The 11in OLED TV is displayed at the Sony demo center at 55th/56th St and Madison Ave in NYC. The picture is awesome, with vivid colors, very high contrast, and extremely thin screen. On my question whether there would be any larger screens coming soon, the reply was that the manufacturing lines won't be up until 2010. There might be a 27in TV in 2009.
I see that 1080p is becoming more popular, now that LG and Sharp have presented several screens. Question: is the KD-34XBR960 the last of the dinosaurs, or can we expect an update for progressive HD at full resolution? The electronics seem to be able to cope, but will the picture tube?
Since I've moved back and forth between Sweden and the US a couple of times, I thought I'd add my 2 cents' worth: 1) The USA uses 60Hz, Europe 50Hz. This causes the internal power supplies (mostly switching type these days) to go hot and eventually fail. All of my US televisions failed after about two years in Sweden. I was lucky enough to have service manuals and live in the Stockholm area, so I convinced the local Sony repair center to fix these at cost. 2) Forget about watching regular broadcasts in Europe with a US television. You might tweak it through the service menu to rece ..
Having problems with the ICF-SW55. After having a noisy FM stereo serviced, the unit seems to take forever to start up. It seems like there is some internal capacitor that needs charging up. Since I bought it at a firesale at a NYC electronics store which has since gone bankrupt, I can't get any warranty service. Anybody else with a similar experience? [ This message was edited by: zaphodnl on 2004-05-20 14:39 ]
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