Originally Posted by mrjgkelly
I was in a CC that had a 46" 71 and XBR4 right next to each other, and the salesperson there thought the 71 looked better... to each his own. I personally thought they looked about the same, although I did think the glossy screen added some "pop" to certain content compared to the XBR4. They were both most likely in showroom mode, so who knows how they would compare if they were properly calibrated, and I don't really care because I'm banking on the 81 Series.
The glossy screen may be an issue for some, but I've ruled out the XBR4 because, as far as I'm concerned, that glass frame was oudated a week after Sony introduced it in the XBR2/3 series last year, and there is no way I'd be able to tolerate it for month, let alone another 5+ years.
On another subject, I've just spent about an hour catching up on the last several pages of comments posted since yesterday. I was hoping that because there were a significant number of additional comments that there was some worthwhile information on availablity and/or quality of the 81 Series sets from owners.
However, as usual, most of the information didn't have anything to do with availablity or quality; instead it had to do with people like "tombaker" continuing to whine about the glossy screen and "greenland" questioning specs that were obviously incorrect, and preying on the paranoia of people that don't know any better.
I have done my best to ignore and not get involved in the pointless and inane comments about matte vs gloss and the disinformation discussions associated with specs, but I've got to ask the question... are you people who constantly complain about the glossy screen really too stupid to understand that you can whine, bitch and moan all you want, and it's not going to change anything, and for those of you that damn well know the actual specs, are you just trying to bait those that know better into a completely ridiculous argument?
Save everybody involved in this forum time and aggravation, and get a life or hobby that doesn't involve expressig pointless observations or ridiculous conjecture. Preciate it... and you can bait me all you want, but I will not waste my time responding.
and whats your point.....that you don't want to participate in a forum talking about AV stuff? Great....but why bother to tell us....why not just run along. Try speaking for yourself next time, as clearly you don't speak for anyone besides yourself and you are certainly not a representive of readers of this thread, your self election does not count. Anyone who puts out such dribble, then says they can not defend it and will not defend it, basically knows they are shoveling BS.
Reflections into the viewing image are a matter of quality.... the image is what you see. A good Canon SLR camera lense will have in a built in glare shield, not because the optics are creating a defect but because the environment ils likely too. Samsung has put out a series of TV that effects the quality of the image by its reflections. You choose to either not understand that or not care, but somehow I think its more of an important issue that you give it credit, we can debate it....its debateable....oh wait you just want to read things you agree with....never mind.
mrjgkelly....I am glad you have decided not to post again, it your choice, but heck, how will I live without the brilliant insight you added.
1. You are irrated.....yes I care! we all care.
2. You want to share if you think the XBR case if fashionable....gosh
3. You like to read posts and somehow haved not figured out how to either look as 60 messages at a time ( you can do that) or actually skip a post.
taking your toy and going home? awwww too bad