Haven't posted in a few year as I was happily enjoying my Sony 52" XBR5 except for the motion blur but recently decided to make a new purchase on a LED tv. The XBR5 was one of the first 120hz models out when I purchased it and spent a lot of money on it, after having it calibrated by the Best Buy ISF technician I never fell in love with it.
I got used to the flashlight effect and some clouding on the Sony set and was hoping a lot of that would be absent from this new Sharp.
I did do some research before buying and there have been several customers who have had issues but from what I could find that was pretty much the norm for all LED's in this price range roughly 60" and 240hz around $2,000.00
I scheduled to have the ISF technician out on this coming Monday and spent the past couple days looks at all the features of the new set and playing with the 3D and Cinemotion "SOE". When the SOE is set to high there is a lot of frame rate issues and some bluring, it almost looks like when the digital cable box signal is acting up and cutting out.
I was using the Moster Cable M-Series HDMI cable that I purchased with my XBR5 and it said it was Hi-Speed but I couldn't get the PS3 to recognize the 3D TV. Come to find out that was due to the Sony DH-800 not being able to pass-through Blu-Ray 3D bummer, so I had to run PS3 diretly to tv.
We watched some of Transformers and very quickly I noticed the clouding, right at the opening scene. If this was your set would you exchange it?
I purchased this bundle earlier today: http://www.curtpalme.com/ChromaPure_EyeOneDisplay3.shtm
Was looking forward to calibrating my first set before the ISF tech came out, now I am debating canceling the appointment and rolling the dice that the replacement tv won't be as bad as this.
Made me sick when the Best Buy guy brought my tv from the back room on his dolly standing upright.
Tooks these photos a few minutes ago with the iPhone, not real great quality ut you can see the clouds.