Originally Posted by erick7
...hence my original question as to if anyone here actually knew if there was much difference between the WD-82840 & the Laservue A94 in regards to the more vivid/shinier/glossy colors
since they both have the clear contrast screen, but one using lasers, while the other uses a lamp. It'd be really useful if someone could answer that question instead of criticizing other people's personal preferences...
"More vivid/shinier/glossy" color is not equivalent to realistic and true to life. TVs are built to meet industry standard references for accurate color. All sets are adjustable, which requires a range of control to make up for tolerances and aging of components. That doesn't mean that cranking the settings is correct, just as a car's speedometer may go to 120, but that doesn't mean that the car is intended to be driven that fast.
Of course you are welcome to your own opinion, and can adjust your TV however you want. It's called "preference over reference". For your preference, any LCD will do, as they can be set to be overly bright with oversaturated and inaccurate colors quite easily.
As for the WD-82840 and LaserVue L75-A94, they are both quite capable of a "reference" quality picture. The benefit of the lasers are longivity vs a single lamp model (though I don't see any monetary advantage there yet), and the "green" aspect of no mercury lamp and less power consumption.Edited by Augerhandle - 7/25/12 at 2:02pm