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post #106 of 116
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After some more extensive test with my TV, I think LCD is simply a technology I can't live with. The banding issue is just too bothersome to me, and it is a serious detriment to my enjoyment. I am gonna call crutchfield and cancel off the replacement and just do a return on the TV. I'm really interested in getting the 50" SXRD but the weight and size is a concern to me as I will be moving in about 6 months time. Any recommendation on what I should do? my head is about to explode.
post #107 of 116
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Originally Posted by kin0kin View Post
After some more extensive test with my TV, I think LCD is simply a technology I can't live with. The banding issue is just too bothersome to me, and it is a serious detriment to my enjoyment. I am gonna call crutchfield and cancel off the replacement and just do a return on the TV. I'm really interested in getting the 50" SXRD but the weight and size is a concern to me as I will be moving in about 6 months time. Any recommendation on what I should do? my head is about to explode.
I just bought a 50" SXRD, it was easy to move and set up, did it with one other person. I don't notice banding issues with this set that I have seen on other LCDs (flat panels for some reason are worse for me) Have you had a chance to play around with one of these? if not, go to a dealer and try it out with some of your sources. I tried my 360 and DVD player on my model before buying and that is what sold me...
post #108 of 116
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The 50" SXRD is definitely my second choice and the size and weight of the TV is virtually not a problem for me. However, the reason why I am so reluctant in purchasing the SXRD now is because I will be moving to another province and it will be a far one. Shipping is going to cost alot and I would like to avoid that. However, shipping for my LCD will cost only 50-60 bucks which I have no problem paying. I have seen the screen on demo @ sony store and I must say I am truely impressed by it. Being an LCD projection TV, I'd expect to see some banding (I noticed I have became very @nal about banding, I even noticed it on my 17" samsung monitor which I have been using for 3 years without knowing it!) As long as the banding is as subtle as my LCD monitor, I am ok with it. But the banding on my TV is really pushing it, at least for me it is. Whenever the screen pans, especially with racing game, I'd notice that the background, particularly blue sky, looks really dirty and slightly hazy - the artifacts created by banding. It is impossible not to notice it as it truely seems that the screen is dirty.
post #109 of 116
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What made you go for a plasma and not an LCD?
I wanted the best picture quality at that size. I don't feel that the best LCDs can compete with the best plasmas when PQ is your primary concern.
post #110 of 116
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I just got back from testing a bunch of TVs and I must revoke what I said...the SXRD is written off my list. After careful examination, I can't stand the rough texture of the screen, and the relatively soft image compared to LCD and Plasma. However, the SXRD suffers no banding, and I didnt see any green blob on the 50,55,60, and 70" model in sony store.

I am contemplating returning my 1080p westinghouse and get the 42" hitachi/panasonic Plasma. Does anybody know if plasma suffers from vertical banding like LCD does?
post #111 of 116
well i am gonna exchange my 52 720p panasonic for a 57 1080p dlp mitsubishi diamond lcd in the next couple months. it'll cost me another grand but hey..gotta be ready for bluray,no?
post #112 of 116
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Originally Posted by kin0kin View Post
I just got back from testing a bunch of TVs and I must revoke what I said...the SXRD is written off my list. After careful examination, I can't stand the rough texture of the screen, and the relatively soft image compared to LCD and Plasma. However, the SXRD suffers no banding, and I didnt see any green blob on the 50,55,60, and 70" model in sony store.

I am contemplating returning my 1080p westinghouse and get the 42" hitachi/panasonic Plasma. Does anybody know if plasma suffers from vertical banding like LCD does?
Fair enough, but as I'm sure you know those sets (in the Sony store or other stores) are not set up properly. After getting mine home and tweaking a bit I have a much better picture than what I saw in the store. I have noticed that sometimes when the brightness is too high or the iris is set to full on max, the screen does appear to have a textured look on very white scenes...but it can be worked out. Good luck in whatever you do decide to do, hopefully you don't critique your way out of every set...lol
post #113 of 116
^Lol. That's what we do on head-fi. Find stuff wrong with our headphones to give us excuses to get new ones haha.
post #114 of 116
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I'm returning my 1080p lcd and going 720p/1080i plasma. I noticed that plasma is noisier than LCD, but it doesnt have vertical banding issue, and the better black level is a bonus. I still think LCD has the best picture though. If the XBR2 was perfect (no mura effect, and not costing a bomb) I would have went with that.
post #115 of 116
I'm liking my current 720P projector setup. Not the best definition so to speak but the 100 some inches makes up for it :-p.

I can watch TV too because I have cable and sat hooked up to it. (mind you its only 480i, but the Faroudja dcdi scaling does a good enough job imo)

I think everyone should have a projector. The only thing is that the bulbs are hideously expensive.
post #116 of 116
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Laser.

If they ever get off the ground that is.
Say what??? That sounds neato..what's the deal?
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