Massive Dif between Sony Bravia S & V Series?

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  1. Stevonw

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    Yeah, so um i am thinking about just going for the s-series because the budget i'm on being a poor student n all, but i was wondering whether the V-Series really is a massive improvement and whether its worth spending the money now and just gettin the 32" V-Series?

    Anyone help?
     
  2. jsgreen89

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    Not a HUGE difference, but I think the V-series has the Bravia Colour Engine. Also the V-series looks 10x better :D
     
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    Not a huge difference. I wouldn't say 10x better, maybe 10% better. The V series has Live Colour Creation. The colours on the V series are said to be more vibrant. Contrast levels are actually higher on the S series, maybe to counteract the lack of backlight on the S. Looks wise the V looks much smarter, the S looks a little retro. Both screens use the Bravia engine. I wouldn't worry too much any screen with the Bravia monicker is going to be good. Just avoid the old Wega models, poor blacks and jittery moving images
     
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    Live Colour Creation is rubbish, although I believe it's there on the S-series as "Live Colour." (all LCC does is exaggerate some colours)

    The main difference is that the V series has a wide colour gamut backlight, and better colours / greyscale out of the box. When properly calibrated (via the service menu and with the proper tools) from what I've been reading, the S series could actually be more accurate, but I can't confirm that.

    Backlight aside, all the other processing etc is said to be the same, the S is just built cheaper. (from the photos I've seen of it, I prefer how the S looks, but it may not look as good "in the flesh")
     
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    Both have only 1 HDMI connection which is a possible problem.
     
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    not much difference apart from some long marketing word colour system that the V series has.

    in reality though viewing them side by side theres very little difference and i doubt many people would know which is which.
     
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    Not a lot of difference as far as I'm aware, nope.

    You'd have thought Sony could give V-Series owners some better inputs, but ohh no :D

    No, they're not the same thing. "Live Colour" in the menu is a fairly worthless little tweak that just saturates certain colours. The physical hardware ("Live Colour Creation backlight") gives you a slightly deeper look to some colours but it's a very subtle effect most of the time.
     
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    LCC just saturates some colours too - the only difference is that it has a slightly different effect due to the WCG-CCFL backlight.

    Both look crap and aren't bothering with. (Live Colour / Live Colour Creation - not the BRAVIAs)
     

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