Bolly: Hey gang, few questions about my Maddness!!!
Cool here we go, please note these are my thoughts and I'm sure people will correct me if I'm wrong as we are all in search of the truth! (No xfiles pun intended lol)openmedia: So what is so wrong with Sony's recent TVs. Most of the reviews of the new EX series seem to be pretty positive?
Not sure what reviews your reading, I never trust reviews anyway I like to see for myself. For a start a couple of models back we saw the first W series Sony lcd tv's which were 10bit (colour) processing panels but the last of the W's and the current EX range is (if not mistaken) gone back to 8bit panels.Why???
Blu-Ray at the moment can process colour at 12bit while a cheap nasty $1000 720p plasma is around 14-16bit. Thats one of my gripes the other is I went into a retailer with free reign over the KDL40EX500 and the LA40B650 with there remotes and couldn't get the Sony anywere near the picture quality on the Samsung (note the B650 is 10Bit panel) The picture had like a fine blur over it and I couldn't get it sharp, plus not sure if Motionflow actually does anything at all anymore? The LA40B650 was clear winner.
Interesting as I've compares EX500 and an LA40B650 and think they are very close on quality. Most of the guys in the shops I've spoken with also tend to prefer the Sony, and are deeply shocked at the price Sony are bringing these units in for.
Saying that the b650 range are going to be replaced in April and I'm interested to see how the newer Samsung's compare.