Originally Posted by Bruce2019
Wow, These scenes are extremely brutal, for any tv..
I am not here to start a Plasma vs Oled discussion again, but as a Plasma owner I see these near black performance as the biggest issue with Oleds..
This is how my ST60 Plasma displays these scenes.. The dark details are smoothed out with the Plasma typical dithering and it looks quite fuzzy if you are very close to the screen, but from the typical viewing distance it really helps.
Now not everything is perfect in Plasma world either, because these scenes are so dark, that in a dark room you clearly can see the limitations of not true black levels of a Plasma TV..
Pictures are shot with different Iso settings
I missed your original plasma discussion. I'll have to check it out knowing it would prove an interesting read for me.
These tvs were so great with many still going strong, that they deserve
a mention. This will be my
The most worthy REFERENCE "standard" to measure ANY tv against. If anyone has another, please do tell!
I owned the ST50 and VT60 plasma. Great motion and black levels.
Next to the Kuro, the VT60 was the best plasma ever
With that tv, it reached it's pinnacle of true
black levels as well as providing an unusual increase in brightness much greater than my ST50.
But for me, the brightness of the OLED obliterates any other concerns.
Up until now, the LED ruled the day and my plasma ruled the night. My OLED rules BOTH. Unreal contrast.
For me, the OLED strikes a "balance" that, until now, I never DREAMED was possible.
The ABL on plasmas was BEYOND an issue of it being aggressive or not. Unless it was a dark scene the panel was dingy dim. (Although not quite as bad with my VT60).
Yes we all have different tastes and I'm aware that my fellow plasma "brethren" are less than smitten with OLEDs after owning such awesome Panasonic plasmas. I still watch my plasma. It saved me from pulling my eyes out and has been going strong for years.
It was and STILL is my ONLY tv that has ZERO panel uniformity issues. (My LG's uniformity is in the top %, but it isn't perfect like my plasmas. I owned 4 Panasonic plasmas and NONE had uniformity issues of ANY kind. Banding, clouding, flashlighting, tinting, etc. Built like a tank too. My first one, my 2013 ST50 is still going strong! It's like an "old friend".
(How is the uniformity on YOUR ST60?)
LOVE the 3D on it too. I heard that OLED 3D was amazing too. I would think so with how bright it was. Because of plasma's superior fast smooth motion, it was the only 3D tv that didn't fatigue my eyes when watching 3D content.
In short, plasma and OLED are the ONLY tvs that made me happy and ended my endless Samsung LED nightmares.