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(ok, I have no idea how good Samsung plasmas are, but I'd NEVER trade my Pioneer plasma for any "LED" TV).
SamyGO: replacing television firmware
Posted Nov 16, 2009 1:52 UTC (Mon) by cventers (subscriber, #31465)
Posted Nov 17, 2009 22:20 UTC (Tue) by rahvin (subscriber, #16953)
Posted Nov 19, 2009 5:46 UTC (Thu) by roelofs (guest, #2599)
Um...he said "LED", not "LCD". Big difference. ;-)
Posted Nov 19, 2009 6:50 UTC (Thu) by Los__D (guest, #15263)
For full LED backlight, the difference from old-style can be quite big through making dynamic contrast being an actual advantage, instead of a liability. With edge LED, which 90% "LED" TVs has, it's not completely the same backlight-bleeding, no-blacks junk, but not that far off.
When/if we see real OLED TVs, it will probably be another matter. Until then black levels, contrast, screen update (do NOT get me started on "100/200/400 Hz technology") and general quality are all completely in the hands of plasmas.
Only advantages for LCDs are brightness/anti-glare (if you have a really bright living room, or strong lightsources in front of the screen) and power usage, and maybe small-screen resolution, but 1080 on a 30" set is a joke anyway (unless you sit 1 meter from the screen). Burn-in is a non-issue in modern plasmas.
Posted Nov 19, 2009 12:37 UTC (Thu) by Los__D (guest, #15263)
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