Originally Posted by Dark Rain
Because people want them and they are very affordable now. Some of the higher priced LCDs look really good when properly calibrated. Back levels are still poor compared to CRT but they are getting better.
I wouldn't judge a TV set up in a store like Target because they haven't the slightest clue about setting it up properly.
Face it. CRTs are going bye bye.
Actually, Target's displays are far far superior to that of most other big box stores. Their HD feed really shows off what the LCDs are good at: being really bright. Though, the demo I was referring to I am sure was setup by a Sony rep. It's just a display with a big Sony LCD and a Blu-Ray player that cycles through various movies. Even if it wasn't, it's one cable, so I doubt it's setup wrong, plus I have seen it in multiple stores and tt still isn't very impressive no matter where I see it.
If you want to talk truth. The truth simply is that movies shot in HD will look good on the newer technology such as LCD, but they still can't upscale older movies shot on film so that they look good on these displays. What they end up doing is uprezzing, then enhancing the edges. LCD wants to try to smooth the picture out, which basically makes all that upscaling look cloudy. LCD is piss poor at displaying good details. When you see a closeup of a person, it looks decent enough, but when the camera zooms out, you can really see it's weaknesses.
It's either too sharp or not sharp enough. Lets face it, they are big computer monitors. The LCD projectors are nice, because at least you get a huge picture as a tradeoff, but I can't see buying an LCD TV. I can understand the public being dumb enough to buy the 32" models, but I really can't understand these people who pay the same price for the 42" and up models when they could have bought a good Plasma.
I mean come on, do I want a Sanyo or a Panasonic? Hmmm, thats a tough one.