Originally Posted by orijin
It's the same analogy as giving a piece of raw steak to Bobby Flay and a regular cook, bobby will def make that raw steak taste a whole lot better.
No, too simplistic, and an incorrect analogy----it assumes that the steaks are equal to start. We just don't have the information needed to be able to make a statement that firm.
Also, the panel itself devoid of interpolation algorithms *does* matter. Further, usually OEM'd panels will include the LED's and light-guides, so the blame for things like bleed and clouding belong with the panel maker. In another thread of mine Rogo pointed out that it's possible for a manufacturer to actually purchase something that amounts to a raw panel (devoid of lights), but there's no evidence of that happening here.Do you know of any report indicating precisely what Sony is buying from LG? The word "panel" isn't enough.
Sony can add much technology to the panels, and they do have QA control but only from the point they receive it on. But there's nothing they can do to help with off-angle viewing if they end up buying panels that suffer from it.
BTW, there's still a biiiiig question as to whether or not Sony is now licensing the passive technology to eventually apply to non-IPS, non-LG originating panels.
Now a passive version of their S-PVA displays would really get my attention.