Official Sony XBR4/5 Owners Thread(NO PRICE TALK) - Page 26 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 2Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #751 of 12026 Old 08-28-2007, 11:49 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
axmode's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by orangerobot View Post

I checked out a 40" XBR4 at CC this evening. It was playing Night at the Museum from a BD source. I'm not sure if it was this particular disc, but the display seems to be so good that the images start to look cheap. It should have looked like a film, and did on other sets nearby, but the image on the XBR4 had the feel of a soap opera. Harsh lighting, bad sets. There was no judder, and it was highly apparent on other sets, but the motion was so smooth and blurless that it lost its filmic quality.

After standing there puzzled for a few minutes another group of guys came up to look at the set and expressed pretty much the same opinion. Has anyone else seen this? Is it just this particular film?

If they actually bother to spend a few minutes calibrating the darn thing, they may actually start to sell them better. Most of these people are just shirts and not true videophiles. I am telling you no joke when I say this: The Sammy 71 series which I looked at my local CC today, was being fed an SD 480 signal. Now is that being a true bonehead or what for whomever set up that set?!.

Samsung: 52" 850 / 46" 61 / 40" 61 / PS3 / BD-P1500 / A3 HD-DVD / Format Neutral
axmode is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #752 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 12:22 AM
Member
 
mikeht's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
For those who are interested, Friday is the day for my 46" xbr4. I will be using this mainly as a display for a PC. I will probably start a new thread in the HTPC forum so I can ask questions and highlight the details of the project. I’ll shoot some shots with my DSLR as well. Hopefully my Toshiba HD-A20 gets here in time along with the rest of my hardware.

It’s going to be a fun weekend!



(Tags – PC computer XBR4 HDMI HTPC 1x1 photo photos)
mikeht is offline  
post #753 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 12:28 AM
Member
 
method404's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichardBrackin View Post

Problem: A cloud in each top corner. Top right is more noticable.
I took a couple of high dynamic range (HDR) photos, and one normal photo with my Canon 20D to show an over-emphasized region of the cloudiness.

The one on the top right corner is visible only in the darkest of scenes, but I can see it in a room with 4 windows with plantation blinds pulled at 3pm CDT.
I'm not sure I want to see what happens when it gets dark.

I have them identified as:
Extra -- camera captured much more than the eye sees.
Firework -- HDR showing slight exaggerated clouding.
Realcolor -- pretty much how the set looks.

Pics taken from DirecTV HR20 Hi-Def replays from HDNet via HDMI 3 input on Sony KDL-40XBR4

OUCH!

Actually, I saw the XBR4 today in person by chance (I had went to look at the Samsung71) and was incredibly impressed! However, these images of clouding have me extremely cautious ... it looks like a deal breaker for me. If only Sony could resolve their clouds and Sharp to resolve their banding. GRRRR...
method404 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #754 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 04:02 AM
Senior Member
 
Alex the Great's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by studdad View Post

lol, I have no idea where to find that. I can only tell you what I told Westa. The Dealer who did the shootout had a representative from Toshiba there. He said it came from Samsung on the 46" and above. Don't get me wrong, I want to pan this green machine off on the first person who will buy it, and then buy either the Sony or the Sammy, but that is a whole other story.

Sorry, you do not know where to find pixels? I thought you do own this set, didn't you? Well, you must be kidding....
Alex the Great is offline  
post #755 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 04:10 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
westa6969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: From Michigan now Retired to Naples, FL
Posts: 7,233
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 400 Post(s)
Liked: 419
Quote:
Originally Posted by LookN2Find View Post

Ah, I like your reference pointing to the BMW as king of precision Automotives. Atleast I believe that's what you mean more than the price alone.

It was referencing price and quality and what you get for the money - my previous car was BMW and I went to an RX8 and the build quality and performance in every respect was far better with the Beamer and though I get more compliments with the RX8 there won't be a second one in my future. No comparison - sort of like comparing a sleek Vizio to the XBR4 - the Sony is day/night better! IMO

Samsung 75HU8550w/SEK-3500-UHDVideoPk, 65F8000, 60D8000, 40HU6350, Philips Folio Soundbar
XBoxOne/360, FPS's Borderlands 1/2, EDF 2017/2025, Halo's
westa6969 is offline  
post #756 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 04:11 AM
Member
 
meTTal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by LookN2Find View Post

Ah, I like your reference pointing to the BMW as king of precision Automotives. Atleast I believe that's what you mean more than the price alone.

