Originally Posted by Maverick0984
I do just fine, even with fast twitch FPS's but I make sure to use the Game Mode for sure.
Game mode is a must. Well, actually I tested and I get the same (reduction in) lag if I just turn off the TrueMotion. Everyone has their own tolerance. I am not a competitive gamer by any stretch, but I found the lag in my aiming was very noticeable (Mass Effect 3 multiplayer). To the point where I ended out using a 24" LCD hooked up to XBOX instead. And yes, it made an appreciable difference.
As to your other points, I totally get where you are coming from. There is some of all of that going on, But one can make similar generalizations the other way too (confirmation bias).
As to sum of parts worth being higher than total working panel? Sure, can happen. Happens in the parts world all the time. Imagine you just need a main board. Would you rather buy it for $200, or get a full set for $400 when you aren't sure its panel is as good as yours? And it depends on the market. The small group here might pay top-$ to get a board since they won't live without 3D.
But Joe-Public? You mention how some in your family are happy with SD. Sure, I have that in my family too. But are any of those people going to pay $800-$1000 for a 4-5 year old used TV when "I can get a 65" TV that's fine for $500"? So, you are already limiting yourself to people who want OLED because they know what it can do. Are they going to pay that much for a TV that old and questionable? Hey, maybe he'll find that buyer.
Last: picky type. I plead guilty. I got this TV and LOVED IT. Then I started noticing:
- Green tint off-axis (so much for great off-axis vs. LCD)
- Crushed dark grays (I hate this!)
- Banding (false contouring?). Hate it ... but not as much as the shadow detail issue.
- Got a 4K HDR player and tried for weeks to get it to look as good as std BR copy in same disk set. No luck. Tried everything mentioned here. Didn't come close.
- DSE. Gray vertical bands. Maybe this happened with time, or maybe always there. Annoying, but don't see in "real content", i.e. can live with it.
- It doesn't handle mediocre content very well (720p, low bit rate HD). I'm sure it isn't alone there. Maybe the nature of OLED makes it worse though?
So ... yeah.
Then I rewatch Gravity 3D. Inky blacks ... beautiful 3D. And I fall in love again. But how many times can I watch Gravity 3D? Or animated flicks (looks great with those)? Lots of content still looks great.
TBH, if I got some other technology set, would I find faults? Sure. I just don't know though. And why the "pro reviews" seem to nary mention these. Did I get a crappy panel, or maybe there's some of the opposite kool-aid (confirmation bias) here. As much or more than us nit-pickers, perhaps?
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