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*make sure you look for SONY KDS-55A2000 packages and you save 1 penny but get a free SONY SURS11X stand.*

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Picture/Display * 55 " Diagonal Screen Size (Inch) * 10000:1 Contrast Ratio * 1920x1080 pixels * 1080p resolution * Manufacturers Technology Features * HD Ready * BRAVIA ENGINE * Convenience * Digital TV Ready * Freeview * Auto Setup * Parental Lock/Parental Control * On Screen Display * Clock

Connections: 2 x HDMI Connection/s * 2 x Component Video Connection/s * 3 x RGB Scart Connection/s * Accessories Supplied * Open Cabinet Stan * Remote Control * User Manual * Mains Cable * Batteries * Quick Start Guide * Warranty Card

This is a cracking deal, the other 50" posted on here was only 720p res where as this is 1080p 55" with 10,000 contrast ratio.
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#1
http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/3183/kds55a2000lo0.jpg
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#2
its a beast!!!!!!!! ,
#3
what are these RPTV like?

last i knew, you had to look at these TVs at a certain angle to get bright picture.

is that the case now?
#4
check out this video review of the same tv(60" model)
Video
it looks fantastic

And full Cnet review of KDS_55A2000 from feb 07.
quotes
"LCD-shaming performance and features at an outstandingly affordable price"
"one of the finest rear-projection TVs around"
#5
Great price for a great TV and at a size where 1080P actually starts to make a difference. Voted HOT :thumbsup:
#6
hmmm, had a look on Pricerunner and a company called Electrical Shopping
Head Office Address 109 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7JH
Telephone 0208 298 7880

has it for £1088...

Oh, just had a look at the review on T3 magazines website - it seems to have a bit of a grainy picture??? :(

Although this review is more comprehensive, it gives you a better idea that it is still a very good tv...
#7
voted medium as it isnt cold but for me it isnt hot either as there would be no way i would go to rear screen projector having got a nice lcd.



how dare i say anything negative about the all singing all dancing most superior tv technology in the whole wide world ever.

rear projection screens rock, anything else is pure rubbish. yawn.
#8
It also has a 2.5ms response time which i forgot to add.
#9
rear projection screens rock, anything else is pure rubbish. yawn.
#10
Not sure where you've been looking but bulbs are available for about £150
#11
rossington
Not sure where you've been looking but bulbs are available for about £150



awesome, if you would like to share with everyone where you can buy replacemement bulbs for this tv SONY G Wega KDS-55A2000, for £150 then please provide a link, im sure whoever buys this huge tv will be very greatful for the info you can provide.

you may also find that like with all rear projection screens, to get the best possible picture, a professional calibration may be required.
#12
Info here, awesome telly. I think that this could well be the one for me, I have generally given up on watching films from 80 degrees to the side of the main display axis of the screen, so it should do quite well for my intended purpose of watching it at about eye-level and with it in front of me.
#13
My brother got this tv from amazon for £1000 without the stand. It gives a very nice picture however when you stand up the picture does become washed out. So for you Wii console owners this tv might not be for you. Good LCDs and Plasmas have much better viewing angles. On the plus side the European version is meant to have better features than the US version e.g. picture in picture.
#14
brum
rear projection tvs are not going to impress you once you have looked at a decent plasma or lcd tv.

they take up waaaaay more space in your room, are quite dark ( despite showing a 10,000 - 1 contrast).

it is a cheap way to get a huge screen with full hd playback but your room would have to be at least 20 foot by 20 foot to have this in there.

voted medium as it isnt cold but for me it isnt hot either as there would be no way i would go to rear screen projector having got a nice lcd.


How much is 'waaaaay more space'?

My brother has a 44" RPTV and it is not waaaay bigger than a 42" plasma
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rear projection screens rock, anything else is pure rubbish. yawn.
#16
brum
it is a cheap way to get a huge screen with full hd playback but your room would have to be at least 20 foot by 20 foot to have this in there.


