Pan 47wx49 vs 47wx51?

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  1. JohnMM

    JohnMM Stunt Coordinator

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    Anybody know the difference? (I tried to search, but it was disabled)...
     
  2. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    The glare screen is part of the x51, and not on the x49. Basically if you have kids or pets, get the x51. If you don't plan on having anything touch your screen and want the best possible picture, get the x49.
    I haven't heard if there's anything different internally, but the x51 looks exactly like the x49 w/ a glare screen.
     
  3. John Tyrone

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    So the 47wx49 doesn't have any protective screen at all? What's up with that?
    john
     
  4. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    John, first of all it's $100 or so cheaper because of no protective screen. Second, the protective (or "glare") screen does just that: adds glare. It is a routine part of some ISF guys' services to remove the screen in order to obtain the most accurate picture possible out of a set. The only reason to have one is for protection, i.e. if you have pets, or children, or are constantly moving things within inches of your RPTV. If you don't do those things, there's really no need for one.
     
  5. JohnnyG

    JohnnyG Screenwriter

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    Also, the remote is backlit on the WX51. That's gotta be worth at least half of that extra $100! [​IMG]
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  6. PS Nystrom

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    I was told that without the protective screen you wouldn't be able to clean the screen. Is that true or just some BS to get me to buy the screen?
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  7. JohnnyG

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    It's true, but you shouldn't have to clean the screen because nobody should be touching it!
    The screen has ridges that'll trap dirt like no tomorrow. You can dust it, but you can't really wipe it (probably do more harm than good).
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  8. John Tyrone

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    Well I'm gonna need a screen with a cat and a baby on the way!!
    John
     
  9. JohnMM

    JohnMM Stunt Coordinator

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    How hard is it to remove the glare screen?
     
  10. Matt_Stevens

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    If you don't know what you are doing, VERY hard.
    You CAN clean a screen without a glare cover. I have done it. you just need to follow the instructions exactly. And I mean exactky!
    I bought the 47WX49 and I love it. I am thrilled at having no glare whatsoever on my set.
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