Why i chose the Sony
by ufmo - 1/19/06 1:44 PM
In Reply to: Why the Sony? by dziring
Well I chose the Sony because it was available and I feel the Sony is also a higher quality build. Its a more solid manufacture product and has a good reputation. Another factor is the fact that the future use of this TV is long lasting. I know its not true 1080p but it's up convert is the same as a 1080p receiver. For example, during a gadget show the Sony SXRD was being used to show Blue Ray technology from a Blue Ray DVD player, Hint it can run a 1080p signal and very well I might add. There is a lot manufactures are not telling you very much about these grades of video quality. Any real tech head will tell it its all marketing. The Toshiba is a great TV too and also has a great track record as far as electronics although I have issues with there new line of HDMI DVD players (another time another place) it has to do with frequent freezing picture. The Toshibas are cheaply manufacture with cheap materials but very good components and thats because like Sony they make their own parts. Here is an example the Toshiba controller is plastic the Sony controller is made of a light weight metal. Your drop it, it breaks the floor , just kidding. I had a real hard time finding the Toshiba MX series, I could only buy it direct or from some other sketchy online sales distributer so I got a sweet deal on the Sony $3,400 from a Sound Advice plus 18 month no interest, sorry I sound like a commercial. Dont forget you will be spending at least another grand in components, HD DVD player, and wires like HDMI cables and even more if you want a sound system (take baby steps). Remember one thing as well and I may be repeating myself make your living room fit your TV not your TV fit your living room. The MX195 series was the only comparable TV to the Sony the other TVs just didn't cut it and don't let the sales person tell you what to buy educate yourself. The only real difference is the Toshiba is DLP and the Sony is the LCD simi-rear projection(hard to explain). Its really preference and what you use your TV for. So far I am very happy with the Sony and I will have a more comprehensive review later when I learn more about my TV. I am not wealthy so dont get the idea that I throw my money around and I didn't just pick the prettiest TV I did my research.
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