Originally Posted by AlanBuck
I could imagine several calibrators on here push Samsung for 2 reasons.
(1) It is the display they own, and best know how to calibrate
This can certainly be true in many cases.
(2) They encourage AVS members to buy them so they CAN calibrate them
Probably some validity here as well.
We must remember guys that work on cars all have differing opinions as well. Some like Ford, some say Ford stinks and GM is best, others love Toyotas. The same thing applies to tv's.
Here, I would disagree. There are very specific objective
standards that a display manufacturer ought to abide by.
Opinions from even knowledgeable people will vary greatly.
Not if they're keenly familiar with SMPTE system standards in regards to display performance.
I don't think there is a 'bad' 1080P RPTV out there.
It depends on how you're using the term "bad."
It is splitting hairs to call a winner....most people would find ANY of them quite nice.
You may be right about the "most people would find any of them quite nice." However, most people would probably find the better display as being a little "nicer."
On the other hand, most people would probably not spend a holiday posting on a forum like this because picture quality on their displays isn't so important to them as it is to us.
But seriously, it would probably have been impossible for me to do what I do for a living if I hadn't treated my clients with the same level of customer service in which I would like to have been treated with. That service extends before the calibration by advising my potential clients on what is the current
best display for their budget. There was a time when I was recommending Pioneer RPTVs. There was another time when Mitsubishi RPTVs were hot. And yet other times it was Toshiba. The same can be said about DVD players.
The point is, I recommend what I have surmised to be the single best display - overall, and after calibration - for that particular time. Currently, that is Samsung. However, that doesn't mean that they're better in every respect and that they don't have their own set of issues (like any other display)!