Originally Posted by diesel350
Yes I wanna know too. I've been looking at both TV's. The Samsung has 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Anyone know what the Sony SXRD is?
I believe the Sony is rated at 10K:1 however, it has been lab tested and rated at around 14K:1 actually higher than it's spec rating. I would not agree that a DLP has "Better" blacks and to me Better is what presents shadow details working along side the Blacks to = HT WoW with an HD feed in it's sweet spot those detail levels places it ahead of all panels IMO in that comparison area.
As Lipcrkr stated it has the ability to expose details in dark scenes that other panels leave flat no matter how deep the blacks the steps of gray
in contrast the SXRD does is best of class for HT viewing IMO - the magic and popularity is that the level of details can illicit involuntary wow's from HD material you may have watched on other panels with no such reaction. Understand full well SD material I found troubling on the SXRD but HD material and especially dark scenes can blow you away with it's strength in exposing them to the viewer's delight!
It takes an otherwise stagnant scene and brings it to life. Not trashing the Samsung at all and I do like them very much but anytime I've compared over the last few years I found the SXRD a hair better with it's scene details - JMO though it did seem to need an HQV VP for SD material it's weakness IMO.