Originally Posted by SonyPointGuy
I think the W runs its internal clock at 120hz so that it can show 24p, but doesn't do the interpreation between 60p frames to make a 120p image. That is why it doesn't have motion flow. That is just my guess, based on the fact that it has the 24p movie mode that the SonyStyle guy is not a fancy 3:2 pull down.
The SonyStyle guy also bemoaned the changing spec pages on the website.
I ordered a 46W3000 from Curcuit City last Sunday, and 45 minutes later my wife went into to labor. Twelve hours later and a little girl that came a month early, I didn't have time to pick it up till Thursday and till Friday late to set it up.
It is about an inch wider than a V2500, based on specs. It was bit bigger than what my wife expected, and it was really close to going back for a 40inch model. I also bought a S300 BD player and three movies. I've only watched two. "Open Season" and "Black Hawk Down". I just tried a few scenes in BHD to test it out. The scene where the helicopters start their initial attack almost made my wife puke b/c of motion sickness; NICE!
"Open Season" was for my 2 year old. You know you have something when he sees it and goes "Cool" and "Nice". Every single twig and strand of fur can be seen.
HD cable thru Comcast is hit or miss. Local ABC channel, most watched by the wife, touts their HD all the time, but looks like crap usually. Some of the other HD channels are awesome. I watched some baseball and tennis and didn't see much problems with streaking or such. Almost makes me want to watch hockey on TV again.
The S300 and W3000 do a good job showing regular DVDs. Not BD quality, but pretty darn good.
I thought I saw some clouds, but it was when I just got the TV, I have not seen them since. I almost think it may be becuase the set was not warmed up, or maybe even reflections from the other room.
Vivid is just too hot for me, standard isn't bad. I've set up Custom 1 between Vivid and STD,with more mpeg and other processing. Cimema is nice for regular DVDs or anything that is too harsh in the other options. I was getting a lot of jaggies and harsh angles with Vivid, plus it is just too bright.
To me it is all about signal. If it is getting a 1080 signal, it just straight rocks. Less than that it does OK, and I know, we don't all live in a 1080 world. The worst is stuff thru Comcast HD cable, upscaling sometimes is a bit odd, plus the switch of 4:3 to zoom-wide that I have set to automatically happen sometimes doesn't. I have a feeling that I'm going to set up the customs for 1) True 1080Hd, 2)Regular DVDs 3) SD stuff over the HD cable.
I have to give Sony a cheer and a jeer. Jeer for a thin manual for the TV and Player. Cheers for making the TV pretty easy to use out of the box, yet be fairly customizable thru some deeper menus. HDMI is awesome, my wife freaks on cables, so that is helping bunches. Unless I had read these forums, I don't think I would have found all the things you can tweak, since I wouldn't have known to look for them.
Even my wife grudingly agrees that it has a great picture and looks good. We'll know more today when we see how "General Hospital" looks.