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chronik. 2 more posts and you can start your own topic..need 5 to get going.

1. i agree on thepioneer over sony. my bro just bought one. if you are doing mostly gaming= spny is the go...lcd is awesome. but for tv and dvd - go plasma.

Hey ppls,

This might be slightly off topic. But for some reason I can't post a new topic, dont have permissions and couldnt find any options for paid subscriptions (sorry I am a noob).

Sure this has been done to death. I am also looking at these 2 displays. The Sony 52in X/XBR and the Pioneer 50in LX508 (different to the one mentioned above obviously). The cost and PS3 is no influence on my decisions. I have been umming and arring about TV's for 3yrs but never bought due to other reasons. Anyway. The main reason for deciding my purchase is which will best suit my needs.

I am planning to use this display as my primary TV in the family room and will be connected to a Linux media centre (mythtv) or general daily TV usage off the built in tuner. Occasionally games and movies at night from standard DVD's then blue ray one day. From what I saw shopping today at Myer, JB, Hardly Normal and Big Overpriced People (sorry, bad experiences at both - long story). The Pioneers seem to have the edge in terms of colour in clarity. Both looked amazing with Blue ray demos but I still think the pioneer had the edge in terms of PQ blacks and colours (in my opinion). I also noticed that when watching an american sitcom show (cant recall name - large family man with hat) on channel nine. The Sony was not good at all in terms of PQ and the pioneer was far better. The Sony seemed to look quite fake and 'blocky'. The pioneer wasnt great either (obviously due to the age of the show being played). But the Sony noticably worse. The Sony did not seem to cope as well with resolutions outside of its native. I made this comparison at 2 stores with different channels/show (eg. 2nd store was channel 10 HD) and came to this conclusion. Viewing distances were the same in both instances. Obviously there can be many influences, but I can only go by what I see.

Anyhow. If it came down to PQ I would go the Pioneer, both have similar feature sets and price I was quoted (minus the PS3 of course). My main concern is the usage. Are Plasmas good for media centre applications, gaming Console and 'still' pictures in terms of burn in? Are they over the excessive power consumption and burn in issues that plagued them in the past? This is pretty much the only thing stopping me from getting the Pioneer, I have no doubt the Sony LCD can handle this usage/environnment.

Thoughts anyone?

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Hey ppls,

This might be slightly off topic. But for some reason I can't post a new topic, dont have permissions and couldnt find any options for paid subscriptions (sorry I am a noob).

Sure this has been done to death. I am also looking at these 2 displays. The Sony 52in X/XBR and the Pioneer 50in LX508 (different to the one mentioned above obviously). The cost and PS3 is no influence on my decisions. I have been umming and arring about TV's for 3yrs but never bought due to other reasons. Anyway. The main reason for deciding my purchase is which will best suit my needs.

I am planning to use this display as my primary TV in the family room and will be connected to a Linux media centre (mythtv) or general daily TV usage off the built in tuner. Occasionally games and movies at night from standard DVD's then blue ray one day. From what I saw shopping today at Myer, JB, Hardly Normal and Big Overpriced People (sorry, bad experiences at both - long story). The Pioneers seem to have the edge in terms of colour in clarity. Both looked amazing with Blue ray demos but I still think the pioneer had the edge in terms of PQ blacks and colours (in my opinion). I also noticed that when watching an american sitcom show (cant recall name - large family man with hat) on channel nine. The Sony was not good at all in terms of PQ and the pioneer was far better. The Sony seemed to look quite fake and 'blocky'. The pioneer wasnt great either (obviously due to the age of the show being played). But the Sony noticably worse. The Sony did not seem to cope as well with resolutions outside of its native. I made this comparison at 2 stores with different channels/show (eg. 2nd store was channel 10 HD) and came to this conclusion. Viewing distances were the same in both instances. Obviously there can be many influences, but I can only go by what I see.

Anyhow. If it came down to PQ I would go the Pioneer, both have similar feature sets and price I was quoted (minus the PS3 of course). My main concern is the usage. Are Plasmas good for media centre applications, gaming Console and 'still' pictures in terms of burn in? Are they over the excessive power consumption and burn in issues that plagued them in the past? This is pretty much the only thing stopping me from getting the Pioneer, I have no doubt the Sony LCD can handle this usage/environnment.

