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    Newbie ???'s RE: 40XBR800 or KF50XBR800 Dashboard
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    Last Reply: October 28, 2002, 9:59 pm

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    Author Newbie ???'s RE: 40XBR800 or KF50XBR800
    amphicar770

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Oct 28, 2002
    Posts: 3
    From: Phila PA Suburbs

      Posted: 2002-10-28 00:44

    Hi All,

    What a great web site.

    Anyway, I am getting ready to replace my old 27" JVC with something big. I have been looking in the stores and overall seem most impressed with the Sony sets. (This despite that I am usually not a Sony fan given their leadership in trying to lobby for draconian digital copy protection).

    I am leaning toward the 40XBR800 but have also been reading about the KF50XBR800. The room where my TV will be located is not a theater type environment. There are A LOT of windows. Would the KF50 look washed out in bright light?

    I am dissapointed that the 40XBR800 does not have a built in HDTV decoder as signals are allegedly available off the air where I live. Currently I have Comcast analog with no plans for their price gouging digital.

    If I eventually need a set-top HDTV decoder what sort of complexity will I be introducing in terms of usability? My wife already complains about switching from TV to VCR to DVD and it was even worse when I had satellite. Should I wait a year or so when I believe the FCC will require the tuners to be built in and things like program guides would seemingly become integrated across sources?

    Thanks for the help.



       


    kranston

    Rank: Sonyphile


    Joined: May 19, 2002
    Posts: 509
    From: Orlando

      Posted: 2002-10-28 08:07

    Hello amphicar770, and welcome!

    No one can really answer the question on the 40/800 vs. the 50/800 since no one has had a chance to play with a 50/800
    Hopefully, the 50 will be out and available for purchase in about 1.5 weeks (but Sony is known for being notoriously late). Then give folks about 2 weeks to get a feel for the set and start to post their feelings.
    I have a 40/700 and should be auditioning the 50/800 at home. I will be able to do a comparison on which I prefer, as well as the strengths and weaknesses.

    Finally, if you wait for TVs with built in decoders, that incorporates program guides etc., you'll wait forever; there will always be something new to wait on, and you won't be able to enjoy stuff now. Especially how great DVDs look on these sets.
    Take care,
    kranston


       
    ted08721

    Rank: Sony Buff


    Joined: Oct 01, 2002
    Posts: 13
    From: OCEAN COUNTY N.J.

      Posted: 2002-10-28 20:08

    Quote:

    On 2002-10-28 00:44, amphicar770 wrote:
    Hi All,

    What a great web site.

    Anyway, I am getting ready to replace my old 27" JVC with something big. I have been looking in the stores and overall seem most impressed with the Sony sets. (This despite that I am usually not a Sony fan given their leadership in trying to lobby for draconian digital copy protection).

    I am leaning toward the 40XBR800 but have also been reading about the KF50XBR800. The room where my TV will be located is not a theater type environment. There are A LOT of windows. Would the KF50 look washed out in bright light?

    I am dissapointed that the 40XBR800 does not have a built in HDTV decoder as signals are allegedly available off the air where I live. Currently I have Comcast analog with no plans for their price gouging digital.

    If I eventually need a set-top HDTV decoder what sort of complexity will I be introducing in terms of usability? My wife already complains about switching from TV to VCR to DVD and it was even worse when I had satellite. Should I wait a year or so when I believe the FCC will require the tuners to be built in and things like program guides would seemingly become integrated across sources?

    Thanks for the help.


    samsung 50" dlp suppose to do good with alot of light great with hd and dvd just so so with analog cable/sat.

    [ This message was edited by: ted08721 on 2002-10-28 20:11 ]


         
    Earl

    Rank: Sony Devotee


    Joined: Sep 13, 2002
    Posts: 65
    From: California

      Posted: 2002-10-28 21:59

    amphicar770

    budget talks loudest
    bigger is better
    brilliant beats dull

    I dumped RPs. My viewing wall has a staircase so out went FP. Flat screens are too expensive. That left the large CRTs from SONY.

    The 40" is just super super with old stock film, sports, stage.
    Widescreen fits inside. Will always be too small.
    5 years from now (sooner?) the flats will be big as Cinerama and priced like beer. (Ha!)

    The 40/800 can be brilliant in a sun lit room. But the flat glass reflects.

    Movies from DVD source vary in picture quality. Pixar and IMAX and others are tops. Everything staircases down from there. Ditto broadcast/cable analog.

    No HDTV receiver means the purchase price is 800 cheaper not including dish, cables, subscription.

    SONY's LCD display disappoints quickly. Poor gray scale, dynamic image. Must be viewed in a dark room.

    The future lies in flat screen technology - plasma or similiar. That's plain enough to see. Just watch the Saturday crowd at Fry's stop dead in their tracks in front of a large Panasonic showing an HD image.


    http://www.cineramaadventure.com/

    More Cinerama info

    My 40/800 photos here - click -

    http://www.pbase.com/earlhamner/hdtv

    - EHamner

    [ This message was edited by: Earl on 2002-10-28 22:14 ]


       
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