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KDF-55WF655 or the 55A20 ???

lazygolfer
08-23-2005, 12:17 AM
I have narrowed it down to these 2 models, any thoughts ideas concerns would be appreciated.

I plan on using for HD,dvd's, ps2, and reg tv. I am a football nut so can't wait to see for the season in HD. :hithere:

licher12
08-23-2005, 12:30 AM
Save some money and go with the JVC HD-61Z786.

Bigger, better, cheaper

Deacone
08-23-2005, 09:55 AM
Save some money and go with the JVC HD-61Z786.

Bigger, better, cheaper

I recently purchased the kdf 55 e series (a20). It works great. Sony tech support is great also. I purchased from onecall.com and had for two weeks. I couldn't get my hdmi port to work and called sony. sony troubleshooted over the phone and ticketed a local repair to come and take a closer look. Two days later, Sony manufacturing department calls and stated they wanted more info on HDMI not working. Turns out, their was a problem with that specific HdMI port. So, the guy sets on another delivery to replace the whole TV. 3 days later, by freight, guy come and replace my TV with a new one. HDMI ports working fine.

With Onecall.com I saved about 500 bucks (no taxes and free shipping). Remember, the "E" series are an upgrade to the previous Sony HDTV KDF model (grayish looking tv) and has better brights. Picture looks much clearer and so far, no screen door problems. I play PS2 on their atleast 16-20 hours a week, sometimes more on weekends.

I'm not having any problems with sonys

inthecity
08-24-2005, 12:37 AM
Save some money and go with the JVC HD-61Z786.

Bigger, better, cheaper


opinions are relative, how about some facts on that.

licher12
08-24-2005, 01:35 AM
opinions are relative, how about some facts on that.
Ok FACTS.......

CHEAPER- goto pricegrabber and see for yourself
BIGGER- Well thats a FACT in it's self. 61 is a BIGGER number then 55 right?
BETTER- No screen door for one. Everybody I have talked to that has seen the JVC compared to the Sony says the D-ILA is much better. Had two friends trade in there sony wega's for them just last week. Everyone other D-ILA owner on this baord will tell you then same. Got to trust everyone else opinion on this one here.

There you go. :hithere:

inthecity
08-24-2005, 02:08 AM
where did you get the jvc? i live in california and haven't seen any jvc dila at bb, cc, or sears. Possibly just hasn't hit my area?

licher12
08-24-2005, 02:15 AM
http://www.plasmahouse.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=HD61Z786

I had a coupon and saved 100 more :yippee:

drbrosco
08-24-2005, 04:34 AM
I have narrowed it down to these 2 models, any thoughts ideas concerns would be appreciated.

I plan on using for HD,dvd's, ps2, and reg tv. I am a football nut so can't wait to see for the season in HD. :hithere:

i went with the KDF-55WF655 back in June & the TV is awesome. i am blown away by the picture quality everyday & as for football i have watched 2, the steelers & eagles on espn HD & the seahawks vs. cowboys on ABC HD & they were unbelievable. i bought mine for 2 reasons watching sports & gaming & i feeel like it's the best $$$ i have ever spent :thumbsup:

daleb
08-24-2005, 11:22 AM
Got to trust everyone else opinion on this one here.

There you go. :hithere:

Everybody has their own, which is how personal decisions should be made.

I would never trust your eyes to tell me what's better, nor expect you to trust mine.

drbrosco
08-24-2005, 11:59 AM
I would never trust your eyes to tell me what's better, nor expect you to trust mine.

this statement is so TRUE. i spent 6 weeks going in best buy & looking at every tv & every time i ended up in front of the Sony KDF-55WF655 & i'd tell my daughter "this is it". THEN i bought a issue of Sound & Vision & all 3 of theyre "experts" picked the DLP over the LCD. So the next day that i went back i knew was going to be the "buy day" & sure enuff because of what someone else had said i found myself getting ready to have them ring me up a 56" DLP, i had already spent over an hour with them hagglin about the price & right as he was starting to ring me up it hit me "if i go home with this TV because of what someone else said & am not a 100% satisfied i'll be very upset with myself & if i take the Sony LCD that i think looks the best & am not satisfied well at least i got WHAT I WANTED" i told that guy to stop i wanted the Sony(i thought he was gonna cry..lol), & after about another hour of talking down the sony price i got the tv I WANTED IN THE 1st PLACE & can say i havent regretted it one bit :yippee: . So good luck picking out a TV YOU THINK IS NICE & YOU'LL BE HAPPY :)

daleb
08-24-2005, 12:21 PM
In fact I think the last time and only time I trusted somebody else's eyes I ran into a wall... :D

The decision for me was not immediate. I really liked the Tosh DLPs too.
Better than the Samsung, but not by much.
Can't say I gave all the LCoS a fair shake. And that's not to say they did not look good. And I believe that technology could be the 'leader' regardless of who makes it...time will tell. It's a very dynamic industry, new things around every corner. But I picked what looked good to me.
I could go into 'reasons' but everybody has a different perception. That's why it's great to have to so many choices.

