Originally Posted by sheshechic
Thank you. This helps me understand you better. I agree that it would be nice if someone with expertise in the art could help with this. Coming from the plasma forums to this is a little disheartening to say the least. When I first arrived at AVS it was for help with buying a LCD and those people were here, or at least people with enough knowledge to help us get there on our own. It seems that most of those people are in the OLED forums now and still aren't there nearly as often as they were in the plasma forums.
I just hope that I don't have to return this tv because it turns out not to be much better than the TCL P. *sigh*
I gotta tell you, I don't understand the complaints about 720p and 1080i signals looking like crap on this TV. I have crystal clear pictures and watch lots of sports, and they all look as good or better than my 1080p. That said, I'm using an $30 flat wall-mount OTA antenna for my local channels and I'm streaming other live network feeds. I'd definitely recommend an OTA if you find your cable or satellite provider isn't up to snuff. I used to have DirecTV and TimeWarner cable, and in both cases, the picture could sometimes look terrible on both my 1080p and 720p. So I refuse to believe that there's some inherent problem with 4K TVs and network HD signals, nor that 95% of all the owners watch only HD network broadcasts 95% of the time, making the TV inappropriate for them. That's just unsubstantiated hyperbole. The facts are that the TV does an excellent job with HD upscaling, and that's supported by the reality behind the basic technology, even with a bad signal. Sure some people on his forum are complaining about this problem, but it's nowhere near 95% -- and this TV has been on the market for over a year, with plenty of big sales which would have put them into the "average" customer's homes.
The bottom line here seems to be people upgrading from smaller sets to larger ones. Even larger 1080p sets look worse than smaller ones. A 55" to 65" or 65" to 75" is going to make a huge difference in the size of the 1080p pixels, and thus reveal the flaws of lower resolution pictures. I can see the proof in my own home. How can a 10 year old 720p set, which is really WXGA (so the picture is being upscaled 1.067x), look better than a 4 year old larger 1080p set by the same manufacturer? Sure it could be a problem with the TVs, or it could be that the smaller the pixels, the better the picture looks, the larger, the worse, regardless of the source.
And by the way, I sit 7 feet from my 65" panel, about 30 degrees off axis. So the whole idea about viewing distances being a problem has also been debunked, and from my experience, rightly so. The real bottom line is we're all different, and have different perceptions. And the only way to judge something this subtle is to get the panel in your house. I hate the idea of returning anything, but especially something the size of a 65" TV, much less 75". The sad reality is, I went through two other brand panels and returned them before settling on this one after much additional research and looking at the 900e in four other stores. But I wasn't going to keep a set that looked good in the store but not in my home. I can live with a lot of things, but something I spend so much time looking at, I couldn't accept issues that bothered me.
I wish you the best of luck here, but there's no use worrying about it, based on a few opinions from anecdotal experiences. You have to get the set into your own environment and make the decision yourself.