Actually, I think he was saying that the price of the 70" LCD was equivalent to that of a BMW.

The negative reports about clouding I've seen have not deterred me yet. I'm still waiting on Future Shop to get their shipment of 52" XBR4's. As soon as they do, I'm going down there post-haste to place an order for mine!
meTTal is offline  
post #757 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 04:13 AM
Member
 
meTTal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by westa6969 View Post

It was referencing price and quality and what you get for the money - my previous car was BMW and I went to an RX8 and the build quality and performance in every respect was far better with the Beamer and though I get more compliments with the RX8 there won't be a second one in my future. No comparison - sort of like comparing a sleek Vizio to the XBR4 - the Sony is day/night better! IMO

Ahh, the RX8. Not to sidetrack the discussion, but that's a very pretty car. Although you're right - the BMW is definitely the better built of the two . I just hope you don't have too many problems with that rotary engine... I've heard some very bad things!
meTTal is offline  
post #758 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 04:31 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
oldcband's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Big thinkers
Posts: 5,711
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1597 Post(s)
Liked: 1301
Quote:
Originally Posted by westa6969 View Post

It was referencing price and quality and what you get for the money - my previous car was BMW and I went to an RX8 and the build quality and performance in every respect was far better with the Beamer and though I get more compliments with the RX8 there won't be a second one in my future. No comparison - sort of like comparing a sleek Vizio to the XBR4 - the Sony is day/night better! IMO

Those Casino Royale pics of the 71/XBR4 were quite revealing. So you believe the XBR4 has the best showdow detail of all the sets? Would you wait to see the new Sharps?

These are just my opinions.
oldcband is offline  
post #759 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 04:36 AM
Member
 
meTTal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldcband View Post

Those Casino Royale pics of the 71/XBR4 were quite revealing. So you believe the XBR4 has the best showdow detail of all the sets? Would you wait to see the new Sharps?

I saw the pictures of the film on the XBR4 on page 14 of this thread (comparing BD to upscaled DVD), but where are the pictures of Casino Royale on the Samsung 71?

Edit: oldcband linked me to the thread "The Only Lntxx71 Vs Lntxx81 Thread. Both In My Livingroom!" @ https://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=897543, where the pics are located. Thanks oldcband!
meTTal is offline  
post #760 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 05:30 AM
Newbie
 
Rick Kot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by orangerobot View Post

I checked out a 40" XBR4 at CC this evening. It was playing Night at the Museum from a BD source. I'm not sure if it was this particular disc, but the display seems to be so good that the images start to look cheap. It should have looked like a film, and did on other sets nearby, but the image on the XBR4 had the feel of a soap opera. Harsh lighting, bad sets. There was no judder, and it was highly apparent on other sets, but the motion was so smooth and blurless that it lost its filmic quality.

After standing there puzzled for a few minutes another group of guys came up to look at the set and expressed pretty much the same opinion. Has anyone else seen this? Is it just this particular film?

The sets you saw most likely had Motion Flow at High, which in combination with Auto 1 on Cinemotion has the effect of making everything looking a little hyperreal but also as if it had been shot straight to video. The CC at Union Square in NYC had both the Sony and Samsung (with its equivalent setting) pumped up that way,and it makes for a bizarre viewing experience. One baffled customer asked his friend why the picture seemed so strange, and the friend explained that what he was seeing was way the new sets were supposed to look - "as if you were in the movie studio itself."

