Originally Posted by Bill
The review didn't include 2D to 3D conversion. Oh wait, that's because the other sets don't do it. If you want to watch 3D then this is the set to get. There is no comparison between watching 2D on the other sets, (or this one) and watching 3D on this one.
Let's mention white levels also, this set does not crush whites even at high brightness. I noticed white crush on the Pasasonic also. There are way more things to PQ than inky blacks. I put that well down on my list. Shadow detail is far more important.
If you haven't guessed, I'm very happy with this set, but the only reason I have it is the ability to watch everything in 3D.
Thanks for that bit of positive feedback Bill. It's good to hear from some one who has actually been viewing this set under real world conditions for a while.
I'll admit, I had hoped for better test measurements of the black level than what Chad reported (by the way, thanks for that excellent review Chad!!!
), but seems to me we are missing the forest for the trees here.
The pleasure that one derives from viewing a TV is the collective result of many different variables, with the black level being only one of those elements.
Each set has it's strengths and weaknesses, and we are fortunate to have so many choices, picking those items that are important to us in making our decision.
I'm also the member of a camera forum, and when a new model gets released it gets analyzed to death, just like these TVs. That's a good thing, but I've found that some folks get so caught up in the test results that they forget that what's often most important is how the camera feels in their hands out in the real world, and how that great feeling allows them to take great photographs.
Same things here, while test results are an important tool to help us compare relative strengths and weaknesses of various sets, they are by no means the final word on how pleasurable the viewing experience will be, because that depends on so many other things.
We are indeed fortunate to have some one like Chad who is willing to use his expertise to provide us with these kinds of comparisons, but it's also important to keep things in perspective.
Just my 2 cents.