It is technically a good looking screen. OLED technology gives a fantastic picture. I replaced my OLED Vita recently for a combination of worries, the main worry being a reason that I'm apparently not supposed to share with customers: OLEDs have half-lives on their blues.
According to Sony themselves in our training, that's the big reason they were so hesitant about using OLED technology and why the A1E isn't their flagship model. According to Sony OLED panels will lose over 50% of their blue saturation in 7 years, so I wanted to replace my Vita before that became an issue (fear of burn-in was also an issue).
I think this whole debate comes down to expectations. As I stated earlier I don't mind replacing my TV every 5 years if it means having the best viewing experience. At that point I can retire the old OLED to the secondary set in the bedroom or something - I'm sure even with a little burn-in and loss of blues it'll still do a decent enough job in that capacity.
If you want your TV to last up to 10 years as your primary then yes, I guess there are better options. Although, I have to say that it seems a bit of an exception in the world of tech to expect that length of optimal performance out of a product... Just look at phones & PCs...
Sony may be skeptical of OLED in some regards but not too skeptical to have offered a Vita using the tech and also currently available TVs...
My issue is the lack of moderation in these comments - it seems very one-sided & it took the mention of the Vita to have you say something overtly positive about the tech...
I'll have another look at some test screens tonight and really have a thorough examination as I'm genuinely interested. If it turns out there's some burn-in hiding somewhere I won't be happy but I'm not going to lose sleep over it, especially as even with some subtle burn-in which is only visible on test screens, I'm still be delighted with the overall day-to-day viewing experience...
And as I tell people in my store, if you're the rope to buy a new TV every few years, don't worry about it and grab an OLED. But most people aren't like that, and it's irresponsible to suggest OLEDs to people looking for a 7-8 year TV. A 10 year TV doesn't really happen anymore.
Sony is skeptical, which is why they stopped releasing OLED Vita's. They worked with OLED for years before LG made larger OLED screens, and this have much more experience with it than LG does. So I'll trust Sony's opinion on OLED before LG's.
It seems you misunderstand: I've never completely dogged OLED picture quality. Aside from a loss in black definition on LG models (Sony models can more properly display black detail thanks to better video processing), the OLEDs have perfect picture quality. The problem is it's a dead end technology, just like plasma. The shortcomings of OLED will never be overcome, and the industry will change gears to the QLEDs after Samsung makes them self-emitting. ((Quick lesson: the thing that makes OLED so great is the fact that the diodes are self-emitting, meaning every pixel is lighting itself. So instead of displaying a black that is lit up like an LED, the diode just turns off, giving a perfect black with infinite contrast and zero light bleed/bloom. Should a QLED become self-emitting, it's be an OLED with 100% color volume, zero burn-in, and no half-life.))