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Here is one more picture with a close-up of just the stand. You don't see the casters underneath, normally.

Also, sorry for the lopsided pictures, I am a lousy photographer.
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Sorven, thanks for the pics. I've been considering that stand as well (I have the 60" GWIII on order). Quick question. It appears in the pictures on their website that there is a strip of wood on the front edge of the top. How many inches does that take away from the depth of the top shelf? The base of the 60" is 20.5" deep, and I don't know if that strip would let the entire base sit on the top shelf. Thanks for any info you can provide.
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Could anyone post the size of the 42" GWIII box? I need to plan a way to pick it up this week. Thanks
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wouldnt fit in rear of my little suv, but fit fine in center of daughters van!!
narrow but tall, sorry, at work and dont have the specs with me!!
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Originally posted by Bongo100
Sorven, thanks for the pics. I've been considering that stand as well (I have the 60" GWIII on order). Quick question. It appears in the pictures on their website that there is a strip of wood on the front edge of the top. How many inches does that take away from the depth of the top shelf? The base of the 60" is 20.5" deep, and I don't know if that strip would let the entire base sit on the top shelf. Thanks for any info you can provide.

The strip of wood is approx. 3.5". The remaining top is 18.5" for total of 22" depth. Not sure about the 60", but my 50" base has a 2" lip in the back that looks like it wouldn't be a problem if not on the top.
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Hi Sorven-

How is the quality of the Target stand? Do you think it would withstand the wrath of a couple of little kids? Is it sturdy? I saw it could hold 240 lbs... not bad. Did you use the feet that came with it? How many inches do they add?

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The stand can easily hold the weight. Unfortunately, the quality is particle board and is easily damaged if hit by hard objects (aka kids). With that said, it is a reasonably priced solution if you are able to keep the lawn darts away from it.

I didn't use the feet that came with it because they were about 3.5" tall, and a little to "retro" looking for the room it was going in. With the feet the stand would be approx. 24" tall.
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Can some tell me how wide the base is on the GWIII 50? My current stand is 43" wide and I think it may fit. I'm about ready to pull the trigger on the 50", if the picture is close to the quality of the 42". I have seen the 42" in about 5 stores and the PQ is great(to me). I cannot find the 50" anywhere on display. One guy told me he is getting a 50" on the floor Monday. Going to look Monday. Thanks for all the great reading. My first post..

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Originally posted by Sorven
The strip of wood is approx. 3.5". The remaining top is 18.5" for total of 22" depth. Not sure about the 60", but my 50" base has a 2" lip in the back that looks like it wouldn't be a problem if not on the top.

Can you measure the dimensions of the base on your 50"? I'm wondering if it is the same base as on the 60" (or if not, how much difference there is).

Thanks again.
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The 50" GWIII base is approx. 40" wide by 18.5" deep
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Hi brentunc,
I did exactly that today bringing home my 50". 42" box too tall for my 03' Tahoe. Took the TV out of the box and It slipped in perfectly. I used the empty box and packing to wedge the TV up so it would not topple over during the ride home. You may have to tilt the TV a little to clear the plastic/rubber seal on the floor but It will slide in and set upright. Bring a boxcutter to cut up the box so it will fit and act as a wedge.
No problems.

Hey Bongo100,
I measured the base roughly at 40" by 18 1/2".

BTW - I Like this TV alot! Upgrading from a 36" DV.
A little sidenote here. True story.

I walked into CC. Went to the TV RPTV area. Stood back about 30' or so and looked at every big screen they had. Took about 20 seconds and I immediately made a beeline for the Sony we610. Never read one review and didn't know they were out. The CC guy in Hagerstown actually knew everything I did and more. WOW. A parttime videophile. Never got his name but the next time I'm there I will find out and get him a raise. They had a HDTV and DTV feeds and he even hooked up a DVD player for to sample the picture. Very pleasant buying experience. Unforturely they were out of stock. (42" was the demo with a bad remote). However, he called the CC in Winchester and bingo 1- 50" left. I plucked down the plastic and picked up the 50"er the next day.
Happy camper here. No dead pixels. Best TV I ever had.

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anyone have a samsung 931 dvi player hooked up to 50" GWIII?

how does it compare to standard progressive scan?
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Just pulled the trigger yesterday on the 50". Have to wait 2 weeks for delivery. I want to get everything ready. Can someone tell me where the connections are located on the back? Looking at the set from the back, are they in the center, on the left, or on the right? Approxiamtely, how far from a side? Thanks in advance.
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Thanks Sorven and jdolby. I guess the 60" adds 2" to the depth of the base.

