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gumby1's Avatar gumby1 12:25 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by TwinTurboZX View Post

A question for the owners, how is the red push on this set? If needed, is it adjustable in the menu without going into the service menu?

I have not noticed and red push, but it is adjustable in the regular menu.

Brian
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gumby1's Avatar gumby1 12:31 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by spazarooni View Post

Gumby1,

Thanks for all the information. Since you hooked up your computer, I was wondering if you experimented with the Game/Text mode? The owners manual says it optimizes the screen for pc input. I wonder if that has anything to do with pixel mapping? Thanks for the input.

Sorry Spaz, I checked off the box and did not see a difference. I am not actually using the pc input, I am using a DVI to HDMI adapter. I could hook up my laptop or use a different cable on my HTPC tomorrow perhaps.

Brian
gumby1's Avatar gumby1 12:38 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by sharkshark View Post

(yeah, I've read the whole thread... congrats on the new purchases!)

...I still, however, haven't seen consensus on the geometry of the new narrow chasis. I'm looking at the 70" to replace (potentially) my CRT RPTV, but I remain skeptical about the new shaping and how it deals with grid patterns, etc.

so, gotta love the fish views, but any torture tests for potential geometry problems would be appreciated...

Well, I used the THX Optomizer on the Incredibles disc and made a few adjustments, but I sure wouldnt call it a torture test. If I take a browser window and move it towards the left side or right side, it is not 100% vertical. It is good toward the bottom but has some issues towards the middle. If you have a specific test you would like me to run, please let me know and I will see if I can accommodate you. The issues are slight and not a real issue to me. The only time that I can notice them is if I specifically look for them. There is probably a SM option that can handle the slight misalignment.
From what I have seen, Insly has the only 55 and I have the only 60, but I am sure that will change in the next few days.

Brian
insly's Avatar insly 02:09 AM 08-15-2007
All I know is that "Meet Joe Black" looked amazing from my HD-A20 on my A3000. The fireworks scene was nearly surreal.
lipcrkr's Avatar lipcrkr 02:23 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by insly View Post

All I know is that "Meet Joe Black" looked amazing from my HD-A20 on my A3000. The fireworks scene was nearly surreal.

Can you tell us how long the TV takes to warm up to full brightness after turning it on?
Kevin McCarthy's Avatar Kevin McCarthy 06:31 AM 08-15-2007
Is the fan audible with the sound off when you are next to the set or in your viewing position? Thanks,

Kevin
WOLVERNOLE's Avatar WOLVERNOLE 07:03 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by lipcrkr View Post

Can you tell us how long the TV takes to warm up to full brightness after turning it on?

OK, OK... I can't stand it anymore...I just HAVE to ask,,,why this ! ?

I think I'll ask what color options are available for the CC text !
masbama's Avatar masbama 07:30 AM 08-15-2007
When are the A3030's coming out?

(just kidding)
Pallas's Avatar Pallas 07:39 AM 08-15-2007
I guess Sony Style is starting to ship their pre-orders. More impressions soon to follow.
ric-a-pic's Avatar ric-a-pic 07:58 AM 08-15-2007
[quote=juddmenkveld]


First time posting and couldn't be happier.

TV comes to me Thursday from the warehouse.
Thanks
Barrybud's Avatar Barrybud 08:28 AM 08-15-2007
Just a reminder that this is a technical forum.

Please don't post any pricing other than MSRP or where you bought it.

Thanks
Lands's Avatar Lands 08:48 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by lipcrkr View Post

Can you tell us how long the TV takes to warm up to full brightness after turning it on?

Mine took about 30 seconds.
Lands's Avatar Lands 08:48 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by Kevin McCarthy View Post

Is the fan audible with the sound off when you are next to the set or in your viewing position? Thanks,

Kevin

Haven't heard a thing yet.
N3W813's Avatar N3W813 09:15 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by gumby1 View Post

Well, I used the THX Optomizer on the Incredibles disc and made a few adjustments, but I sure wouldnt call it a torture test. If I take a browser window and move it towards the left side or right side, it is not 100% vertical. It is good toward the bottom but has some issues towards the middle. If you have a specific test you would like me to run, please let me know and I will see if I can accommodate you. The issues are slight and not a real issue to me. The only time that I can notice them is if I specifically look for them. There is probably a SM option that can handle the slight misalignment.
From what I have seen, Insly has the only 55 and I have the only 60, but I am sure that will change in the next few days.

Brian

Can you please run the Crosshatch and Circles Pattern from the site below and let us know how it looks?

http://www.w6rz.net/

Maybe even take a picture ;-)

Greatly appreciated!!
Lands's Avatar Lands 09:20 AM 08-15-2007
Thought I'd add my 2 cents. I've been a new owner since late yesterday after noon.

