Originally Posted by midnight77
Well my main choices are the sony hx820 and hx929 and I just figured they would use the same bulb types, thus if there are more of them there is mroe total light.
I'm going to refrain from being mean here, so I'll simply say there is no basis whatsoever for that assumption.
One of the main thigns people said on here that's better about the 929 included "brighter" so it just sounds like it would then have more light capable of bleeding through.
First of all, no. Second of all, no. Third of all, locally dimmed sets are inherently better at avoiding bleed through (like the HX929). Fourth of all, edge-lit sets are notoriously bad at bleed through.
Energy standards are so ridiculous. Like the stupid deal where they're getting rid of "traditional" lightbulbs for home. Let's all just have far inferior light to save energy. I've tried leds in the home and they're so pathetic and dim everything dowwn even when their boxes list their light output as mroe than the others!
We basically disagree on every point you just made.
First of all, they are not getting rid of "traditional" lightbulbs. They are getting rid of 100w incandescents. There will actually be 100w incadnescent equivalents using halogen very soon. Second of all, the amount of money people will save from using CFs and LEDs is ridiculously high while I'm not happy it takes "nanny state" approaches to achieve this, I am happy that it actually amounts to a "middle class and poor tax cut". The payback on CFs in particular is <1 year in most parts of the country in high-use areas. (The bulbs are $1 each at my drug store right now.)
Third of all, the color rendition index of good LED bulbs and the color temp can easily match incandescents, which actually put out a very weird color temp -- that I admit we are all used to, but it's weird. LED bulbs are too expensive, but that's about to start changing. As will light output. Look, in particular, for Switch Lighting stuff late this year. And Philips makes some nice stuff.
yes I do mean local dimming full array as this is about the two sonys. Both have local dimming, but of course edge lit is different and has less zones etc etc. But the 820 is known for having awesome blacks also. Supposedly.
You can't have true local dimming with edge lighting. You can have "zone dimming" that is very crude. It doesn't impress me or most people.
As far as now vs. 3 years ago, I made that one thread about that same topic and people kept saying that most tvs of today would outperform those of a few years ago. Otherwise I am about to be wasting a ton of money if it's not the case.
To be honest, I wouldn't spend one thin dime based on what a bunch of internet knuckleheads wrote in pixels. Use your eyes and decide for yourself. Ignore us and don't "waste" any money if you don't like what you see.
If I decide 46 is big enough I would LIKELY get the 929 if I'm sure I can spend the money. Otherwise I'm stuck with the 820 or if I decide on 55 inches then maybe the 820 also as the 929 is $2300 at best.
You have all these biases about full array. It's so unbelievably superior for enjoying high-contrast material that for videophiles, it's ridiculous to not consider it. But you've already decided you need to have a pole in your rectum to even care. So why are you considering it at all? It doesn't really make sense to me.