Originally Posted by FilmReverie
Plasma's are the leaders in color accuracy when it is lcd vs plasma.
That is simply, 100%, false. There is absolutely nothing inherent in LCD or plasma that makes one tech more color accurate than the other. It's amazing how these things still persist.
I'm sorry, but I'm a bit late to this thread. The observation I have among some of the posters is that the '4K vs 1080p' debate is really, under the surface, the old plasma vs LCD debate. I see the posters, I know their preferences, and their arguments regarding 4K vs 1080p fall precisely in line with their preference for one tech over the other.
I've got a Sharp Elite LED in the bedroom and the Samsung F8500 plasma in the den. 4K? Bring it on and the sooner the better! Yes, I'm in the market, big time! I am a bit biased in that I have a 4K camcorder, so content is less of an issue for me than some, but I still want broadcaster content.
As for the argument that current UHD TVs will become 'instantly obsolete', I again say nonsense. Yes, in several years they won't be able to produce the extended color gamut or ultra high contrast (if this stuff even happens over the next several years), but they'll still be able to produce a beautiful picture. I think some think that once we go to a Rec2020, all current TVs will produce a B&W picture...or no picture at all. In fact, there's a chance that even Rec709 displays will improve a bit with the implementation of Rec2020. We've seen this kind of thing before where a new standard or methodology actually improves an older piece of equipment even though it's theoretically incompatible with the new standard. Will you get the same level of performance of a display that is compatible with all of the new standards? No. Will the display become obsolete. NO! Will the disparity in the level of performance be great? Who knows and I contend that anyone that sits here saying "Oh, the differences will be huge", is whistling in the dark. We simply don't know how these things will pan out once they actually arrive...whenever that is.
As for the 10 bit vs 8 bit panel argument, I mentioned this in another thread. Do we 'really' know what the actual perceived difference will be? Assuming we have the content that takes advantage of this, how much of a difference will there 'really' be? Has anyone seen it? I certainly haven't. Far too many times I've seen (or heard) promises that the next big thing will just blow whatever is out there out of the water. Unfortunately, more often than not, those statements turn out to be hyperbole.
Let's put it this way. How many of you with great ISF'd displays, go to the movies and say "Wow, the color is just so much better at the theater than when I get home". Or, regarding movie theater black levels (that are really poor by home theater standards), how many of you come out of a movie saying "Damn, that experience was really ruined by those lousy black levels!!". I've never heard it.
So I'm more than dubious about the dire warning "Don't buy today, it will be obsolete tomorrow".