Originally Posted by fafrd
What panel type were the Sony and Samsung FALD TVs in the 2014 shootout?
The P70 (and other sizes except the P55) are VA and deliver class-leading native contrast level at the cost of poor off-axis viewing performance.
To dismiss Buzzard767's informed and thoughtful comparison because of the results of other TVs in the 2014 VE Shootout is nonsense.
Why is Buzz's review hold more to it then what anyone else has to say?
Why should we dismiss rtings.com review. If they thought the P series was at the level of VT60 they would sure have mentioned it and it would have been an extremely bold statement that would have caught a ton of attention. If you look how they scored the P verse other mid level 4K TVs and even a 1080p TV the P series did not even take every category, as a matter of fact it did not come in first in most of the scoring.
But over and over in this thread I keep reading people are buying this TV because 1 person claimed it was as good as his VT60 and even had better contrast levels.
The rtings.com results definitely say otherwise and I am not even brining my own thoughts into this one.
To me, the number 1 reason to buy this 4K TV over another 4K TV in it's same price range is due to FALD that you don't have to worry about flashlighting and clouding. I would not be buying this TV wanting a reference panel and thinking I am getting one because of one persons comparison review.
The VT60 can achieve contrast ratios of 12,000:1 with actual content on the screen. Of course a FALD TV is going to look great when the screen is mostly black and can actually turn of zones but how many scenes in movie will have so much black that a 64 zone panel will be able to complete shut zones off.
With content on the screen I believe the P's contrast ratio was measured around 3-4000:1.
My post is not meant towards you fafrd, you have been a great asset to this thread. Just trying to keep some things real here.
Where the heck is that CNET review by the way!