Originally Posted by TNG
Still waiting for an answer, maybe PENDRAG0ON can answer the question that was specifically for him. May be you missed that.
If you don't have a real question or information, don't post.
No need, gus738 pretty much nailed it, with LCD now having to worry about uneven wear from black bars (the only form of burn-in I still consider a legitimate issue these days) that is one less bullet point that can really be brought up in LCDs favor, same thing for the non reflective screens, almost every top LCD either uses a semi-gloss (close to a Panasonic's AG screen in reflectiveness) or a pure gloss screen (more reflective then your average plasma)
As for the break in bit, someone who works with LEDs for a living brought this up in the 950 thread and mentioned a break-in period (which consisted of nothing more than waiting to use the local dim function for 150 hours or so) but he was promptly attacked by several LCD fans and I don't think that he went back, I had already figured on uneven wear being an issue, but a possible break in period was news to me, so I did a bit more digging into LED tech. As I understand it, most LED bulbs use a phosphor coating right now, and as everyone knows, phosphors dim as they are used. (as does just about any light source) so with LED local dim enabled, and not knowing that this new LED tech can unevenly wear over time, what will the result in a few years be when this forum is flooded by people with unevenly aged LED displays?
LED local dim does raise the interesting issue with these new LED LCD displays, as LCD becomes more plasma like, will people begin to accept more of plasma's weaknesses as a trade off?
I plan on my next set being an LCD (A Sony 52SL140 costco model with a semi-gloss screen) as black bars have given me issues with my current Panasonic, and I would rather not have to worry about this as over half of the movies I enjoy watching are scope aspect ratio, and I am tired of either getting IR (and adding to the uneven wear on the screen) or zooming in the picture. I won't touch a LED display for this very reason, they throw away too many LCD strengths to get a slightly better picture and deep black