Sony 40W2000 or Sharp LC46XD1E/42

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  1. woodster1973

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    Hi

    Been looking at getting one of these from Empire direct but can't make up my mind. Sony reviews are better but I could goto the sharpe 46" for similar money to the sony 40". Will be used for 360 and SD mainly.
    Have read there are issues with sonys bleeding and Sharpes banding.

    Thanks for any help
     
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    i can only comment on the 46" sharp as that is the set my friend splamone has. but oh my god! it is fantastic! xbox 360 looks fantastic and so does a lot of SD pictures! but make sure you are sitting at a reasonable distance from the screen as you will notice bits.

    as for the banding issue it was noticable on ice age 2, but i really didn't notice it on anything else.
     
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    I've just ordered the 42" Sharp and from what I've heard it doesn't suffer form the banding issues that some of the 46" and 52" models have. It's also supposed to have fantastic SD image quality. I don't know much about the Sony, but for me the Sharp offered the best value for money.
     
  4. woodster1973

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    Any votes for the sony? Is the 46" set OK with banding?
     
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    Hi Woodster,

    I think 40W2000 is the best LCD out now. Surely not all reviewers (cnet,whathifi) and so many people on this forum can be wrong. Cnet has rated 40W2000 better than 46X2000. The only issue people are seing who are living with one is the light bleed. I guess that is just the batch quality issue. Although Sharp's response times are better it isn't very smooth imho if you watch it in the shop.

    Cheers,
    Neeraj
     
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    but what hi-fi didn't reviewed the x series until this issue and that is now there best lcd on the market (there words not mine ):)
     
  7. woodster1973

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    Yes but the x series is quite a few more pennies! I am looking for the best at around £1500 from empire. Cheers for advice so far.

    Si
     
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    oops.... Ok that makes it 1 each for 40X2000 and 40W2000. I think we have many fans on this forum for both. Anyone got both :D and care to give his opinion ?

    Cheers,
    Neeraj
     
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    Sharp has to be best value. Also excellent with SD. Banding does not seem to be an issue with 612..... serial numbers (2006 December).

    The more I read, I'm also sure that some of the banding people are seeing is generated by the source.

    If the banding is caused by the rollers on the production line, as some have suggested, a blank blue screen (no input signal) should show up the problem.

    Sony's are just too expensive. There are also so many unknowns when viewing in a shop, e.g. source set up, display set up, lighting conditions, which make choosing difficult. That's what makes forums so useful. You get a general "feel" for products from people who have bought them.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    How is the Sony 40W2000 with displaying football?
    I like the spec but want it mainly for watching sports - would I be better looking at a plasma?
     
  11. woodster1973

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    I intend to hhok up a ps3 in the future and Sony RDR-HXD860S DVD recorder for DVds. Also a 360 HD reive when it eventually arrives!
     
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    Another thing I forgot to point out. Sony 46W2000 and Sharp 46XD1E are priced the same here at least in Germany at 3000 euros. This makes Sony a even better choice imho.:thumbsup:

    Cheers,
    Neeraj
     
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    I'm interested in this as well...Have had the Sony 32V2000 for a few weeks & love it..BUT I want a bigger one now :oops:

    The quality of the Sony is amazing, & my first thoughts were to maybe sell mine & get the 40W2000, but seeing the price of the Sharp 46" is seriously tempting as well!!

    AHHGGGHH when will I ever be content :(
     
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    Main things is that the Sharp doesn't do 1080p Over VGA, neither does the Sony officially but it seems to work with a 360.

    But for £500 cheaper you have to ask yourself if it is worth it, You could buy a beast of an AV Amp that does component / HDMI switching with the spare cash and have some nice sound also.

    Also 2" bigger. As girls will tell you it matters! :D
     
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    I am looking to buy Sharpey 42XD1E. It can be found at 1930 as opposed to Sony which is 2250 at lowest (in EU). Sharp's advantages, as I see it:

    - lower price
    - bigger screen
    - lower response time
    - better looking

    however, I do not own either of them.
     
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    Dont matter, run a vga/dvi to hdmi lead from PC and you can do 1080p I guess and it does have 2 HDMI inputs correct ?

    If them prices are in UK and in £, the 42" is like £1100-1200 now.
     
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    Prices for me are just over £1500 for Sony, £1500 for 46" Share or £1100 for 42" sharp......Wish I could decide!

    Si
     

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