Decisions...Decisions (Sony vs. Toshiba)

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  1. Ken Makela

    Ken Makela Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi,
    I think I'm beginning to wear my wife down. Thanksgiving (CDN) dinner may have worn her out. I've been pricing-out RPTV Toshiba 57HX81, Sony 50HW30. These 2 are about the same price, but which one is the better deal? I saw a 50H80 last week and it was quite stunning, even with the stretch modes for 4:3 material the distortion wasn't objectionable. Progressive scan was incredible and the flexibility of settings for each input and mode is very desirable. I saw the Sony today at the local Sony Store and there seemed to be some jaggies on edges. This thing may not have been calibrated, because I saw another one at a different store that was much cleaner. Both of these sets can be had for between $4,500- $4,900. I would opt for the no payments/no interest until 2003 because I need to sock a bit of cash away for the RRSPs. I sit about 12 feet away so I don't think the larger Tosh would pose a problem. I also have Bell ExpressVu with the 4700 receiver and I wonder how an s-video feed would look. I have the Panny A-320 DVD player so I wouldn't be able to enjoy Progressive Scan, but it does have component-out. Help me out here because I'm ready to roll, whether the wife likes it or not.
    Ken
     
  2. Michael D. Bunting

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    Ken,
    I'm also about to start looking at the Toshiba 57HX81 also. I'm just about to move (next week) to Seattle, WA and will be purchasing one a few weeks from now.
    I just sold my Sony KP-53V80 (non HDTV) so that I could step up to a 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen set finally.
    I'm normally a very strong Sony supporter - but with all the rave reviews on last years Toshiba sets - I'm probably gonna give them the nod over Sony's sets this year.
    I will definitely have to demo these out first though. Where's the best place to demo a Toshiba 57HX81 in the Seattle area? Any ideas anyone?
    Just wanted to let you know my thoughts - as I'm trying to make up my mind also. Right now I'm going Toshiba.
    Mike
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