Originally Posted by Stuntman_Mike
Those bolded statements all sound VERY... Al like...
Originally Posted by Stuntman_Mike
I don't know...
Made comment that the A1E was a huge disappointment, when if you look at the scoring of the individual categories, the A1E came in first or second to the Panny in just about every category, while the B7 won one or two categories, but was not 1st or second in the rest. How could something be a huge disappointment when it was in the running for, or best at, several individual categories. That sounds like hyperbole putting it politely. Also sounds like Al. Check.
Made comment that he disagrees with the winner and says that the TV he likes won. Yep, sounds like Al. Check.
Gushes about how great the B7 was and how he was really impressed with it, and again mentions how much of a let down the A1E was. Do I even need to say check?
Now I'm not saying that his comments were as irrational as some of the things Al says, but fundamentally, there are plenty of allegories with the mindset. Namely, I will disregard the outcome of judging and tell you who really should have won. I'm going to exaggerate how much better the TV that I like is compared to another, even though the voting was razor thin.
If people want to do that, cool. I don't have an issue when Al does it either. I find him entertaining (if not misguided...), but don't call him out for it and then do the same, or similar, thing is my only point.
all of your statements without exception are both misdirected and factually erroneous.
Firstly, we have never ridiculed Al, so really don't have a clue what you are talking about here... I posted "Sorry, Al" half-tongue-in-cheek and half out of the respect for Al given we know he likes the Sony A1E OLEDs... Further to this, which does NOT constitute belittling Al but genuine intent, please quote a singular instance where we have ridiculed Al or 'called Al out' in any respect! You won't be able to do so because we haven't!
Furthermore, with respect to our views regarding the various TVs, we are audiovisual professionals, professional video calibrators, and have stated completely valid reasons WHY we are disappointed with the SONY A1E and also WHY we prefer the LG OLEDs... where I would like to suggest that you read these, which when you do you will realize we are innocent of all charges! Happy to elaborate if you so wish.
You have clearly misconstrued our positive feedback and negative feedback regarding the SONY and LG OLEDs into something meaning other than what we have actually said and what is clearly our actual perspective. Where in short, the 'huge disappointment' is that the Sony OLED does not significantly outperform the LG OLED, which is what we all expected, where whilst it offers superior motion handling and noise reduction specifically (although the Sonys noise reduction is prone to eliminating detail as well) the LG OLED's superiority as compared with the Sony OLED is due to it outperforming the Sony OLED in more ways than the Sony OLED outperforms it, including but by no means limited to significantly superior HDR performance, less aggressive ABL, and superior colour accuracy (where the Sony OLED does not even have a proper CMS). Consequently, our reasoning is sound and has sound scientific basis. Now not to knock Al, because I never have and I am not about to start now, but I think you will find that the same cannot be said of Al's posts... and Al is not an AV professional, but an enthusiast, and he is not a professional video calibrator either, let alone an audiovisual company. But that said, you will also note from our other posts that we have repeatedly stated that there is no perfect TV and hence it's a case of pick your poison and therefore there is no 'right' or 'wrong' choice because personal preference is key, and Al's personal preference is with respect to what the Sony A1 offers that he likes, which is absolutely fine. But just because our own preferences differ, that does not mean that Al is wrong, and we've never said this, in fact, whilst we don't necessary agree with everything he's said, we've actually said to the contrary, in that given his reasons and own personal preferences the A1E is clearly the right choice of TV for him.
Furthermore, if you were to read our various previous posts on this forum not only in this thread but others you will find many instances where we demonstrate our complete impartiality and lack of bias when it comes to the various brands where we have a clear well-established track record of forming opinions regarding AV equipment according to the merit of the particular item of equipment alone.
And you are making all sorts of statements about us that quite simply are not true, such as for example that the TV 'we like' is the LG OLED, when in fact if you read our previous posts you will note that its not the LG OLED at all but the SONY ZD9/Z9D that we stated is the TV 'we like'... Where the basis for our positive feedback with respect the LG OLED stems from our evaluation of its performance at both the UK Shootout event and the THX level 3 professional video calibration training which we attended (again) recently in London, and came as a complete surprise. Where for the record neither my company nor I own any LG TVs whatsoever, let alone the LG OLEDs; whereas Al owns the TV to which his posts refer.
Furthermore, we were not even going to post what is our opinion regarding the winner of the shootout at all... and only did so because someone specifically made a point of asking us to do so!
Hence, no sir, we are NOT in the same boat as Al. Not at all. So
is absolutely correct in saying:
Originally Posted by Ken Ross
Not at all, not even close.
I think perhaps an apology is appropriate?