Originally Posted by Zmanno999
There is no way to make a perfect comparison between them by only using specifications on the internet.
But in my opinion they aren't killing themselves because the average American dosen't know what a 10-Bit panel is. The first thing the majority of the population will consider is the price point. What would Sony rather do, Sell 90 TVs to normal people or sell 10 TVs to hardcore people who don't care about pricepoint? The whole point is to make a higher profit. Although if people want a 10-bit panel they can still pay a little more and get a Z series, which if the current pricepoints hold is still cheaper than the 6 series Samsungs.
This is exactly right. This is called marketing. Sony's bottom line has very little to do with what some turd-monkey on this forum thinks. For those people here who are obsessed with PQ it looks like they're copping out. However, if you knew marketing you'd see that even though their line is confusing, it's the best chance to get maximum product exposure for varying types of LCD buyers.
Most people *know* Sony as being the best whether they really are or not. So they go buy the 52" V series cause the price is right and well it's a Sony. They take it home, the picture looks great to them and it's a win-win. Sony wasn't going to nab them at the higher product line but a sell is better than no sell at all.
Again, even though I find the product line confusing, it seems like they did an excellent job of nailing the right price points when compared to other models of other brands.