Originally Posted by malcolmp6
Did you even own any XBR series 4 to 8?
I will tell you some of the pros of the XBR4
- matte screen (non reflective) Can watch TV in bright light with out a mirror effect
- better viewing angles than the HX 850
- Picture quality is subjective. I like the PQ of the XBR 4. More cinema like.
No 3D. Does not matter.
No Smart TV features.
I own a 40X3500 (european XBR5) and a 46X4500 (european XBR8)
I certainly enjoyed the X3500 for a while. I keep it in case the X4500 breaks down.
The 46X4500 - Full Array Local Dimming LED - outperformes the X3500 - CCFL -. Picture Quality is not subjective, ask the guys in the Calibration Forum.
Originally Posted by grizimes
I couldn't agree more. I love my XBR4. Wouldn't trade it for anything. Except a new Panny plasma 60 series. Had this TV for years and its done me justice. Best TV I've ever seen in a home environment. Only thing is I'm looking for a larger screen, and more options (ex. Smart tv). Any negative opinions I've seen on reviews since I decided to upgrade, I have never had an issue with (fan noise). It is an unbelievable set for its time. Plus the glass bezel is very attractive. 8mile seems to have had bad experiences with this set, and I can't say it's perfect. But, I have nothing bad to say about it.
I've done a lot of reading in the XBR4/5 thread
a while back. The XBR4 had the fan noise reputation. Early XBR5s also had a fan noise problem, which was solved by an update.