Originally Posted by tonydeluce
The JVC 1080p's are the most anticipated TVs by Gazelle and maybe one or
two other forum members :-)
The Sony SXRDs are going to blow the JVC 1080p's away/QUOTE]
Sort of an absurd statement since no one has seen one yet, whereas many have seen the JVC 1080P at CES and it did, in fact, to use your terminology, "blow away" the competition. Many thought the Qualia was only slightly better.
I highly recommned *not* making a decisiom based on what you saw at CES
for a couple of reasons. First, none of these were production models. Second,
the vendors will be showing source material that does *not* display
the shortcomings of the set
. Thirdly, the set is not in the native environment
in which it will be viewed.
The new JVC 1080p sets are a viable alternative to the new SXRDs for those
people who primarily watch HD sports and channels such as Discovery HD and
Voom because they give a similiar quality picture when watching such material
and will be less money particularly because it will be hard to find a discounted
SXRD in the early part of its production cycle.
BUT, for those who primarily watch movies with dark content, there is no
question that the JVC 1080p falls short in this regard. Yes, the Sony SXRDs
will blow away the JVC 1080p sets in this area.
The SXRDs will also have advantages over the Samsung 1080p DLPS for those
people who see rainbows since it is a triple chip solution. The 1080p DLPs
excell with black level and contrast ratio I am interested in seeing how the SXRDs
do in this area.
If SXRDs can deliver even slightly better blacks and contrast ratio than the
1080p DLPs along with a 70in. version, I will be buying one :-)