Thoughts anyone?

One thing i would say about your choice is that the difference in 720p and 1080p does become allot clearer when your talking text, and small icons ect so if it's going to have a primary use as a pc aswell as a media center then at that size you will want to mabey consider a 1080 over the 720, Not that 720 will be bad , it's just that standard pc text and icons definatly come out much sharper and clearer in 1080p , if however your not goign to use the pc for things like webbrowsing , emails , word processing ( basicly things involving standardly small text) if your purely talking a media center gui like Media Portal , Center Stage , VMC ect the difference is not so big because the standard size of the text used looks very clear on both

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Hey all,

I, like many others it seems, am currently deciding between these two TV's. =D

I was set on the 508xda until Sony started giving away PS3's (which I also have on my wishlist) so I was swung back to the 46XBR (I like the finish of this model).

Anyway, without going into too much more detail I'm looking for a TV that can be viewed comfortably from about 3m away (up to 150 degrees) with living room lighting (E.g halogens), some background reflection present (I.e. windows are behind the viewer) used for viewing 80% FTA TV, 10% Gaming and 10 Movies - mostly std def DVD's. I am also a huge AFL fan, so will not tolerate motion blur.

Bearing this in mind, and taking into account all the info on this site, I am almost certain I should still go the Pioneer. Can anyone confirm. My biggest concern with the sony is that FTA TV would look atrocious.

Any comments welcome.

Ps. I won't be buying until early next year so current pricing is not so much the issue. (Waiting for Kuro under $4k)

Cheers, Brad.

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Actually text on a 768 desktop displayed on a 768 screen is just as clear as text on a 1080 desktop displayed on a 1080 screen, its only if you display 1080 on a 768 screen or 768 on a 1080 screen that text becomes less sharp due to loss of 1:1 mapping, which is important for that sort of thing (but not for video).

The big problem with running 1080 on a smallish screen is that small text is too small to read comfortably at a reasonable distance so 768 is often more usable.

PC’s operate just fine with 1024x768 displays and since 1368x768 provides more real estate it is not a problem.

I have my secondary TV, an 86cm is running 1368x768 form a PC and it works just fine for surfing the net and other PC tasks when viewed from 2 meters or less.

I run 1080 on my main display no problem, but a 70” viewed from 3 meters is a very different proposition to a smaller screen at that distance.

Personally I am not a lover of super sharp text on a PC. Apple Mac’s have used a “softer” look for years. Vista has gone the same way and looks better for it IMHO.

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Hey all,

I, like many others it seems, am currently deciding between these two TV's. =D

I was set on the 508xda until Sony started giving away PS3's (which I also have on my wishlist) so I was swung back to the 46XBR (I like the finish of this model).

Anyway, without going into too much more detail I'm looking for a TV that can be viewed comfortably from about 3m away (up to 150 degrees) with living room lighting (E.g halogens), some background reflection present (I.e. windows are behind the viewer) used for viewing 80% FTA TV, 10% Gaming and 10 Movies - mostly std def DVD's. I am also a huge AFL fan, so will not tolerate motion blur.

Bearing this in mind, and taking into account all the info on this site, I am almost certain I should still go the Pioneer. Can anyone confirm. My biggest concern with the sony is that FTA TV would look atrocious.

Any comments welcome.

Ps. I won't be buying until early next year so current pricing is not so much the issue. (Waiting for Kuro under $4k)

Cheers, Brad.

the Kuro is the only way to go in my extensive resesarch and viewing especially for AFL, the sony won't look atrocious but now I find them very artificial with the colours. with that amount of FT, gaming and DVD watching i can't see any other choice that would beat the Kuro. no point getting the sony just because of the free PS3, the Kuro's are dropping in price now anyway. so much so that i'm contemplating the LX508 if i can get a good price.

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the Kuro is the only way to go in my extensive resesarch and viewing especially for AFL, the sony won't look atrocious but now I find them very artificial with the colours. with that amount of FT, gaming and DVD watching i can't see any other choice that would beat the Kuro. no point getting the sony just because of the free PS3, the Kuro's are dropping in price now anyway. so much so that i'm contemplating the LX508 if i can get a good price.

Great. Thanks for the confirmation. =D Hopefully will get on board a group buy or something in the near future for one of these. Cheers.

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