Originally Posted by Kage
What I don't get is the 1,000,000 contrast ratio, stated there, because of its feature to turn off the LED's completly, to create true blacks.
Well...Plasma can do that, but the contrast ratio's are never that high.
So, why can an OLED, produce that much? I don't get where the difference would be.
Look what I read on How Stuff Works:
* Lifetime - While red and green OLED films have longer lifetimes (46,000 to 230,000 hours), blue organics currently have much shorter lifetimes (up to around 14,000 hours[source: OLED-Info.com]).
* Manufacturing - Manufacturing processes are expensive right now. (We know that one)
* Water - Water can easily damage OLEDs.
It's kind of a cheat. They compare the maximum brightness level to the level when the backlight is off (which is as black as you can get).
What they don't tell you is that the jump from black to the lowest grey level (when the backlight is on) is huge.
There not comparing them the way they compare LCD's and Plasmas directly. Effectively making the contrast ratio's infinite. Bottom line, it is a non-spec and should not be used in making a purchasing decision of a television set.
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