Originally Posted by wxman
It is a good tv, and I own it, but D-Nice did say in the shootout thread, that it was not even close to OLED when it came to blacks and contrast, which to me are the most important. I would like to see where the experts placed it, and not the general audience poll.
yup, and that's awesome to hear.
if something that's been considered 'excellent' can be trounced that badly, makes me excited for oled!
the thing is though, oled doesn't make the f8500 any worse. it's the same tv it was before the shootout. that comment should be taken as a knock against the f8500, but as a strong recommendation to the oled technology
from what I've been hearing, and putting my own weighting on the calibrator's comments/selection vs the general public, I feel like the f8500 is solidly in third place this year, behind both oleds.
even looking at what each tv was good at in the posted results, the oleds did way better in blacks and contrast. I've honestly never seen a tv that had color that annoyed me(so I personally find that of less importance), and I honestly feel like the f8500 has pretty terrible motion resolution anyway, so again, the fact it 'won' that category doesn't impress me so much.
I'm very glad I own the f8500, I fully believe it's going to last me until I WANT to buy a new tv(which will most definitely be oled I hope) but it's just reassuring to see a new tech that can actually beat plasma. there was definitely a few months where I think we we're all checking to see if we could fit a spare tv or two in our closets so we never had to watch movies on edgelit led/lcds