Sony KF-50WE610

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Price Paid: $2550

Purchase at: Distributor

Strengths
Progressive 480P DVD’s look Excellent. DirectTV Satalite feed looks great. My VHF/UHF roof antenna even looks decent. Supports sony memory stick and MPEG1 video. Plenty of inputs. Black levels(contrast) are no problem. Picture-in- Picture is flexible, awesome and easy to operate. Nice multifunction remote. Light weight and
Weakness
The supplied owners manual has limited detail on how to optimize the DRC and other picture quality features. Has lamp that my need replacing after a few years or 8000hours for $250. Sometimes but not always, 4:3 picture does not appear perfectly square within the widescreen, sometimes looks to be rotated coutner clockwaise very slightly but hardly noticable.

Comments/Review
I think this set is great and has a few more features and pixels then the previous KF-50XBR800 model. I don’t have an HDTV tuner yet so no review of HDTV.

Specs:
HDTV monitor (compatible with HDTV/SDTV formats — when connected to a separate HDTV tuner — and displays them at 788p)
widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio
1386 x 788 pixels
130° (H) x 60° (V) viewing angle
high-contrast protective screen with anti-reflective coating
Wega Engine video processing
adjustable DRC MultiFunction V1 (upconverts NTSC sources)
CineMotion™ 3-2 pulldown processing
10-bit 3D digital comb filter
Twin View™ 2-tuner PIP (split-screen)
TruSurround™ sound processing
multibrand remote control
7 A/V inputs, including:
4 composite video (3 rear, 1 front)
4 S-video (3 rear, 1 front)
2 rear-panel HD-compatible component video
(accepts 1080i/720p/480p/480i signals)
1 rear-panel DVI input with HDCP copy protection
2 RF inputs for antenna/cable
30 watts total (5 x 2, plus 20 watts for woofer)
Energy Star® compliant
54-1/4″W x 36-1/2″H x 17-3/4″D
weight: 87 lbs.
warranty: 1 year parts & labor

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