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SamyGO: replacing television firmware

SamyGO: replacing television firmware

Posted Nov 19, 2009 5:46 UTC (Thu) by roelofs (guest, #2599)
In reply to: SamyGO: replacing television firmware by Los__D
Parent article: SamyGO: replacing television firmware

Strange idea... Replacing a plasma with LCD is like replacing Linux with Windows... :p

Um...he said "LED", not "LCD". Big difference. ;-)


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SamyGO: replacing television firmware

Posted Nov 19, 2009 6:50 UTC (Thu) by Los__D (guest, #15263) [Link]

Uhm, no. A "LED" TV is still a LCD TV. The only difference is the backlight source.

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.

SamyGO: replacing television firmware

Posted Nov 19, 2009 12:37 UTC (Thu) by Los__D (guest, #15263) [Link]

To be fair, there's one more thing about plasmas that can be hugely annoying to those sensitive to it: phosphor trails.

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