Originally Posted by JimP
Interesting point of debate. How do you score a display that you have to sit directly in front of to view?
How do you score a display (EZ1000, B7, A1E, Q9) that can't do 3D? I guess Z9D gets a score of 100 and the rest get a big fat ZERO.
If we're voting with our dollars, I don't think many would pick that over a display with a wide viewing angle.
There are always tradeoffs. Z9D owners understand that having 3D which 2017 OLED does not, better (very)-bright room performance, and no issues with burn-in are some of the benefits that one enjoys that helps offset negatives such as viewing angle.
I always view my Z9D on-axis, so I recognize that the better viewing angles of OLED would be enjoyed by others, but not myself.
One cannot have it all in one display. Ideal would be to have projector, OLED and LCD for different content, different ambient light conditions etc.
Since different people have different priorities, that why the arguments are endless and never cease. Everyone wants as much a they can out of a single display, and they simply cannot get it.
There is no single display that has 3D and Dolby Vision, and a CMS, and a slick wand remote, and the moth-eye screen, where you can control practically everything on the TV by voice, like the Samsung, with the excellent quantum dot color.
The biggest disappointment of 2017 is not LG OLED or Sony OLED. By far the biggest disappointment is that those clowns at Samsung finally made a flagship that was flat, abandoning the stupid aggressive curve, and then they had to go and make it 32 zone edge-lit.
Some hypocrites (LG shills) accuse me of being a Sony-boy. Wrong. If Samsung had made the Q9 500+ zones, I would ditch the Z9D and get the Q9. I love the moth-eye much better than the semi-gloss screen on the Z9D, and nobody does colors better than Samsung. Samsung can do good motion, and their user experience operating the TV I imagine is ten times better than Sony. I love the notion of how you can just speak to the Samsung and control things like the motion settings.
However, PQ is the most important factor, and it's not my fault Shamsung dropped the ball, and everyone is laughing at their pathetic overpriced Q9.
I tried the cheaper LG C7 before I bought an A1E, just like with last year's models I tried 2016 LG OLED before getting the Z9D, so I have nothing personal against LG. I keep trying them, and I keep noticing how poor the processing is. Not my fault. So I will stick with Sony's flagship LCD and OLED until Samsung get's their act together and goes back to FALD, Panasonic starts selling their OLEDs in the U.S., etc.
Not my fault that the only viable choices in the USA are Z9D, A1E, or a 2017 LG OLED. There are only 3 viable choices for a high-end FP display 65 inches or above, and I am trying all three.