Ok, stayed up toooooo late just watching TV last night on my new W900a. Now that I'm at a keyboard instead of an Ipad, just thought I'd write a few more thoughts.
When I loaded the Cnet settings, there just wasn't any pop to the picture. Seemed muddy, lacked contrast and sharpness. Tried tweeking things a bit, and then started trying the standard settings. Using General Picture, Standard produced that bright LED "POP". However, that setting comes with a lot of other things turned on, like MPEG compression, Motion Flow, etc. Didn't have the time to really start adding and subtracting to get it right. But what I did seem to find, that when using Cinema1, Custom, there just was not a way to get the picture to come alive. Increasing Picture, Brightness and Backlight just washed things out. I figured that I would just customize it to bring up the PQ, but that didn't work. Actually found it kind of funny that a Standard Picture setting produced the best PQ. It at least revealed the potential of the TV.
I know this is mostly a rehash of my earlier post, but what I'm going to be searching for is a better customized setup of the Picture Settings.
Sometime soon I'll haul out the calibration discs and give it a go. And if someone on AVS comes up with their best settings, I'll give them a try.
Haven't found any defects other than the slight edge uniformity that is really nothing. No white blobs, No Flash LIghting, No Banding.
Wasn't looking for Dirty Screen Effect, but didn't see it either. Yeah, there is some drop off in PQ once you increase the viewing angle, but once you have the initial
loss of contrast, which isn't that bad, it stays pretty good out to an extreme angle. The Glass Panel handles reflections very well, and I'm sure really helps with the contrast.
People have said that Sony this year is off their game. I'm not seeing it! (haha)
And sometimes it's the little things.... I can plug in my wireless headphones (my hearing is not the best) and easily and simultaneously provide sound
to the other viewers either through the TV or my Sound Bar. And speaking of sound, really not that bad. Not a lot of power, but very clear dialogue, which I struggle
with due to some hearing loss.
In the coming weeks, as people start getting these setup in their homes, we should start getting even better feedback an settings info.
I'll be curious once Best Buy gets this on display and see how it compares side to side with the Samsung's, Panasonics and Sharps. I would be surprised
if it wasn't THE standout in the crowd. We'll see....