Originally Posted by Fanaticalism
Because when objectivity is severely lacking it is necessary for prospective owners to be well informed to make a proper decision. To say that there is "virtually" no difference at 30 degrees, well... not objective.
I don't own an Elite anymore, does that mean I am not allowed to post?
You're purposefully being rediculous and your alluding to lack of objectivity makes no sense whatsoever. You owned an Elite so of course you would have a reasonably experienced opinion. You are allowed to post anywhere you want since this is a public forum. I'm not sure why
you would want to continue to hang out in an owners thread for a TV you no longer own, buy hey that is indeed your perogative. Some opinions posted you are referring to are not from prospective buyers, they are from someone who flat out decided against owning an Elite, will never own an Elite, and has no more experience with one than probably a few glances at a retail store. And on top of that, wants to speak for everyone else (the "we" factor).
I am not making any sort of general, all-encompassing statement there is 'virtually no difference' at 30 degrees. Is there a difference? Yes, as I have also already stated (again, read all posts before responding). If you *take the time to read what I wrote* and stop inventing your own words just to be argumentative, you will see that I am only speaking for myself and my observation on displays that I owned. To me there was virtually little difference noticed between my Kuro Elite and my Sharp Elite, give the way I took a look at it. Having to support excellent picture at extreme viewing angles is not of concern to me because I fortunately was able to design my room around my AV system and do not have any seating outside of 20 degrees (or so). I have some rather poor seating angles in another room of the house, which is why that room only has an inexpensive Samsung.
Extreme viewing angle may be a huge, massive, hair-bending deal to someone else, and if that is the case, they should buy the brand and technology of display that looks good to them. Eveyone perceives things differently.