AVS Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just came back from eyeing some TVs; I know the specs and components seem identical, but the XBR5 to my eyes displays superior a black level than that of the XBR4. Also smoother detail/motion in some instances. Am I simply imagining things? Went to several stores to compare, so I'm not totally relying on skewed calibration/brightness settings. I found this phenomenon to be true in 3 different stores, and I am certain the bezel isn't simply to blame. I was staring directly at the screen. I know there are clogged xbr4/5 threads, was wondering if anyone can address this specifically.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
415 Posts
They were calibrated differently and/or someone has already been playing with the settings. Either way, they use the same panel and they should look identical. You just saw them after people had already jacked with the settings. Forget what you think about the sets and start believing that they're identical, because they truly are.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,233 Posts
Your eyes are playing tricks as the XBR4/5 are identical twins other than the cosmetics of the panels. There is zero difference in the two other than how someone has them calibrated.



There is ZERO difference within the panel and spec's and Video Processing of the XBR4/5 you are paying for the cosmetic asthetics of the XBR5 and yes the Piano black can give the illusion of more pop. One is usually paying an extra $300 for the XBR5 but it's widely known since they've been around for over a year that there has never been ANY difference beyond external cosmetics. I also have a 45" Sharp that's all piano black and it gives that illusion as it highlights during daytime and bezel/frame disappears at night.


Remember that within the B&M stores there a hundred+ feeds sharing off the signals versus in your home you'll have a dedicated feed and so in the store many factors that are not equal that misrepresent true PQ - difference in types of cable and where they are in the chain of distribution and strength of signal with that panel. Because you split to hundred + feeds it doesn't mean they all are split identical without other artifacts along the data chain at a store. Pop a dedicated Blu-Ray player on there with a reference quality disk and you should see the real PQ potential.


Choose your teiered reference BD choices here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...858316#anchor0
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top