What is your problem? I am simply answering a question that many people have asked: Impressions of the 71 vs. XBR4. My point with that comment was that there was zero question, even my fiance noted the difference and she is completely disinterested in tvs, that the sony had blacker blacks than the samsung. Take my observations for what it is worth. If it helps someone, great. If not, then that is okay too.
The problem here is that some people (probably yourself included) get stuck in a certain mind set and dont want to hear anything else about it. Believe me, i know the feeling because i too was set on purchasing a Samsung 71 but after seeing the in-store comparison, i had to go with the sony. Different strokes for different folks, but let's not start the negative comments over actually providing what i believe to be "useful information."