Originally Posted by Famouss
I am torn between the Elite and the vt50. I love the Elite's black level, but I also like the vt50's color accuracy and motion. I am iffy about the Elites color accuracy and off angle viewing. I do value contrast ratio above all else though by a huge amount. Any advice guys?
Yup. Do a serious evaluation of both displays like the General has and see which picture will satisfy you the most over the long period. If you really value contrast ratio over anything else, then the Elite may be your best choice. If it's color accuracy, then the VT it is.
I think you need to see how obvious you find the color error to be. As most owners can attest, the color accuracy doesn't bother them since colors generally 'look right'. The analogy I've often made is that if the color errors were occurring in obvious areas (blue bananas, yellow oranges etc.), then that would have bothered everyone. We have many many 'reference' objects we see all our lives. Those reference objects look fine on the Elite and it's the reason the colors look great to most owners. When the errors are occurring in areas not so obvious, then it's not quite the big deal (IMO) that some think it is. I strongly feel this is why these errors eluded virtually every reviewer for a long time and why the Elite was often praised not only for it's great overall PQ, but FOR it's color!!!! People forget that.
To me, it's almost a case of 'revisionist history'. How is it that the same display that was so very highly regarded by virtually all reviewers and labeled by some as 'best ever display', has become so color inaccurate, so 'non-reference'. To me the answer is very simple. Yes, the color errors are there and always have been there, BUT, those errors are simply hard to see and thus were easily missed by the professional reviewers as well as some calibrators. If the errors were so obvious, they would have been picked up right from the get go.