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Sony KDFE50A12 - Quick ? adout HD

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by equaliser, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. equaliser

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    Sent the wife into look at one today at the local Sony centre, Thumbs up, oh joy :clap: .

    The question she had a demonstration with a DVD then asked to see just normal TV. She was pleased with this, then was told by one of the staff that what she had seen had gone through a recorder that imroves the signal and sends it out in HD format. When it was switched to normal TV the wife said the difference was very noticable. What is it that the centre used? The wife seems to think its a dvd recorder but wasnt sure. I know you can get dvd players that can upgade the signal from normal dvd's to an HD signal. This HD buisness is all new to me.

    Any way the important thing is she likes it now its down to funds, as usual lol

    Cheers

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    P.S. They also said that after Xmas the TVs will not be coming with stands, that would be an extra. Whether i believe that or not i dont know.
     
  2. daKlone

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    I stand to be corrected, but I don't know of an upscaling DVD-R.

    Dare I suggest that the sales assistant didn't really know what he was on about?

    I've seen the 50a12 running both from a standard DVD player and it's own internal tuner - the difference was indeed noticable, but I wouldn't say that the off-air picture was too bad.
     
  3. kourosh

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    the dvd player being used its the new rdr-910 it has 250gb hard drive,freeview and a up scaler(through hdmi) you can watch freeview through the hdmi socket,and trust me it makes the picture alot better not to sure if its upscaling it but the freeview chann looks far better through the player(hdmi) than the same channel on the freeview on the set(we aint all thick at sony centres ;) )
     
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    kouroush you work at the sony center yet use a Toshiba DLP...
     
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    ive had my tosh nearly 7 months now at the time i wanted a hidef tv there really wasnt much about,my 1st chice was the 50" sam with pedal stand but the mrs said no way :eek: she didnt like the look and the only other model out was the tosh
     
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    I was playing about with the 1500 quid 1080i camcorder today at the Sony Shop... Nice.
     
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    kourosh - Can I get one of these in Northern Ireland? I checked the Sony Centre online but the only one there is a 42" version which I know little or nothing about. Is the 42" version the same spec as the 50" How much is the 42" version? Must go and check again, thanks.
     
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    ive had a play with that as well when it 1st came out its a luvly piece of kit,i stood out side the shop a little while back on a warm sunny day and just recorded nice looking girls walking down town centre :rolleyes: :cool: and then playing it back on 50" plasma fantastic quality :thumbsup:
     
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    hi vipergrm :hiya:
    they should be available in northern ireland,the 42" has the same specs s the 50" the only difference is you dont get a stand in the price.the set will set you back £999.99 :thumbsup:
     
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    I consider myself corrected. ;)

    BTW it was not my intention to suggest that anyone was thick, merely that they might not be in full possesion of the facts...a bit like me with the upscaling DVD-R! :D
     
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    :thumbsup:

    only jesting with you daklone ;) you are right though some sales people at sony are cluless,thats why we come to places like this to learn more :lesson: ive certainly learnt alot in the past 7 months from here :thumbsup:
     
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    Kourosh, Dose the sony take S-Video through one of the rear scarts. :confused:
     
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    Thanks Kourosh, that is a very decent price. 42" Is still pretty big for my wee room :)

    Is it definately HD Ready? The details on the Sony Centre website are a little vague. Does it have HDMI? I would seriously consider this set if it does.

    Thanks Kourosh :smashin:
     
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    i would be supprised if it didnt,but to be honest why would you wanna use s-vhs,when you have hdmi,component,svga,rgb scart :confused:
     
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    its defin hidef ready,i would say the picture should be sightly better than the 50" cause smaller screens tend to be a little sharper :thumbsup:
     
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    My problem is having a S-video cable under the floor useing a s-video converter from sky box to allow amp to do video switching :eek:
     
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    Hope you're right! Can't wait to see it now. Think I'll pop in on Thursday night to see it. Thanks a lot!
     
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    i dont think you can switch the scarts to take s-vhs just had a quick look :rolleyes:
     
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    Getting back to the original theme of this post!!!!! lol

    Kourosh, does it mean that the digital tuner on the TV is crap compared to the HD recorder or it must upscale the image???????

    How much does the recorder retail at???

    cheers

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    25th John Lewis E-mail me, TV now in stock, Phoned them today to say that I will be ordering one on sunday but now there out of stock :thumbsdow :(
     
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    Yeah, I got that e-mail too. Phoned them straight away, only to be told that it was a "glitch" in thier system and they didn't have any at all - worst still they didn't know when they would be getting any :(

    Edit: Just spoke to John Lewis in Southsea and they said that they are expecting stock (at the warehouse) on 26th November :)
     
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    i wouldnt say crap but the freeview on the dvd player is a lot better,yep the player is upscaling the image.The player is not cheap in shops its £699 but you would prob get it a bit cheaper on line
     

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