Originally Posted by Turock
What are the pros & cons between the 3 LCD's, any help there?
I just purchased a Sony 40S2000. I compared it to the Samsung 4092 and the JVC 40X887.
I thought the picture on the Sony was slightly more life-like than the Samsung and I thought the SD content looked a little bit better.
For me, it ultimately came down to price because I could tell very little difference between the sets (Samsung & Sony). The JVC looked just as good but the only model they had on display was the 32" version and I was uncomfortable buying one sight unseen.
I believe the Sony is going to be replaced with a new model in September while the JVC and Samsung panels new. This is probably the main reason for the price difference. I was open to paying more for the Samsung or JVC or even the XBR but after comparing all of them I just couldn't justify the paying difference.
As far as inputs go all three had advantages and disadvantages. The Samsung had 2 HDMI, and 2 RF but only 1 component. The Sony had only 1 HDMI and 1 RF but had 2 Component. The JVC had only 1 RF but 2 Component and 2 HDMI.
If I could have taken all three home, calibrated them myself, and used them for a week; I might have selected the Samsung or JVC over the Sony but based on a couple of hours at various stores I thought the Sony was the best overall value.
Now that I have the Sony, I'm happy with it. The picture quality for HD and XBox 360 is outstanding, DVDs are very good, and the SD content varies with the channel.
I do have one stuck sub-pixel; when displaying a completely black pattern I can see one tiny point of green. I can only detect it when standing very close to the set so I didn't feel like it was worth returning. I could just as easily get another set with more stuck/dead pixels.
The only other problem I have is with the HDMI input. If I connect the Comcast DVR via HDMI and switch from HD content (720p/1080i) to SD content or vice versa the picture disappears. It seems to be some kind of sync problem and is probably due to the Comcast box and not the TV.
I ultimately plan on using the HDMI for an HD-DVR or Blu-ray player so I had planned on connecting the Comcast box via component anyway.
After about 3 weeks with the set, I'm still happy with it and don't regret the purchase.