Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts as to how Sony's new 40w600b is likely to compare to last year's 32w650a.
All the reviews seemed to suggest that the 32w650a delivered very "high end" performance for a 32-inch TV, with very solid build construction and a great picture. In other words, it seemed to warrant the high price tag of $600 or more in a category full of $300 TV's.
By comparison, this year's 40-inch w600b, at $499, would seem to be a lower end unit, just looking at the numbers. But then again, the list of specifications is almost identical to that of the w650a. Could the lower price (for an even larger screen) be attributable to cheaper materials in the construction of the unit? Or is there some lower-end technology in there that isn't jumping out from the spec sheets.
I know this new unit hasn't shipped yet, so no one can really speak from first hand experience. I was just curious if someone like myself, who is in the market for a high quality television on the smaller end of the screen size spectrum, ought to jump on last year's 32w650a (currently $549 on Amazon), or hold out for this 2014 40-incher.
For a bit of background, I am about to return my third consecutive Vizio m401i-a3 for a flickering LED. It's an issue I just can't tolerate, so I'm giving up on Vizio. I realize it may actually just be the result of black frame insertion used to replicate a 120Hz refresh rate, but the fact that you can't turn that feature off makes it a deal breaker. It seems like the Sony at least allows you to disable that feature ("LED Motion Mode").
I've been wondering the same thing.
I called a local specialty store the other day with a similar question, he mentioned how Sony has outsourced all TVs under >50". Not sure if this goes back to 2012/2013 models but the w600b would be from "O'Reilly". I can't confirm the company because I wasn't able to find any further details online. How true? Wish I knew
Very interested to read the discussion of those more knowledgeable.
Sony's been outsourcing TV's to Foxconn for years they make the PS3,PS4,Xbox
iPhones,iPads,iTunes,Macbooks etc.etc, ll the Bravias are Foxconn .
Foxconn is probably one of the more capable OEM/ODM
Going forward Sony is planing to outsource at least 70% of it's TV sets soon just like Toshiba ,Panasonic ,etc.
By : Tom Lo
This article is an excerpt from a Chinese-language Digitimes Research report.
By: Quincy Liang
By placing OEM TV orders that means OEM mfr. Not Sony may be designing the sets that are outsourced as OEM. Lots of brands have been doing that lately. .
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