Originally Posted by MCaugusto
fafrd >>> I dare you to post comments such as these at the LEG 55EC9300 thread ! You would be chased out of town in total shame ! How dare you ?
Seriously though, the more i read about LG OLEDs the more it appears that near-black performance is one of its weak points and also to achieve those amazing contrast levels it must be calibrated for each input source as it dynamically looks onscreen since contrast varies so much from movie to movie, from broadcast to broadcast, from source to source...
According to the original test of the first LG OLED done by S&V magazine, the reviewer found that a single click of its brightness control level from 55 to 56 decreased black level performance from extremely high levels of 100.000:1 to as low as 4.000:1, which is LCD territory, otherwise the picture being shown would lose too much near-black detail and become murky.
In fairness, I have put zero effort into calibrating the 55EC9300. The out-of-the-box picture quality is leagues better than the P70 was. I spent hours and hours (and hours and hours and hours
) calibrating/tweaking my P70 to get the best PQ it was capable of, and I have not yet broken out my meter on the OLED (partly because they are supposed to break-in prior to calibration).
So perhaps their are ways to make the near-black DSE less noticable (though that necessarily means either crushing black or increasing black levels), but that just means hiding a non-uniformity issue which is pretty fundamental (though not often noticable).
And as far as doing it for each individual input, that's just the way LG has always managed Valibration and it is no big deal. My 55LW5600 was the same way - you calibrate one input (such as Bluray player) and then copy to the other inputs.
The 55EC9300 is the easiest-to-set-up TV and best out-of-the-box PQ I have ever experienced. It is so light that I got it out of the box and set up all by myself without a helper.
But it is not perfect, and especially in the area of uniformity (which is the usual universal grumbling about LCD), it is inferior to today's state-of-the-art LED/LCD panels (amongst which I consider the P70, at least when value/price is figured in).