Originally Posted by ECH
I think we should start ignoring that guy, he's obviously fishing confirmation that the 71 is better. I've done my own research on the 81/71 and found that the contrast levels on a 8-bit panel can be over saturated with some BR movies. In some cases the object itself loses detail all together.
Oh, so you were talking about me?
I can assure you that I am not fishing confirmation; I am really just trying to compare two models that I am genuinely interested in. I just bought a 60hz Sammy that is good but I can't resist the urge for a 120hz after having seen the XBR4 in action at a store. I just want a thing that only a owner can provide: an opinion and possibly a picture of what a completely black screen in a completely black room looks like to compare this series with the 71.
Opinions about models compared in stores are not as good of course and you know it. I hear them and take note but still would like an opinion from someone who brought the model home.
As of now, I am leaning toward the XBR4 since Sony's processing seems to deliver sharper images. I have no bias toward Samsung as of now, just thinking both sets have their strenghts and weaknesses compared to each other.
So please don't ask people to ignore me, especially when you misinterpret my sayings. I will go on with a purchase in the next week and there are good chances this purchase will be a XBR4; I will report here with pictures if that happens. I think I'm not a bad forum member and do not deserve having people putting me in their ignore list.