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post #91 of 922 Old 07-28-2005, 05:58 AM
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well since sony and samsung are working together, wouldnt it be better to get the samsung seeing as how it now offers dvi along with hdmi. You can see a full review at cnet.
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As I've said, I have the current (2004 model) of the LCD WEGA - a KLV-26HG2. It's the best LCD picture I've ever seen. These new models will fix any of the problems I had with my current unit and should be something really special.

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well since sony and samsung are working together, wouldnt it be better to get the samsung seeing as how it now offers dvi along with hdmi. You can see a full review at cnet.
If you desperately need DVI as well as HDMI, I guess it might be. But don't forget that even if a set shares the same panel, which these Sony sets probably will, it's the image processing that's going on behind it that make an LCD look good. I learnt this the hard way - I bought Samsung's latest 32" LCD to replace my current Sony one and had to send it back because of the poorer quality of its image processing. WEGA Engine is more than worth paying the extra for, IMO.

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I can't see to find a site that has the Sony KDLV40XBR1 specs to compare to the Samsung LN-R409D specs.
Also, I am a newbie and won't know which is better for the most part anyhow.
I am assuming that both sets will be priced about the same (the tweeter price I got for the samy 409D of $3,999. was list and this store is high, so I assume one can find the samy for about $500 less).
So if the prices are about the same, it comes down to comparing the specs, looking at the picture of both, to make an informed decision.
So, all of you experts out there, once I can get the sony specs and post a comparision, I am asking for your opinions on the pros and cons of each.

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lcds suck! lcds are great!

i still cant make up my mind... need to go see some more.

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A reliable source told me that these V series LCD's are XBR sets, and the pricing will be $1999 for the 26", $2699 for the 32" and $4199 for the 40". Also that the color gamut of these panels can reproduce 92% of the NTSC color spectrum, which apprently is better than any CRT out there. Any of the more technical guru's comment on this?
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how would the current sony lcds (Non-xbr) compare to the sharp lcds? I am trying to weigh the two as deciding which one i will get. I dont think i'd pay 2699 for a 32 lcd in my lifetime, so i guess i would go with the s-series at the most.
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I have been very impressed with the Sony XBR's but have found them way to expensive, now that I am looking for an Flat panel and the VXBR series is in a price where I can grab one. I am going for it.
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I am very interested in the V series for 50% use as a PC mointor, I have a deep concern though with the use of sony tv and a computer. I have experienced and heard that sony tvs have a problem in sync issues with displaying GUI. I wonder if they have fixed that recently.
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Meth I beleive they have fixed it I was going throught the manual and there is resolusions for the v series, also there is pc setting that you can adjust through the tv.
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I just hope these are available soon.. They should be. Currently looking to buy v-series 32" for tv/computer use.
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A reliable source told me that these V series LCD's are XBR sets, and the pricing will be $1999 for the 26", $2699 for the 32" and $4199 for the 40". Also that the color gamut of these panels can reproduce 92% of the NTSC color spectrum, which apprently is better than any CRT out there. Any of the more technical guru's comment on this?
Check out the first post on the previous page of this thread. The prices are less than what you've posted. If you google the 40-inch model, three sellers currently have it listed and the lower prices seem more accurate.

Let's just hope the poster's right, for the sake of all of us. ;)
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Does anyone have a link to where I can find the specs for the Sony KDLV40XBR1?
I am in the market and am trying to compare the sony vs the samy 409D

thanks
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its was posted earlier in the thread but here it is again.

http://www.docs.sony.com/release/KDLV26-32-40XBR1.pdf

its the manual for teh xbr sets
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Hey Space,
thanks, but the manual, as far as I can see, does give specs for contrast ratio, brightness, response time, digital comb.
I am no expert, but is there a way to get this info from the manual?

thanks

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hey bobby,

That info should be available soon enough, in my sonystyle mag a get a bit of info but not the stuff we are looking for.
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I got these specs faxed to me from a prov, ri (us) audio/video retailer that only sells sony tv's. The specs came from sony's dealer network.
Enjoy.
Oh, by the way, those well informed, please give me your comments on these specs vs the samsung LN-R409D

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kdl-v40xbr1.pdf 207.375k . file
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KDL-V40XBR1 and the ln-r409d might be same exact screen :o
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Specs look quite amazing... I read those specs for 32" model on sony site and seems same as 40" model expect size and usual. I wonder why it says: Footnotes
Confidential Sony Information. For Internal Use Only. on 32" specs.. :)
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that looks very imperssive indeed, can't wait for the 32 inch model, and I love the look of it very sexy
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I'm also very interested in the 32 inch model but I note Sony doesn't provide specs like contrast or refresh rates. This is an expensive set without knowing these specs. The data posted above say n/a for these specs. Thana-toast
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I got these specs faxed to me from a prov, ri (us) audio/video retailer that only sells sony tv's. The specs came from sony's dealer network.
Enjoy.
I like the specs and the price on that 40" Sony. It could be The One (for me). :D
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I am torn now but I think I will still go for the 32 inch now, even though I would love to get the 40 incher.
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lcdtvbuyingguide.com just reviewed an s-series model. Forget which size. I think im going with the sharp. thanks for all the info though.
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Yeah they reviewed that entry level S-series model 23". I am personally more interested in their higher end V-series models.
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well see the thing is, even if the v-series matches the aquos pq dead on, it would still be a better deal price wise on the aquos. Thats comparing to the current models. The only thing that sony has me interested in besides performance is that the v-series includes atsc tuner, which would be the only way i can get FOXHD for nfl games apparently. Im still debating on this. The kdl34xbr960 crt is in the mix too because it offers atsc tuner and cable card plus 2 more inches of real estate. I just cant imagine the crt mathing the aquos in performance and pq as far as detail goes. I'm not too worried about black levels because the aquos produces some pretty deep blacks for an lcd.
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Which one do y'all think looks better?

Sony's new 40
http://www.gwinnetttv.com/video/tvs/...LV40XBR1_M.gif

or

Samsung's new 40
http://akamaipix.crutchfield.com/pro...R409-f_MT.jpeg
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They both look good. The real question is: Which one will perform better H2H?
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After seeing the video quality of the last Samsung LCD that I owned, it's got to be the Sony.
Aesthetically, the Samsung looks a bit nicer in the picture, but in real life I suspect it will again be the Sony. The glossy black frame on the Samsungs attracts fingerprints and can be quite distracting. The Sony stuff typically has a nicer build quality from my experiene also.

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sony are design gods. but i would like to see the performance with my own eyes... i remain unconvinced abuot pq of lcds in general.

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how long before sony release a 45" to go up against the sharp? will sharp be replacing their 45" anytime soon?

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