Any opinions on Sony 32" (32S42?)

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  1. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    hi all -
    i was wondering if anyone had any opinions on this set. i think i have the model number correct. it is currently at best buy for 500.00. plus i have a 10% off coupon. what's odd is i saw the same set at circuit city for a hundred dollars more!
    it has the trinitron tube, but it doesn't have component inputs. i know some of the other brands at the same price point do. i think i looked at a toshiba and something else.
    for 450.00 it seems like a good deal.
    anyway, all opinions are welcome and appreciated.
    tia [​IMG]
     
  2. Oren

    Oren Stunt Coordinator

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    Based on your description, it does sound like the Sony 32s42. It's not a flat screen but it's also curved only in one direction (it's vertically flat).

    The best TV comparison I've seen is the one I saw at costco the other day where they had a Sony 36FS17 and 36xbr side by side, on the same widescreen formatted (signalled) DVD (SWE1). I corrected the 36FS17 by putting on the vertical squeeze and it was 97% of the resolution of the XBR. Very smooth. Mind you, a DVD is only NTSC and not HDTV (which the XBR can do). The point is, if you watch DVDs then it's worth getting a TV that can do the vertical squeeze trick, which the 32S42 cannot do. But a 32FS13, which can do the trick, would run you about $800-900 retail.

    Man this "paralysis of analysis" I subject myself to is killing me!
     
  3. Ted Lee

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    thanks oren -
    i did see the sets with the anamorphic squeeze and i know they're awesome, but i guess they're out of my price range. thanks for the info though!
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