Originally Posted by jrref
Folks, for those who watched the VE CX vs A8H yesterday via the live stream, please be aware we didn't know that the LG looked slightly red on the stream. When I got home and looked at the stream I was shocked. In person, the two sets looked almost identical. We will have to figure out why that happened for next time. But I hope you enjoyed the commentary and the surprise visit by D-Nice. I tried to touch on all the subjects that have been discussed on this thread and it was good to bring in D-Nice to talk about his experience and testing as well.
I don't know if anyone noticed this, (maybe not because I'm VERY sensitive to it), but I noticed that the Sony had considerably
more of a 3d depth than the LG. My brain could actually calculate the distance of things in the background, whereas with the LG, I could not. (If this was brought up in the video and I missed it, please no worries).
It's sort of like the difference between closing one eye while viewing your tv or this youtube video and watching with both eyes open.
Having said this, I actually prefer this flatter look for film based material. I've noticed that when a tv exhibits this sort of depth, it will retain this characteristic no matter the viewing application. It's great for sports and real life viewing. But for me, it "competes" with the flatter look of film that I so desperately try to maintain.
As the tech keeps changing, I often feel that it is a "losing" battle.
When confronted with the choice between two tvs, and one looks more "impressive", I have to stop and really weigh the pros and cons.
Again, I'm VERY sensitive to depth. As I have said before, I have noticed changes in my tvs depth when activating a setting that has nothing to do with it. Most people on these thread do not notice this. From personal experience, when I show such things to friends I have over, most will see NO change while a few will find it quite OBVIOUS. Because of this, I have "learned" to "forgo" talking about such things most of the time on here because those who can't perceive depth in this way actually find it all quite ABSURD. But I have concluded that depth perception for humans runs along a continuum between those who have this sensitivity and those who do not.
Anyway, that was the main difference that jumped out to me regarding these two tvs while watching this video. It was interesting how, even with it all being processed and going through youtube, it was still quite obvious - to me.