Images on American and European LCD TVs exactly the same?
For my question, I need to elaborate a bit:
As you probably know, there is a difference between American and European CRT TVs. Not only does one have 60 Hz and the other one 50 Hz, but there are also differences in case the European TV is capable of displaying the NTSC signal.
For example, when you play "Super Mario Bros." for the NES on an NTSC CRT TV (any NTSC CRT TV) then you will see a white border on Mario and the Goombas, but only if they're in front of the blue background:
This never happens with PAL TVs. It doesn't matter if you use a PAL NES on it or if you plug in an actual NTSC NES and play it on an NTSC-compatible PAL TV: The above color fragments on the picture of the screen are exclusive to real NTSC TVs. PAL TVs produce their own fragments, but not the same as above.
So, while some PAL CRT TVs are able to process the NTSC signal, they of course don't emulate the typical NTSC hardware quirks. That means if you just want to watch an American DVD or play an American game on a European CRT TV, all you need is buy one that is NTSC-compatible. But if you want to have a real "authentic" look of an NTSC CRT TV, including all the hardware shortcomics of NTSC tubes, you have to use an actual NTSC TV.
Now to my questions: Do such differences also exist with LCD TVs?
Today, almost all LCD TVs are capable to process both formats, NTSC and PAL. But what about hardware quirks like the one I explained above?
If I have two LCD TVs of the same model, only that one is the American version and one is the European version, and I connect the same DVD player through HDMI with the same DVD, will the picture look exactly identical, down to the pixel, on both TVs? Or will there be specific differences?
For example, is it possible that an image on an American LCD TV has other color fragements than the same image on a European LCD TV?
Or what about the Hertz value? Can both TVs display 60 Hz and 50 Hz natively? Or does an American TV show 60 Hz natively while 50 Hz are only somehow emulated, and a Europen TV shows 50 Hz natively and only emulates 60 Hz?
Please note that I'm not asking about American and European DVDs. I know that they are different (different resolution, different speed etc.). I'm talking about the following:
I have the same DVD player, connected via HDMI.
I have the same American DVD.
I have an American LCD TV.
I have a European LCD TV of the same model as the American one.
Now, I connect the DVD player with the American DVD to both TVs.
My question: Will the image look exactly alike?
For a CRT TV I know the answer: No, they will not look the same. Even if the European TV is able to process the American DVD signal, it will still not look exactly like the American TV due to the way American tubes are built differently and therefore have different color fragments.
And now I'd like to know if something like that still exists for modern LCD TVs: If the TV gets its image from the same source, is the image shown on the American TV indistinguishable than from the European TV?
I want to point out again that I'm not talking about mere compatibility. The simple statement "Modern TVs can process both signals" wouldn't help me. I want to know if the images are actually completely the same?
And of course, I'm not talking about difference in picture quality or image options in general. Yes, I know that a Sony TV might show a different picture than an LG TV. And I know that you can change color, brightness etc. in the options anyway. My question is not about that.
My question is: Are there specific image attributes that American LCD TVs share among each other that you don't see on any European LCD TVs, even if both show the same DVD?
NTSC CRT TVs share some graphical quirks that they all have in common, but that you never see on European CRT TVs even if the European TV is processing an NTSC signal. Do such differences still exists between American and European LCD TVs?
It would be really great if you could help me with this question.