Originally Posted by Artwood
What surprises me is all the plasma posters here at AVS who said for year after year how plasma was superior to LCD now you don't hear from anymore or they spout the new gospel that substandard LCD is now acceptable.
Art, I'm not sure why you continue to be surprised. You apparently can't grasp the concept that some plasma owners changed because the nature of the PQ of the best LED/LCDs changed. It's as simple as that. This is not rocket science. I am not talking about substandard LCDs, there are still plenty of those. Believe it or not Art, there are also still plenty of substandard plasmas. Would you be happier if the world was taken over by substandard plasmas with lousy black levels and serious IR?
Did you ever read the many reviews on the Sharp Elites? Some reviewers declared them to be the best consumer displays ever. So why wouldn't a former plasma owner who agrees, change allegiance? This doesn't lessen the PQ of plasmas, but rather gives a clear alternative to plasma with little in the way of sacrifice, save viewing angles.
When I can achieve better black levels than the Kuro I owned, far brighter whites and overall full-screen brightness, zero IR, zero fear of burn-in (admittedly less of an issue than it had been with plasmas) among other benefits and only give back (IMO) viewing angles, why would I not be happier? There are many former Kuro owners who now own the Elites and feel the same. There are other LED/LCDs from Samsung & Sony that have attained excellent PQ and have also gotten great reviews from professional reviewers.
Once you finally realize that the LED/LCD technology is not static and great strides have been made in PQ, you'll stop feeling paranoid and possibly far less convinced we have all been 'paid off' by some shadowy underworld LCD Godfather.
Oh, BTW, you've broken your promise to stop your endless LCD bashing...but I think we all expected that.