Have a look a the AV forum site to find out about ideal viewing distance for large screens. For a 55" screen at 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) this equates to 7'. The depth of the unit is 18". Much more information including reviews can be found here.
#17
which is better value for money?

this or

This
#18
rear projection screens rock, anything else is pure rubbish. yawn.
#19
#20
brum
well as this model is a 55inch tv.

dimensions are

Dimensions:

width 1,292.86 mm
height 911.86 mm
depth 480.06 mm
Weight: 38.05 kgs

a 50 inch plasma

Width 1,209.04 mm
Depth 99.06 mm
Height 723.90 mm
Weight 45.00 kgs

a depth difference of 5 times, to me that is waaaaaay bigger.


however an lg 44inch slim rear screen dimensions are as follows

Dimensions

Width 1,079.50 mm

Depth 353.06 mm

Height 764.54 mm

Weight 28.98 kgs


compaired to a 42 inch lcd tv by pioneer.

Dimensions H 679 mm
W 1040mm
D 115mm
Weight 29.6kg

so 3 times as deep i make it and that was for one of the slimmest i could find.


Comparing numbers as a difference does not equate to 'waaaay more space' in a room. Comparing them in reality to your room will give you 'waaaay more'. My brother has the LG 44" and it definitely does not take up 'waaaay more space' than a 42" plasma. The 55" RPTV is not much bigger depth wise to the 44" so I can assure you it will not take up 'waaaay more space' in an average sized living room!
#21
rear projection screens rock, anything else is pure rubbish. yawn.
#22
rear projection screens rock, anything else is pure rubbish. yawn.
#23
@Brum

This set uses the xl5200 lamp which has an RRP of $249 stateside and I doubt it would be that difficult to find an etailer who will ship to the UK. Also these lamps are rated at a massive 8000 hours so it will be a long time before it needs replacing. You couldn't have looked very hard to come up with the £454.73 as a best price.

I think this is an absolutely terrific set for anyone who isn't bothered about hanging their TV on a wall. If the set's going in the corner of a room then it will take up NO MORE SPACE THAN A PLASMA/LCD.

I would have bought the one that was on Amazon myself but my budget for new toys has already been spent this quarter...
#24
rear projection screens rock, anything else is pure rubbish. yawn.
#25
if it is 5 times deeper than a plasma or lcd, it doesnt matter if it is in the corner, on the side, upsidedown, it WILL take up more room, unless you live in magic land where measurements dont actually count for anything.


http://www.customxbox.info/images/commonsense.jpg

Yep, it would take up all that extra room in the corner behind the TV, which I could use for so much other stuff if I got a flat screen.
#26
rear projection screens rock, anything else is pure rubbish. yawn.
#27
Me thinks somebody should go a look at what 'waaaay more space in a room means' :roll:

Most people would consider putting the TV in a corner, that position is just as valid as your one on the wall!! You seem to suggest that people buying this TV will have no space in their living room to watch such a TV as you believe it takes up 'waaaay more space than a 42" plasma' This statement is ludicrous. It may be valid in your room where you do not even have room to put a large screen TV in a corner of the room (maybe your other half dictates things?).

What you really wanted to say was 'I have found that a set like this will not fit on a wall like an LCD would therefore it will take up more space in your room if you cannot really fit it in a corner because of lack of space or the other half wears the trousers'. :whistling:
#28
After reading the reviews for this model it looks to be a good bargain if your going with HD all out with sky, but not so hot if your just gonna use the set for terrestrial tv veiwing..
#29
Ha ha. My mate in work, Phil, thought this tv was being advertised for 1080 PENCE. Thought it was a misprice and was going to order it. :w00t:
#30
rear projection screens rock, anything else is pure rubbish. yawn.
#31
just to butt in and add my tuppence ha'penny


in my lounge i have a feature fireplace and an open-plan aspect - as a result the TV can only go in the corner - nowhere to hang it on the wall where it would be in an appropriate viewing position.

same would actually apply to each of my last three houses - guess it is a case that house designers of the last 50 years have catered for a TV in the corner of a room ... TV on a wall is a pretty recent idea


Of the people who I know who own LD/plamsas etc, only around 1 in 5 have put it on a flat wall - the others have it in a corner (some have it on a hinged bracked so it lies flat when not in use but across the angle of the corner when being watched.


