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post #121 of 10848 Old 07-27-2005, 04:20 PM
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ghostee for the 50" ???? I think U mean the 42".

Yes, sorry, I was referring to the 42".
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post #122 of 10848 Old 07-27-2005, 04:53 PM
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I think I need to go visit my local Sears store.
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thinksnow, I know that they are in the system, when does CC expect to receive them in the stores. Did you talk to someone there. What did they say?

No idea, I only dropped by the BB to browse and see if they happened to have on in stock. I spoke to guys at BB, but haven't been to a CC in ages. The BB guy said they wouldn't have the A10's in until they cleared out the 655's. I suspect that's the case, unless the preasure of other stores selling the A10's before them prompts something else (if that happens, expect the 655's prices to drop through the floor).
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I went to CC and they have the A10's in their internal system. But I forgot to ask how much they were going to sell them for and when they would be in the store for retail. Maybe the next time someone is near CC, they can find out this important info because we are all impatient
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The A10's are not on Sears website but they are in the computer system at Sears and are available for immediate delivery. The 42" is listed at $1999.99 and the 50" is $2499.99. Not sure if all Sears have their floor model yet but my store does.
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Catching up on some missed posts and it's great to read that the sets are becoming more available, but disappointing to read that the sound leaves so much to be desired. I expected as much when I saw Sony's new design. I know a home theater will compensate (I have one), but it shouldn't be required for all tv viewing and one should have other options. Sound contributes a great deal to the viewing experience...I can't believe Sony went backwards in this area. It's not a deal breaker, but disappointing; especially in a high-priced set such as this one.
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I'm going to wait a little. I wouldn't be surprised to see this set at $200 - $300 less than what it is now in a couple of months when sales and LCD prices continue to fall. They are going to get MSRP or close to MSRP for most of the early adopters here.. and then for price conscience consumers like me, they will have "sale" prices to get the TV sold.

When Dell 19" Digital LCD's are $212... you know price drops are coming.
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Yummy. Thanks for the tip on F&F @ Sears. And it is a tax free day for MA. Big savings for me.

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My store is the Sears Essential's in Londonderry NH. The Sears stock number for the 50" is 54635 and the 42" is 54625. I put the 50" on display today right next to Last years Sony 50" and this years 46" Samsung HLR. The new A10 blows the other two away in my opinion. I can't wait to get mine on Saturday. It is true delivery time to get the TV is about 1-2 days in my area. Sears also sells the matching stand to the 50" but as of right now the 42" stand isn't in the system. I am so glad to be beating BB and CC to the punch with getting this TV quicker then them.


Is the 42" in stock?
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What is the size of the box? I would like to know what sort of vehicle I would need to cart this thing home. I live in CT and might just zip up to MA to take advantage of the tax free day on 8/14 if I can get the KDF-E50A10 home.

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Has anyone had the chance to see the 42 and 50 together? Does the 50 look darker than the 42? I also called my local sears yesterday, and they could have had it here by Friday, but I need to wait until the 14th.

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The size of the box should be very important to every one in New England... so if you Sears people could measure one before Tax-free day in MA (august 14), that'd be great!!!
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I'm going nextdoor to Sears in Braintree MA at lunch to see if the 50" is on the floor. If I can get box dimensions I will.
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so, snake, have any thought about "friends and family" day at Sears? Is it for real?
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The 42" are now "Add to cart" at SonyStyle.com.
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The big question I have about these sets is the resolution and if it's visually noticable that it's lower than last year's model?


I've noticed that the pixels are very visible on some of the competitions's LCD Projection sets and i'm hoping this new Sony doesn't fall prey to that problem as well.

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Just got back from my local Sears where I spent 1 1/2 hrs going over the new 50" Sony A10. It was set up next to the Sony 42" Current model, I believe its the WE655 whatever. Anyways.............WOW what a picture! Get this it should, if you can believe this, be even better at home. Reason: Sears has all their sets on a loop feed set at 1080i so it stands to reason 720p will look even better. We set the menus up to my personal taste to have a complete list of settings for both audio and video. The set was looking very good right out of the box, but you know how it goes........like salt and pepper, it depends on your personal taste. Folks, I'm not only excited........I'm PUMPED! On Aug 14, Sears will have their "Friends and Family Night (day)".....where most, if not all things in the store will be 10% off. Its even possible that set may be on sale that day so that its 2499 now, and say they sell it for 2399; that means the 10% off will be at the 2399 price point. BTW, I should also add that the picture of the new 50" set is a noticeable improvement over the current 42" despite the slightly larger screen. Oh, one more thing the SOUND.......I'm disappointed that it doesn't at least match the quality (as to "fullness") of my Samsung HLN437w. Come on SONY you guys could have done better. The Sound of the 50" A10 leaves more that a bit to be desired. Sound is very important to me as it is a major component of the "Audio/Visual" experience.

