I'm thinking of picking up a 950B because of the current prices, and yesterday I did some comparing of the 950B to the non FALD Sony C and D series sets at Best Buy(they did not have any other Sony FALD sets). Yes, I would agree the 950B had a very slightly "softer" image than the newer series, but the 950B is far superior in the dynamism of the picture than the non FALD sets. They had the same demo loop running on the 950B and another Sony set, I think the 930D.
Now, at some points of the demo loop, one might at first glance think the 930D was better. But it wss when it came to some of the "city scape" shots, the 950B trounced the others. Where I saw the difference was when they showed a wide shot of a big city street and buildings. There was a traffic light in the shot, which was red at the time. Now, on the 950B, the red light really glowed brilliantly like it does in real life, while on the 930D the light was around one quarter as bright. Also, at the end of the demo loop, white credits scroll against a black background. On the 950B, the credits displayed brilliantly, while on the 930D, they were muted and much dimmer. I attribute this superiority of the 950B to FALD.
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