Originally Posted by JackBurton1986
It's hard to say. FALD seems to be fairly expensive and with the top of the line version of Sony's XBR they are passing that extra expense right along to the consumer based on the price UFO posted. I personally don't feel comfortable laying out that kind of cash for a TV but I'm sure there are others that wouldn't mind spending that if they could have "The Perfect TV", if such a thing actually exists. At a certain point when you're throwing around that kind of money I think you just have to give in and put it towards a 100"+ Black Diamond projection screen and a home theater room. The X-tended Dynamic Range 2014 model may have better screen uniformity than the W850A but I just don't see how any edge lit LCD is ever going to have anything close to perfect screen uniformity.
As far as OLED goes, the initial reviews on the 55" LG and Samsung sets have been downright disappointing in my opinion with people complaining about motion blur and picture distortion from the curved screens. Couple that with the outrageous pricing and rumored short lifespan of the blue OLED element and I'm starting think the majority of us will be watching LCD long after 2015 but who knows?
I really appreciate the information. I wanted to know what the raves were going to be about OLED, and glad to know I don't need to hold my breath on an OLED "perfect" TV. As much as they cost, being new technology to TVs I can't imagine how long the prices will stay peaked before motion blur and other issues are worked out. I also don't like hearing a short lifespan either....
I may wait until '15 to see if Local Dimming is offered for more panels at a lower price point. I try to hold onto a TV for about 6-7 years after I spend $3K, and I don't know if I could live with the banding issues. I'm hoping FALD panels don't have banding, or at least reduce the banding issues in edge lit TVs. Is that known if FALD is rid of banding?
Plus, with screens getting bigger and resolution starting to go higher (content is just now beginning to show light in the streaming area but not even a disc player yet) I'm hoping prices will plummet toward the end of the year compared to what we're used to for a large set.
I may have to black out 2 windows & simply turn my other bedroom into a projection room and get a nice 4K for the bedroom without going to the top end. That may be the wisest investment, since it really is an "investment" being pretty long term. The plus side on projectors is they do get some return, and once all audio is mounted, all A/V wiring is done & a projection screen is mounted it's pretty much just swapping projectors without the added price of speakers that come with TVs. I thought I was ready to invest, but I may think on it for about 9 months until all the 2014 TVs get a price cut, or wait until CES next year, and if nothing shows improvement I'm pulling the trigger on dedicating a room to theater. It's just getting so expensive for TVs, and no way on this earth would I even think of spending even 10K on a 105" 4K (which I know only exists for around $69K for OLED) when I can get an extremely nice projector for $3,000 & in a few years move to 4K and a wider color spectrum.
Again, thank you for the response. I appreciate it.