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My NEW HDTV!

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Andrew Lyle    336

Before I went to bed last night, I thought to myself.. i'll be home for the next month watching movies, playing games, waiting till college starts back up (aside from working part time), that I thought, why not buy a new TV to keep me entertained.

My current 37" 1080i (ha, yes i) doesn't cut it anymore, and with previous "image burn" problems with my current tv, I wanted a massive upgrade.

So I went out and purchased a brand new Sony Bravia 52" 1080p @ 120Hz model: KDL52W4100

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I don't have to pay anything on it for 1 year (after that, I got to pay interest, but i'll end up paying it off this summer).

I talked the sales guy to give me a blu-ray player for $100 (BDPS350), which also came with 3 free blu-ray movies, but I purchased The Dark Knight on top of it all :)

The TV was too big to fit into my car, so it is being delivered tomorrow morning :o

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ToneKnee    308

Congratulations, so when are you delivering it to my house?

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+Audioboxer    2,876

Damn, jealous :(

Nice one, pics when it arrives! :p

It'll be a big upgrade from your old TV for sure.

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b0m8er    3

That's an awesome HDTV there dude! Congrats! :party: Post couple pictures when u get that baby delivered ;)

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Jimmy0    38

Very nice upgrade you have got yourself there.

Pics when it's delivered and setup! ;)

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sn00pie    2

Nice TV, I was close to buying a XBR2 but then decided that I didn't want that big a hole in my pocket :no:

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jkrupa128    3

Cant go wrong with a Sony...Congrats!

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Cavalyr    0

Congrats on the huge purchase. Bought myself the Samsung 52" LCD 1080p 120Hz last december. have loved it ever since. and most nice you got that bluray player for $100. i caught the sale a month ago from Sears where they were selling it for $150. I jumped on it fast. that is the last thing i needed for the home theater set up.

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bangbang023    31

Damn, way to go in big lol. Shame you can't watch Heroes on it tonight.

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+Troll    67

I always love the "it was too big to fit in my car" statement :)

Congrats on the TV. Not a Sony fan, but I'm sure it looks wonderful still. Enjoy it and if you haven't already, they make a VERY nice PC monitor :D

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Anubis187    1

nice but you should have gone with the Ps3, some stores but them in bundles with sony tv

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Yusuf M.    1,362

Congratulations on your purchase. That TV looks kick ass. How much is it going to cost you?

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Argote    73

Congratulations, that is one sweet sweet TV

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Inklin    28

Awesome! we are still using a 30" CRT TV :( cant afford a new TV, infact we cant afford anything really.

I was out and about the other day and come across an awesome looking LG 60" plasma tv, the picture quality was so good it felt like i was going to fall into the TV. if only that was sitting in my living room :D, was ?1700 though i couldn't even afford a 2" TV right now:((

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brent3000    12

Now this time try to use full screen ;) lol to avoid having that nice line along the bottom :p

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Andrew Lyle    336
Now this time try to use full screen ;) lol to avoid having that nice line along the bottom :p

It was just the format of the movie, and the resolution I had set on my PC. Should be much better on real 1080p

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Andrew Lyle    336

It's here! and so damn big!

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ToneKnee    308
It's here! and so damn big!

That's what she said.

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kylejn    0
It's here! and so damn big!

Man, I'm so envious! I've been looking at the Sony BRAVIA sets for a little while, particularly the 120Hz 52" sets, so you've got pretty much exactly what I would have bought. Get some pictures up here once you get it set up!

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Matt    17

ive always wanted to get a 120hz lcd tv but my living room is too big for me to get a standard sized lcd and i didnt feel like spending 5k on a tv when i could spend 2k for a larger DLP. still waiting for the day when i can watch blu rays like you see them at the store.

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kylejn    0
ive always wanted to get a 120hz lcd tv but my living room is too big for me to get a standard sized lcd and i didnt feel like spending 5k on a tv when i could spend 2k for a larger DLP. still waiting for the day when i can watch blu rays like you see them at the store.

Well, how old are you? I bought my plasma when I was 20, about 2 and a half years ago. I just signed up with a store credit card that had no interest financing for 18 months and calculated how much I would need to pay. I ended up paying between $100 and $150 per month and didn't use the card for anything else. Got it paid off within about 16 months, then I destroyed the card. Worked out great.

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Andrew Lyle    336

I got pictures coming, they are being uploaded as I type..

The set maybe too big... how can that be :p

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+Audioboxer    2,876
I got pictures coming, they are being uploaded as I type..

The set maybe too big... how can that be :p

Calibration is key also!

Here is the Bravia settings I use

Picture mode: Cinema

Backlight: 3-5 (depending on what I'm watching)

Contrast: 90

Brightness: 47

Colour: 54

Colour Temperature: Warm 1

Sharpness: 15

Clear White: Low

Colour Space: Wide

Everything else: Off

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DaDude    46

Perhaps maybe we should start a thread where people can announce and post pictures of their new HDTVs. They do that at the AVS Forum. I would start one myself but I don't want to end up starting a "useless" thread and have it end up turning into a flame war.

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+Audioboxer    2,876
Perhaps maybe we should start a thread where people can announce and post pictures of their new HDTVs. They do that at the AVS Forum. I would start one myself but I don't want to end up starting a "useless" thread and have it end up turning into a flame war.

Not a bad idea, and I doubt it would turn into any war.

People are usually just in "awe" when people get sweet HDTV setups, as opposed to trying to "flame" people over brands/styles. The show off your gaming setup topic is very popular.

I'm sure quite a few people will be getting new setups over Christmas as well (Y)

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