I have a 36" CRT widescreen myself and won;t upgrade for another couple of years so this is not me crusading for a RP or against an LCD - it is just adding some perspective to this thrilling debate!
#32
I'm with Ferrett on this. not one person that I know that has an LCD/Plasma has it hanging on the wall....they all have it in the corner in the similar way to the majoirty of those with CRTs.

When I do get an LCD, I would love to hang it on the wall, but because of the design of my living room, I will have to put it in the corner.
#33
mickrick
Ha ha. My mate in work, Phil, thought this tv was being advertised for 1080 PENCE. Thought it was a misprice and was going to order it. :w00t:

HAHA, that would of been a good one for april fools : D
#34
its good this isnt it>1
#35
brum
rear projection tvs are not going to impress you once you have looked at a decent plasma or lcd tv.

they take up waaaaay more space in your room, are quite dark ( despite showing a 10,000 - 1 contrast).

it is a cheap way to get a huge screen with full hd playback but your room would have to be at least 20 foot by 20 foot to have this in there.


Nah, these are a modern gen of RPTV, and are actually brighter than LCDs - so much so that everyone turns down the various brightness options because it's way over the top at maximum. They're completely incomparable with all previous rear projections available in Britain - these are LCoS, which is hugely better than DLP, which was hugely better than previous RPTVs (which is what most people base their opinion of RPTVs on).

Recommended sitting distance for a 55" 1080p set is 8.5 feet by the way. Any further and even 20/20 vision can't make out all the detail such resolution can deliver. For good DVDs around about 10-11 feet is ideal, as the unit has a pretty good scaler. Of course, if you watch standard def broadcasts a lot it doesn't look good - but then there's no point buying a 55" if you do that. Personally mine is fed Sky and Premiere HD over satellite, HD-DVD, and various downloaded HD stuff.

Compared to a LCD: it's three times cheaper than a similarly sized 1080p set, and much better contrast. Yes it's 48cm thick rather than 15cm, but that's not noticeable because the set is 130cm wide. Some people like flatscreen style certainly, but at this price you'll only get a low end 45"ish 1080p LCD, which can't deliver anything like the quality of picture.

Compared to a plasma: 1080p plasmas cost £5000. Admittedly they look incredible, but how many people are willing to spend that much? At £1000 you'll get a low end 720p 50", or a quality 720p 42" like the Pioneers. The latter have very nice colour accuracy and contrast, both of a similar quality to the Sony, but of course the set is 70% smaller and has half the resolution. They're a good buy for most homes though, with a seating distance around 9 feet.


In terms of dominating the room, it certainly does. This is a set intended to be a home theatre centrepiece after all, and serious home theatre means cinema standard 20 degrees field of view. That means 55" at 8.5 feet, 70" at 11 feet, 100" at 15 feet, etc.
#36
crazylegs
After reading the reviews for this model it looks to be a good bargain if your going with HD all out with sky, but not so hot if your just gonna use the set for terrestrial tv veiwing..


That's the same for any HDTV. If you're only watching standard def, get a quality 32" CRT - they still offer much better quality display of standard def material than any HDTV.
#37
Well I'm glad you cleared that up Arfster.....Thanks for the technical support...:geek: :thumbsup:
#38
brum
if it is 5 times deeper than a plasma or lcd, it doesnt matter if it is in the corner, on the side, upsidedown, it WILL take up more room, unless you live in magic land where measurements dont actually count for anything.

the people who have had these state the bulb life is 3 years if it is used for 8 hours per day.

