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opinions on my new RCA Scenium D52W136D

Discussion in 'Displays' started by RichardFlores, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. RichardFlores

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    I just bought this big screen on Saturday and must say I love it. I am getting my digital cable/HDTV set up tomorrow. I was watching lord of the rings (twin towers) last night.. and WOW..the screen is awesome! The sound of course could be better however must do for now. I was hestiant to get it because the reputation of RCA howver this screen had the best picture of all the screens I saw (except plasma but damn close). I did however buy a 2 yr extra warranty just in case! [​IMG]

    any opinions on this TV?? reviews??



    Features:
    52" Diagonal 16x9 HDTV Monitor with Integrated DVD
    Integrated DVD Player
    AVR™ (Accurate Visual Reality) Picture Projection System
    Progressive Scan
    3D Y/C Digital Frame Comb Filter
    CinemaScreen™ Floating Picture Screen
    Dual HD Component Inputs (SYNCROSCAN™)
    DVI Input with HDCP - New Connectivity
    Specifications:

    PICTURE
    Screen Size - diagonal (inch): 52
    Category: HDTV Monitor with DVD
    Aspect Ratio: 16x9
    CRT / Light System: AVR™ (Accurate Visual Reality)
    Hybrid Lens System: AVR™ 4-Element
    Color-Corrected C Elements
    Dynamic Focus
    Convergence: Intellifocus™ Digital Auto
    1st Surface Reflective Mirror
    Screen Type: High Gain, High-Resolution
    Protective Shield
    Video Noise Reduction: Adaptive
    Progressive Scan
    Scan Rate Converter
    Comb Filter: 3D Y/C Digital Frame
    3:2 Pull Down
    Adjustable Color Temperature
    Auto Color Balance (AKB)
    Dynamic Color Stretch Circuitry
    Scan Velocity Modulation - SVM
    Contrast Expand (B&W Stretch): Low/Med/High
    Format Control: Zoom (6 Modes)
    Automatic Letterbox Detection
    Picture Presets: 6+Personal
    Viewing Angle: 160 degrees
    Horiz Resolution (Picture Width): 1200
    Picture Power (watts): 42
    Wide Band Video Amplifier
    SOUND
    Sound Type: Broadcast Stereo w/dbx* Noise Reduction
    Second Audio Program (SAP)
    3D Audio Surround Processor: Virtual Dolby®
    Tone Control: 5-Band Graphic Equalizer
    Balance Control
    Front Speakers (number): 4 - 2 Tweeters, 2 Mid-Range
    Fully Enclosed Speaker System
    Total Watts: 20
    Channels/Watts: 2 Channels, 10 Watts Per
    Sound Logic™ Audio Leveler
    Sound Presets: 7 Modes + Personal
    Headphone Adjustments
    Dolby® Digital Pass-Through: From DVD
    RECEPTION
    Tuning Capability: NTSC 2-Tuner
    Digital Cable Capatibility: YPrPb/DVI*
    HD Ready
    CONVENIENCE
    Interactive Set-up with Menus
    Power ON Indicator: Blue LED
    Auto Channel Search
    Multilingual On-Screen Displays: English/French/Spanish
    One Button Launch for Inputs: Auto Tune
    ENERGY STAR® Qualified
    Channel Labeling
    Commercial Skip: Skip to POP
    Parental Control (V-Chip)
    Picture Reset
    Picture-in-Picture: 2-Tuner with POP
    Picture Freeze
    Picture Memory Presets for Video Inputs
    Timers: Clock/Sleep/Turn-On
    REAR CONNECTORS
    RF Input (Antenna): 1
    Audio/Video Inputs (Composite): 2 Left and Right Audio, 2 Video
    S-Video Input: 2 - Auto-Detectible
    Component Video Input (YPrPb): 2 - SYNCROSCAN™
    DVI-HDCP: Digital Visual Interface: 1 DVI-HDTV
    Sub Woofer Output: RCA Phono
    Audio Outputs (Left and Right): 2 Sets - Variable & Fixed
    A/V Outputs (Composite): 1 Set - L&R Audio + Video
    DVD A/V Outputs: SP-DIF, Left + Right Audio, Video, S-Video
    Audio Output (Coaxial/Optical): SP-DIF From DVD
    Amplified Speaker Outputs: L & R Front or Surround
    Gold Jacks
    FRONT CONNECTORS
    Audio/Video Inputs (Composite): 1 Left and Right Audio, 1 Video
    S-Video Input: 1 - Auto-Detectible
    Headphone Jack: 3.5mm Stereo
    SPECIFICATIONS
    Color, Overall (Screen Frame for PTVs): Gloss Black
    Color - Center Panel (PTVs): Brushed Anodized Aluminum
    Color - Speaker Grill (PTVs): Black
    Color - Base Board (Toe Plate) (PTVs): Black
    Color - Back: Cool Gray
    Product Size (WxHxD) inches: 48 3/4 x 51 3/4 x 22 3/4
    Weight: Product lbs: 153.1
    REMOTE CONTROL
    Model Number: RCR160TALM1
    Type: Universal Partially Backlit
    INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
    Instruction Book Languages: English/French
    OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
    Component Cabinet: RAV100SS
    DVD CAPABILITIES
    Compatible with Audio CDs
    CD-R/MP3 Playback*
    CD Format Compatibility: CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD+RW
    DVD Format Compatibility: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW
    Progressive Scan Picture
    Screen Format Selection: 4x3 and 16x9
    Frame-by-Frame Advance
    Intelliseek® Scan Modes: 3x, 6x, 15x, 30x, 60x
    Slow Motion Speeds: 1/2x, 1/6x, 1/12x
    Multi-Zoom Function: 1.5x, 2x, 4x
    FOOTNOTES
    * - DVI - Assumes cable companies will use these standard connections for transferring the output of the box to the display device.
    * - CD-R/MP3 - Disk must be finalized or closed.


