I'm getting closer to joining the club, but I would like to see current club members reporting back more often after having had their sets for 2 or 3 weeks. I guess they have found something else to do with their time rather than read and post to the forum. There is a question that I would like to ask them, however, and it is buried in the following.
The other day, my wife and I made a trip to the Portland, ME mall and I was allotted an hour for breezing through Best Buy and Circuit City in search of the Holy Grail otherwise known as the Sony SXRD.
As I scouted through BB, I finally saw off in the distance a monster with ears and rushed up to make a first assessment. My first thought was, "Oh no, this picture isn't 'special' at all." Sure enough, the sign under it said SXRD.
Still, I couldn't accept that this was the object of all the talk on the Board and I got down on my hands and knees to look for clues. Soon enough, I found a stick-on tag that said XS955 and what a relief it was. Whew!
Off to the side of the SXRD sign was another sign for the XS955. A discussion with the clerk established that the SXRD was being held in storage until the last XS955 was sold. The SXRD sign was just to let people know that it existed if they wanted it.
Then, there was just time for a mad dash to Circuit City. As I walked through all the displays, I noticed that the better looking sets along the way said Toshiba, but I didn't really stop to look.
As I was about ready to give up hope, I spotted it. A nice, friendly looking 50" Sony SXRD in all its glory. A rose among so many thorns. (Not really) It did look good, but I didn't have enough time to start getting intimate. Instead, I had to settle for a few, but clever, spinning moves to compare all the other sets with this one. The SXRD came out quite well in this scientific survey, however, I have a question for current owners.
Are there any issues with blurring of movement on the SXRD? I expected none, but I did see a hint of it and I wonder. With all the super critics around here, there must be some owners that have formed an opinion and will share it.
By the way, I couldn't help but notice in CC the great quality of the 45" Sharp LCD. I know nothing about the set, but the detail and general quality of the picture stole some of my attention from the SXRD. Now, IT is taking up residence in the back of my mind.
When I got out to the parking lot at CC, my wife was waiting in the car in front of the door with the engine racing. Another few seconds and I would have been calling a taxi.