Originally Posted by R Harkness
As for the viewing angle thing: I enjoy watching movies with other people, family and guests, as often as I can. So either my guests, or I, end up watching off-axis since not everyone can have a middle seat. I like to know that my guest and I are seeing the same picture quality from wherever we end up sitting.
One of the main selling points of plasma for me, way back when I bought mine, was the wide viewing angles, where I felt one could get a great image off axis as well. I never have, and never will, consider an LCD as a main viewing screen, for this reason alone. (I haven't seen one yet that doesn't exhibit obvious off-axis shifts).
I rejected a number of projection screens with poor off-axis performance for the same reasons.
Not for a moment do I think others "ought to" adopt the same criteria as me, though. It's just a personal choice, no better than someone who has a somewhat different set of criteria. But it certainly is a criteria that makes me cringe at the death of plasma, the ascendance of LCD in it's place, and the dearth of OLED at this point.
I feel the same about off axis viewing. We have guest over to watch movies and football games. I can't really consider any tech that doesn't have good off axis performance.
Originally Posted by xrox
Very well said. My main gripe with LCD has always been, and will continue to be, the inherent viewing angle-contrast-uniformity dependancy that comes with transmissive displays. I am an obvious fan of PDP science but in reality I am more of a fan of any display that generates light within discrete pixels.
However, as far as I can tell the vast majority of consumers really don't feel the same. Viewing angle issues aren't even on their radar. My parents have an LED/LCD and I've tried to explain what I see as a weakness and they can't see it.
Off axis viewing isn't where it ends. Most people's displays as so far mal adjusted that its a joke. They're in ignorant bliss while we're spending thousands for a better display. I think I'm jealous. lol
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