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superklye
01-07-07, 11:51 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/07/sharps-new-aquos-lineup/

Looks like some pretty bitchin' new TVs...but $11,000 for a 65" LCD?! Yeesh...

Bubba
01-08-07, 06:56 AM
Yeah. they're pricey. I think the bigger sets are going to be like that across the board though.

I am so miffed that they are not releasing a 37'' early on with the feature set of those 42, 46, 52''. 37D90 sold out and the only thing they have to replace it is some 768p set with what looks like older tech (no 4ms, 120hz, etc.)

damn sharp!

edit - I just saw they have some 37'' 1080p set coming, but it's with some gimicky sounding 'gaming' features and no report on response time or refresh rate....

nekrosoft13
01-08-07, 07:17 AM
Are these contrast ratios really realistic for LCD or is this just marketing?

hard to say, various companies use different methods of testing contrast.

OWA
01-08-07, 10:06 AM
Are these contrast ratios really realistic for LCD or is this just marketing?
Look it up on Wiki. They explain the dynamic contrast ratio and how it works. When I first saw an advertisement with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio on a LCD, I started looking into that. Then I found it was a dynamic contrast ratio and I didn't know what that meant. I pretty much found all the info at Wiki. I haven't compared a set like that to see if it's really just a marketing thing or not though.

OWA
01-08-07, 10:35 AM
Here's the link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrast_ratio

Monolyth
01-08-07, 10:52 AM
I <3 my Westinghouse LVM-37W3, I love this TV/Monitor it does everything I need.

Bubba
01-08-07, 06:13 PM
Hey Monolyth - I keep hearing mixed results about that westy. 1080i ghosting, etc. How do you like it? How do standard signals look on it?

I was thinking about getting a new set soon, but don't see anything attractive enough in the 37'' range to warrant a $2.5K plus purchase. I'm thinking it might be a better bet to spend low as a stop gap.

OWA
01-08-07, 06:26 PM
I still think it's marketing. To catch up to Plasma on paper.
Yeah, you're probably right.