Author Topic: Samsung 43NU7100 & Sony 43X750F Review x2: Semi-Glossy 4K VA & IPS  (Read 1446 times)

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Samsung Viewing Angles

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VA panels have significantly worse off axis viewing angles than AHVA/IPS/PLS except when viewing dark content from above, though they're only slightly better.  The vertical viewing angles of AHVA/IPS/PLS are very poor when viewed from above or while looking down at them since they suffer from obvious contrast loss or glow (black looks grey-ish or white), and the same is true of VA panels, but their top-down viewing angles are more forgiving, and because they have higher contrast (>2,000:1 usually), white glow is less obvious.  I had to put the Samsung on shoe boxes to avoid seeing obvious glow and contrast loss in the bottom part of the panel, especially when viewing full-screen content.  The Sony did not need to be raised, but always suffered from obvious glow in the top corners unless viewed from over 5ft away.  Once raised, the Samsung looked great for a VA panel when viewed from more than 3.5ft away as long as I sat in the center and did not lean slightly off angle.

Samsung 43UN7100: Off Angle View
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