[Question is, why do I prefer neutral sounding speakers,as opposed to bright sounding speakers?
Well to go back to the good old days of HiFi,the speaker industry was somewhat divided by two different kind of sounds.
You had the West Coast sound, that typically sounded a bit brighter and louder, like the JBL Centuary 100 speakers. I knew people who had them, and loved them,but they never worked for me.
Then you had the East Coast/New England sound speakers, like AR,KLH,Advent. These speakers did not play as loud, but they tended to have a more warmer, neutral sound quality, with a tighter bass sound. They reproduced what the artist and producer intended more realistically to my ears.
I also totally agree, film/tv producers and directors all have a certain color,style,lighting in mind.
So yes, to me the 950 does show this, for good or bad, in great detail.
Some of the best HD broadcasts are from the Turner group(watch a baseball game on TBS, you will see every detail).HBO and CBS I believe are also very good.
Some of the worst? ABC consistently always seems to have a very hazy, dull, muted look to their HD broadcasts.Maybe they use some kind of filter on some shows?
Yes, crap in, crap out.