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In Reply to: RE: 75" OLED posted by volunteer on January 10, 2017 at 07:37:06
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.
Wrong. I loved my Kuro and was ISF adjusted. OLED. Bettered it, hands down. Gave my Kuro to a family member. Plasma was then, OLED is now. LG, Sony, and Panasonic OLED coming soon.
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.
I agree with mrdavis842 here. We had a Panasonic plasma TV for years. It was indeed very good, and we enjoyed it a lot. But, partly because we wanted more space (with a thinner and wall-mounted screen) and partly because the new OLED picture quality is so good, we recently replaced it with a 55" LG OLED. It is really much much better in every respect. Neither of these sets was officially calibrated, and I suppose we may think about that later.. But for now we are very happy.
Who is still making them.
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