Sorven, you said you didn't think it would matter if that 2" hung over the back edge. Just wanted to know what is leading you to that conclusion. Is the center of gravity towards the front of the TV? Don't mean to keep on about this, but I'd like to go with this stand if I can ($130). My second choice is a Bell'O stand that will cost $500. I could get the Samsung HD-931 for that price difference.
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Originally posted by Likwid
Could anyone post the size of the 42" GWIII box? I need to plan a way to pick it up this week. Thanks

The 42" sony lcd box is:
18 1/4 wide
50 1/4 long
36 3/4 high

I have the 50" GWII. I saw the 42"GWIII today at CC. Fantastic pq on every input including sdtv. I got one for my dad. The size and price really fills a void in the market. The 42" is on the cover of BB and CC's weekend ad. These things are going to fly out of the stores!
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could someone please post the base dimensions of the 42"? I am looking for a good stand... Ikea has some nice ones for cheap...
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Bongo100, given that the last few inches of the base are protruding from the backside of the TV, the TV itself would still be on the stand. In your case you would have ~18" on the stand and about 2" over on the back (but completely covered lengthwise). The TV itself is relatively lightweight, so just make sure you find a way to tether it to the stand if you are worried about kids pushing it off the stand. I can't forsee having having any problems with stability of the TV on its own.
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could someone please post the base dimensions of the 42"? I am looking for a good stand... Ikea has some nice ones for cheap...

40"X14.5" for the base. I have mine on a $69 IKEA stand. Basic ugly blonde and blue but I got it because it is low (13") and I needed that to fit in the existing space. I'll dump it later when I move into my new house.

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40"X14.5" for the base. I have mine on a $69 IKEA stand. Basic ugly blonde and blue but I got it because it is low (13") and I needed that to fit in the existing space. I'll dump it later when I move into my new house.

Don

The width of my stand is 39 inches and the base of the Sony KF-42WE610 is exactly 40 inches. Front to back is 23 inches. I am correct to assume that with about a 1 (one) inch overhang of the tv's base on each side (width) there should not be a problem! Lets hope thats the case. The height of the stand, by the way, is 14 1/2 inches high and can support 150 pounds. What say you as to the 1/2 inch "overhang"? Thanks for you time and attention!
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kmil - with a 39' top the 42GWIII will only over hang .5 inches on a side - I don't think that is in any way troubling
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Didnt feel like spending alot for a stand so I went to Walmart and picked this one, only 80 bucks!!!



The dimensions are : 40"W x 22"D x 22-5/8"H
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I am sure this isn't news to you owners, but I was very surprised to see that this line was assembled in the USA. Kudos to Sony!

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kmil - with a 39' top the 42GWIII will only over hang .5 inches on a side - I don't think that is in any way troubling


JoeMA: Thanks for the courtesy of your quick reply. That just saved me around $150, the cost of the stand plus the "hassle" of putting it together!
Well, as soon as I can sell my Toshiba RPTV I'll order the Sony 42.......I REALLY want the 50 inch but the wife says NO.......not enough space (I unfortunately agree). I've decided NOT to fight her on this issue in order to promote the general piece and tranquility as the ole saying goes.
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Didnt feel like spending alot for a stand so I went to Walmart and picked this one, only 80 bucks!!!



The dimensions are : 40"W x 22"D x 22-5/8"H

Are you using this for the 42" or 50"? Does it seem like a good height?
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Sorry about that, yeah I have the 42"
The height seems about the same as the other stands that have been mentioned.

Im very happy with it though!!
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So where do you guys place your center channel speakers in this setup?

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So where do you guys place your center channel speakers in this setup?

Under the TV.
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Has anyone had any experience with the SONY KF-60WE610

I am looking at this one and want to know the pros and cons vs the KP-65WV600

It will cost me a bout $800 more for the LCD unit and it is smaller. Is it worth the $800 difference?

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Has anyone had any experience with the SONY KF-60WE610

I am looking at this one and want to know the pros and cons vs the KP-65WV600

It will cost me a bout $800 more for the LCD unit and it is smaller. Is it worth the $800 difference?

YES!!! I'm replacing my current Sony 57" CRT RPTV with the KF-60WE610 60" GWIII LCD and based on my own observations of the 50" and 42" GWIII and the many very satisfied GWIII owners out there, as you can read from the AVS Forum, I think I'll be very happy. No more convergence problems (nothing to converge since it's LCD), razor sharp picture from corner to corner, bright and colorful images. It maybe just my opinion, but I wouldn't recommend a CRT RPTV to any of my family and friends who are looking to purchase a new RPTV; I would highly suggest seriously considering an LCD, DLS, or LCoS model. I think these technologies are far superior and well worth the extra $$.

I see you're in Coconut Creek, FL...go back to BrandsMart USA and compare the PQ side-by-side for yourself in the store or anywhere you can...I think you'll agree. BTW - you should be able to get a few hundred dollars off retail on the new GWIII; that seems to be the norm. Good luck!
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First let me state that I am not a GWIII owner but I am getting closer to owning something.

Second for those that are offended by my post I want to point me to faq's, searches, sony.com etc... well been there done that. So let the flames begin (remember I have your IP I KNOW where you live, )

The question is what is the difference in technology, features and pq between sony lcd rptv products with "WE" vs "XBR" in the model number.

If any one know real life answers and veiwer applications it should be you guys!

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