@ loopthrough, re post # 607
You seem to know your Sonys and some other stuff well . Now I know who to ask if I have a question on Sonys and Samsungs etc. I don't know what I was thinking about Sammy using an IPS panel
all their panels and the ones they buy are VA must have had senior moment ha ha good excuse for talking **** I don't know ☺ ☺
is a big deal in much of the world no lie you can really see that big time when you travel .
in 50's and 60's and actually well before that RCA was like that in the USA they Owned the NBC networks for decades .
being vertically integrated and all made everything in the way of consumer electronics and major appliances,
satellites,computers radio TV transmitters all that stuff like Phillips .
RCA was everywhere back then big record business also they signed Elvis stole him from SUN records in the 50's
The lighting business over here is owned by GE Westinghouse and Sylvania . Phillips has an extraordinary large presence in lighting here also.
GE had a big presence like RCA in the all the same markets also they were both the 800LB Gorillas
and to a lesser extent but not at all insignificant in Radio and TV there was Zenith and Magnavox
at the top also both made good stuff sometimes better than the RCA products they were positioned as premium brands and often were although TOTL RCA and most of their stuff was always pretty good also. everybody paid RCA royalties
there was no such thing as a TV or radio not using RCA patents nada There was time when David Sarnoff could get a meeting with the president any time he wanted.
Some of the RCA circuits were so unconventional ,clever and cheap but at the same time worked very well they always made you scratch your head and say how do they do that? GE tried that also but they weren't near as clever as RCA at that not even close .
I've heard some notice PDP flicker I used to notice it a little bit peripherally on some CRT PC monitors now and then I don't notice it on my Sammy PDP but some notice it more than others maybe their brains have a high bandwidth connection through the optic nerve the rest of us don't ☺☺
Could have sworn at least the R550's were using LGD IPS panels maybe not I got that impression from the owners thread here for some reason or another (maybe another senior moment ☺ ) you know the Sonys and Sammys well that's for sure you can be go to guy around here for those !
I've seen some LGD ips panels at panelook.com with a 5000:1 contrast ratio lot higher than the usuall < 2000:1 ips panels . I wonder if those are the ones Sony is using in some of the 9X sets now ? or are they using any LGD ips at all in the 2014 Sony 9X sets ?
This PC has an IPS panel
good for reading I can't get with the TV thing for desktop PC's (this monitor is running at 2560 x 1440 )although I have the R4 Sony wired up as a second screen in here good for videos and stuff . 1080p doesn't cut it on a 40" + screen as a PC monitor unless all you do is twitch game or watch You Tube then it's fine . . we use another 40 in the studio here on the PC in there to watch videos or put up DAW software for the music stuff. I use the ROKU puck in here for streaming movies Netflix Super HD and Amazon 1080p are pretty good these days .
I think I would rather take my chances with a Philips than Visio even if TPV makes them both
maybe TPV will position Phillips as a premium brand (good opportunity for them to do that )and bin the better parts into the Phillips sets ☺
You are right Foxconn makes some quality stuff like Apple iXX stuff PS 3/4 /X Bone's some Sony TV's HP computers etc in spite of their possibly questionable labor practices from time to time.
That's probably the norm in much of the PRC though especially in the smaller job shops . Used to be like that in much of the Western world before the 19xx years maybe someone should remind the libtards about that. No lack of people wanting jobs there .
I mean like what are the choices for the young adults in the outlying provinces in the PRC "I can stay here and harvest rice in the fields ,maybe watch water buffalos humping now and then for entertainment or go to Foxconn City and screw iPhones together and maybe buy a fake knock off so I can get on alibaba and be cool." Which would most of us choose as an adolescent in that circumstance ? maybe join the PRC army instead ?
OTOH when we had the peacetime draft ( I grew up in that era and came of age during the Vietnam war ) aside from the war a lot of us got squared away that may not have otherwise and were able to get educational assistance
and or buy a home with cheap low down VA home loans after they got out now in this Obama 1% oligarchy they get to live with their parents forever never seen anything like it not the kids fault opportunities are much more limited now.
WED thats insane all time record the 1% are getting phatt ( my stuff is doing OK also) nothing happening today anyway (Saturday here ) all the movers and shakers and whales are at the hamptons or somewhere out on their yachts sipping Mojitos on the rocks or pulling on a heineken .
You can see where I am here screen geeking on the forum here not a 1% er
Amazing how far The Republic has come in such a short amount time if you think about it ? fabulous place (well some of it anyway )industrious and clever bunch there that's for sure .I liked most of the Chinese I've met or worked with . You just have to take a little time to understand the people and culture they've been around a long time came outta their caves so to speak long before we did interesting people all in all.... heard some great stories about how they handle their criminals over (they don't play there) , you don't want to be on that side of the fence ,some are quite entertaining actually .
You know they don't really have fortune cookies there right?
none of those after the meal there you know !
Lots of Chinese and other foreign investors are buying up properties in No Cal and probably elsewhere now .
Every thing is a bidding war now around here for decent residential properties fixers too !
Don't even think about offering the listing price thats not going to happen. bad thing about that is my property tax is going up this year governments always looking for ways to pick our pockets although the property has doubled in value in the last~ 2 years never seen anything like it it's oustripping the run up we had in the mid 2000's here before the bubble busted values are higher than the peaks were then it's insane anywhere near the bay area here. I should sell out and move to the midwest or the south I could live like a king there .
It's getting close to cocktail time here and time to check in with the BEEB and see what's going on cheerio !