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New Sony 36" features

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by briggsy, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. briggsy

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    Hi,
    I'm still looking for a new 36" TV with progressive scan ability.
    Looked at the reports with the Tosh ZP38 and the Panny PD30
    At the moment I swaying more towards the Panasonic.
    However on speaking to someone in the Sony shop. A new 36" Sony is due to be released or maybe announced soon. They had no details but I inferred that it would be a direct competitor to the afore mentioned sets.
    Anybody here know anything about it.

    Cheers
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  2. akerman

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    You sure they didn't mean the HQ100 (kv-36hq100 for the 36"), it's already out, and it's already a direct competitor.
     
  3. blindlemon

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    That would be the NX300 - the UK version of the HQ100.

    Due out in February - so I hear....
     
  4. briggsy

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    The HQ100 is not really available in the UK and I don't think it can display progressive scan.
    Funny that blindlemon mentions the NX300 because that was what the Sony shop said initially. I therefore asked when would it be in stock, a return phonecall later I was told that the NX300 would not be released (or at least in its present form) and that a different model was to be released in the UK. That they would know more in a few weeks.

    Regards
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  5. Totalnoobee

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    Briggsy,
    You may take a look to JVC's HV-36P38S.
    If watching DVD, HCPC or HDTV (its 1080i compatible) are top priority this is a great TV though is quite unforgiving of low quality sources (analogue broadcasts, low quality camcorder, low quality freeview channels,etc.) but fed with a good signal its PQ is really amazing. It is much keener on component than scart, SVideo or composite so I have ordered a component video switch and will connect everything through it.
    I have mine since dec 24th and I'm very pleased with it.
    Cheers
     
  6. Benedict

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    You may be right. The KD36NX300 has been removed from the Sony UK website. It was definitely there a couple of weeks ago!
     
  7. briggsy

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    The JVC's HV-36P38S seems to be right down my street.
    I'll look into it.

    Thanks
     
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    Apparently, the "different model" will be... wait for it.... the HQ100 :rotfl:

    I was in my local Sony centre today, and there it was, large as life, in his little catalogue. The HQ100 - replacement for the withdrawn NX300.

    Should be available mid-March... allegedly :laugh:
     
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    Only the first units was faulty, they are ok now.
     
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    totalnoobee
    Just as an aside: how many of the 3 scarts on the 36P38 are RGB capable? Doesn't say at the JVC link.

    Cheers

    dr_m
     
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    dr_mabuse,
    2 of the Scarts are RGB, but in this TV I'd recommend to use only the component input, PQ is miles better. I bought a component video/audio switcher and have my DVD (Sony 730) player and HTPC connected through it.
     
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    Hi Lizzard!
    Not in Denmark yet. Read this (it is on danish - sorry!!) http://www.hifi4all.dk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=6578&PN=1 I spoke with Sony Denmark today and the dont know when HQ100 is ok.
    Will Panasonic 36PD30 be a better choice?
     

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