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AMAZING.... sometimes. Love- Hate
on February 26, 2010
What's great about it: Light Weight, Looks Stunning, Great Features
What's not so great: Off angle viewing, dark scene viewing, corners glowing, backlight is not uniform
"I WISH I LOVED THIS TV!
After being a plasma fan for years, I gave an LED-LCD a chance. Set-up was great. Features-a-plenty! Picture quality... AMAZING!!!.... sometimes. I played 'UP' on blu-ray. It blew my mind! Full screen, and bright colors; you will not find a tv with a better image. There is a definate sweet spot for viewing. Which leads me to my first complaint.
-Viewing angle: When your in the sweet spot. It looks great! When your one couch cushion over, you start to loose it. Contrast is lost, and dark images turn into a washed out blueish color. I was used to the viewing angle on my Samsung plasma, and deeply missed it after setting up the LED.
- Low Light: This is a Great TV for daytime viewing. Colors stand out. At night, in a dark room? Not so much. You start to notice that the blacks are not as black as they were during the day. Also, you will notice the corners of the screen starting to light up with a bluish tinge. Extremely distracting especially when watching a movie or show with a 1.85 or 2.4 aspect ratio.
-Backlight uniformity: What uniformity? In a very dark scene, you will really start to notice hot spots and cold spots when it comes to backlight. On an all black screen, it looks like black and blue camo. I even noticed Hot Spots during the olypics in very white areas. Again, distracting. This is most likely due to the side lighting as opposed to the full array lighting.
OVERVIEW! When you find that sweet spot, and play somthing full screen or with a native 16X9 resolution, the picture will blow your mind. But when you stand up, walk around, watch in a dark room, or watch movies that are matted on top and bottom? You will really start to notice a dissapointing amount of distracting problems.
I wish I didn't have to return it, but unfortunately I am going back to plasma."