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Samsung Smart TV picture quality is terrible


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#41 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 02:02 PM

One has to be very careful with the numbers and descriptions at any big box store. Sometimes their version will omit things, or have some lesser quality components.


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 02:28 PM

I could definitely tell especially at Sears store which is plasma and what's LED, Plasma looks kind of dimmer(not too dim) but natural colors, and LED looks brighter but colors pop too much(doesn't look natural but too saturated) ie: grass look neon green, And when I was looking side by side, A image of a canyon or large field, I could see pixelation around the canyon on LED, with plasma only minimal, Large field is what gave it away from the grass, But in the store there's no good true comparison, since there not calibrated, with the LED strategically making them more appealing than the plasma, And you see why their more top selling than the plasma.

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Most of the problems you describe with the LED picture can be adjusted out by turning down the back light about 15% and reducing or totally eliminating the Sharpness of the picture and then reducing the color by about 10 to 15 numbers.

 

The real difference I notice n Plasma TV sets is the ability to view it at an extreme angle that you can not do with an LED.


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:25 PM

sadly plasma are almost extinct because people want thin TVs


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Plasma are very thin. My ST60 is just under 2 inches.


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:17 PM

Get an OLED! About a half inch thick..... 


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 11:13 AM

Plasma are very thin. My ST60 is just under 2 inches.

 

 

My st 30 is thin enough as well.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 11:16 AM

Get an OLED! About a half inch thick..... 

 

 

Lax, your a funny guy :rolling: .

 

 

What are they going for now? Last I looked, out of my range.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 11:18 AM

One has to be very careful with the numbers and descriptions at any big box store. Sometimes their version will omit things, or have some lesser quality components.

 

 

If I can't find a suitable plasma, what's critical in a lcd/led? I never really shopped for one before.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 11:23 AM

Prices have come 

 

Lax, your a funny guy :rolling: .

 

 

What are they going for now? Last I looked, out of my range.

Thanks!

 

OLEDs have come down in price, but are by no means cheap. I am pretty sure my next venture will be a 4k TV, surely so if there's a lot of content. 


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 11:24 AM

If I can't find a suitable plasma, what's critical in a lcd/led? I never really shopped for one before.

I'd do all the reading I can at CNET and Consumer Reports. Larger LCDs may tend to show artifacts in fast moving pictures, esp. sports. 


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 02:29 PM

Or read reviews from Amazon or Best Buy if they carry it, Don't just look for the so-called expert reviews, And Consumer Reports you have to pay for subscription, if want to watch reviews there, Or just go to your local store if they carry it and adjust the picture settings if you can to compare.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:20 PM

What size lcd/led if you think artifacts are a problem?

My plasma is 50 inch which no longer looks large to me. Of course artifacts are not a issue for my plasma.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:53 PM

What size lcd/led if you think artifacts are a problem?

My plasma is 50 inch which no longer looks large to me. Of course artifacts are not a issue for my plasma.

It'd be a moving target over time. And higher end LEDs will have fewer artifacts, perhaps none worth mentioning.  When I bought, I reckoned 40" and above should be plasma.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:05 AM


My plasma is 50 inch which no longer looks large to me.

 

I said the same thing when I went from a 32 inch Sony Trinitron,  That TV was a beast besides the screen,  Was a real back breaker moving that thing literally.  Still like that TV.


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