So, the Samsung 55" OLED is finally here. According to every review (cnet, digital trends, HD Guru, etc) the holy grail of picture quality has arrived. The dream of perfect blacks and infinite contrast ratio is here, and can be had for a measly 9000.00:eek: which is still 5000.00 cheaper then it was supposed to be.
I've been very happy with projectors, and I think they even surpass many LED LCDs and even some plasmas in black level and contrast ratio. Only very bright scenes look much better on plasma (ANSI contrast).
I also want the best picture possible. The picture that gives you that looking out a window effect. I want to watch Scifi with perfect inky blacks, etc. Projectors haven't really evolved much in the last 10 years. For projectors to really jump into OLED territory they would need per pixel illumination. Anyone one know if that is going to be possible in the future? The only thing I can think of is lasers that scan directly to the screen.
I was excited to see the OLED when Best Buy gets it, but now I'm worried that I'll have TV envy
I guess it's really picture vs. size. But, when you read comments that people did not want to leave the OLED demo and almost missed their plane because the picture was so good, I get a little jealous. I haven't really watched a projector for a while now where I just wanted to watch because I was so blown away by the picture. I'm so used to it, that maybe I take watching a big screen for granted now. Even though I have a decent size screen (110") it's nothing compared to an IMAX or some of the larger cinemas, but I don't really go to the movies anymore because I like my picture better then what I get with Imax. So i guess size isn't everything or else I would be seeing every movie in Imax.
Yeah 55" is too small for now, but OLED can easily reach sizes of 80" plus in the next few years. Anyone else think of jumping to OLED, and giving up on projectors when OLED gets BIGGER? Of course your never gonna get an OLED 200" (for now anyway, untill they get the ones you can roll up) but I can see 100" models coming. Once OLED ramps up to LCD levels it will be way cheaper to manufacture and larger sizes will be easily available.