Originally Posted by kucharsk
I disagree; most everyone I've talked to clearly can see the difference between an OLED and the LCDs at Best Buy, it's the price level that keeps them from making the purchase.
There are other factors as well; I'd never purchase an Android phone, so it makes little difference to me which screen is better, and I suspect others have similar concerns.
I've tried to like LED/LCD before but just can't get over the poor black display in a dark environment and the haloing. Every time I've looked at sets before I return home to my ten year-old Panasonic plasma and am pleased by what I see, and short of a dalliance with a 65" Samsung plasma I'm debating whether to return, see OLED as the only viable technology that would provide me with what I consider to be baseline video performance rather than settling for something cruddy but cheap.
I fully realize I represent a minority, surprisingly enough even here on AVS, which is more videophile oriented than say the Amazon or Best Buy review pages.
If OLED fails I'll have to go back to hoping laser projection with zero fan noise somehow becomes a reality or that short-throw projection comes down in price.
I think what gets forgotten here, is the majority of us do NOT watch TV's in a dark room. Last summer we were at a friend's beach pad who had a Pioneer Plasma, as I recall. During the day, when the set was on it looked rather "mundane and muted" if fact a lot so! Then came night fall and the thing sprang to life. Most of you folks here probably have dark rooms and that's fine, but I don't want one, nor do I want a TV that is good, "only in the dark"
Reviews I've read says that the OLED's black levels are wipe out, even by
moderately lit rooms, and even on the very latest LG 2015 65" UHD OLED, one of the first things the reviewer mentioned was the "Dimming down of the screen, from the previous OLED models.
I would love to have an emission type diosplay, but until they can operate in the environment that I use them in, and I think , most TV viewers, OLED's will not become "Mainstream" or even close to it.
For me, it's not the money, its seeing a good picture in "My Environment", not the TV's