Originally Posted by size14d
I have no idea where you get the picture is far worse. It looks as good as a Samsung series 6 which is about the same as the 7 series and it looks better then the LG 50 series. I am using it with a PS3 playing NCAA 09 and Madden 09 and its phenomenal. The sound, especially with the subwoofer, is awesome. Totally pleased to the point that my next TV will be the 52" 149. The 52" should be in Best Buy now to see in person. Make sure you do the sound demo by pressing the menu and guide buttons together. Don't take just my word for it, check out what the HD Guru has to say: http://hdguru.com/266/266/
He ranks it near the top of LCD panels WITHOUT even considering the sound bar because of the good color rendition, fast motion picture sharpness and "fine HD bandwidth performance".
OK, I went to a local home theater store, and brought one home. I was impressed at the store, except for a couple issues, and I brought home a display model which I have a week to test. If you can tell me how to resolve these, I'll keep it, but otherwise, I'm returnining this.
The TV takes a few seconds to turn on. I'd say about 10 seconds.
Also, the image has a double image. I tried setting the video to blu-ray, pc, cable, etc. I've tried changing color temps. I've tried turning off video noise, changing theater mode to on/off, etc. It's extremely apparent around white text on a black background (Just go to the PS3 menu to check it out). My Bravia is absolutely flawless in this respect, but the 149 is just horrible honestly. I'm hoping I just have it calibrated wrong, and it can be resolved, as overall, I liked the TV, but if these problems exist, they're just dealbreakers.
(My dream TV I want to look and act better than my computer monitor. I went all out on that, and it makes the Bravia look ugly in comparison).