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Hey Guys,

I am interested in buying a large TV and I've been following the rise of direct view LED like the ones shown here LED Displays, has anybody had any experience of these and know whether they are suitable as TV's in the home?
From what I've gathered the technology is quite new for this application but still pretty expensive, any info would be much appreciated.
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They are horrendous. They are not 12-bit panels and have serious issues with color banding and false-contouring.

They are ideal in large meeting spaces and commercial applications where critical viewing won't be the case. For home use, televisions up to (and beyond) 85" are available to consumers which are more light-appropriate to the room and front projection (obviously) is always a great option.
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Quote (AV_Integrated on Dec 19, 2018 7:17 PM):
They are horrendous. They are not 12-bit panels and have serious issues with color banding and false-contouring.

They are ideal in large meeting spaces and commercial applications where critical viewing won't be the case. For home use, televisions up to (and beyond) 85" are available to consumers which are more light-appropriate to the room and front projection (obviously) is always a great option.

The ones I have been looking at are 12 bit but from what I've been told some are actually 16 bit. With regards to light I'm told the brightness can be adjusted and they have far better colour balance than commercial TV's with far more contrast.

I'm considering a really big TV of around 100 inches.
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While this is up to you, and very budget dependent, the ones I have seen can't approach this as UHD full color is 12-bit, so having 16-bit color would be wasted on the highest level of the current video standards. 12-bit per color processing would be the max that any display should need to work with. Total color support may be listed as 36-bit.

Yes, brightness is adjustable.

Price is typically just really high though.

At 98" I would get this:
https://www.necdisplay.com/p/displays/x981uhd-2-r

At under $10,000 for a 98" NEC 4K display anyone on the face of the earth would be hard pressed to beat that price for the size with any technology that isn't front projection.

Now, I've seen LED direct view from a few manufacturers, and the results have been rather poor for recreating standard movies. I watched the Super Bowl on a 33' wide 4K LED video wall that I had been part of installing inside a conference room. I've seen these things, and they just don't measure up to the video quality that I've seen from flat panel displays and front projection.

Still, for what they were used for, they were spectacular, and I certainly like them more than multi-tile video walls or front projection in a lit room.

But, man... That NEC is a great deal right now.
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