Originally Posted by A.West
My favorite things about my VW95 so far:
Overall image quality: good blacks, dynamics, motion...
I know what you mean. I continue to be wowed by my 95 and am addicted to watching it. Normally the high has worn off by now and I can get back to other things after the whirlwind that getting a new pj brings. But in this case I am still finding myself watching every night in amazement.
One sign that I am enjoying the pj immensely is that I am watching commercials and the non-sense that goes on in between plays in sports. Normally I skip through all that. But now I am watching because of all of the close ups and slow-mo replays in sports, and because of the variety of scenes shown in commercials. It just looks so good I want to take it in and see what my new toy can do with it.
For me, as I mentioned earlier, the most amazing aspect of this pj is its ability to render extremely fine detail, sharpness and clarity to the image unlike any pj I've had before. Surfaces that have glitter, fine details, or sparkles etc really shine and glisten - and not in an over the top way but rather in an ultra-realistic way. It makes you feel like you are right there up close looking at the objects as if they were really in front of you.
It is really hard to describe how these characteristics combine to make for an ultra-realistic looking image. Here are a few specific examples from my viewing last night that hopefully will convey a sense of what I am experiencing:
1) This commercial came came on in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu3b_EvvMDo
. At the very beginning you can clearly see all the details and textures in the road as the tire rolls down it.
Then have a look at the snippet between the 8 second and 15 second mark. While the camera is zoomed in on the tire rolling through the snow, I could make out seemingly every single flake of snow and the crystals and light coming of of it was so realistic it was like I was standing there.
I could make out all the flakes of snow mashed into the tires and great detail of the snow even as it was flying off the tires, as well as all the fine detail in the tire treads. And this was with all the fast motion going on to boot!
. It was really jaw dropping and a sight to be seen.
2) I caught some of a HBO boxing match. One of the boxers was wearing shorts that were very "disco-y". Picture the material on a disco ball, but in fabric. His corner-men were wearing similar shirts. It was all glistening and sparkly and I watched for a while for now other reason than to take in the coolness. Again it felt like I was at ring-side.
3) I watched a late night talk show and one of the guests was wearing a black leather jacket. The shine, detail and fine texture that was coming off it is was just insanely detailed and clear. Again it was like I was standing in front of him looking at it. I had this DVRed on another HD set so I was curious to see how it looked there in comparison. When I watched it there it still had some shine to it, but it looked far less detailed and murky. In comparison it looked like I was watching it on a nice HDTV, rather than standing in front of it.
I'm looking forward to more viewing tonight, plus I have some top rated PQ movies I'll be watching later in the week and will keep you guys posted. I happened to catch a glimpse of No Country for Old Men on one of the movie channels and the PQ and contrast looked insane. There as a scene where a car went across a bridge at night time. The contrast of the lit bridge against the night sky was such a sight to see that I paused the screen, stared at it for a bit, and then immediately put it in my Netflix queue.