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This is a thread I created where we can discuss the new Sony S2000 LCD TVs. Intending to replace the A10-series, the new S2000-series comes in four different sizes to satisfy every consumer's needs: 26", 32", 40", and 46" with models KDL-26S2000, KDL-32S2000, KDL-40S2000, and KDL-46S2000 respectively.

The new S-series includes an integrated (built-in) ATSC digital tuner and 1,366 x 768 LCD screen resolution. It comes with Sony's new digital processor chip to reduce "block noise" around letters, such as on-screen graphics and subtitles and enhances contrast, therefore, producing crisp and vivid images. The chip also automatically adjusts greens and blues for truer and brighter colors.

The new S-series incorporates Sony's panel made by S-LCD, which provides wider viewing angles, a faster response time, and a high contrast ratio (1000:1). The S2000 sets also offer flexible connectivity with one HDMI input, two component video inputs, three composite video inputs, and one PC input. Finally, the S2000 sets include a space-saving bottom speaker design, two 10-watt speakers with SRS Tru Surround XT, and VESA compliant mounting holes.

The new KDL-26S2000, KDL-32S2000, KDL-40S2000 will be available in March for about $1,499.99, $1,999.99, and $2,999.99 respectively. The KDL-46S2000 will be available in May for about $4,500.

Own one of these new models and want to share it, post it here. Planning to purchase one or have some questions, post it here. As of right now, I will be purchasing the KDL-32S2000 immediately when it first arrives in stores. Can't wait...
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What are the differences between these models and XBR's, which retail for quite a bit more?
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XBR is still the top of sony's LCD. For sony, XBR means highest quality, XBR product usually discontinue before it's outperformed by non-XBR product. Once it's discontinue, there will be a new XBR.

S-series will replace sony's KLV-S32A10 and KLV-S26A10 with same price but upgraded performance.

For the difference between S-series and XBR, refer to sony's website.

http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...2&Dept=tvvideo
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Why don't you wait until you actually get and use the TV so you can speak with some intelligence about it, instead of guessing and speculating?
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I've already got an S2000. It's a little big for the living room though....


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We're adding a new master suite to our house and we just got the architect plans. I was hoping for space for a 42" plasma, but it looks like I'm going to have to settle for a 26" (or similar set). These new Sony's look nice. Will keep an eye out on this thread to see what people think.....
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What size is it? Where did you buy it from? From what I see here, none of the retailers in my area has the S2000 yet. How do you like it and how's the picture quality?

I'm betting he got it from a Honda dealer......
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What size is it? Where did you buy it from? From what I see here, none of the retailers in my area has the S2000 yet. How do you like it and how's the picture quality?

It's about 162" and I got it from a local dealer a couple years ago. I love it. It's piano (er, Berlina) black and it looks great in pictures!


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I know someone posted a few weeks ago that he'd already ordered the 40" from Sony's site.
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damn it!! , i was about to buy a 40" A10 here in mexico this is the deal:

the SonyStyle webpage from mexico offers the 40" A10 before tax in aprox $$$$ USD
and with 12 months no-interest payments of $$$ +tax.
This is a nice price compared to sonystyle canada that sells the same model in about the same price.

So i was going to go for that TV. but i was a little worried about the panel latency.
Then yesterday i saw this Sony new Bravias coming to USA.
I think im going to wait to this new model to be available in amazon, and Im going to Get it!! so im no more worried about the latency of this new panel.
The bad news is that im going to pay more of the cost of this new panels in credit card interests, hehehe. Im not going to wait for this panel to be available in mexico it can take too long, and the XBR model is ÜBER expensive.. like $$$$ USD!! for the 40 inch!!

Im looking forward to read your reviews on this new panel, im almost sure they will be very nice.
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damn it!! , i was about to buy a 40" A10 here in mexico this is the deal:

the SonyStyle webpage from mexico offers the 40" A10 before tax in aprox $$$$ USD
and with 12 months no-interest payments of $$$ +tax.
This is a nice price compared to sonystyle canada that sells the same model in about the same price.

So i was going to go for that TV. but i was a little worried about the panel latency.
Then yesterday i saw this Sony new Bravias coming to USA.
I think im going to wait to this new model to be available in amazon, and Im going to Get it!! so im no more worried about the latency of this new panel.
The bad news is that im going to pay more of the cost of this new panels in credit card interests, hehehe. Im not going to wait for this panel to be available in mexico it can take too long, and the XBR model is ÜBER expensive.. like $$$$ USD!! for the 40 inch!!

