Originally Posted by Tomeo /forum/post/20766717
Where is this photo coming from ? Is that the final design of the X5 ? Any url ?
Originally Posted by zoetmb /forum/post/20767249
Of course, you can't tell anything from a photograph anyway.
Originally Posted by curly21029 /forum/post/20767421
...and there you go.
Honestly, I don't know why anyone cares about pictures other than of what the bezel looks like. Fortunately, the US is getting a brushed black aluminum bezel rather than the gaudy silver getup pictured above.
I'm sure these sets will be great, but in terms of blacks the Kuros have already been surpassed by local dimming LEDs. What it takes to be a "Kuro killer" is a total performance package. With that said, I fully expect the Elite Sharps to have amazing blacks, great contrast, and excellent color fidelity and saturation. (and hopefully a perfect gamma curve...) What I'm not expecting it to have is the silky smooth, natural motion of the Kuro and other plasmas. Also, the 9th generation Kuros were so close to perfection on so many fronts that they left only marginal room for improvement. (going purely by calibration standards and not necessarily personal taste, mind you)
It'll be interesting to see how great these Sharps are, and they most likely will be great, but no display can lay claim to "killing" the Kuro. They can merely eek out a measurable advantage.
Originally Posted by Spiff69 /forum/post/20769525
The press event for these tv's are on Thursday, the 4th. We'll know pricing, specs, and I'm sure some we'll get some general impressions of the set as well.
Originally Posted by Extreme_Boky /forum/post/20768833
To me all plasmas flicker unacceptably - extremely annoying especially when a lot of white was in picture content.... kuros were no different, so right from the get-go I discarded them as unacceptable technology. I learned to live with flaws of LCD technology; none really was so annoying/pronounced like plasma flicker (some people don't see the flicker - can this be true!!???)
Originally Posted by sycore /forum/post/20773002
Hope they have the local dimming Sony HX929 to compare it with along with the Kuro. The 55HX929 is pretty tempting at its 2.5K street. Don't know how much more the Sharp Elite 60X5 will be though.