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What TV comes to mind as the worst you've seen recently? Balancing everything, is there a TV so terrible that it's mere existence horrifies you?
 

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I recently saw the Phillips "55PFL3907/F7." The performance was laughable. I had to do a double take. Hands down the worst FP I've ever seen in terms of PQ. I was also wildly disappointed with LG LM6700, by far the absolute worst off axis viewing I've ever seen on an FP, and that couple with an awful pedestal and poor black levels make it one of the worst I've seen of 2012
 

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Oh man, Arty's response should be a doozy (and I'll find myself agreeing with most of it)!


What's that going to be I wonder? "I once saw an LCD" ?
 

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Well, when I was looking to purchase a new TV the LG LM6700 looked good (enough for the money) on paper. However when I went to three different stores to look at one, the demo version was non-functional (read: broken) in each store. So, that didn't bode well.


Can't speak to the PQ, but if the thing won't even turn on, then by default the picture looks kind of bad.


Ended up getting a Plasma from a different manufacturer…
 

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The worst plasma i've seen in the last year is the Panasonic X5 series. Seriously bad.
 

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Originally Posted by RandyWalters  /t/1459727/whats-the-worst-flat-panel-tv-youve-seen-lately#post_23000075


The worst plasma i've seen in the last year is the Panasonic X5 series. Seriously bad.

Not what a couple of guys here wanted to hear Randy.
 

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Originally Posted by Mr.SoftDome  /t/1459727/whats-the-worst-flat-panel-tv-youve-seen-lately#post_23000316


Sharp Elite


Just can't get past the cyan color issue. Just horrendous ....


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Sharp Elite


Just can't get past the cyan color issue. Just horrendous ....

Hysterical! I plan to ditch mine for the same reason.
 

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Originally Posted by RandyWalters  /t/1459727/whats-the-worst-flat-panel-tv-youve-seen-lately#post_23000075


The worst plasma i've seen in the last year is the Panasonic X5 series. Seriously bad.


There are other sets that I have seen that are worse in over all PQ then the X5. However, that being said, Randy can't comment on all flat panels since he never watches LCD's. That would be blasphemy!




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There are other sets that I have seen that are worse in over all PQ then the X5. However, that being said, Randy can't comment on all flat panels since he never watches LCD's. That would be blasphemy!




Ian

They used to say that about me too if you go back a couple of years. Things have changed and I've gone over to the 'bright side'.


Both great techs, each with its pros & cons.
 

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Sharp Elite


Just can't get past the cyan color issue. Just horrendous ....

Hysterical! I plan to ditch mine for the same reason.

Is that a rare, common, or totally universal thing for the Elite?
 

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If you stroll through the Elite Owner's Thread you'll see the issue mentioned sporadically. I think to say however that the issue is so prevalent it's completely worth discarding the Elite as one of the best FPs available today, is a tad too drastic, to say the least. I think, and correct me if I'm wrong, that Mr. Ross was being a little sarcastic.
 

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They used to say that about me too if you go back a couple of years. Things have changed and I've gone over to the 'bright side'.


Both great techs, each with its pros & cons.


I agree. I have a Plasma and an LCD.




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If you stroll through the Elite Owner's Thread you'll see the issue mentioned sporadically. I think to say however that the issue is so prevalent it's completely worth discarding the Elite as one of the best FPs available today, is a tad too drastic, to say the least. I think, and correct me if I'm wrong, that Mr. Ross was being a little sarcastic.

Yeah, a little more than a bit sarcastic hooz. I still think the Elite is the one of the best, if not the best, 2K panels available today.



I've said for a long time that the 'cyan issue' has been overplayed by some. It's always been interesting to me that the group that's been least bothered by this has been the group that lives with the 'issue', owners.
 

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I haven't seen any displays from the major manufactures that have jumped out at me because of terrible PQ. I installed a 55" LG this morning that's selling for $699 (Best Buy) and the picture was pretty good after a bit of tweaking. I don't know how much to attribute PQ to the actual screen being used but there are not that many screen manufactures world wide and I think they all probably make a pretty good product in 2012.
 

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Originally Posted by andy sullivan  /t/1459727/whats-the-worst-flat-panel-tv-youve-seen-lately#post_23004759


I installed a 55" LG this morning that's selling for $699 (Best Buy) and the picture was pretty good after a bit of tweaking..


I think that's really the point. Many entry level sets often look poor when they are on display. It's amazing how much better my Panasonic C2 looks after tweaking. Choosing the correct picture mode which was cinema in my case, and taking the time to tune both the TV and it's source (ie: BD player, DVR, etc..) properly, is paramount when it comes to achieving the best picture quality.



Ian
 
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