You have to wonder if the big box places are actually out to sell their merch. Down the street all the 50-inch sets at the front of the store were being demo'd with T3, without anamorphic squeeze. A baffled customer, clearly wondering why everyone looked like a Giacometti, asked about it and was told that it was a feature of widescreen televisions.
Rick Kot is offline  
post #761 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 05:54 AM
Senior Member
 
Alex the Great's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by westa6969 View Post

I'm not trying to contradict as much as clarify - Samsung has switched all it's 57" glass to 81 series LED LCD - can the same glass be used for reg backlit? They aren't building a 71 series in the 57" and I'd thought Sony would be getting production on 57" also in the future. BTW Sharp has only discontinued 57" in N. America - it's still being produced in Asia. I'd thought I read that Chei Mei would be coming out with a 57" over a year ago. I would guess Toshiba doesn't want us to know but somewhere in Digitimes it's most likely to be found. Does the Toshiba have the Super Clear Panel?

All I've got to say is we have some great choices arriving and if only they'd build them bigger and priced like an SXRD instead of a BMW. AKA 70" LCD.

Looks like Sony going to drop 57 from production at all. With all this bunch of new 5000 models available in Sep/Nov I am completely lost and do not know what to do. Looks like W3000 and XBR4 will be extremely short lived creatures.

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babel...tm%3Fref%3Drss
Alex the Great is offline  
post #762 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 06:23 AM
Senior Member
 
lsedels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 379
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeht View Post

For those who are interested, Friday is the day for my 46" xbr4. I will be using this mainly as a display for a PC. I will probably start a new thread in the HTPC forum so I can ask questions and highlight the details of the project. I'll shoot some shots with my DSLR as well. Hopefully my Toshiba HD-A20 gets here in time along with the rest of my hardware.

It's going to be a fun weekend!



(Tags - PC computer XBR4 HDMI HTPC 1x1 photo photos)

That's an awful expensive PC monitor!
lsedels is offline  
post #763 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 06:26 AM
Senior Member
 
lsedels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 379
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex the Great View Post

Looks like Sony going to drop 57 from production at all. With all this bunch of new 5000 models available in Sep/Nov I am completely lost and do not know what to do. Looks like W3000 and XBR4 will be extremely short lived creatures.

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babel...tm%3Fref%3Drss

So this means that the guy at my BB was right? That the XBR4s are being discontinued? Already?
lsedels is offline  
post #764 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 06:28 AM
Member
 
meTTal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I could be wrong, but this just sounds more like a model number difference to me. I don't think they'd phase out the XBR4 - they probably just have different names in Asia than they do in North America (I remember someone saying that Europe has different model numbers for different TVs as well??).
meTTal is offline  
post #765 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 06:33 AM
Senior Member
 
gable74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex the Great View Post

Looks like Sony going to drop 57” from production at all. With all this bunch of new 5000 models available in Sep/Nov I am completely lost and do not know what to do. Looks like W3000 and XBR4 will be extremely short lived creatures.

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babel...tm%3Fref%3Drss


Are you F'in serious?!? WTF? I hope its just a model number variation like previously mentioned but the pricing thats shown has me wondering. MSRP on that page shows about $500 more that the MSRP for the XBR4/5. Another link here....just scroll down a bit to see it

http://www.hizs.com/

They say September release? Like 3 days from now? You would have thought there would have been more said about it by now. Guess we will see.
gable74 is offline  
post #766 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 06:40 AM
Senior Member
 
gable74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Okay, I just need to settle down....LOL....I think they are just different model numbers for over seas equipment....according to this thread anyway.....

https://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=899046
gable74 is offline  
post #767 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 06:41 AM
Senior Member
 
Alex the Great's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by meTTal View Post

I could be wrong, but this just sounds more like a model number difference to me. I don't think they'd phase out the XBR4 - they probably just have different names in Asia than they do in North America (I remember someone saying that Europe has different model numbers for different TVs as well??).

Unfortunately this not just a number. BTW XBR4/5 is known as X3000/3500 in Europe. As you can see new X5000/7000 going to wipe them out. Looks like Sony has a problems (or something is wrong) with 3000/XBR4 generation of products. Will be glad to be mistaken.
Alex the Great is offline  
post #768 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 06:43 AM
Newbie
 
fomoco04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by meTTal View Post

I could be wrong, but this just sounds more like a model number difference to me. I don't think they'd phase out the XBR4 - they probably just have different names in Asia than they do in North America (I remember someone saying that Europe has different model numbers for different TVs as well??).

