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I just got a KDL46VL150 (its that sony from costco that was hard to get)


I think these are basically the same tv and I am very pleased with mine. The only difference I see is mine is 70000 dynamic ratio and the ex500 is 150000.


Can anyone offer opinion or are these tv's too close to bother with the hassle.


Thanks


Edit: see my belwo post, having some sound issues.
 

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^^^low-mid, high mid being the W series.


As for the OP's question, if you like what you have keep it, especially if you're using the set's own speakers--the audio's a little better on the old V-5100 than on the new EX-500.
 

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i agree with the above statements an will add that advertised contrast ratios are complete BS and you should never base a TV buying decision off them ever.
 

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Originally Posted by lothar11 /forum/post/18263518


I just got a KDL46VL150 (its that sony from costco that was hard to get)

I have the option to return it for an ex500.


I think these are basically the same tv and I am very pleased with mine. The only difference I see is mine is 70000 dynamic ratio and the ex500 is 150000.


Can anyone offer opinion or are these tv's too close to bother with the hassle.


Thanks

In the EX700 thread there is a guy who went from V5100 to EX500 and says the latter is clearly better.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...&postcount=340
 

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I just returned my V5100 for a EX500 because the 5100's have known sound issues. Mine would randomly drop when using a hdmi source. Cant tell you how they compare yet because I ordered the EX500 online, isnt here yet. There is a EX500 thread with plenty of people that like it so far.
 

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i agree with the above statements an will add that advertised contrast ratios are complete BS and you should never base a TV buying decision off them ever.

Yes, but what about advertised CR's by the manufacturers themselves, within the same brand ?

Example: Samsung claims the CR on my LN52B630 to be 80K to 1. Samsung also claims the CR on it's LN52B750 to be 150K to 1.

Is the 52B750 twice as good, or is Sammy just hyping up the 52B750 ?
 

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Thanks everyone for the advice. I have noticed that the audio and sometime video will cut out momentarily when watching HD cable. I am connected via HDMI from my cox HDDVR to my tv. Is that a normal occurence for all HD channels? The cox guy said it common over HDMI and that component is better for that??
 

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if everything is cutting out for a couple seconds and then coming back its more then likely a cable issue and not the tvs fault. dont know about the component thing
 

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Thanks Peterbert. It seems a couple times yesterday the video and audio cut off from HD Disney ch for a minute or so but other channels were fine?
 

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i was getting that for a while with timewarner, my HD channels are 700-720 or something like that. It would only happen with the 710-720 HD channels for some reason.
 

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Originally Posted by TravisBean /forum/post/18265016


Yes, but what about advertised CR's by the manufacturers themselves, within the same brand ?

Example: Samsung claims the CR on my LN52B630 to be 80K to 1. Samsung also claims the CR on it's LN52B750 to be 150K to 1.

Is the 52B750 twice as good, or is Sammy just hyping up the 52B750 ?

Do yourself some good ol' google searching about CR, regardless within the same brand.

Samsung was the one to start using bloated numbers in the first place too.
 
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