Im looking forward to read your reviews on this new panel, im almost sure they will be very nice.


why Edit??
Hey, I did Put the MSRP of sonystyle from Mexico. !!
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I was going to return my a10 but the latency isn't a problem for me , and the deal i got is awsome

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http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...57#post7230357

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as far as the original poster is concerned, apparently having it made in Japan is more important than having the better product

as he/she is considering buying a S model and returning their XBR.
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You are right on this one. My goal is to get the very very last Made in Japan one, not the number of features the TV has. Sorry for spoiling this thread. I won't come back to this thread anymore and will move myself to the "OFFICIAL SONY 26", 32", 40", and 46" S2000 Bravia LCD HDTV Thread" that I created two days ago:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=650533

Pure nonsense and absurdity. Lunacy! Hell, at least he's stopped the lying and actually admits to the craziness upfront.

I almost wonder if this "Japanese" thing we see getting harped on by at least one individual could be construed as some kind of bizarre...racist issue? Certainly some kind of bizarre, imaginary elitism, at the very least.


Maybe there's some bizarre "Japanese jingoism" at work here, if that term can even be used like that.

I've never seen anything so ridiculous and irrational...wait a minute...I'm talking about Walt Chan. Nevermind. Par for the course. S.S.D.D.

He doesn't care about anything else except that it's made in Japan. Period. That's all that's at work here, if even that.

Great ISF Job by Chad B.
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I've already got an S2000. It's a little big for the living room though....


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haha being a car nut, maybe im the only one who knows what he's talking about
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haha being a car nut, maybe im the only one who knows what he's talking about

You are not alone.

Make note, meanwhile, that my two BMWs are parked out front, while my B&Ws are parked in the den.
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can't wait until the new XBRs come out!
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It's about 162" and I got it from a local dealer a couple years ago. I love it. It's piano (er, Berlina) black and it looks great in pictures!

I raced one of these in my Firebird (Trans Am/Formula)
and man they are quick, just not quick enough

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Does anyone know if the new Sony KDL S2000 comes with CableCard slot or not? Is the new Sony 1-bit processor chip any better than the XBR chip?

no cable card, you posted the manual though so why don't you read it yourself

anyways whats the point of this topic, speculation? the TV is not available yet
so why not at least wait until you "own" the TV, before starting an official topic

good luck Walter "the Stalker" Chan
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Has there been a 46" XBR announced?
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I've already got an S2000. It's a little big for the living room though....


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LOL! I'd like to have one too... very cool.

Honda S2000

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Sony KDS-R50XBR1 SXRD
Sony KDL-32S2000

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Has there been a 46" XBR announced?

yes but their will be no final specs on the tv until a sony show this march or april. last CES sony showed a 46in 1080p tv from japan and said it will be out this spring or Q2.


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LOL! I'd like to have one too... very cool.

Honda S2000

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yah i wished i had one too
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I purchased the 40" from sony.com and I just received it last thursday. I can say it has a fantastic picture. I noticed it doesn't blur with fast moving object like the older XBR in my opinion. I tried all kinds of DVD's but I didn't see any problems with any of them.

PS2 plays without any lag but doesn't look to great. Holding out for PS3 for the hidef gaming.
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It says 8 ms (gray to gray) in the specifications page for the KDL-32S2000, same as the XBR.
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I was browsing through vanns.com today to place an order of the new Sony KDL-32S2000, but they ran out and they will need to order more. Now I have to wait for 1-2 weeks before I can even own it.

On the other hand, the KDL-40S2000 is available and is "in-stock."

Why don't you order from sony's site. They shipped my tv early. It wasn't even supposed to ship until the 10th according to the website.

BTW I think people will be impressed with this TV. I still can't believe my eyes. Such a gorgeous picture.
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I was wondering if anybody has any experiences with the s2000 model since it's been out in stores for a couple weeks. I went to BB yesterday, and the display looks great. When comparing to the xbr with the wcg-ccfl, I can't really see a big diff in pq.
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I saw four boxes of the new Sony KDL-32S2000 in my local Best Buy store today. They are on the top back shelf. But the store does not have a display yet.
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I saw four boxes of the new Sony KDL-32S2000 in my local Best Buy store today. They are on the top back shelf. But the store does not have a display yet.


I'm interested in this model.
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I've got an S2000 parked outside and a XBR parked in the living room. I would have a hard time picking a favorite!
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Anyone know if this will be available in Canada?

I'm particularly interested in this 40S2000 series because it has 1 more component input than the current S40A10 and this has built in ATSC tuner.

this will mainly be used for HTPC so I'm hoping the VGA port can accept 1360x768, 1:1 pixel mapping. and not fill the screen with a stretched 1280x768 image...
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I saw the KDL-32S2000 today along with the KDL-V32XBR1 together. Both are in sports picture mode, 1080i, component video input. To me, the KDL-32S2000 picture looks a little darker and has more color pushed out than the KDL-V32XBR1. Although more contrast than the KDL-V32XBR1, the KDL-32S2000 is more sharper looking than the KDL-V32XBR1. It's really heard to tell the difference since they both look pretty good.
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