The UK, EU, US and Australian model numbers are all different to one another. Don't ask why cause I don't know. But its a real hassle here in Aus trying to find info on the model equivalent in the US.
fomoco04 is offline  
post #769 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 07:20 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
CHRISGEOFROMGREE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Again:The models are only for japan!!!The US models and Europe models will continue normally
CHRISGEOFROMGREE is offline  
post #770 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 07:37 AM
Member
 
Josh2160p's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Just got my 52XBR4 yesterday. All I can say is wow. I've never seen such a great picture. I haven't been able to mount it because I can't quit watching. I don't see why people still complain....guess some sets still come defective.
Josh2160p is offline  
post #771 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 08:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Alex the Great's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHRISGEOFROMGREE View Post

Again:The models are only for japan!!!The US models and Europe models will continue normally

Not quite agree. Yes it is some discrepancy in models name assignment, like “X” line is going to be XBR (X5000/7000 become XBR6/7 – TBD), coz different tuners, voltages, etc. are used to address the regional specifics, but key functions will be the same and V/W 5000 suppose to keep the same name. It was like this before and I do not see why it might be different now. Well, with one aspect I agree with you - the release day is set for Japan, and these TVs may hit the US market only by Xmas (IMO).
Alex the Great is offline  
post #772 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 09:08 AM
Newbie
 
z'Alai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: East coast, U.S.
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Aw maaan, the KDL-70X7000 has LED backlighting—"160%" gamut, 550 cd/m²...Still 8ms, though.

Our XBR2 is Japan's X2500
Our XBR3 is Japan's X2550
Our XBR4 is Japan's X5000
Our XBR5 is Japan's X5050

Strange because when the X2550 was initially on Japan's BRAVIA page, it claimed to have Motionflow, x.v.Color, etc. (That's what got us all hot and in-anticipation months ago.) Now, if you do a product comparison, only the X5000 and above have those features.

Anyway, back to the LEDs, this is what Sony has to say about them, comparing them to CCFL.

They call it "TRILUMINOS." Cute.
http://www.sony.jp/products/Consumer...?directLink=L8
z'Alai is offline  
post #773 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 09:14 AM
Newbie
 
billybill1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by gordong11 View Post

Here are are my cable settings, via component.

BL: 3
Pict: 64
Bright: 47
Color: 54
Hue: 0
Temp: Neutral
Sharp: 68
Noise Reduc: Low
MPEG: Off
DRC: Off

Black Corr: Off
ADV. CE: Low
Gamma: Low
Clr White: Off
C Space: Standard
Live Color: Off

White Balance

RG: -3
GG: -1
BG: -4
RB: -2
GB: -2
BB: +2

Detail Enhancer: Off
Edge Enhancer: high

Motion Enhancer: High
Cinemotion: Auto 2

Newbie here, just wanted to add that I used gordong11's component setting's on a Comcast HD STB with my 40w3000 and so far it's the best I have been able to do.

Its still just a tad off(a little washed out) but of all the settings that I have tried this one is the best in terms of color and clarity and the black levels look great!

Since I am a newbie and this is my first LCD maybe I just don't understand but I have never had to change the settings on a tv like this one. I've had it for 3 days and I still screw with the settings till I implemented gordong's settings. I am going to try these out for a few days along with some college football this weekend and see how it holds up.

Granted I do not have the XBR4 but just wanted to let folks know that so far these setting work great on the w3000 too! After this weekend if I still don't like what I see its going back for the XBR4 or the new line of xbr6/7 unless those are only for Japan...
billybill1 is offline  
post #774 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 09:58 AM
Member
 
RichardBrackin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by method404 View Post

OUCH!

Actually, I saw the XBR4 today in person by chance (I had went to look at the Samsung71) and was incredibly impressed! However, these images of clouding have me extremely cautious ... it looks like a deal breaker for me. If only Sony could resolve their clouds and Sharp to resolve their banding. GRRRR...

I have pretty much adjusted settings to the point the clouding is a non-issue.
Picture still is fantastic. I'm going to do a real calibration in the near future and see if I get even better results.

