Originally Posted by ll Viper ll
Because they're stupid (or merely uninformed). The XBR8 DOES not beat the Kuro elite in any of the categories I mentioned above. So, unless you have an absolute need for an LCD (I'm not unreasonable--they beat PDPs in brightly lit conditions), it would be illogical to buy the Sony over the Kuro, especially considering the price.
Any more? I thought not
I would not say stupid. Thats not right.
I would say that their taste is not for the most accurate and the better blacks, better viewing angles, bettter motion, etc.etc.etc.
Those things may be factors for them. But they are not the important or deciding factors.
Maybe brightness and torchablility are.
And if thats what they like, then thats cool. Whatever works for them.
Hey, they spent the money, they can enjoy it the way they want.
But for the life of me, I can't understand why anyone would buy one of the newer LCD's and have it calibrated to a normal brightness level.
If you are not going to use the extra brightness then why in the heck didn't you just get a plasma?
Especially in the case of the XBR8. If you are going to adjust the brightness to normal levels when you get it home, then you would have been better off buyng an Elite 9G. You most likely would have got the Elite for cheaper also.