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post #6571 of 6582 Old 05-14-2009, 04:00 AM
 
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Welcome to the Forum!Hey don't be confused ? Here it is The 10-bit Z series 40" Sony LCDs are the absolute best. This TV sends XBR down a notch. Digital source material will jump out at you like never before. Gorgous color and contrast. The best yet.



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The XBR6 isn't the upgrade to the XBR4 and 5? It's the Z series??? I'm confused.

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Hi i'm really intersted in buying W4000 but i'm stuck between 32" and 40" models, my budget is 1100 euros max, 32" version costs 600 euros, 40" will cost me 850 at least due to weight and shipping issues, i'll be using a 360 through hdmi (what's better for 1920*1080 tv ? 720p or 1080i ? ) and i'll be also playing a lot of SD content too, like crappy greek analog tv channels, wii @ 480p through component cables , regular dvds through 360 ( what's better for dvd movie playback ? xbox 360 or a regular dvd player with component outputs ? )

I suspect SD content will look less blurry and pixelated on the 32" model, correct ? but how do i know that 32W4000 40W4000 have exactly the same electronics ? I'm really sensitive to input lag and afaik 40W4000 has only 0-10ms of lag, can somebody assure me with evidence that 32" is not any "slower" ??

The only thing i've found after a couple of hours googling is that the 32" model is using an 8bit panel instead of 10bit like the 40W4000, any other differences ? View distance 5m max due to limited space in the living room
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hello,I see you are from europe right?Why do you consider buying last year's model?there is a replacement already in the market
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I'm from greece like you, from what i know W45000 and W5500 have worse input lag
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which with game mode is invisible,and the thing is that peformance wise the new V5500/W5500 are much better than W4000
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Brand new Sony Bravia KDL 46-Z4100

Went TV shopping the other day and stumbled on the Sony Bravia KDL-46Z4100 brand new never purchased. There were new models there too but I liked this one and could not be happier with it overall. Price tag on it when new was $2100. I got it for $600. They have the 40 inch version there as well brand new never purchased. Really thinking about getting that one as well. I really enjoy the picture this TV puts out. Sound it produces is pretty full sounding as well. Beats any new TV's sound system.
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Congratulations! I wish I could find a "new old stock" Sony like the one I have. I still enjoy my 2008 model 40V4100. It has over 50,000 hours on it now. And yes the manufacturers used to pay some attention to the sound. A feature I will miss when my set finally bites the dust are the variable audio out jacks that I plug a sub-woofer into to enhance the built-in speakers. No need to run a big AV receiver all day and night just to watch TV with decent sound.
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Congratulations! I wish I could find a "new old stock" Sony like the one I have. I still enjoy my 2008 model 40V4100. It has over 50,000 hours on it now. And yes the manufacturers used to pay some attention to the sound. A feature I will miss when my set finally bites the dust are the variable audio out jacks that I plug a sub-woofer into to enhance the built-in speakers. No need to run a big AV receiver all day and night just to watch TV with decent sound.
That's what I miss about my 46XBR8. Right now, I have to have use an optical out to my receiver just to watch anything on my 55X930D because the speakers on those are just plain awful.

Unlike some people, I actually liked those monster speakers Sony had on the sides of the 65X900A and 65X930C.
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Thanks Ed_in_Tx! Yeah I was rather happy when found. The TV you have looks almost exactly like mine does. Does the Sony logo light up on yours? I tried adding a picture of the set but, it didn't seem to work. Yes sound is rather full; even has some bass by TV standards lol. I do as well like the av options, glad analog is still used by some. I still like analog sound. Sony seems to make reliable sets; have three now.


I too liked the speakers on the sides. Speakers didn't seem to really sound bad till they started mounting them pointing down. I could manage with some speaker grille in the front.
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Thanks Ed_in_Tx! ...Does the Sony logo light up on yours?
No not on mine.
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That's what I miss about my 46XBR8. Right now, I have to have use an optical out to my receiver just to watch anything on my 55X930D because the speakers on those are just plain awful.

Unlike some people, I actually liked those monster speakers Sony had on the sides of the 65X900A and 65X930C.
That's one of the things I love most about my Kuro. I've never gone out and bought my own sound gear. I thought about getting an AVR once but I realized I would probably never use even half of it's features, plus I don't know the sound and AVR world as well and don't exactly know what's quality and what isn't. I also don't have a lot of money myself so when I save up for a new TV it's a big purchase and I have to be careful what I do after with money, and that's especially now with 4K. When I upgrade to a UHD set I will need to throw money on a UHD player etc. Maybe in time could also get a decent soundbar at a good price but it's better if I just have decent speaker with my set. Personally I don't care at all about surround sound outside of a movie theater so good built in speaker are the best option for me and there are few TV's today that have that...
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That's one of the things I love most about my Kuro. I've never gone out and bought my own sound gear. I thought about getting an AVR once but I realized I would probably never use even half of it's features, plus I don't know the sound and AVR world as well and don't exactly know what's quality and what isn't. I also don't have a lot of money myself so when I save up for a new TV it's a big purchase and I have to be careful what I do after with money, and that's especially now with 4K. When I upgrade to a UHD set I will need to throw money on a UHD player etc. Maybe in time could also get a decent soundbar at a good price but it's better if I just have decent speaker with my set. Personally I don't care at all about surround sound outside of a movie theater so good built in speaker are the best option for me and there are few TV's today that have that...
I hear ya, but not my TV.

I know people love having thin TVs and it's now an excuse for manufacturers to sell sound bars. I'm not a big sound guy but the only real reason I have a Pioneer VSX-819H-K was because it was on clearance, came with free extended warranty and I got Airmiles! Oh, those were simple times...
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