Summary: I wouldn't change a single thing. The thing I was worried about most was how well the T.V. would handle fast moving shots like sports. It does it perfectly. My older, 32", Sony Bravia XBR, has little boxes that appear occasionally on fast moving shots, and I have seen several other brands do this as well. I am happy to say that after 10 days of viewing this new set, I haven't seen any boxes. The other thing I was worried about was how well regular T.V.
Summary: I was persuaded to buy this set instead of the new Samsung 52" by a very knowledgeable sales-person who pointed out this technology (4ms response time, 5 stage backlight) really set the standard for LCD technology. I suspect he was right, but once in my living room, these were difficult to notice. Here's what I did notice... Good: - The performance coming out of my standard Tivo was terrific.
Summary: Overall very pleased with this 1080p HDTV. It works great with Comcast DVR cable box for hi def, it delivers perfect 1080p picture from Toshiba HD DVD player, and the DVI worked fine with my VGA outputs on my laptop using a VGA/DVI adapter plug. Putting my videophile hat on, in rare circumstance I can spot the "banding" this set is famous for, which reminds me a bit of seeing the northern lights in a dark sky.
Summary: Purchased this product directly from the butterlfy photo website. Couldn't be happier with my decision. Calibrated best I could with THX optimizer on a Star Wars movie and started watching. I don't think the theatres will be getting my money any time soon. I'm hooking this up to a surround sound system so I haven't paid too much attention to the sound...but the picture is top notch. Can't wait for transformers to come out so I can watch it on my new TV.
Summary: Good: - Picture looks amazing when true 1080p contents are played - Picture still looks amazing with 1080i upscaled DVD (HDMI) - One of the least annoying LCD monitor for the fast motion - I see no banding - Very flexible inputs (8 total including TV tuner) - Very easy to change setting Not so good: - Sounds horrible (original speaker system and built in amp are practically useless) - Analog station looks annoyingly fuzzy (no way to overcome this yet?
I'm Glad I Picked The LC-52D92U Over The Sony KDL-52XBR2
21 April 2009
Summary: We'll, I finally decided to purchase the Sharp LC-52D92U over the Sony KDL-52XBR2. This decision took me about 4 weeks to make, with multiple trips to local retailers to compare the sets in action, and reading many online reviews. If you ask store personnel what is the better of the two, most will say the Sony. After watching both sets in action many, many times, it's just not so. The picture quality, sharpness, and black levels on the Sharp are truly amazing.
Summary: Like most of you, I spent a lot of time trying to decide what I wanted. I ruled out rear projection because of the viewing angle, I ruled out plasma because I have a very bright room. So I decided to buy a LCD. I narrowed my search down to the Samsung 52" and the Sony. When I saw the Samsung in the store I was turned off. For some reason the screen is almost as reflective as a plasma. The Sony was very nice, but $1,000 more than anything else. It wasn't that nice.
Summary: I spent a long time looking at Sony, Samsung, and Sharp LCD TV's in the 50" range, and was put off by the banding and clouding issues until the Sharp Aquos "92" series came along. I figured they had solved the banding issue and took my chances, although I paid more by ordering through Crutchfield as "insurance," if there turned out to be any problems. Plus, I was getting a whole system; so I needed their consulting advice which turned out very useful.
Summary: This HD LCD TV from Sharp is a joy to watch. The interface for digging into the deeper features is easy to grasp and logically laid out. You can choose appropriate labels for your inputs, which helps my wife greatly. I bought this TV instead of the Sony based on a small difference in video quality. When side-by-side with the comparable Sony, the Sharp had brighter whites, blacker blacks, and crisper motion display.
Summary: I just purchased the 92U after a lengthy comparison with other sets, such as the Sony KDS55A2000, and am very pleased. I am feeding the 92U from my Verizon FiOS set top box (which presently has 21 HD channels available) and from my Toshiba Upconverting DVD player. The picture from the FiOS HD channels is outstanding. Jump-out-at-you images with rich color and no banding. From the DVD, its still quite good due the upconverting to 1080i.