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new sony s and v series kdls32a12 and kdlv32a12

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by stealingthunder, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. stealingthunder

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    About to buy new sony lcd but can't decide if it's worth the £300 extra to go up from the 's' to 'v' series, ie from kdls32a12u to kdlv32a12u.
    How great is the difference? tks for any help :lease:
     
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    From what I've seen in past models from Sony the Wega engine in the new V series certainly makes a big difference particularly with standard definition broadcasts and DVDs. IMHO much better processing technology than the Philips Pixel Plus 2.
     
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    Is the WEGA gubbins applied to SD DVDs that have been upscaled to 720p or what have you?

    TIA
     
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    No, I don't think so. That transfers the bulk of the scaling duties over to the player.
     
  5. Kit2005

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    Right-o. How about lower resolutions?

    I recall hearing everrything above 480i bypassed WEGA, or at least part of the feature set, which seems a bit unfair on PAL users.
     
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    It's just that certain picture processing elements of the WEGA engine are disabled when viewing progressive or HD. It's not a PAL or NTSC thing. Wega will enhance standard broadcast. It wall also enhance progressive and HD (i.e. better contrast, colour, scaling etc.). Don't worry. Wega does slightly different jobs on different source material. It's the results that count. And reports are pretty exciting so far...
     
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    only they are sooo fricking expensive and sooo lacking in connections...

    anybody has a full spec somewhere on a pdf?

    thnx!

    the only ones being superior than current panels are the v series imo. but when you consider the extra price tag you have to pay for it...
     
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    That might seem a dumb question but I don't know the answer - the s series says it has wxga panels but whether that's an equivalent or lesser form of wega or something else altogether is beyond me. I am not a techie, just want a good picture. The question is still whether the v series if worth an extra £300... :lease:
     
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    WXGA is a VESA resolution "standard". WEGA Engine is the name Sony gives its proprietary image processing system.
     
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    I think they are referring to DRC "Digital Reality Creation", one part of the WEGA feature set. If you hear everything about 480i bypassed it, that'll just be from an American perspective. Standard NTSC and PAL signals both get the DRC treatment.

    I think on EDTV (Progressive) and HDTV video, the WEGA stuff is still used to do high quality scaling.
     

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