Originally Posted by slumpey326
can the 71 series do 24 frames per second like the xbr4.
This is what the xbr4 says:24p True Cinema (24p Input Capability)
Many movies are filmed at 24 frames per second (fps) and prime time TV programs are recorded at 24p. Seizing on an opportunity, some studios are taking a purist approach and encoding high definition video content such as Blu-ray Disc in 24p. Sony wisely takes advantage of this by including 24p output capability on our Blu-ray Disc players as well as including 24p input capability select 2007 BRAVIA TVs. The benefit? Images are smooth and natural looking. Once you experience 24p video it will be hard to view video without it.
basically is there anything that the xbr4 has that the 71 series doesn't and vice versa
My set does 1080p24, When my ps3 is playing a blu ray, if I hit info on the remote, the screen shows that the the hz is at 24 as opposed to 60 on a standard dvd. No judder, 3d, lifelike. Yeah you are right, I have shown this set to 2 of my friends and I watched them as they watched casino royal and thier jaw was hanging on the ground.
Originally Posted by skyehill
After sitting in front of both the 46 inch XBR4 and the 46inch 71 for about 30-45 minutes, adjusting both, I think the one huge advantage the 71 has over the XBR is the picture. It's quite simply better. I'd love to have them in my house next to each other to do a more in-depth test, but based on my time with both, the XBR isn't worth its pricetag. I also loved when I pointed out the flashlights to the guy at Circuit City on the XBR, and his response was an exasperated, "Oh great, not this issue all over again." Apparently they had a ton of XBR2s and 3s returned.
Come over to my house and I will prove you different. Watching casino royal, watching ER right now in HD, watching wheel of fortune, jeopardy, I can see individual pieces of hair strands, I would even see hair lice if the people had them.
Originally Posted by mario23air
I thought the 71's Wide Color Gamut was the same as 10 bit color. Can someone confirm this?
this 10bit vs 8bit vs 10bit has been beaten to death. Ask Westy. It has not been confirmed either way. If Sony and Samsung use the same panel, why would they have different bits?
Originally Posted by orfny
I would say the biggest advantages of the XBR4 over the Sammy are the full 10 bit panel (verses 8 bit), the matte finish of the panel and bezel (verses shiny and reflective), 4 speaker sound - 2 woofers/2 tweeters (verses 2 full range speakers), illuminated remote, PS3 style menus and of course the the BRAVIA PRO processor. In my opinon this equates into a silghtly better product (as long as the clouding issue doesn't rear it's ugly head again). One possible benefit of the Sammy is that on paper it has a higher contrast ratio but I believe this is due to the shiny superclear panel and in person they look very close to my eyes. I do prefer the looks of the Sammy's (that floating glass thing on the XBR's is a little goofy looking IMO). Don't get me wrong the Sammy's have a great picture but after going through 3 4065's I decided to make a change. Just my 2 cents ..........
Thats all fine and dandy but I wish they made models that had no speakers. Who buys a 3000+ tv and doesn't have surround sound? Make the sets for us that do have it and make them cheaper. Floating glass, Do I really need to increase the size of my tv's bezel? One benefit of Sammy? Go buy your xbr and bring it over to my house, let's do a real life test of which is better.
XMB and remotes? Not a big deal since most people on here have an all in one remote for thier electronics. I am sure my 71 has a better picture and it was 700 dollars cheaper. Im watching news in 1080i right now and I can see age lines, freckles, individual hair strands, lint on the news anchors jacket, a balding news anchors thin hair line where the hair comes out of the skin. This tv is out of control I swear the picture looks better the longer it has been running like it is getting broken in...