A short history:

Had a 60" for 10 years that died 3 weeks ago. Wanted plasma, but room is full of windows. Then wanted LCD, but 52" not big enough and couldn't afford larger. XBR 2's just didn't have the black level I liked. Came across the 2020 and the combination of picture quality and price just about sold me. Then this fine website alerted me about the 3000, so I decided to wait, and did so for a week and a half...

I'm not a "technical geek", although I play one from time to time. I know the picture I want when I see it. Of everything I looked at, the new Samsung LCD's drew me in the most (I think mainly from the contrast and the color). But the movement on screen wasn't all that smooth. The new Toshiba LCD's looked damn good, but I saw the "green push" right away.

So my general thoughts on the 3000: So far, I couldn't be happier. I felt the 60" would probably look bigger in my home, and it did. I hoped the 3000 would have even better blacks than the 2020, and I'm pretty sure it does (looks great to me).

The one thing that held me up was that the HD in the store on the 2020 looked good, but the same pic on the plasma always looked deeper. I've never had HD, and I was worried my set wouldn't have the wow factor. Well, let's just say I'm blown away. WSOP, Tonight Show, HBO movies, Discovery Channel.... You get the idea. I've already taped 4 programs that I'd never watch with my standard set.

I've also hooked up my computer, but it's 5 years old and the video card doesn't support widescreen, so I can't fill up the entire screen. Picture is sharp though, but I haven't found the perfect mix of resolution and font size that I can see comfortably.

So this is just an opinion based on "my likes". I'm sure it wouldn't be everyone's favorite. I personally don't want to read to much more, because the nitpicking/small stuff can get in my head and I don't want to ruin it. I love the TV - blacks are great, colors are vibrant, geometry seems fine, (may not be perfect if I tested it with a special DVD, but I don't think I want to know :-)

Negatives? Although it diffuses the light well, these new screens don't do nearly the job my 10 yr old Toshiba did (remember the screens that felt rough?) I still may need to get new blinds for the windows for optimal viewing.

Thanks one last time to insly. I'd still be waiting for some store to put them out on display if he hadn't posted. (and also to you others for your help too)

I may try and post pics later.
Groto's Avatar Groto 09:38 AM 08-15-2007
Can anyone try and hook a computer up to the vga input when they get a chance? Supposedly the vga input will do 1080p (1920x1080) where as the A2020 only did 1366x768 or something like that through the vga. It would be nice to hook a computer or 360 up to this screen through vga and get the full 1080p.

Also I have heard the component inputs do 1080p rather than 1080i like the old A2020s. Can anyone confirm this also? Thanks!
gte747e's Avatar gte747e 10:05 AM 08-15-2007
I believe the sonystyle website has been updated. It appears the XBR has 24 fps and the A3000 does not. Can someone please confirm this? I know insly showed pics of 24 fps, but I'm wondering what the difference is.

Thanks.
insly's Avatar insly 10:18 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by Groto View Post

Can anyone try and hook a computer up to the vga input when they get a chance? Supposedly the vga input will do 1080p (1920x1080) where as the A2020 only did 1366x768 or something like that through the vga. It would be nice to hook a computer or 360 up to this screen through vga and get the full 1080p.

Also I have heard the component inputs do 1080p rather than 1080i like the old A2020s. Can anyone confirm this also? Thanks!

Both the VGA and components DO 1080p.
metallicaband's Avatar metallicaband 10:24 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by gumby1 View Post

The box is in my garage, but it is listed on Sony's website.

Brian

If you mean the dimensions mentioned in Sonystyle.com, I don't think they're right, since they listed all of the TVs (50", 55", 60") with the same dimensions packed !(and the Dimensions someone already posted for the packed 55" doesn't match the dimensions mentioned in the website).

It would really help me if you could post the dimensions of the 60" packaging box.
insly's Avatar insly 10:36 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by metallicaband View Post

If you mean the dimensions mentioned in Sonystyle.com, I don't think they're right, since they listed all of the TVs (50", 55", 60") with the same dimensions packed !(and the Dimensions someone already posted for the packed 55" doesn't match the dimensions mentioned in the website).

It would really help me if you could post the dimensions of the 60" packaging box.

I would imagine you would just add a few inches width wise to the box each way and you'd be OK, I doubt it's THAT much taller, maybe a few inches.
Vetkin's Avatar Vetkin 11:14 AM 08-15-2007
I just wanted to thank the new owners for taking the time to post all this information. I have been browsing these forums for quite a while waiting for news on the A3000's and the XBR5's, and I've finally registered because I could not resist the urge to view Insly's pictures!

