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post #1 of 7 Old 01-10-2001, 08:43 PM - Thread Starter
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Went to CES to finally get some answers and i'm more confused than ever now! I really wanted to see the D'ahlia because of all the hype ihave read and i have to say i was not impressed, which is a bummer because i was prepared to be blown away. they had three sets with 3 diffent signals and all had a grainy look (even on a video source so it wasn't film grain) and the blacks were gray. i have read posts that said they did not look good this year compared to last. there is even a rumor that different chips are being used. another rumor is that they are going to list for 10k which is much more than originally thought. i had non-techies with me and they were not impressed either.
the set that we saw that looked the best was panasonic's display of their dlp set. i have seen this set before and it didn't look that great but at CES it looked fantastic and it won the award that the D'ahlia won last year. the images were stunning but it is only 52" and lists for 13k, which is outrageous. but it was side by side with their crt sets and they looked awful.
i thought that at the show i would see all the sets at their optimum but i was wrong. i have no idea what any of these sets are capable of when properly calibrated and in a proper viewing environment.
it looks like the crt is going the way of the dinosaur based on what i saw at the show. but i think i will have to go that route for now and wait until dlp or d'ahlia sets get even better, bigger, and less expensive. consider that you can get a 65" panasonic online for only 3k. that could hold me over for 5 years and maybe by then dlp sets will be that size and the same price instead of 15k like the 64" mitsubishi dlp set.
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i thought that at the show i would see all the sets at their optimum
From everything that I have heard and read, only a select few elite booths had properly setup and calibrated video displays. It appears that CES is the last place you would want to go for a serious comparison of demoed material. I too would have thought this would be the other way around.



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On the other hand, the stacked Vidikron Vision 1's in the DTS demo looked pretty good...

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DILA is sold by JVC who is supporting the demise of all of our HDTV equipment through DFAST. Do not buy DILA!

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Steve I wasn't aware of that then, but am now. That makes the choice a little easier: I WILL NOT BUY JVC!!
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DILA is sold by JVC who is supporting the demise of all of our HDTV equipment through DFAST. Do not buy DILA!


I'm not to familiar HDTV and with DFAST. could you please explain what's going on with it? Thanks

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I'm not to familiar HDTV and with DFAST. could you please explain what's going on with it? Thanks
Go to the HDTV forum on this site and you will read all about it.

Also, this was posted by Merchant on ***************:

Here is some official word from JVC regarding the price increase and the shipping delay:-
The initial AV61S901 that was introduced last year will not be released.
The unit that will be released this April will be the AV61S902. This unit
will be equipped with a DVI HDCP Interface for copy protection. The MSRP on
this piece will be $10,000.

Best Regards,

Dan McCarron
JVC Company of America
National Product Specialist
Color Television Division

So this may be a much different unit from the one reviewed on e-town.
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