My new KDE-V42A12U

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  1. dvdchild

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    Hi Guys,

    After all the hassle with the Samsung 40" LCD, that is going back to digi uk as picture quality was dire and blacks where purple/blue so i have bought the new Sony which was within my budget - would have liked a PV500 panny but they were like hens teeth to get.

    Posted up one pic as battery has died on phone.

    Apologies for poor pictures as taken only with K750 i phone and doesn't do it justice. Really impressed with the quality as blacks are blacks and good solid colour. It is only 852 X 480 but it will handle all formats just scale them down.
    HDMI, 3 RGB Scarts, Component, SVideo, Freeview included & Topup TV ready

    Paid £1500 from RGB direct at Ilford. They are so new even the local Sony Centres don't have them in.

    :thumbsup:

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    Hi Dvdchild,

    Could you replay how i compaires to th PE50s PQ, because its supose to have the same WEGA picture enhancement technology chip as Sonys MRX1s.

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    looks really nice (didnt realise it was a plasma initially - thought it was LCD!) I was impressed with this range of Sony TV's in comet, but the things that rule them out for me are:

    No media box (I want to wall mount)
    Low resolution - Is it HD Ready? (I know it has HDMI)

    Fantastic price though - it looks really expensive
     
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    Thanks for your reply kamaran,

    I live i sweden and was thinking of getting the PE55 when it launches in Swe. but that is not until late Dec. according to Pan.Sweden. So i was thinking of getting it i Germany, when i saw this Sony, which had the same spec. being a previous owner of a pa50, now owning philips 9956 which am no all that happy with(due to PixelPlus).
    I am not concerned of it being high-def. i just want a good picture as well as a nice looking screen.

    thanks ahead all advice i can get..
     
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    It is Hi Def Compatible so anyting over 480p will be scaled down to panel size. But it does support all formats.

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    As for picture quality i would say that it is pretty close to the Pv500 & Pe50 for picture quality.

    The blacks really are black but you still get to see any suitable details.

    I am really please with it and best of all - no buzzing etc at all - totally silent operation.

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    So this ISNT Hd ready right?
     
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    The tv is a HD compatible - it will display 480p at native resolution but anything higher will be scaled down to fit the panel.

    Anyways I am sending this TV back as it has an intermittant powering off problem and also faces have a horrible green tint to them (i think this is called GREEN DOT CRAWL) and i have fiddled with settings but cannot get a satisfactory picture.

    Not very happy with RGB Direct as they are charging me £70 + VAT to collect TV. Bit of a P^&s take as it is at fault.

    I am getting it swapped for a 42" Panny PV500 and paying the extra.

    So to sum up - this TV isn't as impressive as i originally posted up.

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