I've been hanging onto an old 55" CRT set which died recently, so this sounds like it might be the perfect upgrade. Thanks again guys, spent several hours reading every post last night. I can't wait until it's my turn to take one home!
joevfx's Avatar joevfx 11:19 AM 08-15-2007
Can you confirm at all if the A3000 is 10bit? and uses Deep Color? this is gonna say my purchase desicion between the A3000 and the XBR5. Thanks
gumby1's Avatar gumby1 11:20 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by Groto View Post

Can anyone try and hook a computer up to the vga input when they get a chance? Supposedly the vga input will do 1080p (1920x1080) where as the A2020 only did 1366x768 or something like that through the vga. It would be nice to hook a computer or 360 up to this screen through vga and get the full 1080p.

Also I have heard the component inputs do 1080p rather than 1080i like the old A2020s. Can anyone confirm this also? Thanks!

Tried VGA from my laptop (nvidia 6800 go) and the highest I could get was 1366x768. 1920x1080 was available, but it always had error or resolution not supported. Not sure why. I will try my HTPC later.

Brian
rfquinn's Avatar rfquinn 11:37 AM 08-15-2007
I just got mine at Best Buy less than an hour ago, and it'll be here this Friday. Big thanks to insly on all you've done. If you want to discuss what I paid, (and how) go here: http://www.**************/t/24/756500
gumby1's Avatar gumby1 11:40 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by rfquinn View Post

I just got mine at Best Buy less than an hour ago, and it'll be here this Friday. Big thanks to insly on all you've done. If you want to discuss what I paid, (and how) go here: http://www.**************/t/24/756500

I dont see your post there or what you got it for.

Brian
joevfx's Avatar joevfx 11:42 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by stevesns69 View Post

I can see the 24p True Cinema logo on the picture (Sony 4) and motion flow 120Hz. It's on the sticker that's still attached to the TV. It also says: Live color creation x.v. Color - capability for vivid, vibrant, natural colors beyond HD. I don't see anything about if it's 10 bit or any mention of "Deep Color" on the sticker. I would imagine that it's built in to the TV though. Everywhere that I've seen reports on this TV; "Deep Color" has been mentioned along with x.v. Color, xvYCC, and 10 bit color. The question is how deep the color can go as far as bit depth. So far I've only heard of 8 bit and up to 10 bit color these days. I think we're still a few years away from deeper color sources except for HD camcorders with x.v. Color. I'm no expert, but if there is no source to display it, then how can you confirm it until Sony is willing to report to the public if it is a 10 bit TV. It's definitely not under the specs in the owner's manual.

where have you seen reports on this TV beign 10 bit deep color. THer eis no where that says this, it only says Deep color for the XBR5. And the stickers on all the new Sony LCDs say "64x color. 10 bit deep color" no sticker on the A3000.
joevfx's Avatar joevfx 11:44 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by SmokenAshes View Post

The PS3 has x.v Color and Live Color, its in the manual online and software update history. As well as 24hz.

can you show me a link to where the PS3 says it has "live color"? i know it says in the manual that it does xv color and it also says it does Deep Color.
gumby1's Avatar gumby1 11:47 AM 08-15-2007
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Originally Posted by Groto View Post

Can anyone try and hook a computer up to the vga input when they get a chance? Supposedly the vga input will do 1080p (1920x1080) where as the A2020 only did 1366x768 or something like that through the vga. It would be nice to hook a computer or 360 up to this screen through vga and get the full 1080p.

Also I have heard the component inputs do 1080p rather than 1080i like the old A2020s. Can anyone confirm this also? Thanks!


OK, groto. I shut down my system and hooked up VGA from HTPC to a3000. Enabled cloneview on nvidia 7300 gt and swapped inputs on tv. It immediatley showed up and looked great at 1920x1080. It did however have underscan that I could not get rid of lilke I can on the HDMI input. It had about an inch of black on top and bottom and about 3 inches right and left. I tried to scale it to 1808x1016, which is where my HDMI totally fills the picture, but it gave error of unsupportive resolution again. I used 1280x720 and it worked also, just with more black.

Hope that helps, Brian
hdspringer98's Avatar hdspringer98 11:48 AM 08-15-2007
Very exciting that a few chosen ones now have or are about to have this TV. Mine is on order at Tweeter.

Still waiting for someone to post pics of DVE test patterns and overscan patterns to see if there are any geometry issues. From what I've seen so far in prior posts of ESPN footage it appears that there may be no issues.
MGF's Avatar MGF 11:48 AM 08-15-2007
Anyone owners here purchase a service plan? Thoughts and opinions? Anyone ever purchase a Mack warranty for a TV?
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