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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Meaux, Aug 13, 2001.
Any good HDTV's in the 2K range? (yet)
I bought my Sony Wega 32XBR450 about a month ago and I really love it I had to go with a 32" to fit in my entertainment center (damn speakers on the side!) I really wanted the 36". I also was looking at the Pany 34" widescreen as it would fit, but my wife really liked the Sony and it was $1700 less!( I got my XBR for $1700 & the Pany was $3400)
I like the DRC (Digital Reality Creation) as it makes the channels that come in good( I have only local cable)look pretty impressive.
I really love it for the Cinemotion with my DVD player as it makes look like a prgressive scan one ( I have the Sony 850 200 disc DVD changer) I also like the part that it can detect anamorphic DVD's, it makes the picture look almost as good as HDTV.
As I do watch a lot of DVD's I'll probably upgrade in 2005 or 2006 when HDTV comes more common place and get a widescreen then, hopefully the prices will be lower as well!
Starting off the question is, will this TV be used to only view HD content and DVD’s? How much 4:3 content will you view on the widescreen display? If you plan to use the display as a theater, then go with a 16:9 display. If you will be view mostly 4:3 content and would like to have a DTV with a 16:9 mode, I would start with the Sony WEGA (XBR). I have the 36-inch XBR and while I can’t say progressive scan DVD’s (Denon 2800) look as good as my HD Direct TV content, it does look very good. As a warning, if you do not plan on investing some time and money on getting the picture right (Video Essentials is a must!), then you may want to look at other display because the default picture settings where pretty bad. Good luck and happy reviewing
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