Originally Posted by HLdan
Yep, that's the sad truth. Many people make emotional purchases rather than practical ones. I love aesthetics too, it certainly gives your equipment a high-tech look but I won't put aesthetics ahead of good PQ. I immediately saw the benefits of Plasma over LCD, even at first glance. But for many others as long as the LCD TV is advertised as 1080p (or 4K), has a enormous sized screen to brag about, can literally blind you based on how bright it gets and has a shiny bezel around it people tend to think they bought the best.
there's been two times when I actually got 'excited' about a display.
when I first brought home the f8500, and realized I'd finally got something that looked as good as the old CRT RPTV that I had taken for granted. and when I did my first calibration and discovered it could look even better.
I brought home a cheapish Samsung led (d6400) a couple years back, and I was kind of impressed with how sleek it looked sitting on the new stand I bought for it. but when I turned it on, yuck. I actually thought it was defective(clouding). I would liken it to having a gorgeous woman in front of you, but she keeps kicking you in the nuts. beauty just can't overcome the important things...
I can already see the ppl gleaming from pride with their new seiki 4k tv. and being twice as proud because they actually paid less for their awesome 4ktv than I paid for my 'ancient' plasma... I love that ppl can be happy with what they bought, but that's not quite the same. I mean I'm happy with the f8500, especially for the price I paid, but that doesn't mean I don't sometimes wish I was rich and could have bought a kuro, or zt60...