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Old 01-18-07, 12:25 AM   #1
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Default Decent Sony SXRD XBR2 review

http://www.ultimateavmag.com/rearpro...onykdsr60xbr2/

This is the BIGGEST reason to go XBR2 over A2000, or any JVC:

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The resolution and subjective detail of the Sony are remarkable. While other products might match Sony's video bandwidth and tight focus, none have Sony's unique video enhancement circuits which (when used properly) make most any picture look cleaner, sharper, and more stunning, yet with very little penalty in the way of visible edge enhancement or other ugly artifacts. DRC (Digital Reality Creation), Sony's name for its video processing, can be switched off, but I found that most pictures look better (certainly sharper) with it on, yet without the artifacts caused by such circuits in competing sets.
DRC 2.5 FTMFW

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Other sets can match it in some aspects of picture quality, and even better it in color accuracy. And most of them are much cheaper. But no other set I've seen this year can match this picture overall, once it's calibrated and adjusted properly.
DISCLAIMER: I am not knocking JVC or Sony A2000, they're great products. But you do get superior performance when you step up to XBR2.
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Old 01-18-07, 01:29 AM   #2
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Sony KDS-R70XBR2 That will be my next TV purchase!! Thanks for the info man.
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Old 01-18-07, 12:37 PM   #3
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Someone listing feedback at Circuit City mentioned that this set isn't compatible with the PS3 b/c it doesn't support HDMI 1.3 (and mentioned waiting for the XBR3). Anyone know if this is true?
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Old 01-18-07, 01:07 PM   #4
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Aren't most HDTVs on the market/in homes HDMI 1.2 and earlier? I don't recall hearing mass hysteria because no one could use their PS3...
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Someone listing feedback at Circuit City mentioned that this set isn't compatible with the PS3 b/c it doesn't support HDMI 1.3 (and mentioned waiting for the XBR3). Anyone know if this is true?
HDMI 1.3 is not required for the PS3 ingeneral. Its only required when Blu-Ray movies start using DRM that requires the encryption.
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Aren't most HDTVs on the market/in homes HDMI 1.2 and earlier? I don't recall hearing mass hysteria because no one could use their PS3...
Yeah, I think you're right. I thought there was a thread at avsforums about some displays not working correctly with the PS3 HDMI 1.3 though. I'm currently searching for it at avs. Someone listed it here also but I haven't found it here either.

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HDMI 1.3 is not required for the PS3 ingeneral. Its only required when Blu-Ray movies start using DRM that requires the encryption.
But haven't some been having problems with it? I just want to make sure whatever I get will work correctly with it.
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Old 01-18-07, 01:21 PM   #7
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Oh, OWA, I think you're talking about the LCD XBRs which are having all sorts of issues. The LCoS line is completely different and suffers none of the LCD's problems.
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Oh, okay. Thanks for the info!
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Yea I think Crippler HD has the same screen with a PS3 and he didn't mention any problems with HDMI.
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Someone listing feedback at Circuit City mentioned that this set isn't compatible with the PS3 b/c it doesn't support HDMI 1.3 (and mentioned waiting for the XBR3). Anyone know if this is true?
That's a load of crap. The XBR2 is 1.2a and works fine with PS3. If you needed 1.3 to use a PS3 virtually no one would be using a PS3.
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Sony KDS-R70XBR2 That will be my next TV purchase!! Thanks for the info man.
NP, I bought one and love it.
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