Originally Posted by Robin
I rationally and respectfully disagree that videophile considerations do not apply in the bedroom. No matter what video device I watch, wherever
I am watching it, I am concerned about and appreciate video quality! This goes for my 4 year old Samsung (full array local dimming) LN55A950 mounted on my bedroom wall, and extends to my recently purchased Ipod Touch.< opinion/ >
I agree - if I'm going to give up my free time to watch something, it has to look good.
Just recently, I was looking to buy a smaller display and anything under 24" or so is just shockingly bad - and it really doesn't have to be.
The display on my Retina MacBook Pro is pretty nice, so good displays exist at that size; just not sold as stand-alone products in TVs or Monitors.
It got to the point that I was trying to find an XEL-1 or 15EL9500, but it seems that anyone with one wants to hold onto it. I still regret missing out on Amazon clearing their stock of the 15EL9500.
The only really
good display under 24" or so these days is a Sony PVM1741A, but being broadcast monitors they're fairly chunky, and that's larger than I wanted - I was really looking for something around 13".
And of course as much as I care about image quality, I'm not rich or crazy enough to spend $3700 on a display that size just to watch content on.
I think what I'm probably going to end up with for now, is one of Microsoft's new Surface tablets. They're 1080p native, so video won't be scaled, and they have the lowest reflectivity of any tablet
due to the panel being optically bonded to the glass.
It's not exactly what I was looking for, but with a stand built in, and a dock coming soon, it seems like the best solution available right now.
Originally Posted by rogo
The guy above has a 720p in his bedroom. It's not a videophile-quality TV. Period.
Pioneer made 720p Kuros, for what it's worth.