Originally Posted by Tigerriot
I hear people talk about sparkles on Bravia models
AFAIK, the issue has been resolved with the latest firmware.
and of course I'm concerned about getting uneven backlighting.
Unfortunately, this can happen with ANY make/model. It really depends on the individual panel you happen to get. Some are better than others amongst the same, exact batch.
It seems like whenever I get in the market for a TV there is a whole new generation of issues that people have to deal with. So annoying.
I remember when I was shopping for my RP DLP and it was rainbow effects. LCD was 'clay faces' and screen door effect. Plasma was burn-in (still is
The 'next big things' were LCoS, D-ILA and SXRD. Now they don't even make RPTVs anymore.
Now it's auto-dimming and input lag, etc. Man it's always something.
Anyway...@ OP: It all comes down to personal preference. FWIW, you're looking at the top 2 companies for LCDs, IMHO. You can't really go wrong either way.
I briefly hooked up my 360 to my Sony 52W4100 and it looked phenomenal. I played a little bit of TF2 and it was suh-weet. [No input lag, that I could tell.]
Even played the 'Meet The Soldier' video for my wife and her jaw was on the floor. Talk about eye candy.