Originally Posted by jbrazjr
I as looking at the SAME Directv picture on both and I saw finer detail on the V2500 (Tony Stewart facial hair growth was sharper than the W3000). I have tried every mode. No matter what the V2500 shows more deatil up close. I've switched the HDMI between the 2 ...still the same no matter what.
The W3000 has slightly better contrast and just very slightly better on color detail. Even though I'm comparing a 46" W3000 vs. a 40" V2500 it's not a significant difference for $1300. Both she and my daughter admit the W3000 is a "little" sharper with a little better contrast but think the close up detail is a little better on the V2500.
You can not compare a 46 inch vs a 40 inch for close up details, like you are. (and standing too close to boot) its really and apple and and orange. The pixels may count the same....but are sized and spread differently.
People looking for the a massive JUMP over the V2500 to the V3000 are mistaken. If you are a current owner of the V2500 unless you got money to burn its too soon to replace. The V3000 is an improvement...its is better....but its not LOADS BETTER.
The one thing only an owner can tell us (I have stood in stores for hours...pathetically comparing over and over....people walking around me) what we need and owner to tell us is------> is it a jump in SD content quality?
The V has better contrast....lastest upgrades....and no clouding....its keeping pace with the other manufacturers....and for Sony that means staying up front.
The next jumps to trade up for are 120HZ and LED backlighting. The LED backlighting will drop in cost fast if its is as good as they say....LED are not costly and most of the cost will be perfecting the electronics to drive them. One thing so far...it the LEDs first and second generation will be 2-4 inches thicker than current panels.
The V3000 is significantly better than every other manufacturers current Sets. They are clearly better....and clearly better IMO is significant in a TV.
The people going anal over clouding should get a grip. I have viewed V3000 and W3000 and S3000s there is no clouding issues. There could be an off angle problem with people using their magnifing glasses.
If clouding is your concern be assured you can get a replacement that has no problem....easy. The Clouding problem was an assembly issue with un even torquing of the panel to frame during manufacture. Its resolved.Summary if you have a 2007 model Sony....hold off on buying a new one....if are shopping for a new TV....the V and W and even the S 3000s are all excellent