Well Ive had my set for about three days now and I am totally BLOWN AWAY!! I went from an xbr4 to a 1150 to a 110 to finally the best of them all... the 111! I honestly did not expect to see a much improved 110 in the 111 untill I got this panel at home. IMHO it has, all due respect to the amazing 110, surpassed it in every critical area: BLACKS, BRIGHTNESS, DETAIL, PICTURE DEPTH, and oh yeah BLACKS!
I cant forget to mention just how much smoother it appears to be also. Like D-Nice said of the 6020 theres a "creamy smoothness" about these 9gs that make the picture look flawless. Your truly seeing images as they are, to the piont were theres a feeling of intimacy between you and the image due to just how life like and 3D they appear. The 110 I previously owned certainly achieved this to an extent but the 111 without question took it to a WHOLE OTHER LEVEL!
Untill the 10g's come out I dont anticipate ANYTHING, including the xbr8, touching the 9g Elites in terms of overall PQ. And Im sure it wont be long before any professional reviewer solidifies this statement.
As I sit and enjoy this amazing set I can say without a doubt that I dont have a single regret about returning my 110 and enduring a wait for the 111, which actually turned out to be a MUCH shorter wait than expected, becuase after having both sets I can honestly say the differences are NOT marginal and worth the upgrade. In the end with the 10% BB coupon as well as $150 in reward pionts, I saved myself $1500 by chosing to wait for the 111 since at the time I bought my 110 they were still at $5999.98 (at least at BB they were). That extra money in my pocket was probably the best incentive of all and oh yeah guess where some of that $ is going to... thats right a Pioneer BD-05