Originally Posted by Mixdoctor
I know.....I was there at the shoot out with you. I knew from the get go you just didn't like the Elite and never gave it a chance. Yes the141 did best in some things but not in others. The 141's bright room view is limited compared to the Elite and the Elite will best it in blacks......just not shadow detail. Also, they are totally different sets, that serve different purposes.....I know, I have both.
I guess you are talking about Ken Ross. Well, he is not replacing his Elite, just adding a plasma to his new house. By the way, he generally prefers the Samsung 8500 not the Panny's, but I will let him speak for himself. Oh and let the disdain for others go......These are just TV's!!!
no names please..........but he had a 151 that he sold here on AVS and is now looking at another plasma. If you have a 151,111, plasma hold onto it. If you feel the need to own an Elite, you know the risks, but I would advise hold off until you see what this year brings to the table. Then if you must still have one be patient as the prices which have already dropped, will be hitting rock bottom soon. I agree they are 2 different tvs, with different purposes , different plusses and minuses. The Elite promised the world and they tried for quite a bit of time to live up to the hype, but Sharp has since dropped the ball on quality control and did not fix the known issues since way back then. The high cost, number of returns, exchanges, repairs, etc hit Sharp hard and it killed the production of a better , improved gen 2 which would have been really interesting to see 4 sure. It's not the first time the electronics world delivered a high cost product that was short lived. I think the Elite would have had a longer run if it could have been released a few years earlier. Timing is everything. Consumers are looking for better but cheaper especially with TV's. By now we would have been up to a 4th or 5th gen Elite which would be superior to the existing model at a lower cost.