Originally Posted by Teisco
I am thinking of upgrading my display and wanted to find out if there is a dramatic difference in going from the Sharp d62 52" to a new Sony xbr4 or 5 g2"
I don't want to compare banding, just picture dynamics and contrast and color, so please no banding arguments.
To me the XBR4 is the best PQ in a tie for me with the 71 series and though I'm a Sharp Fan and own three if I were choosing today at that smaller size I would most likely choose the XBR4 with my only hesitation being the 71 series Samsung. Neither one makes a large panel that's affordable for now anyways so unless I replace one of my smaller Sharps the best I could do would be Samsung 5881.
If I were looking to the asthetics of the panel and I got a good deal I personally would choose the XBR4/5 over the w as the money difference isn't that important to me if I'm going to view the panel for a number of years and I can afford it with the kids grown and out of the house the TOYS are mine now!
Though I must admit - for a second TV in the Bedroom or Den I love the PQ of the S3000 at the budget level but wouldn't have it as my primary HT. I now prefer the newer Sony panels versus the Sharps I've viewed the past year in 52" and smaller.