Originally Posted by Node
Thank you. That makes things easy.
Surely a washed out picture from 2014/15 would look better than something from 2007, wouldn't it?
Again, thank you for your continued replies. After the failure of my previous purchase I feel like I'm at the end of my rope.
I can perhaps offer some more info.
If you are gaming on a console, the "washed out" aspect is completely immaterial because no console can output better than 1080p, which automatically brings the resolution of every single pixel to 1/4th what a 4k tv is capable of. If, on the other hand, you wish to game on the PC in 4k, as I do (or you just want to be able to use Windows without things feeling sluggish), this is an important issue. Rtings.com has gauged the latency of several Samsungs (not this one specifically) and the pattern is that they get ~27ms in "game mode" (washed out, though for 1080p that is irrelevant) and ~44ms in "PC mode" (4:4:4 color). 27ms is decent. In fact it's sort of my target latency, and it's essentially the latency of the 42LD450 I've been staring at for over 5 years. 44ms is bad; just being significantly better than 89ms doesn't suddenly make it acceptable. That's an entire extra frame of latency. The sensation of the mouse being on a spring will be inescapable.
All signs point to this year being not quite the right year for a 4K TV as monitor. But the 40" monitor from Pioneer has to have sent a message to TV makers: The monitors are beginning to encroach, so you'd better start addressing the needs of gamers and stop arbitrarily enforcing massive display latencies.
Certainly, though, I'd love to be proven wrong. If there's a 42+" 4k 60fps 4:4:4 TV out there that offers sub-33ms latency in said mode and doesn't look downright awful or have bizarre hidden drawbacks (like PWM issues), I may be buying sooner than I expected.