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# 205989 5-Dec-2016 20:16
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Panasonic says it’s broken the LCD black level barrier, ready to battle OLED.


Let's hope it's genuine, and not over-blown marketing hype.

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  # 1683357 6-Dec-2016 16:19
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Sounds good. Hope it's true. I'm reluctant to spend big money on an OLED TV after seeing the effect of burn-in on my Galaxy Nexus - not something I'd want to have at the front, middle or back or my mind after dropping 5 grand! At least LCD solved that particular problem a couple of decades ago.


For what it's worth I just bought a new Panasonic TV (DX740U) with a VA panel and it has the best blacks I've ever seen on an LCD. It won't do that simultaneous eye-burning brightness and perfect black of OLED, but it's seriously impressive. At my normal viewing settings black is completely indistinguishable from the screen being off.

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  # 1683371 6-Dec-2016 16:58
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I still remember the Panasonic NZ product launch a couple of years ago when they'd scrapped plasma and only had their new generation LCD's. Everything was about how these TV's were better than the plasma's - and we all know how true that was!


I've been quite impressed by the Panasonic LCD's so it's good to see somebody else noticing that as well. I'm really just not a fan of Samsung particularly their incredibly bright store demo modes with 4K content. Start playing some normal non HD FTA content on them and they look seriously average.






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  # 1683374 6-Dec-2016 17:08
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Looks like its an LCD behind an LCD.


I wonder how much thickness this will add to displays.  Though if I'm honest...I'm not worried by LCD thickness and picture quality trumps thinness.





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  # 1683386 6-Dec-2016 18:17
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If it's crap like selective backlight dimming that makes the captions dim out in dark scenes and the mouse pointer disappear over dark things then cont me out of caring.


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  # 1683417 6-Dec-2016 19:10
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this is strange as Panasonic AFAIK had already teamed up with LG to produce OLED panels... What happened?

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  # 1683511 6-Dec-2016 21:28
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this is strange as Panasonic AFAIK had already teamed up with LG to produce OLED panels... What happened?

Perhaps they have come up with a more (cost) effective alternative.
OLED panels are very expensive to produce, mainly because they have a high failure rate in production.
If Panasonic have worked out a way of stopping light bleeding through the display, it should improve contrast quite a bit.

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