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  2. ShaunLB

    ShaunLB Stunt Coordinator

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    Congrats on your new purchase. I recently purchased a 36inch RCA and am very pleased with it. Like you, I was almost driven away by the bad reviews/comments I've heard about RCA lately, but after a number of nice discounts and a practically free 3 year full warranty, I went for it. Been working great, I agree with you about the Scenium...very nice picture. Enjoy.
     
  3. david kennedy

    david kennedy Stunt Coordinator

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    I have an RCA 61 inch widescreen and i must admit the picture is stunning. I also looked at both L.O.T.R movies and those have been my best movie experiance Matrix Reloaded and Attack of the Clones came a close second. I have heard things about the quality of RCA and i am in the process of getting mine repaired now. But the repairmen who is servicing mine said he sees all the brands going into the shop and you have covered yourself with the warranty and hopefully you won't have to use it. Anyway enjoy that tv.
     
  4. RichardFlores

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    hey david k.. why is your's in the shop? did the picture quality go bad? did you have warranty? if now how much are you paying for what went wrong?
     
  5. david kennedy

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    Well first off the good news it is still uner warranty. The problem was that the power source went out.
     
  6. TomCeckitti

    TomCeckitti Auditioning

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    hello guys, im new to the forums here and new to Home theater also. im in the process of building a dedicated room for my HT. i also have a D52W136D. so far i love it. great picture and features. are there any tips or advice to keep it running in tip top form? [​IMG]
     
  7. TomCeckitti

    TomCeckitti Auditioning

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    hello guys, im new to the forums here and new to Home theater also. im in the process of building a dedicated room for my HT. i also have a D52W136D. so far i love it. great picture and features. are there any tips or advice to keep it running in tip top form? [​IMG]
     
  8. StephenHa

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    hey I like this thread, I have been contacted by an rca rep to carry those sets I like the feedback about liking them
     
  9. StephenHa

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    hey I like this thread, I have been contacted by an rca rep to carry those sets I like the feedback about liking them
     
  10. Stephen Hopkins

    Stephen Hopkins HW Reviewer
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    I had a D52W20 for awhile and for the money it was a great set. I sold it to my brother to go FP but I would still be happy w/ it if i still had it today. My only issue was the lack of 720p support, an issue that extends all the way up to the RCA DLP sets (a big problem for them since their native reolution is 720p).

    One thing about the built in DVD on that set, I don't think it's prgoressive scan. I remember reading this elsewhere and thinking it was odd.

    One feature I really like on the Scenium line that my non-scenium model didn't have was a built in internet browser for those w/ broadband. This coupled w/ the split screen function could be very useful.
     
  11. Stephen Hopkins

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    I had a D52W20 for awhile and for the money it was a great set. I sold it to my brother to go FP but I would still be happy w/ it if i still had it today. My only issue was the lack of 720p support, an issue that extends all the way up to the RCA DLP sets (a big problem for them since their native reolution is 720p).

    One thing about the built in DVD on that set, I don't think it's prgoressive scan. I remember reading this elsewhere and thinking it was odd.

    One feature I really like on the Scenium line that my non-scenium model didn't have was a built in internet browser for those w/ broadband. This coupled w/ the split screen function could be very useful.
     

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