At this point, I can't imagine sending this TV back for another one.
I'm quite pleased to this point.
RichardBrackin is offline  
post #775 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 10:03 AM
Senior Member
 
MordredKLB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 303
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Liked: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by axmode View Post

If they actually bother to spend a few minutes calibrating the darn thing, they may actually start to sell them better. Most of these people are just shirts and not true videophiles. I am telling you no joke when I say this: The Sammy 71 series which I looked at my local CC today, was being fed an SD 480 signal. Now is that being a true bonehead or what for whomever set up that set?!.

I dragged the wife into Best Buy last week to see if they had any XBR4s. I was busy trying to figure out if any of the TVs were Sammy 71/81s (they weren't) so I wasn't paying attention to the picture all that much. Then my wife asked my why the picture looked so bad. At first I thought it was just that we were standing next to a 720p TV. Then I noticed that every TV looked blocky and pixelated, even from several feet away. They had a SD DVD playing on every single TV, in the Magnolia section no less. I couldn't believe it.
MordredKLB is offline  
post #776 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 10:04 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
CHRISGEOFROMGREE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Just to inform the 70" SONY LED BACKLIGHT will be called in europe 70X3500 and it comes in november
CHRISGEOFROMGREE is offline  
post #777 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 10:08 AM
Senior Member
 
gable74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by MordredKLB View Post

I dragged the wife into Best Buy last week to see if they had any XBR4s. I was busy trying to figure out if any of the TVs were Sammy 71/81s (they weren't) so I wasn't paying attention to the picture all that much. Then my wife asked my why the picture looked so bad. At first I thought it was just that we were standing next to a 720p TV. Then I noticed that every TV looked blocky and pixelated, even from several feet away. They had a SD DVD playing on every single TV, in the Magnolia section no less. I couldn't believe it.

Not to mention they probably had it coming from the fisher price DVD player with a 32 way splitter feeding each tv from the same source.
gable74 is offline  
post #778 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 10:12 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
gigaguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: AustinTX
Posts: 1,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Could people stop with all the XBR8 9 10 talk. In the US the XBR4/5 are the current XBRs and will be here for probably a year. They were just released in the US this month and are even still rolling out the full XBR4/5 line.
gigaguy is offline  
post #779 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 10:18 AM
Member
 
prchohan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Hi, can someone tell me what DMe(XTM) Ready and DMe(XTM) Ready-2 means?
prchohan is offline  
post #780 of 12026 Old 08-29-2007, 10:23 AM
Member
 
Myshkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 109
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 16
I don't think I've seen this mentioned yet. It was in today's newspaper.

Published: 10:52 EST, August 28, 2007

Samsung, Sony Ship From Latest LCD Line
(AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. and Sony Corp. on Tuesday began shipping panels for large-sized flat screen televisions from the newest production line at their liquid crystal display joint venture.
The eighth generation line at the venture, called S-LCD Corp., makes panels of 46 inches and 52 inches measured diagonally from corner to corner.

"Our sights are now on LCD TVs in the 50-inch class and we aim to lead that segment," Chang Won-kie said in a statement. The first panels shipped were 52-inch ones.

The new facility is capable of manufacturing some of the world's largest substrates - the glass sheets used to make screens for flat screen televisions - measuring 100 inches by 88 inches.

Samsung and Sony founded S-LCD in 2004 to produce panels to meet demand for flat screen televisions, which has soared in recent years as consumers give up bulky cathode-ray tube sets for the sleeker versions.

Succeeding generation of plants use larger glass substrates to cut LCD panels, thereby boosting output and eventually helping LCD makers cut manufacturing costs.

S-LCD, based in Asan, about 55 miles south of Seoul, said the new line would reach its full monthly capacity of 50,000 panels by the end of the year.

Sony President and CEO Ryoji Chubachi and Samsung Electronics CEO Yun Jong-yong were among executives who attended the shipment launch.

©2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Myshkin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply LCD Flat Panel Displays

Tags
Sony , Sony Bravia Xbr Kdl 52xbr4 52 Inch 1080p Lcd Hdtv , Lcd Hdtv

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off