Originally Posted by Bandyka
There are review already, wahthifi, Avforums and a few. You really can't go wrong. I think we can't elaborate on why its better PQ wise because it just looks right to the eyes just look at all these happy owners that speaks for it self. Need to say more?
Yes, with it being out in Europe for a number of months, there is some data and reviews already. Whether the US version will be different in any way, for better or worse, hasn't been entirely clear. If nothing else, we don't get the HDMI cables or included 4K BD titles, unfortunately. Are there other differences? None that I've seen identified as yet, but they're only just now getting into people's homes (US version, that is).
As for it just looking right, yes, there is much to be said for that. But I've been around long enough, and have seen people believing things that could not be confirmed in double-blinded studies, to take pretty much anybody's observations, including my own(!), with a grain of salt. A bit philosophical, perhaps, but I do think it important to consider that confirmation and other biases influence our perceptions to a much greater degree than we might think. Hence, the role of science and evidence-based decision making are quite important to me.
All that said, all the preliminary indications are quite encouraging. I just like to learn as much as I can, from all sides, before making decisions. I know I can return the unit if it doesn't meet my needs, but I don't want to waste my time, or take advantage of return policies, if I can avoid it.
So I look forward to more observations, comparisons, experience reports, etc - keep it coming!