Originally Posted by shooter71
Anyone do a comparison on the Sony KDL-70R550A vs the Vizio M701D in terms of all the features and issues that others may have posted?
I would love to see this as well. I have seen the Sony there at Costco for a while but knew this Vizio was coming out and wanted to wait.
Plus When I first saw the Sony a couple months back the video loop they we're showing had TONS of ghosting / Halo effect around the people and sports were all choppy looking.
I know the feeds there are nothing to go by but right next to it was the 70" Vizio E-Series and had ZERO ghosting effect playing the same video.
When I bought the 70" Sharp Aquous last year that was the main reason it went back .. sprots we're horrible, football was so bad to watch ... all I saw was the blocky ghosting around the payers and even the ball when it was thrown ... I remember watching golf and just watching Tiger move inf ront a green grass golf course it had the distracting haloish blocks around him.
So when I saw this on the Sony I said ... No Way ... not gonna have that again ... that is Hands Down the worst thing I can't get past. I would keep this TV with horrible light bleed over a TV with pure 100% astounding picture and the blackest blacks with no bleed but had the ghosting / halo effect.
So now that I went on my first impressions of the Sony I am hoping maybe I was wrong and it just had a bad setting and it could have been fixed very easy.
Would sure love to know what the Pros and Cons are of the 70" Sony (I know there is a thread on the 500 series but damn it's so long ... wish I could find some solid reviews and some fast feedback.
I hate to think of boxing this 70" M-Series back up cause really watching TV is great on this thing and Bluray / .MKV videos look AMAZING on this thing.
I have been running the Smart Dimming on this and really you can;t see anything at all during normal viewing ... It's not all that bad ... it just drives me nuts to know I have to run certain things and do specific settings to do away with something that should be there in the first place. I would like to turn it off and still have a great picture without seeing massive horrible light blotches all over the edges and bottom of the screen.
Gonna start researching the Sony 70" R550 model and see how that stacks up against this.
One thing I like on that is it's still Passive 3D I think ... cause the 3D on this M-Series is utterly Astounding to me (and I had the 70" Sharp before with Passive 3D and DID NOT like it at all).
Gonna hold on tot his one for a bit and then decide after a little research is I wanna give the Sony a try ... or take a shot with another M-Series and hope the light bleed is Way better.
Guess we'll see.