lordtottuu wrote:No offense, but what you think "good" looks like probably is very far from accurate. Most likely that TV was set in Vivid mode (as most are at the stores) and as a result was pushing an innaccurate grayscale, clipping whites, oversaturating color and probably crushing blacks too. Plus the lighting in those stores hides a multitude of sins that a darkened room will easily reveal. The bottom line is that the XBR positions itself in the videophile sector of the market with price and features and should therefore be subject to videophile scrutiny.Vrock wrote:lordtottuu wrote:The XBR series is supposed to be for discerning users, so the things I mentioned are worth mentioning.Vrock wrote:I demoed a top of the line 46XBR4 in my home for 30 days. I calibrated it and spent nearly 80 hours watching various types of content on it. It's the best LCD TV I've ever seen. That being said, it also had some major issues which I couldn't live with.
You are a very discerning user. That bit hasn't been said much around here.
I am guessing there are levels of discerning users then. I've seen the TV in question at the local store where I picked up my HDTV and I found it really, really good. Provided it wasn't in an environment controlled by me but I still found it damn good.