So, what's the downside to this?

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  1. Jay_Scott

    Jay_Scott Stunt Coordinator

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    Okay, so I was just shown the Sony Grand Wega 60" LCD Rear Projection TV (KF-60DX100)

    Key Features:

    -16:9 Aspect Ratio

    -HDTV Monitor

    -Three Wide XGA LCD Panels

    -3.15 million dots resolution (1366x768x3)

    -1.05 million dots resolution per LCD Panel (1366x768)

    -HD Component Video Inputs (2) (1080i/720p/480p/480i)

    -Digital Reality Creation Circuitry (Progressive)

    -CiniMotion Reverse 3-2 Pull Down Technology

    -Contrast Screen with Double AR coating

    -First Surface Mirror

    -3D Digital Comb Filter

    -Multi-Image Driver X (MID X) Circuitry

    -Flexable Twin-View 2-Tuner Picture-And-Picture (HD, NTSC)

    -Wide modes (Normal/Full/Zoom/Wide Zoom)

    -TruSurround Sound/Virtual Dolby Surround Sound

    -3-way 6-speaker Audio Sys./(30 Watts)

    -A/V Inputs (4), S-Video (3) (Including Front Inputs)

    -Control S (in/out)/TV Out/Audio Out

    -Power Consumption: 210W; 0.5W standby Energy Star Compliant
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    Dead pixels ...

    Generally a minor issue, but still bothersome over time.

    No warranty coverage over this aspect of the tV.

    Regards
     
  3. Jay_Scott

    Jay_Scott Stunt Coordinator

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    Could you explain that a little? I mean, what are dead pixels and how would it have them?
     
  4. Jason F.

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    How about the price?
     
  5. Larry Seno Jr.

    Larry Seno Jr. Supporting Actor

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    It's severely over priced, you could pick up MULTIPLE CRT projectors and screens for how much they want.
    Dead pixels are pixels on the LCDs which do not recieve light and will thusly appear on the screen. Its VERY common in flat panel monitors. One would HOPE that their QC is a lot better since the pixels would be larger as they are being projected outwards onto a screen.
    I wouldn't buy a sony big screen, they dont have great reputations. If you are SERIOUSLY looking at putting over 6 large down on a projection TV, get a Pioneer, and if you REALLY care about image quality, get a used Marquee or Barco CRT projector from someone over at www.avsforum.com as the image would just BLOW away an LCD projection TV, AND you won't be locked into an interface which has basically been guaranteed antiquated.
    If you bought a CRT projector, it would display HDTV from whatever source you were feeding it with. Or not, now that I think about it there will STILL need to be an interface that the rest of us current HDTV owners will have to work around.
    Anyway, the downside is mentioned above.
     
  6. Neil Joseph

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    This TV is basically a Sony VPL VW11HT LCD projector inside a "box". It uses the same engine that that unit uses. I would rather take that money and get my FPTV setup and get a bigger screen so I would say money is my number one factor. Other than that it is a great unit I think.
     
  7. Jay_Scott

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    What about the price?

    -Well, it's running at 8 grand where I looked at it.
     
  8. Jason F.

    Jason F. Stunt Coordinator

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    My point exactly [​IMG]
     
  9. Jay_Scott

    Jay_Scott Stunt Coordinator

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    Well, 8 grand isn't a problem for me, which is why I never listed the price to begin with. But, for others with a budget I am sure it is a downside...and granted it is probably over-priced as well. But as of now, I've gotten the idea of getting a Grand Wega out of my head. Course, I'll prolly see it again in a store and love it all over again.
     
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