Originally Posted by Keithian
Thank you. This might be a stupid question, but which TV is closer to my current Elite TV as far as the picture it is trying to produce taking into account their own strengths and weaknesses....the Sony, Q9, or an OLED. I never thought about brightness or deep blacks. I have frequent TV and movie nights at my house and despite how old my TV is, even today people still comment on how good the picture is. Again it just shows how detached I think the average person is from the types of things people here might see or think about. The only thing I find a little annoying sometimes is in the day at one specific angle on the couch i get a big reflection on the TV from the window. However, maybe one of those 3 is actually closer to the Elite experience I currently have? Maybe this isn't the right forum to ask this question.
There's some former Elite LCD owners in this forum who've moved onto OLED and are quite satisfied that they did so. There's also plenty of Elite Kuro plasma owners who've done the same.
IMO, what you need to figure out is how much 'perfect' blacks, the resulting 'infinite' contrast levels, and better viewing angles mean to you. Personally, those 3 things mean quite a lot to many of us since they directly translate to significantly better overall PQ, and thus we're willing to pay the premium for such technology. Also, leaving LCD means putting typical problems like blooming, light bleed, and clouding behind us. And that's incredibly valuable for most as well.
With respect to what might closely compare to your Elite LCD, it's probably just easier for me to say that my family prefers using our Elite LCD for sports because it's currently the brightest and largest set we have. However, we much prefer our plasmas for all other content. However
, from my observations and many viewings of OLED
over the past few years, we're going to be incredibly happy with sports and all content on OLED regardless of the levels of ambient light we might experience. Keep in mind that OLED is already noticeably brighter than plasma ever achieved, so in that area, OLED performs closer to LCD.
Also, to be clear, with respect to brightness - OLED (going forward) is going to be brighter than your Elite LCD. And overall, plenty
bright enough IMO. I can't state that enough, since the only thing that a certain segment of LCD owners on this forum seem to talk about anymore (when they make comments about OLEDs they don't own and swear they never will
) is just how 'bright' their LCDs can get.
Another note, OLED motion can
be better than LCD motion if
one chooses an OLED that doesn't suffer as much from the "sample-and-hold effect". Plasma and CRT, for example, didn't employ sample-and-hold at all.
Generally speaking, plasma will always be known for two things - best viewing angles and best motion. While plasma isn't in the cards for you, it is relevant for comparison sake when understanding the different modern panel technologies. And with respect to the never-ending "OLED vs. LCD" discussion, OLED performs much closer to plasma than LCD in these categories. And again, OLED produces 'perfect' blacks which even 99% of plasmas did not. Whereas LCD is a distant dead last in blacks, contrast levels, viewing angles, and motion when comparing OLED, plasma, and LCD.
In sum, if current "OLED vs. LCD" comparison shoppers are able to view a much larger range of content in the right settings before deciding what to purchase, there's a pretty good chance they'll quickly realize that they'd be missing out on several key areas of PQ which make the viewing experience noticeably more enjoyable.