Originally Posted by ccotenj
fwiw... before i bought my current set, i was able to look at (many many times
) a 5080 and a 5010 right next to each other at a bestbuy... mounted in a darkened area, but unlikely that they were calibrated correctly and they were running the in-store loop... at anything greater than 6 feet (brought my tape measure with me), they were virtually indistinguishable from one another... at 5 feet, i could see sde on the 5080 if i really concentrated and looked for it, but if i just "watched tv" on it, it wasn't noticeable...
thanks for that data point! It's just the kind of thing I'm looking for - eyes-on
experience with the specific models side-by-side.
I was unable to feel comfortable comparing the corresponding 50" Elite 768 and 1080 models that were on opposite sides of the room. Side-by-side is the only reliable comparison for resolution questions (other than actual measurement with test patterns, of course), even when the sets are poorly set up
BTW, what did you finally choose? Or have you done so yet?
Come to think of it, if the results were that close ("virtually indistinguishable" beyond 6 feet), why did you choose to compare the two "many, many" times?
Again, thanks for the response.