Well,first of all,I had my tv for sale for $3,700.No one wanted to pay that !!! So i lowered the price and suprizingly have gotten about 11 responses.
Also,the place where i bought the tv-ABT Electronics told my buyer that they would let him buy an extended warranty on the tv he's buying from me as long as it's been atleast 30 days since I bought it.
The tv looks nice..picture in high def is nice...but I've owned quite a few HD TV's in the past 5 years and the sharpness on this set is lacking.I don't know if this flaw is caused by the LED feature or my Dish Network satelite company.
I've owned a Sony in the past-an LCD HDTV 46 inch XBR2..and the DRC function drove me NUTS ! Every time someone moved their head on the tv picture..the persons hair would glow or shine..it looked so un natural..but the colors on a Sony are beautiful ! But the backlight clouding issue turned me off about the set and the DRC.
The new SONY XBR4 has no DRC ..but might still have clouding problems I've heard.
What I liked about this Samsung I had ..there was no clouding.
It bothered me that this Samsung is advertised as having such a high contrast ratio..actually its a play on words.If you noticed when they describe the contrast ratio ..they write..100,000:1 DYNAMIC contrast ratio..so I guess when you have the picture on the very dark Dynamic ratio picture..which is a choice you'll find in your tv menu..it's not a sharp picture..just very dark...does NOT look like any 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio...and supposedly when its not on LED or Dynamic..your picture will be 2,000:1 contrast ratio. Its all double talk !!!
I'm a bit nervous about something..the Sony XBR4 has some similiar functions just like my Samsung-expect,no LED. It has that XYBYXXX color option in the menu and when you use the Live action feature it bumps the picture up to 18,000:1 contrast ratio and without that feature it goes to 2,000:1 contrast ratio.See..there are some similarities.So is SONY also giving us false dimentions and double talk just like Samsung???
have any of you compared the SONY XBR4 to Samsung's 81F ?
As a last ditch effort I bought an hdmi 1.3 cable and hoped it would make my picture sharper..it did
up to a point.I thought since this tv has HDMI 1.3 inputs it would be very compatable with an hdmi 1.3 cable...it was a bit better than using a regular hdmi cable.
SONY KDL-46XBR4 And
Samsung Blue Ray DVD Player