07-05-2012 09:51 PM - edited 07-05-2012 10:03 PM
Personally, I barely used my PSP because it had the worst LCD I had ever seen.
Drifting around a corner in Ridge Racer to be presented with brown turd coloured ghosting just spoilt it for me. It was even worse trying to watch a movie, anything with dark scenes that panned just became brown blur, completely unwatcheable. I'm not exaggerating in the least here, the one UMD movie I tried I sent back because I couldn't see at all what was happening on the screen and converted movies on the memory stick were the same.
Perhaps I was unlucky and got several really poor screens (as I had to get replacements off eBay as my original got cracked) but to me, it was just shoddy design.
Nothing I have seen on the Vita comes close to being a dealbreaker like that. ALL its issues are either normal faults covered under warranty, or software-fixable issues.
So what if it has black splotches? Turn a light on, all screens are designed for at least a little ambient light in the room.
Vertical lines? Its faulty get it replaced, or perhaps you are just sensitive to the touch screen filter.
Different coloured screens? A lot of devices have that problem including the 3DS. So why go on about OLED not being ready for having a problem that LCD still has too?
The only problem is that you cannot calibrate the screen to compensate for any variation in colour temperature. Its how they get round the problem on professional equipment because ALL VDU devices have this problem, to a greater or lesser degree. So effectively its a software bug which is totally fixable, especially on an OLED screen because you can calibrate which colours make up white whereas an LCD its caused by the backlight LEDs being a different coloured white - which is harder to completely fix due to a certain degree of backlight bleed that you cannot control the colour of.
So if anythigg, OLED is the BEST technology they could have chosen to avoid this problem. As with pretty much all things Vita, its the software at fault for not giving you the option.
on 13-05-2012 04:41 PM
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