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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-13-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5,826
Views: 764,149
Posted By TLoewenberg
Replacement for 52" Sony XBR4 Budget is...

Replacement for 52" Sony XBR4
Budget is $1500-$3000 and wish is for a 60"-65" non-curved flat screen.
Issues that are making this painful are room light reflection from 2 windows behind viewing...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-16-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,936
Posted By TLoewenberg
Reflective light is a serious problem for me even...

Reflective light is a serious problem for me even with light blocking roman shades. Last year I attempted to upgrade from my 52" XBR4 with matted screen. I finally gave up because all manufacturers...
Forum: Community News & Polls   12-19-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,643
Posted By TLoewenberg
My satisfied review of the Panasonic SC-HTB20...

My satisfied review of the Panasonic SC-HTB20 inexpensive sound bar
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Forum: AVS Articles   12-13-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,138
Posted By TLoewenberg
The biggest shortfall from earlier LCD...

The biggest shortfall from earlier LCD televisions and briefly mentioned in the introduction, in my opinion, is off axis viewing and light reflection. I have a KDL-52XBR4 that can be viewed a minimum...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-02-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 24,589
Posted By TLoewenberg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ayychingado http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1444311/official-sony-kdl60ex645-thread/150#post_23322991)

My DNS settings were...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-09-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By TLoewenberg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 8mile13 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1471551/used-sony-40-xbr4#post_23297258)

The HX850 has a better PQ than the XBR4. And...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-07-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By TLoewenberg
My experience is to take with a grain of salt...

My experience is to take with a grain of salt when the salesperson gives you background information about the item. Most HDTVs have a service menu where it's recorded the number of hours the set has...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-07-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By TLoewenberg
I've owned a 52" XBR4 for 5 years and have never...

I've owned a 52" XBR4 for 5 years and have never heard even a hint of a fan. As for the original question, recently in the Denver area, a 52" XBR5 sold on Craigslist in two days supposedly for about...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   05-07-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 65,681
Posted By TLoewenberg
I've owned a 52" XBR4 for 5 years. A few weeks...

I've owned a 52" XBR4 for 5 years. A few weeks ago, I hit the streets looking to replace the 52" with a 60" without having to bring a Brink's truck along. The XBR has great color, reasonable...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-06-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 477,915
Posted By TLoewenberg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by TimeVu http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460590/official-2013-sony-r550a-series-tvs-kdl-xxr550a-50-60-and-70/420#post_23283665)
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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-06-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 477,915
Posted By TLoewenberg
Thanks for the offset info. I saw start of...

Thanks for the offset info. I saw start of washout at about 15 feet and 5 feet offset. Sounds like about the same. Sony.com tosses in a S5100 3d blu-ray player with the purchase of a 550a; the $100...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-05-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9,797
Views: 804,672
Posted By TLoewenberg
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Quote:Originally Posted by BriscoCountyJr http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-05-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 477,915
Posted By TLoewenberg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Sgooter http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460590/official-2013-sony-r550a-series-tvs-kdl-xxr550a-50-60-and-70/390#post_23275117)
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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-05-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 477,915
Posted By TLoewenberg
Sony website is currently tossing in a BDP-S5100...

Sony website is currently tossing in a BDP-S5100 for all purchasers of R550A HDTVs plus Hulu Plus and Netflix.
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-02-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9,797
Views: 804,672
Posted By TLoewenberg
Thanks everyone for the "clear" guidance on my...

Thanks everyone for the "clear" guidance on my just delivered GT50 with lots of hours. Even though the hours really annoyed me, I also have quite a reflection issue. The TV is located in our...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-02-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9,797
Views: 804,672
Posted By TLoewenberg
Quote:Originally Posted by Bond...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bond 007 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   05-02-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9,797
Views: 804,672
Posted By TLoewenberg
This morning, I took possession of a 60" GT50...

This morning, I took possession of a 60" GT50 from a retailer that was previously a display model. Got it for a reasonable price, not great. The salesperson told me the TV have been on display for...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-29-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 24,589
Posted By TLoewenberg
Quote:Originally Posted by Tom...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tom Bley http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1444311/official-sony-kdl60ex645-thread/150#post_23259718)

None here. Use it quite...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-29-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 477,915
Posted By TLoewenberg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by macshee http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460590/official-2013-sony-r550a-series-tvs-kdl-xxr550a-50-60-and-70/270#post_23258666)
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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-27-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 477,915
Posted By TLoewenberg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by hoozthatat http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-25-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 477,915
Posted By TLoewenberg
I noticed today in "my" Costco that they have...

I noticed today in "my" Costco that they have the KDL-60R520A, which is the 550 series without 3D for $1600. The store side of the Sony website doesn't acknowledge the tv, but it can be found...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-25-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 477,915
Posted By TLoewenberg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Sgooter http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460590/official-2013-sony-r550a-series-tvs-kdl-xxr550a-50-60-and-70/210#post_23244013)
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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-24-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 477,915
Posted By TLoewenberg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tgm1024 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460590/official-2013-sony-r550a-series-tvs-kdl-xxr550a-50-60-and-70/210#post_23241768)
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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-24-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 24,589
Posted By TLoewenberg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by TLoewenberg http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1444311/official-sony-kdl60ex645-thread/150#post_23240277)

A concern since...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-24-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4,276
Views: 477,915
Posted By TLoewenberg
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tgm1024 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460590/official-2013-sony-r550a-series-tvs-kdl-xxr550a-50-60-and-70/180#post_23240212)
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