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#21 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 02:32 PM

I personally have an XBR2 and could not be happier.:)

I finally talked my dad into replacing the first gen DLP as it was taking several minutes to power on. We looked at the Sony and Samsung LCD's. We decided ont he Sony because the screen had more of a matte finish and he has some glare issues in his living room.

So it came down to the 52" XBR6 and the 52W4100 which is one step below. For the difference in price of $1200, we could not find a reason to go with the XBR over the W. He has been extremely pleased with the 4100, so the extra $ would not have been worth it. The 4100 has been replaced by the 5100.


That reminds me, the a630 Samsung has a matte screen with the 650 being "glossy." I only see slight glare if my light is on and the screen is black.
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#22 OFFLINE   smiddy

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 03:09 PM

Get a nice projector. :)

I already have on in the Theater Room. The Living Room, where this would go, is too bright for anything other than an LCD or Plasma. LCD being less expensive...I'm erring for them.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 03:21 PM

Most Sony/Samsung displays are manufactured in the same joint owned facilities.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 03:41 PM

That reminds me, the a630 Samsung has a matte screen with the 650 being "glossy."


Also keep in mind that making the screen "matte" will have an adverse effect on picture quality. I heard many people mention the preference for matte over glossy (in rooms with a lot of direct light), but viewing these TV's in several different scenarios, I never saw any evidence of unwanted glare, but I could definitely see the difference in PQ between matte and glossy sets (regardless of the manufacturer).

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:16 AM

I suggest that you check LCD TV ratings of various brands. You can compare the XBR6 and Series 6 by comparing their reviews. There are also some pretty nice selections over there that you might want to consider.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 09:01 AM

I suggest that you check LCD TV ratings of various brands. You can compare the XBR6 and Series 6 by comparing their reviews. There are also some pretty nice selections over there that you might want to consider.

Thanks, I will go check them out this afternoon.
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Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:52 PM

Smiddy,

We have the XBR4 from 18 months ago in a very bright room during the day and love it! Paid more than twice your current cost but don't regret it. . .(it's paid for!)

Watching it right now MRV from the bedroom.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 04:17 PM

Smiddy,

We have the XBR4 from 18 months ago in a very bright room during the day and love it! Paid more than twice your current cost but don't regret it. . .(it's paid for!)

Watching it right now MRV from the bedroom.

Sweet, now I'm having my nose rubbed in the MRV thing, nice. :lol:

Seriously, thanks...another satisfied customer.
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