Regarding something like the local dimming Elite...is there another term to describe its contrast ratio? From what I understand, dynamic ratio refers to the ratio between the brightest white compared to the darkest black a display can produce, but not at the same time. In the case of static or native contrast these are measured in the same shot or at the same time for any given image.
With a local dimming set, you can achieve a bright white and a dark black at the same time, but not without certain artifacts (including blooming). Shouldn't there be another term besides dynamic for this instance?
LCD TV bothers my eyes in a short time. I wonder if this is due to the fact that LCD uses and produces polarized light, vs normal light (and that produced by CRT) which produces fields in multiple directions.
Or possibly it tires the eyes because variations in brightness (particularly with LEDs, which only operate as ON or OFF) are produced by pulse width modulation or intentionally modulated flickering.
What was your impression of the Elite? In the sweet spot (directly in front) its image seemed no better than my 65813. When I moved off axis the picture degraded, and the salesman complained that I had stepped on his foot.
Regarding OLED, despite all the controversy on another thread, I believe Sony and Panasonic's cooperative venture will bring "printed" OLED manufacturing to a practical issue in two or three years. Then we will for sure see the 55 inch models drop quite a bit in price, and larger 4K OLEDS become at least relatively affordable.
There are just too many good things about OLED, though burn in and stability of the "blue" are unanswered questions.
Meanwhile, CRT keeps on churning, with the only small downsides being energy consumption and no 3D (except for your Panasonic, and possibly
other sets with a Moome device).Edited by taichi4 - 2/11/13 at 9:08am