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The biggest problem with OLED vs. Plasma, aside for potential motion issues, is that OLED is not native RGB pixels, where as plasma is. Yes, with OLED the light is controlled at the individual pixel level (and can completely turn off), but it's still passing through a color filter just like LCD does; and this is far from ideal. This is why the color 'quality' of OLED isn't as good as Plasma and doesn't seem to have that same uncanny 'organic' look to the color that Plasma has/had. Hence the description of OLEDs by many as looking like LCDs with perfect blacks, as what's generally triggering this description is the color -- not motion (though of course the motion of OLED is same as LCD, i.e. sample and hold, but with faster response time of the pixels).
The problem though is not OLED tech. inherently, but LG's WRGB implementation of the OLED technology. Samsung's 2013 OLED was native RGB just like plasma, and people who had it said the color had that same 'organic' quality as plasma, i.e. the color 'quality' was just as good as plasma. For color and overall picture naturalness, there is nothing quite like native Red, Green, and Blue emitters at the individual pixel level producing all the light output and color.
Last edited by RWetmore; 02-22-2019 at 02:49 PM.