Originally Posted by david_sf
At least 50% of my TV viewing is watching sports, especially football and basketball. I've narrowed my choices to the following two LCDs:
1) 46" Sony XBR8
2) 46" Sony XBR7 (with 240hz)
Which do you think is the best set for watching fast moving sports? BTW if you can recommend a better LCD for watching sports please do so. Money is not really a big concern. I want the best for sports.
the sony xbr7 comes in three sizes (there is no 46" xbr7):40 xbr7
msrp $270070 xbr 7
both these come in the xbr8 style.
they are both regular lcd panels with 120 Hz and WCG-CCFL backlighting.
AND ALSO52 xbr 7
this is the one with 240 Hz WCG-CCFL backlighting.
msrp still not disclosed yet.
this is in the style of the xbr6.
available 10 january 2009 iirc
just go to www.sonystyle.com
to see what is available and the msrp prices ($5000 and $7000 msrp for the 46 and 55 xbr8 btw). be aware that the xbr7 and xbr8 are price protected with sony requiring dealers not to discount the msrp or risk losing their authorized status. we will see if they end up lowering the msrp to meet economic and market conditions.
also for manuals and spec sheets, click on the customer care link at top of sonystyle page and navigate to manuals etc to find the owners manuals and specifications sheets for the models you are interested in.
since money is no object, than i think you owe yourself the opportunity to include the 2 xbr8's. the new cnet review calls out the xbr8 as their new best lcd. the innovative 3-color LED backlighting is apparently very impressive. go read it for yourself and see what you think. also go to the owners threads on this forum and ask your question of those guys and see what you find. i don't remember any posts specifically along your lines there yet.