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Hello,


I'm trying to decide between two tvs. Sony with simple Bravia 2 engine and Samsung which has the HyperReal, 50 Hz Motion Plus and 100 clear motion rate.


Bravia 2 has 60 hz but HyperReal has (I think) 50 hz. I'll be using it mostly for watching SD, HD and BluRay (from time to time).


I'm hearing many great things about Bravia, but Samsung is great at giving good features at low cost. The two models I'm comparing have almost the same prices and I want to know which one will give the better picture.


Thanks in advance.
 

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Of course it all depends on what model the Sony is vs what model the Samsung is. I love it when people talk about Sony Bravia and never give the model numbers as if all Sonys are created equal.


I also find it hard to believe that one would be 60hz and one would be 50hz in the same geographical area. Every post I've seen in the last four plus years that refers to a specific hz is either 100/50 or 120/60.
 

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^^^Sony stamps "Bravia" at the upper left hand corner of all their sets.


I think the OP is referring to the proprietary name for Sony's video processing chip. Last year the low end sets got "Bravia Engine 2" and slightly higher models got "Bravia Engine 3". This year the BE2 is still on the EX500 at least and the upper ones have some other fancy name.


Video processors can vary in quality, but I find the mfgs. habit of using proprietary names for features like frame interpolation etc. that are common to most tvs pretty funny.


Reminds me of the '50s when car companies used fanciful names for things. Today you buy a car with a manual or automatic transmission with a certain number of gears and it's advertised as such. Back then you got a Powerglide, Torqueflite, Dynaflow, or Merc-O-Matic.
 

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Originally Posted by BoilerJim /forum/post/20790848


Of course it all depends on what model the Sony is vs what model the Samsung is. I love it when people talk about Sony Bravia and never give the model numbers as if all Sonys are created equal.


I also find it hard to believe that one would be 60hz and one would be 50hz in the same geographical area. Every post I've seen in the last four plus years that refers to a specific hz is either 100/50 or 120/60.

To give more detail:

Samsung UE32D5000

Sony KDL-32EX600


For now I'm leaning towards the Samsung because I hear many people complaining about defects with the screen on Sony. Samsung on the other hand is a 2011 model and should be of better quality.


I'd like to compare them in the shop somewhere to know the image quality.
 

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I have yet to see a test comparing the Bravia Engine to other manufacturers' equivalent circuitry. In fact, I haven't seen any tests done to compare the types of Bravia Engines either. I have the PR by Sony and you can decide for yourself what is real and what is fantasy.

BRAVIA ENGINE 3

While the latest BRAVIA ENGINE 3 builds on tried and tested BRAVIA ENGINE technology, it does so with the advantage of a new chipset and picture processing software. 

This new technology has allowed BRAVIA ENGINE to improve - even in respect to its own dazzling performance: 

Contrast. Increased depth and clarity, as well as new light control technology to control peak brightness levels, means stunning images even on the brightest of scenes. 

Colours. New colour histogram technology detects and optimises overall colour distribution of each frame. This technology delivers breathtaking colour by making millions of improvements to each frame before you even see it. 

Detail. Advanced Noise Reduction lies behind BRAVIA’s ability to show you every blade of grass on a football pitch and really put you at the heart of the action.

BRAVIA ENGINE 2 PRO

Adding further to the BRAVIA ENGINE 2 capabilities, BRAVIA ENGINE 2 PRO adds Digital Reality Creation which uses unique algorithms to upscale Standard Definition (SD), HD ready and even 1080i signals to Full High Definition 1080p. 

The results are stunning, no matter what the input format.


BRAVIA ENGINE 2

Based on the highly successful BRAVIA ENGINE, this second generation of the processor (BE2) adds in a Full Digital Processor and four new stages to increase contrast, improve detail and straighten diagonal lines.
 

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I have two excellent Samsungs, but of the TVs the Thread Starter listed, I'd easily pick the Sony. Why? Because I've seen them both.
 

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Merc-O-Matic....sweeet

For a few years, along with Merc-O-Matic, you could get an optional vacuum system that would empty the ashtray at a touch of a button. Instead of cupholders people counted how many cigaret lighters a car had--some luxury cars had one in each door armrest. AC was fairly rare and usually mounted in the trunk with ducting in the headliner and roof mounted air nozzles as in aircraft.
 
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