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six_storm 11-22-09 11:52 AM

Christmas came a month early this year :D
 
So the wifey and I planned out a while ago to replace our current 32" Westinghouse (720P/1080i) LCD with something bigger and better. Yesterday, we got to replace it . . (alf)(alf)(alf)

I haggled some deals with the guys at our local HH Gregg store and got a pretty sahweet deal. For about $1,900, I got . .

* Sony 40" Bravia V5100 Series LCD TV (50K Contrast, 120Hz, crap load of inputs)
* Sony BDP- Blu-Ray Player (it plays Slacker, Youtube and more)
* FREE 5 Year Warranty on the TV and BR Player
* 6' HDMI Cable for BR Player
* New Entertainment Center
* FREE Screen Cleaner
* Wall mount for the Westinghouse 32" LCD (it's going in my bedroom)
* Some wall conduit to hide the wires in the bedroom.

It only took about 3 hours but I finally got everything put together and hooked up. The first thing I tried was a 1080P copy of Star Trek; it was streaming to my HTPC from my main workstation over Gigabit ethernet. Although it lagged in some places, it looked AWESOME.

There is a HUGE step in clarity and sharpness when going from the 32" Westinghouse to this 40" Sony. Even my wife could tell a huge difference. The entertainment center allows us to elevate the TV so it sits a little above eye level.

I tried reprogramming my Harmony remote and it's being a little PITA. For some reason I can't get the "Activities" to work right; the input on the TV won't change properly so I have to manually do it myself each time. Oh well, either I'll get it worked out or I'll just deal with it.

Now all I need are some BR movies and program my HTPC to use the Harmony remote, then I'll be set to go! I'll reserve the next post for pics soon.

six_storm 11-22-09 11:55 AM

Re: Christmas came a month early this year :D
 
Before:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_cosrfQOL10s/Sw...s/DSC_0069.jpg

After:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_cosrfQOL10s/Sw...0/DSC_0073.jpg

Sorry for the bad quality, I suck at taking in door pics.

betterdan 11-22-09 01:08 PM

Re: Christmas came a month early this year :D
 
That stand almost looks like ours. Did you get the Sony BDP-N460? If so, that's the same one I've got and I love it.

mullet 11-22-09 01:49 PM

Re: Christmas came a month early this year :D
 
Looks sweet dude, very nice. Yeah what BD player did ya get?

six_storm 11-22-09 03:59 PM

Re: Christmas came a month early this year :D
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by betterdan (Post 2128626)
That stand almost looks like ours. Did you get the Sony BDP-N460? If so, that's the same one I've got and I love it.

Yes, that is the one I got. Like I said, I don't have any BR movies yet but hopefully I can catch some on the cheap soon ;)

Just got done hanging the Westinghouse in the bedroom and it looks pretty good. Wifey and I decided that we probably won't watch it enough to get a HD receiver for it. SD looks ok enough to watch certain things lol.

betterdan 11-22-09 05:03 PM

Re: Christmas came a month early this year :D
 
SD shouldn't be so bad on a smaller set but on a bigger set it kinda looks like Bob's ass at times.
Netflix on the BDP-N460 looks better than on the XBOX 360 to me which is actually quite good.

six_storm 11-22-09 05:12 PM

Re: Christmas came a month early this year :D
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by betterdan (Post 2128754)
SD shouldn't be so bad on a smaller set but on a bigger set it kinda looks like Bob's ass at times.
Netflix on the BDP-N460 looks better than on the XBOX 360 to me which is actually quite good.

Nice! We won't be using Netflix but I will be using the Youtube and Slacker feature for sure.

mullet 11-22-09 06:10 PM

Re: Christmas came a month early this year :D
 
Sony Bravia KDL-40V5100 40" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV + Sony BDP-N460 Blu-ray Disc Player $756

six_storm 11-22-09 06:15 PM

Re: Christmas came a month early this year :D
 
Yikes . . . Oh well, I guess I still paid for my piece of mind. ;) Still loving this TV and don't regret spending a penny. Man I really wish I had some BR movies . . .

betterdan 11-22-09 06:17 PM

Re: Christmas came a month early this year :D
 
Damn good price Mullet. :thumbsup:

six_storm I see via some of the reviews on Amazon that Sony had a software update to fix some auto dimming problem on your tv and also they made it so you can turn auto contrast off. You might want to check and see if you can set auto contrast off on your tv and if not then get the latest software update for it.

trivium nate 11-22-09 06:20 PM

Re: Christmas came a month early this year :D
 
looks nice

|JuiceZ| 11-24-09 03:01 PM

Re: Christmas came a month early this year :D
 
Congrats buddy :thumbsup:


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