Originally Posted by Tony1
IMO, i believe most ppl buy lcds/leds, because most of what is in Bestbuy are lcds, not to mention, the lcds almost always look much brighter and vibrant, in the showrooms, and generally have thinner bezels. Other than the bad viewing angles, i think lcds are more practical and a better choice, for being a "family tv".. The black levels on good leds are excellent and generally more than adequate for
the average user.
yeah, I agree with that. but isn't that all how they are marketed?
if the showrooms weren't so bright...
if sales staff didn't talk about 'burn-in'...
if plasmas weren't marketed as being 'only good for dark rooms', and were instead more correctly marketed as 'the only good tv for dark rooms'...
I bought into it. i'm still looking for a 'good' LCD because I want to have a tv I can mistreat and not worry about. I want to use it as my computer monitor, I want to leave it on with an image paused for 3hrs, I want to use less energy... but all the 'features' in the world can't make up for a terrible picture. and the only LCD TV's I've seen that looked really good cost thousands more than the top end plasmas
I don't think there's anything wrong with LED blacks. I was super happy with how black the d6300 was. the problem was it wasn't all black. only about 70% of the screen ever got black, the rest was some weird tie-dye grey pattern... but I had to dig DEEP to find the terms 'flashlighting' and 'clouding'. I tried 2 different sets and stared at the display model for hours trying to figure out how these TV's were even sold.
imo, the flashlight/clouding is the single worst characteristic/flaw I've ever seen in any tv technology. the only way I can see cheaper edgelit TV's selling is because nobody talks about it. led's should be full array. I don't understand why samsungs EH series wasn't touted as the best value in LED's in the past 10yrs. it was the only LED backlit display I've seen retailing under 1000bux that was watchable in a 'normal' media room.
anyway, perhaps i'm overly biased. just annoyed with all my friends thinking ALL led's are better than ALL lcds which are better than ALL plasmas