Originally Posted by Hockmanwi
I suppose I should say I've worked at Best buy sense October last year lol. We had a 51 inch Samsung 8500 plasma for $800! A steal! But my girlfriend would have murdered me if I got a TV that soon after she bought me the Sony 600b... That's a great TV no doubt. Reference level black levels!
cool U can be da Sony man right behind Carlos _ E !
TBH my 2013 1080p Sony R4 that *actually beat * the W850B the bright /dark viewing scores at rtings.com and actually looks better to me than the 55X850B that I saw at BB other than 2K vs 4K is pretty darn good and I wouldn't throw rocks at it at all.
IMO Sony got cheap but not real cheap with the 2014 panels in the W600B and 850B and X850B but that not withstanding they are all class leading pretty good none the less like the 2013 R4's . The W700B didn't do anything for me OTOH but didn't strike me as being bad either Same with the W600B's which at their prices are real decent .
OTOH you can probably see my delima
now with *this 2013 Sony* being as good as it is and being spoiled by my 2013 Sammy plasma that's my prob and the fact the 2014 R4's were sleepers and better than the W600B and to an extent the W850B in *some most important * things and besides 3D is no issue for me OTOH it validates choosing the 2013 R4 in feb 2014 at a decent discount also I didn't miss anything
With 50-55 " being the size for *this room* other than the 51f8500 which I wouldn't mind in here but *this room* /home office /BR is probably too bright for it in daylight and being retired I watch lots of news on *this Sony* with fixed and rolling images and banners and sometimes half dead talking heads that barley move they lips ☻☻* in here Baseball too! !
I don't play that stuff much on the Sammy plasma LCD destroyer so any 50-55" LCD (if this Sony ain't broke in a major way ) which I could fix easily anyway ( having a general class FCC licence and all ) .....and as long as the panel was OK any 50 55" needs to be a *lot better* than this Sony.☺☻
4K isn't an issue *for me* YMMV I'm more concerned with overall picture quality but too cheap to pony up for a Sony X9xxx when I already have the Sammy plasma in the frt room
UR right at 8 Benjamin for that 51f8500 is a steal dang ...........................
DANG..... I might end up having to wait until HDR trickles down to the pheasants like me
I'm not really into Vizio either I've owned 4 Sony's
and liked every one of them and didn't mind paying the usual Sony tax..........
With that being said how would you position the Sony X850C as opposed to the 850B below 70" (which would tell me something ) and likewise the 55X850B which would tel me if they are better or not than x850B which I'm presuming they are with VA panels and all ?
I'm curious what VA panels Sony is using in the x850C I'm assuming any 70 or 75" sets would be Samsung panels ?
Seems like some of *their panels* are better than some of *their* TV's ☻☻
I'm going to B.B see the 55x850C and the rest of the Sony's this weekend mainly just to look at the X940C /X930C and drool a little in there and maybe see if I might want an 55x850C *in here* a little later in the year
Sent from my Windows 10 computer .............. no really it's running Windows 10 beta aka Windows 10 Pro Insider Evaluation Copy Build 10074 ☻