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Old 11-19-2002, 02:17 PM
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Another Early Christmas Gift to Myself

Merry Christmas to me!

I just ordered the Sony Wega KV-40XBR800. 40" of viewing pleasure! Its the biggest direct view one Sony makes. Crutchfield is running a deal where they include the stand ($500 value), Free Shipping, Free In-Home Delivery and no tax for those outside of Virginia. The total price was $3k. I figured I would have spent at least $3,800-$4,000 if I bought it at a local store. The tax and shipping savings alone was worth it.

They are out of stock until November 26th, but I should have it the second week of December. I'll take some actual pics of the TV once I get it.

After this purchase, I should calm down until at least spring. I figure with all of the time I spend watching football on Sunday and DVD's, it was worth it.

Anyone here have this? I know a bunch of you have the 36" one and love it. I'm wondering how the picture will look with a progressive scan DVD player.

It pays to be single sometimes.

Here's a picture of it.

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Old 11-19-2002, 02:19 PM
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Wah, I still use my old 27" V20 with a semi-busted s-video jack I gotta jiggle to get color.
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Old 11-19-2002, 02:19 PM
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Ya gotta love TV to justify that! (Me, I can't...) Congrats! looks like a nice set!
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Old 11-19-2002, 02:23 PM
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What do those weigh... 300, 350lbs???

Why not just spend an extra $500-$600 and buy a 42" Panasonic plasma!

Actually, get the new Sony HS10 16:9 projector for $2500 and get a 100" screen!
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Old 11-19-2002, 02:24 PM
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Ya gotta love TV to justify that! (Me, I can't...) Congrats! looks like a nice set!
The funny thing is, I don't watch many regular TV programs. I mostly watch movies and sports. Thanks though!
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Old 11-19-2002, 02:25 PM
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The funny thing is, I don't watch many regular TV programs. I mostly watch movies and sports. Thanks though!
Wish I had time for that too!
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Old 11-19-2002, 02:30 PM
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What do those weigh... 300, 350lbs???

Why not just spend an extra $500-$600 and buy a 42" Panasonic plasma!

Actually, get the new Sony HS10 16:9 projector for $2500 and get a 100" screen!
I mulled over a plasma screen with the 16:9 aspect ratio. The thing is, most TV programs aren't broadcast in HDTV, and I hate the way a 4:3 screen is stretched to fit the 16:9. You can always view it 4:3 format, but then you lose about a foot of screen. So this way, I get the best of both worlds.

I also checked into projection screens. The best one I could find was by Toshiba. The screen was incredible but again it was 16:9 and if you view programs too long in 4:3 you can actually burn the black image into the screen.

I guess one day when HDTV becomes mainstream, I will pick up a widescreen plasma TV. This will keep me happy until then.

Oh yeah, it weighs about 350 lbs!!
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Old 11-19-2002, 02:34 PM
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Nice set I have always liked the Vegas.

I am always tempeted to get a new set. I figure I will wait until the next generation of Plasma comes out and prices drop a little.
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Old 11-19-2002, 03:06 PM
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yep that's a nice set ... i got one for 2k + 150 for the stand from a friend who works for sony ...
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Old 11-19-2002, 04:32 PM
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Yep, we have one of the first XBR Wega models here, the 36" model. Bought it 3 years ago. I still remember how futuristic it was back then. Astounding picture quality.

The only thing outdated on it now is only ONE component video input. With a PS2, DVD/MP3 player, and Digital Cable, I'd need a switchbox to handle it all.

Oh, and BTW loup, I got you beat. My dad bought it for $2100 Canadian, with the stand. Sony friend.
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Old 11-19-2002, 05:23 PM
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yep that's a nice set ... i got one for 2k + 150 for the stand from a friend who works for sony ...
You lucky bastage! I wish I had some friends at Sony . . .
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