NOT exactly bargainous.

and odd that the bulbs which last for 3 years on 8 hours per day are not even on sale in the UK under XL-5200, the only ones for sale to the UK market at this time are the ones i have linked.

as i say, im not knocking the deal, a rear screen projection tv is not like buying a crt or plasma/lcd where you can plug and play. it takes hours, possible call out to a professional to callibrate, hidden costs such as the bulbs, a running in time, very real chance of screen burn ( again a reason for me not going for these types as my son likes cbbees and the logo stayed on in the one place all the time). some people are not aware of these things and may end up if they buy a projection screen tv, very disapointed and out of pocket.


Have you even seen a rear projection tv since the year 2000?

Do you even know anything about the different RP technologies?

If you did then you would not be making the silly comments you have, especially about screen burn.

Please explain to me why my RP tv is not plug and play?

Plug and play worked for me, if you can turn it and use a remote then you can use this tv the same as any other. Also it has a much better and brighter image than my mates 1 week old Samsung 40" LCD, also my RP has a brighter display than any Plasma or LCD I have ever installed in anyones house, (I did that for a living up until Christmas), mine is also bigger than anyone's Plasma/LCD being 50" compared to their 42" or less and mine was a good 30% cheaper than all of the others, sometimes as much as 70%!!!!!!!

So when you understand what your talking about then make a comment,

CHeers.

beer.
#39
rossington
http://www.customxbox.info/images/commonsense.jpg

Yep, it would take up all that extra room in the corner behind the TV, which I could use for so much other stuff if I got a flat screen.


Mate if you did not do it I would have done one of those diagrams thes days as I have defended RP technology for the last 18 months or so, especially when people do not take into consideration the depth of the stand that a LCD/Plasma stands on, also the other items that go underneath.

http://img99.exs.cx/img99/8577/yupi3ti.gif

I am sick and tired of people knocking the RP technology because they have a bit on the back.

you have yours wall mounted, can you please explain to me what items you have connected to your tv, and how everyting is connected. Also even if people do have a wall large enough there is no guarantee that the wall is secure enough hold to the tv, most internal walls are not, so unless it is a structure wall then they are out of luck.

If they are in luck and wall mount then they have to channel columns out of the walls for the wires to connect to their dvd, sky, surround sound etc. How much will it cost them to get all of this done if they can't so it themselves?

Also where is the Sky box, dvd player etc going to sit? Oh yes that is is, a stand in the corner of the room the same depth at the Rear Projection TV that is mentioned in this post. So you will have that space taken up by those items so you are not freeing up any space at all.

Also did you even know that you should have the center of your tv at your eye level when viewing? I very much doubt that as most stuck up people just go for the "bling bling" factor and stick it half way up a bare wall!!!! So will you have taken that into consideration when wall mounting your tv? Going by your past comments and showing you know bot all about what your talkiing about I think you could well have it on the ceiling. (Joke by the way). So really you are not getting any benefit spending crazy amounts of money on your tv and then wall mounting it over every other Joe Bloggs in this country.

Oh and if you did block in your cables and such, what are you going to do if you need to upgrade or if a fault occurs on your tv? Rip out your channels and ruin your walls then spend pointless money decorating weeks and weeks later when the company decide to finally return your tv?

Hmmmm.........I know which tv I prefer watching!!!



Cheers.

And for everyone else out there, just get whichever tv you can afford. Viewing wise all three technologies are coming closer and closer together so just go with your bankroll. LCD and Plasma are good, just a little more expensive than RearProjection as in this post, but for this screen size you could not get an LCD anywhere near this quality. Even a £5k Pioneer 50" LCD would not touch this TV, a Plasma would, plasma are great for large screen if you feel the need and can afford one. http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/8399/thumbsup4kk.gif

Phew, had my few beers and obviously my two pence worth. hehe. http://www.drunkendonkey.net/eng/html/emoticons/giggle.gifhttp://www.drunkendonkey.net/eng/html/emoticons/giggle.gif
#40
Well I'm happy with my 14" Ferguson portable on my coffee table with my Matsui dvd player plonked on top....:p :-D superb quality and mono surround sound...Eat your hearts out all you guys with 50" cinema screens...

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