Originally Posted by Turrican4D
The facts speak for themselfes:
To praise the contrastlevel of a TV withl a MLL of 0.09 cd/m2 (without tuning) and to not even mention the amount of pwm noise near black sounds not very trustworthy to me.
That was on the flatpanelshd PZ950 review.
PWM noise can be a bit different from sample to sample, as well as the plasma panels and the factory calibration.
Trust me, there is another plasma manufacturer, much more famous than LG, that it is from 3 years now that is selling *crap* (IMO) plasmas with many problems, while some reviewers were only saying "woow.. what a great MLL!", and saw no defects. Every thing was perfect and they give an "highly recommended" award as usual. Ask to the people that, later, have bought those models, if they were so great and perfect
(of course you don't need to ask, there are tons of threads all around the world).
But when they got their hands on an LG or Samsung plasma, they were looking at them by using a microscope. And I can show you that, about one model of the LGs plasma I own, there was a reviewer from a famous U.K. web site that failed to check a test - BTB test: FAILED. Of course the final score was lowered because of that. Well, I decided to buy that model in any case because I was really interesting in it, and I have done that test me too at home; result? BTB test PASSED. My post of 2 years ago with the photo of that test is still there, on the main I.T. italian forum, togheter with my explanations. And that U.K. review, of course, is also still there.
Not all good is good, and not all evil is evil. But I prefer to stop here this "rant", and I hope you will do the same
I'm not an LG fanboy, just to be clear. In fact, the only LG stuff I own are their plasma (I would never buy, for example, an LG BD player). I try to spend my money in the best way, that's all. But during these days it takes a lot of time to discover what is the less evil (hardware), and people should know and learn a lot of things... too many.