Originally Posted by Jay Gunz
Well, not everyone is a TV expert. Not everyone is going to scrutinize the set like an rtings review and compare color spectrums, and measure brightness, and all kinds of other settings and terms.
I don't have time/resources to buy one, compare it with another TV, nit pick every single thing about it, send it back, get another TV, rinse and repeat until I find one that is just "perfect". I suspect a lot of others are in the same boat.
If the TV isn't damaged, have dead pixels, things that are easily noticeable and clearly affect viewing (which for some motion can be), then for me it's fine.
The point is, people need to understand what their needs are and get a TV that suits their needs. At the end of the day, it is up to everyone to decide what those needs are, how important they are, and how much they are willing to spend.
What I and others are doing is providing feedback based on our own experiences in the short amount of time we've had the set. No need to be snarky about.
Yeah, I guess I have been watching too many youtube videos and reading too much on here.
I have been watching this set for a couple hours and I can equivocally say that the TCL is a better TV than my Samsung KS8000. It doesn't do anything worse except maybe the Sammy is a tad bit crisper in some scenes. However, the colors are gorgeous like I have never seen and Dolby Vision is glorious! Watching El Camino on Netflix is bringing rich color into my living room that was never there before. Is this the Quantum Dot's in action?
The black levels stomp all over the Samsung
Motion is about the same. When I first loaded the Xfinity app and watched a show on the Smithsonian Channel about Britain, there was this horrible judder and I immediately went into settings changing things furiously. Don't know what I did or what I even changed but I haven't seen it since. This was almost a deal breaker! Noticing no motion problems at all now. weird...
My screen is pretty much perfect. No DSE or banding and just a tiny bit of vignetting in the corners. Better than the KS8000 in this regard actually.
Overall as it stands right now I am very happy with this TV. If I would have waited for the RTINGS review I probably would'nt have bought it to tell the truth. I would have spent double what this set cost on the 950G and who knows, is it twice as good? I doubt it.
I have to stop listening to the TV nerds so much.