Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
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I've been reading these forums for the last 2 months or so, but this is my first time posting. I'm in the market for an HDTV, and I had decided that I wanted an LCD. I'm an avid gamer, and the thought of plasma burn-in scares me. Also, the room I'll be placing the TV in has a massive, pain-in-the-@$$ window which I can't completely block all of the light from, so an LCD is really the only thing I can put in this room.
Ever since I went into the Sony store a few months ago I was hooked on the XBR2. The incredible detail, sharpness and picture quality, and the way they handled motion with very little noticable motion blur had me hooked. Then, after doing some research, I discovered that Sony was releasing a new XBR and I knew that I had to get one.
Fast forward to now. People have started receiving their XBR4's and from what I can tell, MotionFlow 120Hz, which is the feature I've been most excited for, is apparently not all it's cracked up to be. People have been saying that they can't stand watching movies with it enabled, because it makes it look like a "documentary of the movie", or something to that effect.
So now I must ask, is MotionFlow overrated? Does it actually help with gaming? Would it be worth it to save a few hundred dollars and get one of the W models? Also, what features does "gaming mode" disable? Why is it that people recommend gaming mode especially in games where timing is critical? Do all of the "bells and whistles" really add that much delay to the display? If I got a W model instead, would I still have to use gaming mode?
If someone could help me out with this it would be greatly appreciated!