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I have found that J&R seems to have the lowest advertised price on the A2000's.

Don't forget to include the $400+ delivery cost that they are charging.
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Where are the photos?! Share some HD with us potential brothers in SXRD!!!! In a cabinet, on a stand, coffee table, basement, floor..........c'mon, give us some more!!!!!! Thx.
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Don't forget to include the $400+ delivery cost that they are charging.

???? i see the delivery cost as $166 for the 50A2000... am i missing extra charges??
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That was the latest date I was given for the A2000 50" shipment date. I hope Sony can keep to that release date. Football season is right around the corner! Anyone living in the DC metro area shopping around for the best price check out TT. TV + Shipping + 3 year warranty still below quoted prices for TV alone from other retailers in the area.

no it's now aug 8
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???? i see the delivery cost as $166 for the 50A2000... am i missing extra charges??

Same here - where's he getting 400.00 plus from?
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Exactly. And I saw a 60" today (Belmont TV in Alexandria, VA), and although I'm sure my eyes are playing tricks on me, it's the smallest looking 60" TV I've ever seen. Wish I would have had my tape measure with me....

Is J&R a reputable on-line retailer? Are folks getting better pricing than what they're advertising on the 60" SXRD, and if so, would you mind PM'ing me?

I just went through some old Consumer Reports and noticed the J&R was a Consumer Reports Quick Pick in the December 05 issue for online buying of electronics.

As far as the return policy, I agree, it is not good for us, however I would hope to never have to return it because of shipping alone.
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I've bought plenty of stuff from J&R and they are very easy to deal with and a reputable outfit.

If they are already offering the 60" at that price on pre-order it seems that it's going to be a nice Xmas in my household as I would expect the prices to be down another 1%-5% by that time.
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I have a preorder with Tweeter/Showcase in Phoenix, and they told me the same thing yesterday, August 2nd.


Mine is also PreOrdered at Tweeters/Showcase In Phoenix/Glendale. August 2nd also. My Sony TV stand is already in.
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Mine is also PreOrdered at Tweeters/Showcase In Phoenix/Glendale. August 2nd also. My Sony TV stand is already in.

Did you go with the 55" or 60"...if so that means that the retailer already has the 55-60 sony stand in?
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For those interested I was able to get Crutchfield to give $100 of their price. I was gung ho especially because the extended warranty was good. Unfortunately in my state they could not sell me the warranty due to Sales Tax laws. Oh Well, back to the drawing board.
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Any logical explanation why these new 60" A2000s look smaller to some? Cabinet design? I always thought the XBRs looked bigger than other sets of the same size.

Well,

I have not been able to SEE one in person yet, but do a very simple test: use a measuring tape to measure each screen diagonally to see what their actual measurements are. I'm sure it's just an optical illusion.

I've been lamenting the fact that there are no reasonably priced 70" high quality high-def displays; I saw an 80" projected image via my friend's new Panny projector, and now 60" images look small. I know the obvious solution to my dilemma, but unfortunately, I can't fit a projector in my room, yet a 70" display sure would be nice!
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I've never ordered anything big from J&R, but a few years back I did get a $3000 video camera from them with no problems whatsoever.

Now for a newbie question- I've read all the threads, and I'm pretty technically knowledgeable, but I can't figure out one thing: I realize that SD on these TVs can't compare to HD, but is the SD on the SXRD (2005/2006) worse than on a CRT RPTV? Or are the complaints restricted to comparisons vs. HD?

I have an 8 yr old Pioneer CRT and SD looks OK enough on it still. The only TV I watch is TCM and CNN, so I don't really care about any HD channels (I watch a whole lot of DVDs, though, which is why it's time to upgrade).

I'm a bit concerned if all the old movies I watch on (standard) cable will look unbearable, though.

Thanks!
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Did you go with the 55" or 60"...if so that means that the retailer already has the 55-60 sony stand in?


The 60 inch.

