Originally Posted by 8mile13
I'm just a dumb guy in the field, first thought would be measurements and how ANSI(contrast ratio)
is perceived are not the same.
Its interesting to me that among audience Elite Pro won ANSI(contrast ratio)
and among experts in the Shootout VT50/Elite Pro ANSI(contrast ratio)
was a tie while 5x5 checkerpattern clearly shows VT50 winner but then again maybe i'm not understanding this right.
regarding the XBR HX929:
i stumbled upon Katzmaier's 2012 VE Shootout review. He was not happy with Sony being absent, he would have prefered it if Sony 55HX850 would have be a part of the Shootouthttp://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7...lity-shootout/
Ehh I'm not a videophile either but I can tell the difference between displays. I did get to see the VT50 today when at BestBuy. I am not one of those that needs to justify anything to anyone and it is just my personal opinion but I was not blown away by the VT50 at all. I did not tinker with settings as I am not in the market and they may have improved the brightness but with the movie playing with lots of browns and greys etc like mid-evil castles, it just didn't have that fun factor to me. I do not watch in torch mode at home so no reply there.
I bought the 70 Elite two months ago before the VT50 was out. I was wondering if perhaps I should have waited but for me and my personal preference I would not change a thing now that I have seen it. The Elite just has something about it where blu-rays are almost 3D at times. It is just a different ride for me all together. Also, it may be JUST five inches bigger but it is very noticable when comparing almost side by side (to me).
Both great sets and these shoot-outs are fun but at the end of the day you have buy what appeals to you. For me, glad I went with the Elite.
Edit: to be fair, I am experiencing what might be called pulsing in some scenes. It is with broadcast tv only and haven't noticed with blu-ray. There was a scene in a wheat field and the pulsing was noticable as the wheat blew in the wind. Also, with a scene with NY buildings compressed so closely. It is rare but I have experienced it. It has not been seen often by me and never on blu-ray. Just wanted to share this as yes, you would think things should be perfect for this amount of money and yes I wish it wasn't there (although briefly) but it has occured. I love this set 99% of the time and my thoughts listed above hold true. When watching a blu-ray and my sound system is cranked it doesn't get better except for maybe a projector and dedicated room.
I hope this is it until an 80 OLED from Sony or Sharp comes along (or Panasonic