Originally Posted by forya
I jumped onto the 1150 yesterday too, I saw it side by side with an 85U and liked it better. I was watching King Kong on an HD-DVD Player and the foggy scenes looked much better on the pioneer. Also the pioneer elite has a better warranty, and more inputs. 4 HDMI Pc input, and a eithernet for a media hub that sounds like it could be cool
Forya - since I haven't had a chance to see the 85U since my local BB isn't putting them on display until next week or the week after, would you be able to give me your opinion on the comparison between black levels on the 85U and the 1150? Also, did you get a chance to compare side by side to see the differences in black levels and color? Did you compare the 85U to the 700 series or 77U?
I went to BB tonight (also in the Philly area) and compared the 1150 with the 750U and I was amazed at how the 1150 performed against other 1080p TV's in the higher-end TV room (Magnolia in BB) where the lights are dim and comparisons can be made vs. harsh fluorescent lighting. I have a 1150 on hold at tweeter (20% redundable deposit holds the TV for a week) and I hope to figure out if I should buy the 85U from my EPP discount (28% off retail) vs. 1150 at current tweeter.com discount price. I am trying to not quote prices and abide by rules but the 1150 ends up costing me $475 more after taxes.
Thanks in advance!