Sony's biggest historical LCD blunder..must read!!
I like Sony Bravia 3, but before this and the VEGA 2 range they had this other monstrosity backlit LCD called GRAND VEGA,I owned one and we had an Xbox then, no SKYHD or BD. It was about 5 years ago.Like a fool I brought it 6 months into the launch. It boosted this crummy upscaler and it looked alright, but within one year they rehashed it, with new features like BBE virtual dolby etc.
But what got me wound up was that Sony realised that the contrast was absolutely a joke, then I wasn't too well versed into this TV techno babble,and the truth was.... even with contrast turned up the Blacks were dark greys! Sony had to relauched it with improved contrast!
Now How they can launch a set and then within 12 months launch the same model with improved contrast prove that the orginal Grand Vega at 5K was not fit to be lauched into the market in the first place. Why also did the UK model had no component input, but the US version did???
To make it worse the backlight cost £450 to replace???? There was no backlight dimmer to save power.
That TV was Sony's biggest mess-up since the minidisk.
Like the the current backlight clouding issue, the grand vega lack of contrast was not deemed a fault.....it certainly was... if it retailed at 5 THOUNDSAND POUNDS!! You could buy two Pioneer KURO at todays prices.