I miss falling on my ass from the icy sidewalks. Toronto365, You look like you have a nice, brand new home. Nice home theater too! Toli, where's your home theater pic? We have to stand up and represent the 50WE610 owners.
ssouthwick- Sorry to hear that your set went out. That's extremely frustrating. I would definitely get the correct, new bulb and try swapping it out to see if that fixes the problem. I'm hearing horror stories of warranty service technicians who come out to fix these sets. They start swapping out parts without pinpointing the exact problem. As you know, once you start exchanging parts, and taking things apart it can never really be the same. Besides, it may take weeks before they actually fix the problem since they usually visit 2 or 3 times before ..
Very nice setup, Toronto365. I especially like your Monster wiring and the clean lines. I'm having a house built and hope to have the same kind of wiring scheme with speaker wires in the walls. I also have the RM-AV3000 and I think it's great, the only problem is that it's a little big and cumbersome for one hand. Otherwise, it's the king of remotes. What is your GW III sitting on, what stand are you using? I also like the way my GW III looks with all silver/matte finish and I ended up getting the SU-GW1 stand to keep the colors clean. I hop ..
Greetings Toronto365, I was born in Scarborough. jttar, the aerial shots in HD are absolutely mesermizing. I mean, they're nothing special but I can just stare at them all day since they're so crystal clear. I'm hope there will be more HD channels and I wonder if Xoom is any good. What is everyone else using for their HD broadcast (cable, OTA or satellite)?
stringman57 To answer your question about analog SD channels on the Samsung, I got a chance to check out my buddy's DLP before it went out and it definitely looks grainy and a lot worse than SD on my GW III. I'm not saying that because I have the GW III either, it really looked bad. He even used Digital Essentials for calibration and it didn't make a difference. My overall comparison between the Sammy DLP, Panny LCOS and GW III is that the GW III is a little more sharp. I've compared all three next to each other with the same HDNet broadcast ..
Thanks for your feedback! Greatly appreciated! jttar, that was a Monday Night Football broadcast in HD although I don't quite remember which game. I forgot that I could freeze the broadcast to take the picture. I would have to say that MNF is one of the clearest broadcasts I've ever seen. The picture is stunning and worth every penny I spent on it. The PBS broadcast in HD is equally stunning. That sounds weird since they show flowers and landscapes and such but you'll be mesmerized if you saw it in HD. You'll never want to go back to standard ..
Let's get back on track with the topic, shall we? I have owned my 50WE610 for about three months and have had NO problems or buzzing. Of course, now that I have said that I will go home turn on my TV and there will be a blinking red light. I wanted to voice my opinion since there seems to be quite a "crowd" causing paranoia that there is a "conspiracy" to fraud potential Sony owners with the bulb issue. I think it would be in Sony's best interest to fix a problem if they knew it existed, right? Otherwise, they could be slapped with a lawsuit (of t ..
Toli, when are you going to post your home theater pics? You gotta love the TV, it's great! For Over-The-Air high definition broadcasts, I'm using the Samsung SIR-T351 receiver. I simply bought an outdoor antenna, wired the coaxial cable to it, and use a DVI out to my GW III. I have regular Comcast cable going directly into my GW III set.
Sony KF-50WE610 50" Grand Wega III Samsung SIR-T351 OTA High Definition Receiver Sony DAV-FC9 Dream System SACD/Progressive Scan DVD Player Sony SU-GW1 Stand Sony STR-DE995 (not pictured) Will be adding: Sony DVP-NC555ES 5 Disc Progressive Scan DVD Player Sony SAT-HD300 Comments? Rants? Raves?
I have the same TV (love it!) and bought the Samsung 931 but ended up selling it. I used the DVI out from the Sammy to my GW III but there is a problem with the DVI standards. The picture didn't justify the price and I wanted to use my DVI input for my HD STB. I ended up getting a Sony progressive scan player and it looks great. Hope that helps and enjoy your GWIII !!!!
I have the KF-50WE610 too, and bought the Samsung DVD-HD931 player with DVI out. I expected a superior picture, but instead got really fuzzy, horrible looking blacks. There seems to be a "crushed blacks" issue with the DVI out and the GW III. I think there's some incompatibility issue between the DVI standards. In the end, I sold the DVD-HD931 and stuck with my Sony DVD player with component out and it looks great. Not sure how the Bravo player with DVI out looks with the GW III though, but my experience with the Sammy player and the GW III wa ..
It all depends on whether you want 6.1 or 7.1 surround sound. I have the STR-DE995 and it works fine. I used to use a 5.1 receiver, the STR-DE825 and upgraded this. Now I have to buy an extra set of surrounds speakers to take advantage of the 7.1 surround sound. I'm not sure if you're going to do the same but if not, then just settle with DE985. By the way, I'm using the speakers from my DAV-FC9 system.
...and that's exactly what I did. I have a KF-WE50610 GW III and I bought the DVD-HD931 and ended up selling it cause it didn't look good at all. I ended up buying the DAV-FC9 and the component video looks great. I use my DVI input for my HD Receiver. I'll probably end up buying the RDR-GX7 or the DVP-NC555ES DVD player.
Yes, you're correct. Component cables carry no audio. Digital Coax or Digital Optical are the best for audio from your DVD player. Therefore, there will be no sound coming from your TV if you use these. Unless, you hookup composite audio cables from your DVD player to your TV, which isn't recommended since audio from the TV is not ideal.
I have the KF-50WE610 and don't recommend using the DVI for your computer. Also, various threads from AVS forums don't recommend that either. Besides, you'll want to leave your DVI for either your STB or DVD player. I would try to use component as much as possible since my S-video connections to my GW III are fair.
I assume your projection TV is High Def so I would go component (R, G, B) to your TV from your DVD player for video. Then I would either go digital coaxial or digital optical from your DVD player to your receiver.
I have a lame/newbie question...How do I get my FC9 to work with my STR-DE995??? There's no optical/digial coax out on the FC9 to my DE995 and the speakers can only connect to the FC9 using their plugs. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate it. I might have to buy a nice DVD player to take advantage of my DE995 7.1. Let me know if anyone has any suggestion on that too. Thanks in advance!
I just bought my FC9 a couple of weeks ago and have been quite happy with it. I compared the specs to the C990 and about the only difference is the subwoofer which is 150 watts on the FC9 compared to 100 watts on the C990. I was considering both too and decided on the FC9. Overall, it's a solid system. Plays DVDs great, good tuner, good 5.1 sound. My biggest complaint is that there's no digital coax/optical out to my STR-DE995 so I have a useless receiver. If you don't have a receiver, you don't have to worry about this. Also, I wish it were louder, I was sur ..
I was wondering whether anyone has this Universal Remote and has problems with their Sony components. It's supposed to work out of the box but for some reason, I can't control my DAV-FC9. Can anyone provide any feedback on how they get their remote to work with their components? Thanks in advance!
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