Originally Posted by The Pendragon
Thanks for the extra info about the connectors!
Have you tried calibrating the sets yet or is this a straight up out of the box test? I've also noticed on another Samsung that the motion in high action scenes didn't look very good (but i did very little to adjust it before taking it back. Once i saw it, i couldn't unseen it.) And do you game at all? Have you noticed any input lag on either set? I know after reading through this forum that input lag didn't appear noticeable on the Samsung.
To me the way you described the Sony, it sounds like you should be leaning more towards that than the Samsung. Lol Maybe i can find some time today and see if my Best Buy has a floor model i can checkout.
I tried calibrating the Samsung but made a mess of it, so I reset all the viewing modes to factory. We had company over this past weekend and one of my buddies watched golf and commented how much better the Samsung looked. I set the Samsung to 'Standard' and had to set the Sony to 'Vivid' to get them close to each other, and he commented how the water and grass looked better on the Samsung, watching the golf ball move. I kept struggling to get the Sony to look as bright as the Samsung. I returned the Sony and saw something interesting on pricing - the Sony was $1500 and I thought I got a great buy by price matching to $1309 at an online retailer, but when I returned it, the local Best Buys are clearancing it out for $1250.
Watching some more movies, the motion looked good (I was looking for artifacts now) and I thought that the brighter colors give more room to work with in adjusting the color to what you want. I don't game much, but I will comment when I hook up some consoles.
I did run the audio wires to a subwoofer and 2 speakers and the sound improved, but it was tough. I kept playing with the crossover and gain controls on the sub, and also the equalizer in the TV menu. Besides cheap speakers, I think the sound output from the TV amp is not great. It works pretty good now, but I'm a tough critic on sound ( I have 3 powered subs RTA calibrated to 3 pairs of satellites that all run in 'wide' mode off my receiver so I'm used to full range music and special effects. You should be at my house when the explosions go off! lol)
Now that the setup is finished I think it's a great TV for money. The 65" is nice and big and bright, and it's easy to live with. We sit about 11' from the TV. With the money I saved I'm looking for a Samsung 3d TV ( we watched Avatar 3D on the Sony and really enjoyed it)