Deacone
08-24-2005, 12:23 PM
I also for months was considering purchasing the DLP. I visited BB, CC, and Sears, over and over. I compared the Samsung DLP, Hitachi DLP's against Sony LCD. Everytme I got in front of a DLP,the picture quality was excellent. I read up on DLP's and hit the boards for more information constantly, pertaining to "How it works with games? How long will it last? What was its downfall? What were the major concerns expressed by others? I researched and compared with LCD and JVC-Dila. The JVC was definitely out and the Hitachi lost favorability. My eyes became the overall judge. So, again I stood in front of Samsung DLP's and Sony LCD's. No matter what I thought of how Samsung seemed to be a better picture, the Sony just seemed more crisp in picture quality. Even the sales reps would refer the samething. Samsung may be a little cheaper, but no matter how many times I convinced myself to go ahead get the samsung, Sony just changed my mind.

Finally, I had enough. I called onecall when the new Sony "E" Series were out and on sale. I compared the price with every other seller and Onecall.com offered free shipping. Ordered on Monday, delivered on Friday. I'm satisfied. The picture quality is awesome. If I had a Samsung DLP next to it, I probably will look at the Sony even more. Samsung DlP's are great also, but theirs something about Sony that made me more confortable . You might want to check out warranties and customer services. I think Sony has the edge.

In closing, you be judge. Spend time considering and go with your gut feeling. :D

redrocker
08-24-2005, 02:33 PM
I had 4 different 52" JVC's, every one was defective one way or another. Got rid of the JVC for the Sony KDF 55, this is "by far" the better TV! Had it now since febuary 05, not one problem.

1972
08-24-2005, 02:36 PM
1-I was wondering why the sony 55 lcd model of last year has 2 hdmi inputs and this years-kdfe55 a20 only has one hdmi.

2-Also,does the 55-a20 have the black iris feature?

3-Will ther be a sony-55 with 1080p?

4-Does 1080p sets improve dvd's, or is 1080p just for improving HD broadcasts?

any help is appriciated.

Deacone
08-24-2005, 07:26 PM
1-I was wondering why the sony 55 lcd model of last year has 2 hdmi inputs and this years-kdfe55 a20 only has one hdmi.

2-Also,does the 55-a20 have the black iris feature?

3-Will ther be a sony-55 with 1080p?

4-Does 1080p sets improve dvd's, or is 1080p just for improving HD broadcasts?

any help is appriciated.

?Woow....you should go to sony.com and do some research. Sorry I don't have those answers yet. But i can say this about hdmi. Unless you speed 1 or 2 thousands for an hdmi compatible receiver. you only need one hdmi port. two hdmi ports means you can hook up your dvd player and another hdmi device to your tv and get the best quality picture. I think sony went from two hdmi's to one hdmi because hdmi hasn't really hit its peak. And mostly, receivers on the market today, don't support hdmi. I've been looking and looking but very expensive surround receivers out there

lazygolfer
08-24-2005, 10:05 PM
thanks alot for all the input :D

daleb
08-25-2005, 12:12 AM
1-I was wondering why the sony 55 lcd model of last year has 2 hdmi inputs and this years-kdfe55 a20 only has one hdmi.

2-Also,does the 55-a20 have the black iris feature?

3-Will ther be a sony-55 with 1080p?

4-Does 1080p sets improve dvd's, or is 1080p just for improving HD broadcasts?

any help is appriciated.

1.The KDF-55XS655 has 2 HDMI inputs, the KDF-55WF655 has only one.

2. A10 models have the black iris, the A20 does not.
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3. There is a Sony 55" SXRD to be introduced with 1080p

4. If you read some reviews, you will see more 1080p displays. Because it's new, you will pay a lot more. Soon 1080p will be a standard.
And while it does improve the PQ, program quality is still a factor, as it always has been. Plus, there are many other improvements in display technology which are just as significant, if not more so.

1080p should work equally well for all sources as improvements continue.
Presently, there are few standard DVD players with 1080p. The NeuNeo is one of them. HD DVD should be another story.