Originally Posted by imagic
If only OLED had no significant issues, but alas at present there are PQ issues that do not show up specs. Sure, there are some superfans of the tech who are seemingly unable to spot unwanted processing, inaccurate color tracking, black crush, and screen uniformity issues. And there are regular consumers—who don't even see the issues associated with edgelit LCDs.
On another note, I have not found FALD to be the panacea of LCD PQ that some have professed it to be. In fact, I often find it almost as distracting as edgelit, just in a different way.
If you take a critical look at OLED, it is clear that the premium price does not guarantee a consistently superior viewing experience outside of the realm of contrast based on deep blacks. Therefore, pricing matters. IMO, of course.
I've got 3 plasmas, so no dog in the LCD v. OLED fight. We all agree that neither FALD LCD nor OLED (by LG) is yet perfected. None of the plasma faults bother me, except false contouring, which i hate but only occasionally reveals itself. What many of us looking to upgrade to 4k are trying to decide is which is the best for us for for the money it costs. The best might not be based on test patterns and calibration reports, as helpful as they are, but on what we see at home in a movie or game. I had a Mits DLP and rarely saw rainbows, so it was a non-issue, while many others considered it a dealbreaker.
In the early years of this forum, before there were calibrators, either pro or home DIY, posting data, some of us heavily relied on Ken (and Rich Harkness) to give us their in store impressions of sets not yet available in our stores. I have yet to see Ken buy a set or post a favorable review of one where I (or even most pros) disagreed with his opinion (Fujitsu plasma, 8G Kuro, 9G Kuro, Sharp Elite, Sammy F8500 - I didn't miss any, did I Ken?). Nor have I seen him unduly downplay a fault or overemphasize a strength. He identified the cyan issue in the Elites and described when it did and didn't manifest, rather than slanting it to justify his purchase.
I love what I see in OLEDs, despite the crappy BB placement outside Magnolia. I also love the top Sonys. I haven't seen the JS9500, but the 9000 is impressive (again in brightly lit space). If the OLED prices come down enough to be within the ballpark of the best FALDs, I may bite, not because the OLED will be issue-free, but because it will offer more, with less significant cons, then the rivals. If a fault exists in the new LGs and Ken says he can't see it or can only see it in certain infrequent situations, I'm inclined to trust him as a working assumption until I can see it for myself. If I can't see it in a dark setting, then I'll likely assume Ken is right for decision purposes.