I preordered four weeks ago though, and they had to special order the stand for me.
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JD is showing a really high shipping charge for the 55', the 60' is hundreds of dollars less.

I have heard great things about TT from alot of folks.
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I've never ordered anything big from J&R, but a few years back I did get a $3000 video camera from them with no problems whatsoever.

Now for a newbie question- I've read all the threads, and I'm pretty technically knowledgeable, but I can't figure out one thing: I realize that SD on these TVs can't compare to HD, but is the SD on the SXRD (2005/2006) worse than on a CRT RPTV? Or are the complaints restricted to comparisons vs. HD?

I have an 8 yr old Pioneer CRT and SD looks OK enough on it still. The only TV I watch is TCM and CNN, so I don't really care about any HD channels (I watch a whole lot of DVDs, though, which is why it's time to upgrade).

I'm a bit concerned if all the old movies I watch on (standard) cable will look unbearable, though.

Thanks!

No matter what display you get if you blow SD up on a bigger screen, the screen will highlight just how poor the signal is, so if the a2000 is bigger than your current set expect the set to highlight the poorness of SD - unless you sit far enough away to make it the same size - basically there is only so much information to display, like blowing up a grainy negative. There are ways around this with expensive line doubling and quadrupling technology but lets not go there. Add to that that many HD sets dont do a good job of converting the SD signal (starting with fewer lines and fewer pixels) to their native resolution, and you have a compounded problem.

From the reports here it looks like the a2000 is doing a good job. I don't think you will be dissapointed, and remember SD is going away, slowly, but it is going away
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JD is showing a really high shipping charge for the 55', the 60' is hundreds of dollars less.

I have heard great things about TT from alot of folks.

Yeah, what's up with that. I don't know why the J&R shipping is more than double for the 55".
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I have fired an email over to JR to ask whats going on with the price. Are they trying to cover some special premium on the 55s?

I'm happy to hear that the folks who are getting their A2000 are really happy. I have been building my theater room for 6 months and it is now awaiting its crown jewel a new Sony A2000!
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From the reports here it looks like the a2000 is doing a good job. I don't think you will be dissapointed, and remember SD is going away, slowly, but it is going away

Thanks!

I have a 55" now, so I guess a 60" won't be that different at 10 feet.

Time to start clearing space!
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Regarding the JR shipping:

I am guessing it has to do with the Shipping Weight listed...for the 60'', the weight is listed as 48.63lbs (lightest 60' tv in the world!), however the 55'' shows 246.38lbs and the higher price...I'm guessing there is a formula or something that calculates the shipping rate...regardless, both numbers seem a bit off
These tv's look amazing though!
Cheers!
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the shipping weight for the 50" is 206 lbs.... they must use tons of packing material considering the TV weighs 75....

btw, I'd be all over this pre-order deal at j&r, the problem is that on 8/12 im moving. So I wouldnt know what address to put. It may ship before I move on 8/2.. but it probably won't.

Does anyone know if this place can hold the item and not ship it until a certain date? also, is this a pre-order only deal, or once they have them in stock will it be the same price? Thanks! Jim
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Weird on the shipping at J&R.. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the shipping charges. Some 50" TV's are 160 for shipping and others are like 360.
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Weird on the shipping at J&R.. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the shipping charges. Some 50" TV's are 160 for shipping and others are like 360.

As someone already said it appears to be based on weight and probably box size. They apparently have wrong weights for both the 55" and 60" A2000 and maybe some other sets as well.
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Regarding the JR shipping:

I am guessing it has to do with the Shipping Weight listed...for the 60'', the weight is listed as 48.63lbs (lightest 60' tv in the world!), however the 55'' shows 246.38lbs and the higher price...I'm guessing there is a formula or something that calculates the shipping rate...regardless, both numbers seem a bit off
These tv's look amazing though!
Cheers!

