Originally Posted by Chronoptimist
Interesting - I thought that Samsung were using RGB OLEDs without color filters, as close to the surface of the glass as possible. Having the image change with viewing angle suggests that may not be the case. (Sony have viewing angle issues on theirs due to the Super Top Emission cell structure.
It may have something to do with the AR coating. The fact that the tint was not even across the entire surface but more intense in certain spots (maybe 3-4 horizontal bands down the screen) makes me believe so. To be perfectly clear, I only saw it in full-screen colored slides. With actual video content, it would not be an issue at any sane viewing angle and distance. I think one of the other review sites noted a similar extreme angle tint so it appears normal for this set.
I would definitely wait for second generation models based on my experience. If you buy it now, it would be similar to buying a Ferrari and being told you can't shift out of first gear. The set has great motion resolution potential that you can't tap into for all applications. That is a shame and I would be pissed if they released a new model without that limitation.
I think what we're looking at with these first-gen models is some recycling of existing processing components. The menus even have a "cell light" setting which is obviously carried over from their Plasmas. The motion enhancement processor also appears virtually identical to their LCD units. I think in time, we'll see chipsets developed that fully tap into 100% of the OLED potential - including reduced input lag.