to make, have poorer color accuracy, worse viewing angles, not as resposive and is best used for just home use.
Both have equalivant contrast ratios when measured properly.
Screen uniformity is obviously worse with larger sets across the board.
As for dynamic modes on some TVs....you shouldn't use it at home....they're extra bright modes for show room use to help compensate for the flourescent lighting....and to get noticed. Using it overcharges the panel and can cause early pixel zone failures.
As for quality...well, for this TV, you're getting one of the best panels and video processors on the market..and the TV is built to withstand some abuse...unlike some others.
Most components the Tier 1s use, e.g. power supply, supporting circuits, panel parts, comes from sources that sells the sames parts to the Tier 2s and 3s. - So the overall life expentancy, safeguards and margin of failures are the same across the board.
As for value, that depends on you....are you confortable with the Olevia badge, or would you prefer to pony up an additional $1000+ for a name starting with a S?
Most people would pony up and buy who they know for that extra piece of mind.
Me personally I'd rather a Sony for status and slightly better customer service, then any other LCD brand....but I don't want to pay Sony's ludicrous prices.
But, if you're not a badge snob, have patience for long winded costomer service, and just want a reasonably priced LCD screen this size with high end specifications ...then here it is....this Olevia is your best bet......Your peice of mind could be that Olevia is the best non 'Tier 1' (market leading) badge out there.
Originally Posted by clancy725
Is the olevia 265tT FHD really worth taking a serious look at. It's true that the price is very appealing but what are you really getting for your money.
The set up at Sam's club is very limited. It is limited to Schrek. How does it compare to the other major players ( sony, Samsung, Panasonic, and
Pioneer.) The Realta Processor is top notch, but how are the black levels,
contrast, color accuracy, screen uniformity, how does it handle standard definition TV AND DVD, does it exhibit motion blurring that is supposed to be eliminated on other tvs with 120HZ. The 265t reports to have a 2000 to 1
contrast ratio, how does that compare to other tvs with 10,000, 15,000,
and 25,000 to 1 contrast ratios using the dynamic Iris. Is THIS TV FOR REAL!
or are you really sacrificing alot in quality. If this tv can provide a quality,
true high definition experience, then it will obviously be a great value