SONY VS SAMSUNG LCD
by hmelkon - 7/6/06 3:45 AM
Is there a reason why I should get Sony KDL-V40XBR1 for much more money than Samsung LN-R409D?
by: hmelkon July 6, 2006 3:45 AM PDT
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but wait a month or two.
both tv's are great. the samsung is a low end version of their new line of lcd's. lns4041 and lns 4051 are their higher end models which have 2 hdmi inputs instead of 1. these are the ones i would recommend. the 40xbr1 is a great tv but again...it only has 1 hdmi input and for the price of it..you should get a few more.
the reason why i said wait a few months...is cause sony is comming out with a new line of xbr lcd's which will support FULL 1080p for your bluerays and ps3's, it'll be around the same price, and it'll have 2 hdmi inputs to prepare you for the future. the price isnt going to be that big either. its buried somewhere on sonystyle.com
HAVE TO AGREE ..............
100%. Well worth the wait.
thanks for the input.
i don't plan on using my tv for gaming or for pc monitor. do i really need more than one hdmi input?
call me crazy, but i really want to get a tv with a cable card slot. will the new sonys have this?
Most people want 2 HDMI inputs - one for their digital cable/HDTV feed and one for their DVD player.
SOME OF THE UPPER-END SONYs WILL HAVE...........
A CableCARD slot, but many of the current models do.
Look for the BRAVIA 40XBR1 on sale, soon; Upper-end, meaning very large and expensive.
good point about having two hdmi.
the alternate samsung's you suggested have this but no cable card slot.
maybe the new sony's will have all of the above, but i sense manufacturer's are dropping the cable card feature in their new models.
i just bought a 56" (measured diangly) samsung dlp, i want to know if i should have bought the sony bravio... i'm a sony person this is my first samsung and hope its for the best
NOT SAMSUNGS BEST EFFORTS. GO FOR SAMMY'S.........
NEW LCD MODEL LN-T5265F. GREAT SET, I can't stand DLPs; tried out the new LED-DLP, but they too are unpredictable!!!
SONY HAS SEVERAL LINES OF BRAVIAS THIS YEAR, V3000s, W3000s & S3000s.
BANG FOR THE BUCK BUY A SONY SXRD KDS-A2020 available in 50",55",& 60"
Comimg soon the new A-3000, same sizes.
IF you're a long time SONY man you'll find the remote more familiar.
Personally, trade it in, and buy an SXRD.
samsung vs. sony
by jhhklien - 7/9/07 6:58 AM
In Reply to: NOT SAMSUNGS BEST EFFORTS. GO FOR SAMMY'S......... by Riverledge
i got the hlt5676sx/xaa just to varrify and im gonna look into the sony that you mentioned... thanks
Hope this helps. I just bought the Sony Bravia 40XBR and am milking the 30 day return policy. I looked at both, I compared both and I might end up having owned both. The size, or lack of it, on the Sony is AWESOME! Great definition and pretty good XBR TruSurround sound for such a small package(cloth speakers). Not great for gaming!!! If you are a gamer, buy the Samsung and hook it up to an external set of home theater speakers. The speakers on the Samsung fire out the bottom thus, the weak, distorted sound. I am a "Sony Guy" but, I have no problem admitting the Samsung is probably just a better TV.
so your telling me that the samsung is probably a better unit, however your a "sony" guy and don't mind paying the extra bucks?
Last week I bought a Sony Bravia kdl-V40xbr1. I installed the unit today. The replaced TV was manufactured in 1996. I went on line, I shopped, intensively for two days, I bought. The unit was $2500 from Tweeter after they matched BestBuy's sale and rebate. The Sony looked GOOD. It looks VERY GOOD at home. A TV every ten years is not a big deal. Best of all, my wife liked the styling as well as the picture. Hard to fail on that basis.
TV's have a shelf life. A new model is always coming. The price of the current model drops as the new one is issued. If you are cutting edge, you know what to do. If you want a new TV, you will shop according to your time frame.
The Sony is the better choice in picture quality alone. Feed it the right inputs (HD programming) and you will be totally blown away. For an LCD panel, this tv boasts a nice level of blacks that you don't find in other lcd tv's.
I installed both a Sony and a Samsung
My father-in-law just bought a Samsung 32". He called me over to help him set it up. I discovered it was defective out of the box (it kept self-adjusting the stretch mode), but I spent an entire day with it adjusting it and using it extensively. We just brought it back and traded it in for the XBR 32" for $300 more. WOW! What a difference. The Sony has it all over the Samsung. The Sony picture is stunning. The XBR has the WEGA video processor engine and it makes regular cable look good, but on a good source, the Sony has better contrast, better blacks, better color...and personally, I liked the features of the Sony much better. The Sony non-XBR, which is the Bravia, is comparable to the Samsung. My friend just traded in his 32" XBR in for a 40" Sony Bravia, and what a mistake! (I set his TVs up too.) The XBR WEGA is much better. Now, these TVs are 720p, so of course if you want the latest, wait and get the 1080p this fall. But, after spending hours and days with both the Sony and Samsung, the Sony has a better picture, has some better features and I think it's built better. Just my 2 cents.
what about adjusting colors
When you say it has better blacks... have you tried adjusting the colors on the other tv in order to match? Or are you just saying out of the box its calibrated to be a higher contrast? Meaning the other tv could possibly look the same with fine tuning? (Im just thinking of the 300 price difference wondering if you could have saved $$)
I have been following pricing on the Sony. Does anyone know how low the closeout price will go before I have to worry about inventory running out?
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