Well since everyones finally getting these sets its time to start a thread for tweaks/problems/help and observations.
My story, I currently own the 60XBR800. Ive been looking to buy something that better fits my living/space situation, and being the loving son I am would donate my 60" to my parents who have the space.
Yesterday I was at a certain retail store inquiring/viewing the various LCD's. Luckily I was speaking with the dept. mgr and just when I mentioned the new Sony's he said they had just received the display unit and it was still in the box.
I bought it on the spot, the 50"GWIII for an excellent price, $XXXX.(Im assuming I can say that as I didnt mention the store?)
Anyways, its sitting in my living room and it looks great!
-I like the look, for me at least it looks cleaner and less obtrusive. Esepcially noticeable once I set up the rest of the components.
-The blacks are excellent, much improved out of the box. IMO they look black, not blue or purple.
-The colors are much more vibrant, there seems to less less of a vale in front of the picthure.
-The brightness is incredible, some is contrbuted to the smaller size but it is really impressive.
-I like the new screen. At first I was hesitant with my light situation and glare but i was pleased at the reduction in reflections with the GWIII screen.
-I hate the remote, it feels like a rebagged RadioShack remote, lol. For some this might be a problem but I use a Universal so I wont even use this one.
-The SD is rough, obviously, but i persoanlly dont/wont use my bigscreen much for SD, Only DVD/Xbox/HD, so again, not a problem.
-There seems to be a little bit of red push, even using cool temp settings its noticeable.
-As always the sets DRC is great. It is actually better than the progressive mode on one of my DVD players(:
-DVI PC connecticity looks amazing. It was truely plug and play, it recognized the make, model and even posted the manufacture date. Initially the reolution is funky and needs work but nevertheless it does work. Im still working out final resolutions with power strip, and as it stands now has a little to much overscan but I am close. I will say a PC using DVI on the GWIII looks every bit as good, maybe even better than any of the LCD monitors I have, Samsung,Viewsonic and Dell.
What Im up to:
-Frist is obviouslly a run with Avia to clean it up some.
-Second is finalizing the PC connection using DVI, ill post suggestions for power strip when im done.
-Third is finding the best DVD player for the set.
-Im even considering an ISF visit.
So thats it everyone. Post away!
Scott in Rochester
[ Edit - Pricing rule http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=300703