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post #3961 of 3969
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Originally Posted by westa6969
Surprised you didn't wait to compare with the Pio 6070 - Hopefully you have controlled lighting but I owned the Panny 500U 50" and IMO it could not match up with the SXRD with HD and the SXRD had better blacks/details neither was all that great with SD and that was not in a store that was in my home. I've auditioned the 5070 and found it better than the Panny 60 series to my eyes but for a Sunny room a Plasma is not good unless you cover up all the windows.

Your eyes/money and hopefully you won't have to deal with reflections (the SXRD has no reflections issue while PDP's do) and yes then you'll have a great PQ HT to enjoy but I found it inferior too the SXRD in my viewing conditions for HD movies in the Sweet Spot. I certainly didn't see what you did and they each have their strengths/weaknesses. Never the less Hope it works for you though! :)
I hear what you are saying, and I agree with your assessment of the 60U series Panny plasmas, but I'm telling you the 58" 600U is a different animal. I am very aware of what to look for in terms of black level / shadow detail, and until I saw the new 58" 600U, I thought the SXRD could not be beat in those two areas. But I watched both for about an hour combined (making all the adjustments I could to make both the SXRD and 600U look their best) and the Panny had the same "absolute black" level as the SXRD, but BETTER shadow detail. The same cannot be said for the 60U. In fact I just looked at a 42" 60U at Circuit City on my way home from work, and no matter what I did, I couldn't get the shadow detail without washing out the picture.

For what it is worth, I did compare the Panny to the $10K Pioneer sitting next to it, and I feel the Panny looked equal to or better in every area that I care about. I know Pioneer is coming out with the 6070, but at some point you have to stop waiting and pull the trigger.

In regards to 600U resolution compared to the SXRD, yes, technically the SXRD wins. However, keep in mind that from 10 feet away I could not SEE the difference.

Lastly, I do control the lighting for critical viewing, and honestly, I don't watch much TV during the day.

Cheers.
post #3962 of 3969
what would you guys suggest:
Getting this: http://www.monstercable.com/productPage.asp?pin=1220

or

getting this: http://www.apc.com/resource/include/...e_sku=BR800BLK

The monster cable is a surge supressor and noise filter. It also has inputs for coaxial and phone lines and a joule rating of 2590 Joules. Also, a $150,000 equipment warranty. I can get it for about $80.

The APC Back-UPS is a surge supressor, battery backup, and voltage regulator (not sure about noise filter???), no inputs for coaxial, a joule rating of 360 Joules, and a $15,000 warranty. I can get it for about $130.

I want the battery backup for the TV (so the lamp fan can shut down) and for my games (so it doesn't shut off during a save.) However, I can probably rig up an old UPS I have from my comp to handle the games.

I guess the serious question is:

Is it important to make sure the lamp bulb cools down sufficiently? Also, does noise filtering make a difference?

Thanks in advance.
post #3963 of 3969
If anyone know of a better thread that stays on topic please post links. I am interested in sony's new sxrd's, not unnecessary monster cables. I also started this tread in hopes to get discussion back on track.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...06#post8032706

Trust me, I am open to other suggestions. thanks
post #3964 of 3969
by the way, did that dude ever post pics of his "60a2000" ?
post #3965 of 3969
The Monster surge protection and APC UPS are two different animals. The UPS has built in noise filtering (low pass filters). The UPS has output voltage regulation (I guess through automatic transformer taps -- much like voltage regulating Tripp-Lite products). The UPS model you targeted is weak in comparison to the Monster surge proection. Both have MOV's (metal oxide varisters) which are old but very stout semiconductor technology. The Monster product is nothing more than a over priced power strip with a MOV. Check out the Tripp Lite line conditioner. Sadly I do not have enough posts and being blocked from providing the URL

I also use a small APC UPS with about 5 minutes of run time to protect a projector bulb. By the way, noise filtering is a good thing -- it does make a difference (you likely will not notice but helps with RFI interference)
post #3966 of 3969
Fine I will do the 2 sec search for you.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&highlight=ups

laziness
post #3967 of 3969
Ok, since some people have got their hands on the new TV, has anyone cared to do justice to the 15-20 page argument in this thread over the DRC functionality of this A2000 TV?

So whats the take? yay or nay?
post #3968 of 3969
Quote:
Originally Posted by treberg
If anyone know of a better thread that stays on topic please post links. I am interested in sony's new sxrd's, not unnecessary monster cables. I also started this tread in hopes to get discussion back on track.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...06#post8032706

Trust me, I am open to other suggestions. thanks
There is nothing left to discuss until someone gets their hands on the TV. I would say protecting your Sony SXRD is as on topic as viewing distance and the like.
post #3969 of 3969
this thread seems to have outlived its usefulness

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