My shipping weight for my 60A2000 was 112lb
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Is anyone using or planning to use the Martin stand here with the 60A2000? I purchase this stand for use with the 50", but now am concerned that it may be too small for the 55" or 60" I might be considering. There will be less than .75" wiggle room on the depth dimension.

BTW, My wife and I love this stand, and we got it at a great price from BJ's. The only downside is that it only comes with 2 shelves. I would have preferred 4.
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My shipping weight for my 60A2000 was 112lb


same
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Would people please stop arguing about DLP vs. Sony. If the owners don't have to read 5 pages of arguements everytime they log in, maybe actual questions will have better chances of getting answered.

Paul, After 12 hours I logged back in to find 5 pages that I had to catch up on. I still have 2 to go. Please see quote above people.
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Okay all here is my dilemna. I researched and purchasen a R60XBR1 and love it, great picture, wonderful blacks, overall extremely please BUT then I find out about the A2000 and now am wondering if I shot myself in the foot in terms of 1080p.

Here's where I need help as keep getting contradicting info. My TV can display 1080p right ? Just does not accept 1080p direct inputs. WHat would happen if you plugged an 1080p signal into the HDMI or component ?

What are the thoughts here of people regarding the XBR1. I'm trying to decide (since I've had it only 1 week) whether to return it and exchange for an A2000 when BB gets it.

I got a great deal and only paid $3067 for this set and as I stated abvoe it's beautiful but jsut concerned about 1080p for future proofing.

Thanks

WC
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Ok, after I have caught up, I went to bb today and had them look up the 60a2000. I am in Wisconsin, just incase this is region specific. The date they plan on having these in stock "and i personally viewed the computer monitor" is: Aug 20. I also had him look up the xbr1 and the date they plan to stop selling them is: Aug 20. Long story short, I am going to order online, prob from TT.

Another thing this tells me is, there may be deep discounts on the xbr1 the previous week.

I know a lot of you would never buy from bb or cc, but in my area there isn't one mom and pop store that carry sony tv's. Ya, it is very depressing. I am only an hour from Minneapolis, so if anyone on here knows of dealer that would have a similar price as TT, please let me know.
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Okay all here is my dilemna. I researched and purchasen a R60XBR1 and love it, great picture, wonderful blacks, overall extremely please BUT then I find out about the A2000 and now am wondering if I shot myself in the foot in terms of 1080p.

Here's where I need help as keep getting contradicting info. My TV can display 1080p right ? Just does not accept 1080p direct inputs. WHat would happen if you plugged an 1080p signal into the HDMI or component ?

What are the thoughts here of people regarding the XBR1. I'm trying to decide (since I've had it only 1 week) whether to return it and exchange for an A2000 when BB gets it.

I got a great deal and only paid $3067 for this set and as I stated abvoe it's beautiful but jsut concerned about 1080p for future proofing.

Thanks


WC

If you try inputing a 1080p signal on an XBR1 it just won't accept it. Nothing will display. The best you can do is 1080i, which is then converted to 1080p for display.
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Originally Posted by Wildcat_1 View Post

Okay all here is my dilemna. I researched and purchasen a R60XBR1 and love it, great picture, wonderful blacks, overall extremely please BUT then I find out about the A2000 and now am wondering if I shot myself in the foot in terms of 1080p.

Here's where I need help as keep getting contradicting info. My TV can display 1080p right ? Just does not accept 1080p direct inputs. WHat would happen if you plugged an 1080p signal into the HDMI or component ?

What are the thoughts here of people regarding the XBR1. I'm trying to decide (since I've had it only 1 week) whether to return it and exchange for an A2000 when BB gets it.

I got a great deal and only paid $3067 for this set and as I stated abvoe it's beautiful but jsut concerned about 1080p for future proofing.

Thanks

WC


I think you got a great price. I am not as knowledgeable as others on the 1080p issue, but If I were you I would sit back and enjoy your deal for the next 4-5 years. Then when 1080p is hopefully more prominent, sell the xbr1 and buy the xbr 6. Enjoy

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