Originally Posted by jackie C
How does it handle sports motion? Is there ever any motion blur? Any pq issues?
I have had one of the first 52631 models since first week of August.
It handles motion as well as the source supports. The compression used in digital signals mean that there is some blocking when there is a lot of motion and the data rate can't keep up, and DLP seems to do less to hide that than other technologies. I find the set gives as good a picture as you will get from the source (see photo. The reflection you see on the screen was a worst case test I was doing of how it handles glare. The TV is opposite a south facing picture window with white wooden shades and I adjusted them to throw a lot of light on a summer afternoon, with the TV brightness low so I could see how the screen did. In actually watching it under those conditions, the reflections were hardly noticeable.)
As far as pq issues, based on in the store viewing, I would say the Sony does a slightly better job on shadow details when scenes have very low light levels, like about the dimmest couple percent.
For everything else including sports the color fidelity, clarity, brightness are stunning.
I'm using 1080i over component from a Moxie DVR/Cablebox, and set the picture to Natural, color temp low which seems to give the most accurate picture and least loss of shadow detail