Originally Posted by chadsherk /forum/post/18365283
Chris, this is just asking your personal opinion, not facts or measurements:
Originally Posted by Mauri /forum/post/18368825
So, the reasons could be the following:
1. Reflections from external lights.
2. Gamma setting, or not the best Gamma with the correct setting or with any Gamma setting.
In case of reflections, remember that at home we usually have different kind of lights from those used in many shops.
Originally Posted by mattldm /forum/post/18371478
The reflections from the lights were the same for every TV there! They were all sitting on the shelf or hanging on the wall in the same room so the lights would have affected all the TV's in the same way! and since there were so many different types, models, brands side by side, and the LG's were the only washed out sets, I guess it could be the LG anti reflective coating?? But the LG's were the only TV's that looked washed out or dull.
Like I said I played with settings, regular and advanced! I'm not a professional TV calibrator but it didn't take professional eyes to see the obvious differences between the LG's and the other surrounding TV's.
Im not bashing... I really wanted to like these TV'S!! I
Originally Posted by fastrandstrongr1 /forum/post/18373258
again, you are comparing torch mode settings. unless you have nuclear lighting in your house, you will never use the torch mode at home. if you're heck bent on getting super bright, jump-out-at-you colors then i would suggest an LED-backlit LCD (at the expense of black levels). you have to understand that plasmas are only at their best under ambient or dark conditions. trust the reviews, not what your eyes tell you in the store!
Originally Posted by mattldm /forum/post/18374176
No I was not comparing torch mode... I stated in my original post that the remotes were available for all the TV's and that I was able to adjust each tv! I spent lots of time with the remotes in hand adjusting and readjusting! I did not compare anything in Torch mode!
I currently have a Samsung Plasma, 2007 model FP-t5084. so I am used to watching plasma at home!
Originally Posted by killswitch_19 /forum/post/18374588
I set up the 60 PK750 today at work and it looks amazing. The small bezel and slim panel are awesome! Set it up in THX Day mode and picture was fantastic. Played UP on blu-ray as our demo disc and watched some hi-def hockey as well. Granted we are in a VERY well lit store but reflections were definitely bad, nowhere near as good anti-glare as Panasonic and Samsung but it wouldn't be a deal breaker if you have the ability to control the light in your room at all. Again, I was in a daytime THX mode and it was still easily acceptable with all the overhead lighting (I manage a Future Shop in Canada). Anyways, combining looks with picture quality this set looks like a winner.
IR was more prominent than other sets but I found that it went away quicker than last years LG's.
Originally Posted by halokilla77 /forum/post/18374860
I can't wait to see a PK750 in person, wish hhgregg would just get it now.
Originally Posted by fastrandstrongr1 /forum/post/18374657
i stand by my argument that comparing tv's in a non-native environment is a fruitless endeavor, whether you change the modes or not. making any kinds of assumptions about picture quality under the horrible lighting conditions of a store is almost a waste of time.
Originally Posted by mattldm /forum/post/18375234
How would you suggest that someone compare TV's then? Purchase them all and take them home?
I understand your argument that the conditions are not ideal, however, when all of the TV's in question are subject to the same conditions, then those conditions cease to be a variable in the comparison. The stores lights shine the same on the panasonic, samsung, and sony, as they do on the LG.
Originally Posted by shaddix /forum/post/18375259
That works if you lived in the store but you don't.
Yes take them home and compare them I think is best. Or get the store to turn off their lights. I dunno
But if you have 1 tv that produces a 640x480 monochrome image, but is waterproof, and 4 1080p color TVs that are not, and the store then compares them while submerged in a tank of water. Then the waterproof tv is the one you should take home right? Because the other 4 apparently can't even produce a picture.
Originally Posted by mattldm /forum/post/18375377
My living room has windows, my living room has lamps, I watch TV during the day as well as at night... So having light on the TV, shining lamps, windows etc are a fact of life...