Originally Posted by robertw11
Source? I'd like to read this for myself.
You obviously do not find this among the Elite cult followers
. Look at the Sony HX fora. You will even find there people which replaced Elite with Sony.
At the shootout they presented blatantly wrong data for the HX black level. When somebody noticed there must be something wrong, they rechecked and corrected them later but wrong message was spread out and still the data are looking suspicious. Besides, at the time of shootout only the Sony 55 incher was available. But soon there appeared the actual Sony flagship which is 65" HX, it looks like they wanted to make the shootout be4 it appears. This is not a minor issue if the Sony 55" or 65" was used since Sony is not making own panels so the 65" panel is not the same build as 55".
The fair shootout should be between the 60" and 70" Elite and Sony 65" HX. Nobody dared to do it.
Notice I am not saying Sony 65" is better. I agree Elite is better but not distantly better. There are some visual aspects in which Sony is hard to beat and some aspects of Sharp which are better but they do not matter so much for viewers.
Thus, I advice everybody who asks for the best @no-price-aksed to look among those three models.