Originally Posted by jeffs2
Thanks bekindrewind. Nice write-up. When you saw the drop off moving laterally a couple of feet how far back were you standing/sitting? That's really disappointing if the off-angle viewing is worse than the Elite (which I thought was only marginally acceptable)
I was standing/squatting about 10' from the set. Squattting so that I was looking dead on into the center of the screen. Straight on the picture was great. I moved 24" left or right and the blacks and color dropped off so much, my chin dropped.
I spent 2 hrs with this tv and some of the salesmen were chatting it up with me as I kept tweaking the set. They also commented how much the picture faded when they moved right or left of dead center.
Maybe just maybe this problem is with this set only. Though I find that hard to swallow. The Elite and the Sony had much better viewing angles.
I want all the people that read my review and this post, to know that I really wanted to like this tv.
That being said, for me it's all about picture quality. I wasn't looking to buy this tv because of the voice commands, hand jestures, being able to multitask other things while watching something. I guess that's the future, but I think there's going to be a lot of frustration with the voice and hand jestures in the ES8000 line, till they figure out down the road how to get it to work seamlessly. The video's show people had to repeat voice and hand jestures a lot. (Keep your eye out for the Apple TV. They will get it right, right out of the box)
I just want to sit down, put in a blu-ray or tv show/movie and watch it. Simple really.
I'm just looking for the best 2D picture I can get. Currently it's between the Sony 929 or 2012 Elite version 2 ...if that come to market.