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Sony KV-32HS500, or other 32" HDTV-ready set?


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

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Posted May 23 2003 - 01:10 PM

The Good Guys has these on sale for ... $999.

I think I have done my research:

1) 16:9 squeeze mode for anamorphic DVDs
2) component video inputs (my '99 Panny didn't)
3) upconverts std 480i to 480p
4) has velocity scan modulation that is easily turned off
5) DVI input

I think that I know this is a good price, and that Toshiba's are looked on well by HTF-ers.

Any known "gotchas" with the Sony?

Any places with good prices on the Toshiba equivalent? Thanks!
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#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted May 24 2003 - 02:15 AM

That's a great price for a KV-32HS500. Too, the thing already has a DVI input, so you get some future-compatability insurance thrown in for good measure. The reason for the bargain-basement price is because it's last year's model. Go for it.

#3 of 9 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

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Posted May 24 2003 - 09:07 AM

The comments about the DRC on the Sony have me a little worried... (I have digital cable too.) Well, might be too good a price to pass up! Posted Image
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#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Grant B

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Posted May 24 2003 - 03:09 PM

Kevin
sounds like a winner. i got my 32xbr450 for that price at the sony store last year when CC had it for $2k.
Does your cable have any HD stations?
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#5 of 9 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

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Posted May 24 2003 - 07:52 PM

Grant- How *you* doin'? Posted Image

Couldn't resist. Went to Video Only in San Mateo, and they had the Toshiba for $999, minus $30 because they won't deliver to Santa Clara (so I have to get a bud with an SUV to help me pick it up Sun or Mon).

The comments about about Sony's DRC on the HS500 with "std" signal TV (cable & satellite), was the deciding factor (and, the Toshiba is a little bit smaller and lighter; I'm an old man! Posted Image )
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#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Grant B

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Posted May 25 2003 - 10:22 AM

Pretty good kevin.
Sony makes heavy TVs! I built a space in the bedroom for the Tv about 5 feet off the ground. I had to rent a lift to get my 32 Sony wega FV series into it. I think I will be down in sunnyvale on Tuesday if your friend doesnt come through. let me know and i can bring my pick up and give you a hand
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#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

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Posted May 25 2003 - 07:47 PM

Good people at HTF! Posted Image (I'll let you know; we're supposed to go up Mon. THANKS!)
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#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Grant B

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Posted May 26 2003 - 07:07 AM

Kevin
How are Andersens on pricing etc. They are in your neck of the woods but today they have a big ad in the Chronicle. They seem to specialize in TVs but they have a few deals on HT stuff.
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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

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Posted May 26 2003 - 03:57 PM

In hindsight, they would have been a good place to check too. Their sale stuff is usually well priced, but their normal pricing is high.
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