Here is my test of the Sony:White Balance - StandardWhite Balance - MovieWhite Balance - Movie (angepasst)
I did not spend a lot on time on improving this already great result. I am quite positive it is possible to improve the lower end of the curves.Gamma
The color Gamma explains why white balance ends up being so good:
[b]Please note that gamma was tested with full screen patterns. Using windowed patterns would have yielded a flat curve.Farbraum - Kino
Those of you have have read the CNET test already know that the Sony delivers quite accurate primaries. The secondaries are slightly off, though, and it also seems the set I tested had a larger error in blue than observed in the CNET Test. THe other two primaries were almost perfectly spoton.
Here are the xy deltas:
Blue: = 0.14
As a comparison, those are the post-calibration deltas on the Samsung A956:
Blue: = 0.004
Out-of-the-box, the Sony probably produces the better picture. White balance is absolutely astounding on the Sony, taking advantage of its RGB LED's and color space is very good.
As far as I could tell, the Sony exhibitted less Blooming than the A956 I tested a few weeks ago and the viewing angle was slightly better.
Ich was only able to test 720p so I cannot make qualified comments on either scaling or deinterlacing. Also, I did not have time to test input lag.
In short: both the Sony X4500 and the Samsung A956 are excellent LCD's. The Sony probably leaves a better impression because it requires less time spent on calibrating! But if you feel like saving some money, there is nothing wrong with the Samsung.
I probably still give the Sony the edge post-calibration because in my view white balance plays a bigger role in overall picture quality than perfect chromaticities.