Originally Posted by jakeman
.......The XBR2s are the finest TVs on the market today for all around viewing. Don't mind Sherv as he was biased by the poor performance of first generation XBR. Like yourself I checked out many displays including Pioneer plasmas and it was an easy choice.
Its still not the same or immersive as a fine front projector image though.
John, really, there is no need for arguing here
....... I dont doubt that you found the xbr2 to be the finest display ever, and thats the beauty of it, since it is a very subjective matter.
But objectively there is no comparison....the ANSI measures contrast ratios, the black levels, the processing (sony's vs Faroudja), the Gamma and CUE levels, the flat IRE measurements from an unheard of 0-100, and on and on, there is not one single display on the market, projector or otherwise, that has outmeasured the Elites; Fujistsu's come in a very close second, and have a superior processor and deinterlacer in the AVM-2 (and upcoming AVM-3).
Dont take my word for it; surely you are very networked, and can call ISF directly here in Boca Raton, to confirm which of the sets is superior in every category they measure and calibrate. As a second opinion, feel free to call Universal and Paramount, or any other production studio, and ask what they use besides the $40k profesional CRT sets when doing their mastering.
I keep thinking you believe I had a "bad" experience, but I didn't...I actually enjoyed my SXRD very much so prior to upgrading the 1130. I've calibrated 3 more XBR2s since christmas to the guys at work, and still nowhere remotely close objectively or subjectively. For me, accurate video reproduction is tops in my list, including audio, and there just wont be any compromises.
goto the display forum and you will find the consensus thoughts like this:http://avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthrea...&&#post9914719
but enough of the displays.
We will have to agree to say you feel the SXRDs are the best sets available, and people in my field feel Elites/Fujitsus offer the most accurate and truest pictures.
ok..back to subwoofers, as its MUCH more fun to argue about them...
ps- PM me your address so I can send you the CD