[quote name="Steve S" url="/t/1464306/2013-if-sony-does-move-to-lg-panels-is-it-possibly-the-end-of-sony-pq#post_23104279"
I can't speak for the OP but the vast majority of owners of LG IPS panels report quite good off/angle performance, something I observe every day at the electronics dept. of a major retailer where I work. [/quote]
Yeah, my 65LW6500 (2011 model) has good off angle performance, nearly 45 degrees each way from dead center I'd estimate. Maybe I'll have to get out my speed square and string line to double-check that.
You can criticize LG IPS panels for a some things, but off angle view isn't one of them. Not if my TV is any indication.
I could wish mine had better blacks and contrast, for instance. I read a U.K. review that pegged the native contrast at 1,600:1, not great, to be sure, but not terrible. The non-uniformity doesn't bother me, since it's minor and only apparent when switching to an inactive input, not while watching content. Passive 3D was the determining factor, I'll admit. When I got mine, the only other passive set in 65" size was a Vizio.
Had passive 3D not been a requirement for me, I almost certainly would have gotten something else. Still, for anyone to give the strong impression that LG is junk... is not fair, IMO.