Originally Posted by JMCecil
I've read through a couple of the Laservue threads. It's hard to tell if people are actually happy with them. I'm trying to decide on a new TV (have XBR2 70 with dieing optical block). Don't want to go smaller.
I've tried the big LCDs, but can't even though they are bright and colorful, I can't tolerate the blurring, haloing and juttering. Plasmas, which have awesome pictures that don't suffer from those problems, aren't readily affordable/available above 65".
I have viewed the 82" mits at a store, sat down and tried to adjust the display as best as I could, but it is one of the crappiest pictures I've ever seen on a TV. Literally can't understand why anyone would buy one. My 15 year old standard def Sony 60" looked better.
But, I've seen a few online reviews that seem to think the laservu is a good TV and has decent color, blacks and contrast. Not up to plasma standards, but pretty darn good. I don't have anywhere around here that has the laservue.
Just kind of venting ... but anyone care to share opinions on the laservue? Maybe someone who had an XBR2?
Once the 82" and 92" came out, I kind of lost interest in the LaserVue. I'm still happy with my calibrated 65", but when the time comes, I will probably upgrade to an 82". I've viewed my son's 73", so I know the 75" LaserVue just won't be big enough for me.
I saw both the 82" and 92" at an HH Gregg store, and really liked what I saw, even in less than optimum lighting. I was distracted by the glare on the 92", but it had a defective screen, which was pushed in so the the corners had some weird triangular reflections. If not for the corners, the picture was great, with no distractions from glare anywhere else on the screen. I don't know why you had trouble with the 82". Adjusted properly, these sets are awesome.
You should post your comparison question in the LaserVue thread, or even title a new thread "LaserVue vs XBR2" or some such thing.