Originally Posted by JimShaw
I wanted the OLED. I did not "prefer" the Sony or Samsung. But after the ShootOut, I'm going FALD.
By the way, where am I playing with numbers? I averaged the combined scores of both the Experts and the Visitors. What is wrong with that?
And I was in precisely the same position as anyone who read my posts prior to the shootout knows.
But it's difficult to continue with your prior biases when you see such a glaring defect as we saw at the shootout.
And speaking of biases, I'm amused by the dismissive attitude of some regarding black levels of the best FALD LCDs. They obviously haven't seen them nor did they see them at the shootout in a darkened environment.
The fact is a display like the 940c has black levels that match and possibly exceed that of any plasma. Further, in most scenes, there was very little difference in black levels between the Sony and the OLED.
It's one thing to say OLED blacks are blacker (and they are), but the real question is how much blacker and how often is it really that visible. For me the answer was not that much.
IOW, even for a black level fanatic like me, I found the black levels to be more than adequate on the 940c. They appeared at least as good as my Sharp Elite and better than my Samsung F8500 plasma.
Most importantly, there wasn't a single instance where I was pulled out of a scene because of black levels that were inadequate.
Add to that, for those that are so interested, the Sony and Samsung are more future-proof than the OLED and offer far greater screen sizes for similar prices.
Would I still take a problem-free 77" OLED for a price similar to that of the Sony? Yup. But such is not the case.
Some of us move on and do so without the feeling of 'settling'.
Lots of great displays out there guys and they're all not OLED.