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In Reply to: RE: a lump of coal in my stocking... posted by Jim Pearce on December 25, 2016 at 11:13:47
I've been getting the itch to replace a Samsung 55" LED. The wife even gave me a check with a decent budget. Then, I compared. I could get a really good 65" LED or stretch it a bit for a 55" OLED. the LG 6B seems to be the winner.
But how much bigger is a 65" versus a 55". I decided to wait for the 75" OLED next year.
That's my goal when my 65" Plasma gives up the ghost. Still playing great and I'm not itching to replace it. I would like OLED to continue falling in price.
I would only replace w/ another Plasma.
I have a plasma TV that I am very satisfied with but unless it is purely for financial reasons it does not make a whole lot of sense to replace a failed plasma TV with another old used plasma TV, unless you can find a new one somewhere for a decent price or you get one for free. There are now significantly better 2017 OLED and Quantum Dot TVs currently or soon available and that trend will only continue.
No LED/OLED will better a Pioneer Elite Plasma that is ISF calibrated.
That's an ignorant statement, you really do not know what you are talking about. Technology does improve over time. You should at least keep up with technology and do some research before making statements like that.
While plasma TVs have very good picture quality they are no longer the best and no ISF calibration is going to make one better than an OLED. Just looking at one it is obvious that the picture quality is better. OLED TVs have a much wider color gamut than plasma, the better ones now reach 99% of DCI/P3. OLEDs easily win over plasma in brightness and support Dolby Vision high dynamic range as well as HDR10 for far greater color accuracy and wider color [bit] depth. They have a substantially improved color gradient over Plasma TVs.
Plasma has very good black levels but a small amount of ambient light is refracted out of the panel to the viewer. OLEDs do not have that issue so they have virtually perfect black levels. OLEDs have a faster response time than Plasma. The new OLED TVs have much greater processing power for filtering, scaling, etc. OLEDs are far more energy efficient that plasma. OLEDs come in bigger screen sizes (up to 77") than plasma and are way thinner and lighter. Both have excellent viewing angles.
I like my plasma TV but no sense in pretending like it's better. If you are content with your plasma and want to keep it forever good for you but you are the one missing out.
Who is still making them.
Alas, in our ancient abode (circa 1840) the TV sits on what could best be called a chimney breast over the fireplace mantel. Anything larger than 65" would seriously compromise the better half's décor.
you have a very sweet Audio system. Good to see that Phillips SACD 1000 in there. Does it still spin? If so, you are fortunate.
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