Originally Posted by Big C
No LCD panel types (IPS, TN, and VA) or LED backlighting/dimming method (edge-lit and FALD) will be able to do what CRTs, plasmas, OLED, laser pixels, or other emissive technologies can do without artifacts. Instead of wasting manufacturing resources attempting the impossible, why doesn't everyone just start cutting costs for LCD manufacturing so that companies can afford developing emissive panel types? Maybe better TVs would become more afordible to the consumers, and companies would be able to aford selling them to consumers at lower prices if they weren't wasting their resources banging their heads against the wall all the time.
No artifacts in a plasma? temporal dithering, only 4k true colors on screen simultaneously, ABL, then the drive sytem quirks like flickering. Slow phosphors... Plasmas do a ton of processing to display the image... Lots of hoops to jump through.
LCD have more accurate color, no ABL, no dithering, most have 10 bit color. This is why LCD screens are used for color critical needs.
All technologies have their pluses and minuses.
With manufacturers focusing on FALD finally and pricing it reasonably you'll start seeing better LCD sets.
My edge lit LCD hits .007fl with no tricks this is better than my D8000 and e8000 plasmas in terms of contrast. But worse than my vt30 and vt50. my display has no flashlighting or ghosts. To boot when watching letterbox stuff it detects this and shuts off the lighting in the black bars... They are pitch black.
If FALD continues to be developed they will work he bugs out.
I have my hopes on oled but it really is in its infancy for televisions... Lets hope prices drop and they sell... Oled also suffers from same motion issues LCD does. both are sample and hold technology. Both require some tricks to make motion look better to our eyes. Also none of he sets have been out long enough to know how the sub pixels will age.