Any thoughts on the new Sony 46WT500? Expert Advice needed!

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  1. James Yip

    James Yip Auditioning

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    Hi this is my first post and I thought that all your experts might give me some friendly advice. I'm purchasing a new TV and I'm looking for a 40" to 50" TV for mostly watching DVD's, cable and playing Xbox and PS2. My budget can't be higher than $2500. I looked around and the Sony 46WT500 looks nice and I also checked out the Samsung HCM4215WX.

    I compared both TV's in Best Buy and the samsung looks better but I don't know if that's the case because I know Best Buy usually has Factory settings, looked like all the TV's were coming from the same feed also. Please help! Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Steve Schaffer

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    The WT500 should be pretty much the same as last year's HW40 series. I have a KP57HW40 and love it. Looked quite good out of the box with just an AVIA calibration. Has about 15% red push as delivered, easily eliminated in the service menu. Has no SVM in PRO mode, and it can be reduced or eliminated in other modes in the service menu--no need to open up the set and clip or unplug wires. Very good color rendition--vivid but also displays subtle color differences in fleshtones very nicely.

    Never judge a set by how it looks in the store, too many variables involving set adjustments and quality of signal sources.
     
  3. James Yip

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    Thanks Steve, that helped alot. I just have to make sure it'll fit through a regular sized door because it's 24" deep which is cutting it close, and it's a heavy son of a gun. I'll need to buy an avia disc though, I did see it in amazon for $37 so I'll probably buy it there unless I see it somewhere else for cheaper. Thanks again.
     

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