Folks, it doesn't get any better (outside of a free TV)! Now if someone will just buy my Sammy HLN437W!

I currently own the KDF42WE610 GWIV television. Had to buy the 42 inch, because the 50 was too wide for my Entertainment Center. TV has had no problems in almost a year...BUT I really would like the 50 inch screen now that the new A10's will fit. My only reservation with the current TV is the mediocre rendering of night and dark scenes. I am VERY interested in hearing how much improved the dark scenes, and shadow details are on these new models. If they can match DLP in that area, I will be trading up SOON. Any opinions regarding the picture quality improvements vs the GWIV will be greatly appreciated!!
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The big question I have about these sets is the resolution and if it's visually noticable that it's lower than last year's model?


I've noticed that the pixels are very visible on some of the competitions's LCD Projection sets and i'm hoping this new Sony doesn't fall prey to that problem as well.

Not to worry, see my post from yesterday. Sears had "old" 42 inch WE655 next to new A10 Sony 50inch set. Noticeable improvement clearer and sharper without question. No pixels stood out. This set is a no brainer. Sony and Sears ought to have me on commission for enthusiastic endorsements.
One complaint.............SOUND......the Sony engineers appear to have been asleep at the switch when they made the sound system. IMHO, the WE655 was better; "better" meaning a more full and solid sound such as found on my Samsung HLN437W (which is for sale, contact me if interested). I'm getting the new Sony KDF-E50A10 as soon as I sell my set, which is in excellent condition.
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The big question I have about these sets is the resolution and if it's visually noticable that it's lower than last year's model?

Past Sony LCD-Projection panels were an abnormal (for HDTV) resolution. Therefore EVERY signal needed to be rescaled. The new resolution matches the 720p resolution of HD, therefore 720p will not be rescaled on this TV, and that right there should led to a better picture. 1080 signals will get sized down to match the 720.
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Question about Sears... is it only the 50 that's in-stock? I'm looking for a 42 before my baby arrives (August 15th due-date). I'd like at least a little time with the TV before my attention is taking elsewhere. But I want it for those 3am feedings!!!
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I just got back from Sears in Braintree MA. Nothing there.

Sears in Kingston MA yesterday. Same thing; nothing.
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Family and friends night is August 14th and is open to the public. You will get 10% off regular and sale prices. I didn't wait cause I had a coupon which I got 10% off anyways so it is the same deal.
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Last I checked the 42" was available but I didn't have any in stock. I didn't have the 50" in stock either but I do have my floor model displayed and I know for a fact the delivery time for the 50" is 1-2 days.
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Can an owner possibly post a pic????
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I just called Sears here in Illinois. I called a very big store located in Woodfield mall. They don't have a floor model but they are able to order the tv now. They told me they could deliver it by Monday if I wanted it.


All the Sears stores around me seem incredibly slow about getting new models on the floor though.

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Just got back from my local BB and CC's.

BB had both in their system for special order to be delivered 8/16. Nothing in the channels on either the 42" or the 50".

CC was a different story...salesman was extremely helpful and worked the system to find out that they do have the 50" in their main warehouse and available to order if the store manager agrees to it. They had no stock in the main warehouse on the 42" at this time. Word of caution: they have the old prices in the system...$2400 for the 42" and $2800 for the 50", so be sure to let them know that Sony dropped the prices on them.

Unless the wife talks me out of it, I'll be taking my 42" 655 back tonight so we can get the 50" on tomorrows truck to be here on Saturday.
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The 42" are not "Add to cart" at SonyStyle.com.

I believe you mean "now". Big difference.
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Whoops! lol
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I know a number of people now have the KDF-E50A10 home and set up. Unfortunately, most of them are still posting in the "Sony launches new native 720p... " mega-thread. What I want to know is has anyone hooked up their PC yet? Does the VGA input accept 720p? If not, can you do 720p via DVI->HDMI from your PC?
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Probably to be expected when you bury the speakers inside the TV and have the sound emerging form a narrow slot below the screen! Personally I would have preferred visible speakers behind a grill mounted below the screen, not hidden inside. Such as like on the new Mits RP-LCD and the Samsung DLPs.


IMHO, Sony should've/could've made the width of the speaker slot another one inch deeper. I think (tho I'm not an engineer) made the sound much better.
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