|Originally posted by Jackman11
The colors and blacks came nowhere even close to my RPTV. And only the HD signals looked good to me. BUT MOST ANNOYING was the 'screendoor". I had no idea what people where talking about in these posts and I KNOW NOW. Also I should have viewed one before buying.
PS.. I don't seem to be sensitve at all to rainbows... the man in the store even tried to show me how to see them but I couldn't.
Hmmm...I can only think you had a bad Z1 or were watching it in too much ambient light, or did not adjust it properly. I have a Sony HS10 61" RPTV that has been heavily tweaked for a gorgeous picture, and the Z1 (in controlled lighting) matches it every bit in terms of color, and comes very close in shadow detail and black levels.
But, in terms of screendoor, yes the Z1 has quite obvious screendoor at less than 1.8X viewing distance, as I said in my review. At about 2X, it goes away, or at least it did for me. I also found that I could defocus the Z1 a hair, and screendoor became much less obvious even at 1.5X--I could see it every so often, but not much.
The X1 also has screen door, but not quite as much as the Z1. I can sit comfortably at 1.5X and not be bothered by screendoor on the X1. But, it does have screendoor--so if you are very, very sensitive (I'm not) to screendoor, you may want to look at a higher rez pj, maybe the Sanyo PLV-60 with MLA. Or, you might want to go for the Panny AE300, which has the smoothscreen technology.
I sure am baffled why your colors and blacks were so bad on your Z1--I am still amazed at how my Z1 comes damn close to my Sony RPTV.