Originally Posted by chinee
Panny 750? Or do you mean Samsung's 750? The Sammy 750s are really great TVs, not for everyone, but for those who love the (harsh, in my opinion) "pop" vs. the Sony's slightly softer picture.
All Panny's 42" and larger are plasma not LCD. So if you've been comparing at the store, you're either comparing 32 inchers, or 37's to 40's... not a really great comparo. But I truly think you've been comparing Sony to the Samsungs. If so, Sammy's glossy ultra clear panels allow their screens to provide that extra "pop" that's great for brightly lit retail stores. The higher the picture contrast setting (brighter the colors), the darker the blacks would appear.
I agree with you with the contrast ratios... native is always a better measure that the dynamic numbers. However, from my understanding, contrast ratios are really arbitrary measurements. Different manufacturers measure this characteristic differently, resulting in values that are inconsistent from one brand to another. Another marketing trick....
Sorry, yes I meant Samsung 750b (Heck, 650b even). Are the actual panels different? Is one known to be better than the other? I have always loved color on sonys. I have an eye one meter, and always do greyscale cal. on all my displays. I currently have an epson 6500 projector, which also has a full CMS.
I tried to live with a sony 52s5100 for a while, but the red flashing killed me. I WAS, however, able to get a beautiful white balance. Although full cms was not aval on the 52s5100, the color were close enough for me. There were clouding/flashlight issues, and the native black level left something to be desired.
I'm basically looking for a good replacement (done with projectors), but am also a big gamer, so a "quick" display would be nice. I heard someone say that the lag on this tv wasn't bad at all, especially with the game mode turned on. That's a huge plus.
I just hope that the "red flashing" issue doesn't creep up on this tv since it's using the Bravia 2 engine. I personally don't know if that was the sole culprit of the color flashing issues in previous sets or not. Let's hope not.