really. Value is always subjective, man. Right? Ok, maybe it is possible. You have one question to answer first:
How far do you sit away from the screen?
Well, if you got the money.... WHY NOT?! Food on the table? Scroo it!
no seriously, ok. If it was me, Id just get a plasma, assuming the need for a flat panel. Im sure you have your reasons for choosing more expensive LCD's, and the XBR-4s are the best I've seen.
It takes more research, but this is what I did. At less than $4,000, I have a JVC RS-1 projector, with a DaLite 159" High Power screen (retro-reflective with emulsified glass beads) that was custom ordered in black, with controlled screen return. Shipping included on both, equaled less than $4,000.
Who knows if you have the space. My pic blows the XBR-4 away, however. IMO, of course. The blacks are just silly. Costs will go up with daily TV viewing due to costs of bulbs. I don't have TV anymore. Just an option to throw out there. I also almost only watch movies at night. (Just one daytime viewing so far, but it still looked fantastic).
After all, since you are a Sony fanboi, your company makes very nice PJs, using the same tech as mine, being 3 panel LCOS.
I now tell all of personal friends to get a PJ, if interested in their first HDTV, or are intersted in upgrading. If they happen to want backgrouond TV as well, I say to get some cheapo 37" Vizio or something, and just drop the screen over it. Or just drop the screen over the older tv. When they come over to my place, then they are already convinced.
FWIW, its not 1080p, but the JVC DLA-HX2 retailed for $12,000 just three years ago. You can get it for $600 from AVS, assuming they haven't sold out. When I bought my pj thru their firesale, they sold out in a single day. Takes some effort to find deals.
I decided to get a Sony Bravia LCD TV.
My only two choices are a KDL-52XBR4 and a KDL-46XBR4
There is a review her on cnet for the KDL-46XBR4 and for the KDL-52XBR4 it says to look at the 46" LCD. So assuming both the quality is the exact same.
IS 6 inches worth the price difference?
the 52" will be roughly $4,000 with tax. The 46" will be $3600
What is the difference between the XBR4 and the XBR2 Models? Besides the price. They are significantly cheaper (5-600 Dollars)
Now Im not a rich man, but I want a very nice tv to go with my PS3 and play some blu ray movies and GTA IV among other games.
I'm a sony fan boy and love sony for pretty much everything. A little help please