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Sony KDF-E50A10 for sports? Or should I go DLP?

by mlk18 / August 1, 2005 11:32 AM PDT

After months of research and reading I have decided on the Sony KDF-E50A10 50" rear-projection LCD television. I was all ready to buy and then I had at least three different sources tell me that I should avoid LCD if I am into watching sports. I am a huge football fan and watch every broadcast game I can. Should I still get the Sony or should I opt for a DLP television? I want a 42-50" screen and have about $2500 to spend. I like some of the Toshiba and Samsung DLP's but want some other opinions on the matter.

Thanks. mlk18

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Sony KDF-E50A10 for sports? Or should I go DLP?
by jcrobso / August 2, 2005 2:36 AM PDT

Go to a store and watch some sports programs on the TVs you are interested in. John

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by hockeyfan4 / August 2, 2005 7:55 AM PDT

Im looking at the same thing as you, in the stores that I look at the projection LCD TV's with a HD signal look amazing although I do have a 20 year old Sony CRT that is about 25 inches siting in my living room that I call my main TV. Its time for a new one and I found the LCD projection Sony looked really great better then most DLP that were equaly in price. Although anything would look better than my TV now...It has been great never seen a repair man or shop

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Sure......
by mlk18 / August 2, 2005 3:59 PM PDT

I would LOVE to go to a store and watch a football game, unfortunately I have never found a store that has an analog broadcast NFL game on hand for me to watch. All they seem to have is High-Definition satelite or a DVD with highlights, nothing in standard broadcast quality.

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LCD vs. DLP
by rswanson / August 3, 2005 3:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Sure......

The LCD vs. DLP argument has been bebated probably more than any other recent topic in HD-land.

I own a Sony LCD RP set and can say that it's fine for sports. I went with LCD over DLP due to the fact that the picture was crisper and cleaner than DLP.

At the end of the day, go with the technology that looks best to you in-store when comparing the two.

For what its worth, a lot of folks say that the LCD sets display SD broadcasts better, but I think that is subjective as well. I do know that the A10 series of Sony sets is supposed to largely fix one of the major concerns with LCD RP technology, the lack of dark blacks & shadows.

Good luck

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Sony it is
by mlk18 / August 4, 2005 4:49 PM PDT
In reply to: LCD vs. DLP

Thanks for the info. I went with the 42" Sony KDF-E42A10. I will post a review when it arrives.

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just wait
by sears tv guy / August 5, 2005 11:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Sony it is

in the next 2 months sony will be dropping their LCOS tv's and they should be a good bit better than the LCD's

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I waited
by rswanson / August 8, 2005 4:29 AM PDT
In reply to: just wait

and waited, and waited, and waited...two years later, I was still waiting! Don't get me wrong, I'm perfectly happy with my choice. But if I had put the WF model off and waited again for the A10 line...well, you get the point.

You cant enjoy a TV unless it's sitting in your living room!

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