Question Can someone please give me some advice about VA vs IPS

pnr2020

Active Member
I looking at buying a new tv but I’m struggling. I’ve got 2 hisence TVs both VA panels and 65 inch the viewing angles are perfect to me can watch at any angle and picture stays the same. Going by reviews VA panels are not good for angles is that correct? Upstairs I’ve got a Samsung 55 inch think it’s a U7400 VA panel if you just move your head picture looks washed out unless your looking dead straight at tv. Why do hisense VA panels look fine at an angle is it some sort of technology they use. I’m loosing my mind reading reviews every review I read about VA says bad viewing angle. Could someone give me some advice please.
 

next010

Distinguished Member
It's possible Hisense don't use VA in all of their 65 models, there could be some IPS type panels mixed in there too.

There is a wide angle version of VA but it is only found on top of the line Samsung/Sony VA TVs from the past 2 years as far as my understanding goes.
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
VA viewing angles are considered reasonable, not bad. If you're Samsung is an older TV then it may be a TN panel, which are worse than VA.

IPS will still show contrast and brightness drops at an angle, unlike OLED, but there's typically less colour shift so the picture is less obviously wrong - it just looks as it would if the room were brighter.
 

pnr2020

Active Member
VA viewing angles are considered reasonable, not bad. If you're Samsung is an older TV then it may be a TN panel, which are worse than VA.

IPS will still show contrast and brightness drops at an angle, unlike OLED, but there's typically less colour shift so the picture is less obviously wrong - it just looks as it would if the room were brighter.
I wish they would tell you what panel the tv your buying has
 

kenshingintoki

Distinguished Member
I think unless the VA panel has local dimming, VA vs IPS is quite close.

In theory VA is meant to be superior by side by side, I think both are good. The VA biggest weakness is viewing angles. Even going slightly off axis, I can see colour shift far too soon.
 

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