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Well, using your analogy, it's more like buying last year's model car for more money than this year's similar model that has some new features that you wish you had, but the dealer tells you that you're SOL and to buy the following year's model. If car makers did that, they'd never sell their left over inventory for sure. Heck, they may not sell this year's either if customers know that they can get a better car for less in under a year.
When I ordered the Pearl wasn't out yet and I had no way to really compare the two. I thought at the time that the Ruby would be worth the extra price. I still haven't seen a Pearl, but am pretty sure that the difference might NOT be worth it based on reviews. Fortunately, the street price difference was closer to $3K, so it's not enough to give me buyers remorse. I have a 123" diagonal HiPower and am happy with the Ruby. I'm just NOT happy with Sony's response, not giving us 1080p24/48 over HDMI. That sucks because it just leaves the DVI to eliminate judder and it's not as good as HDMI.
Regarding the VP50, it sounds like you're sending a 1080p60 signal via HDMI and consider it a big improvement. Can you elaborate on what's better since you're still getting judder at 60Hz. Have you tried using 48Hz via DVI? If so, what are your impressions and why didn't you stick with that set up to get rid of judder?
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