hi all i have followed this thread with interest and may now be in the market for a new tv. I have a series 5 Samsung 50" plasma which has developed a line going down the screen on the right side...
Do you think this is repairable or am I gonna have to pony up for a new TV soon? (sorry if I'm hijacking this thread with my issue)
With all the talk of UltraHD etc etc how does it actually look - i bought a plasma as I felt the image was warmer than LCD - some LCD images looked a bit 'fake' or too real for me - does the new standard address this?
Each display technology has its own strengths and weaknesses, regardless of the content its rendering. Having said that, one display's image appearing warmer than anothers could be due to the colour temperature setting and images looking fake could be due to the engagement of post processing features - not necessarily the panel type itself.
What I can say though is that the Ultra HD standard's high peak brightness does play to that traditional LCD strength - though a deep black level still remains desireable. At the present moment an LCD coupled with an effective full array local dimming system offers the best Ultra HD performance - though I don't believe these panels are available in South Africa. For SD/HD content you're not going to find better than an OLED - which also does a fine job of Ultra HD, but doesn't have the pop or highlight range of its LCD counterparts