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Have you guys had an opportunity to see the Sony Bravia XBR2 LCD RPTV? Wow. I mean, wow. This is hands down the best looking picture quality I have ever seen. It easily beats my Sony SXRD A2000 RPTV and Sony Ruby by a HUGE margin.
I saw this at Circuit City. It was running a demo program of some sort - definitely was not coming via satellite. I figure it must have been 1080p fed from a HD DVD or BluRay or some other proprietary player for demo purposes.
Compared to my A2000 and Ruby the Bravia had much more definition, resolution, brilliant color, and was razor, I mean razor sharp - much more so than DLP. Yet it did not look overly digital. It just looked real - so real. I've heard people describe excellent HD quality by saying that its like looking out a window. Well now I know what they are talking about, as I had never experienced this before today. And all with LCD technology? Man was this impressive.
Now, I should say that I do not have a HD DVD or BluRay player and have never had an opportunity to view that level of 1080p on my A2000 or Ruby. So perhaps its just the super high quality of the source that made this set look so amazing. But my gut says its much more than that.
So the big question in my mind is this - is it possible for us to get this level of picture quality out of a front projector? Here we have pjs like the RS1 coming out soon with native contrast that no doubt is far above what the Bravia puts out (speced at 7000:1). Yet its hard to imagine the RS1 or any other front pj topping this image quality. What makes the Bravia so special, and how do we get this level of quality on our 100"+ screens!! ?