Originally Posted by otherda
OK, so could it be that Panny screwed up the "neutral" settings (the zero settings) in order to achieve some lower "nominal" power consumption figure and thus look greener, while getting a better PQ needs a lot of ramped-up numbers which in turn crank up the power consumption ? Green gimmickry ?
Ideally someone on this board would purchase both sets to compare the PX80 and X1, and return the one that comes in second after evaluation... but that is a lot of trouble to go through, assuming a person has the room to set up two sets side by side, etc.
On my 50PX80 I have the following settings:
I find those numbers to be great for night viewing, but can be a little dim during the day, though I generally don't change it because it is still brighter with less reflections than my 1997 JVC 32" CRT. Overall I'm very satisfied with the PX80 and wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone pick one up on clearance.
Still, I'd love to hear how the X1 compares. I have friends and relatives in the market for a big screen and once the PX80s disappear I'm hoping the X1 is as good or better.
Interesting how the X1 lost the rear L & R audio out, and the front S-video port... I'm sure there are a lot of people out there like me with camcorders that would use the front S-video in.