Originally Posted by mariner still
Don't forget, people (most) are judging 1 tv that was a day old on pictures taken probably with a 'phone camera.
Maybe time to cut a little slack?
Originally Posted by venus933
No kidding, a science based forum this is not. A singular data point that should carry little weight given the when
I get that the early anecdotes are very limited. But they exist and they carry one, singular message: "Not everything is magically fixed."
You can choose to believe that somehow magic will set it. I choose to (a) ignore things like "compensation cycles" as any kind of panacea; to me that's a hack -- maybe a good hack, but a hack (b) believe that when the bugs are crushed, you'll know it, not be hoping for it.
I've speculated a range of time where I think we might hit some kind of "this is nirvana" period. Not coincidentally, I believe that pricing on the 55s and 65s will also be approaching a range where most AVSers
wouldn't hesitate to spend the amount LG will then ask. Unfortunately, there is little reason to believe that will occur before 2018-19 on the larger size(s) (which today is solely a 77-incher).
Again, this isn't a recommendation not to buy in 2016. Nor is it an indictment of this year's products, which I've not spent any time with beyond seeing the demo loop at Best Buy.
It's an opinion, informed by lots of hours with lots of TVs over lots of years, examining them in their pricing moves, in their technological development, etc. And it tells me 2016, while a year of important progress, won't be remembered like the year of the Panasonic VT30 or the discounted Pioneer Kuro or even the Vizio M Series of last year -- when enough stars aligned that you wanted to go: "Now!"