You guys are correct. My bad. The AV mode is staying as selected. I could have swore it has been on standard when I have fired up a few times and I do not use standard.
As far as motion, yes the set is very very good. I am only on day two and as stated my place is so torn apart until they hang the display on Wednesday, I haven't had the time to sit down and fully put it thru some heavy tests.
I have been using motion enhancement low and I have tried off. I have not had enough time to really evaluate this yet but I must stand by initial thoughts that the Sony XBR8 handles motion a bit better. This is not to say that the Sharp isn't really good so far as it is and this is just my initial gut feeling. Perhaps jumping from 55 to 70 has something to do with it or perhaps it is not out of the realm that the XBR8 just handles it better. I mean there are some that say the XBR8 is/was better than Sony's current high-end model and it was/is quite a nice display just a couple of years ago. It was hard to boot it to bedroom duty (but after a couple of blu-rays I have watched and the size-you are out of here
) Edit: not talking about blur as there is none but talking about smoothness of motion in some situations(mechanical).
I love this set and the picture blows me away but this is just one of a couple of things I have encountered in my own opinion.
But as I watch a blu-ray like I did last night and sat there shacking my head how incredible the picture was (and I did do this
) and I am thrilled with the set. Picked up five 3D discs and War Horse today. I have a feeling War Horse is going to look incredible on this display. Perhaps all blu-rays will. I feel naked though without my audio set-up. On the plus side this display has really good sound for out of the box. On the down side I miss my audio and a set like this begs for an audio set-up. Hang the damn thing already so I can get everything set back up!! I think I will save War Horse to be the first movie I watch with everything hooked back up. Hope I don't get teary eyed in awe!!
So not trying to upset anyone or push away buyers as the set is magnificent but I am coming from an extremely high end set and comparisons are fair at this level. As stated I need a couple of weeks to really come to my final thoughts but in the mean time I have enjoyed sharing my initial thoughts.