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Old 04-12-07, 02:16 AM   #25
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J&R has the Westinghouse TX42F430S 1080p listed at $1399.00 (Pre-Order)
http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.proc...urce=nsa&nsa=1

I use Westy LVM-37w3 as PC monitor and I'm very happy with it.

First I was afraid that 37" is going to be to big but got use to it very fast.
Now I almost think I should have buy the 42" model but it was about 700 CND more.

I did change the DPI setting to large 120 for larger fonts and Icons because sometime I watch DVD movies from the sofa farther away.

Here how nice the desktop looks.
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I just picked up a TV today at costco. I got the Sharp 46", because the 42" is online only. When I got it home though I quickly realized that it is simply too big for my usage

I'll hang on to it for a few days/weeks just to see if I can get used to it. I intend for it to be primarily for PC usage, so it just can't be too big. I've yet to try it on my PC; I'll try to do that tomorrow. Right now I am watching shows on my hdtivo and its pretty good. The picture is so sharp that if you sit close enough, you can see the borders of the tiles which result from mpeg-2 compression when you watch a 1080i source such as an over the air digital broadcast in perfect 1:1 scaling.

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Just let me know of your particular requirements for some image captures.
Well if you still want to - just some shots showing the up close clarity, e.g. being close enough to see the pixel borders, normal viewing distance, and say a 135 degree angle.
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J&R has the Westinghouse TX42F430S 1080p listed at $1399.00 (Pre-Order)
http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.proc...urce=nsa&nsa=1
Amazon gives free shipping though, so it ends up being cheaper.
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Old 04-12-07, 05:45 PM   #28
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Well I noticed that the new rev of the Sharps are out. The 82U series has 120hz refresh! Unfortunately I haven't seen any reviews anywhere, but they are definitely for sale. Damnit I don't think I will ever be able to decide on a TV.

http://www.nextag.com/lc_-_46d82u/search-html
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Old 04-12-07, 05:51 PM   #29
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A problem I am noticing with this sharp TV is that the text seems to shimmer a bit. Happens in some games as well with the sniper scope for example, the vertical aiming reticle has a slight white shimmer coming off of the side of it. I am not sure if this can be fixed or not yet. Some windows and borders do it as well, mostly coming horizontally off of any kind of vertical object.
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I just picked up a TV today at costco. I got the Sharp 46", because the 42" is online only. When I got it home though I quickly realized that it is simply too big for my usage

I'll hang on to it for a few days/weeks just to see if I can get used to it. I intend for it to be primarily for PC usage, so it just can't be too big. I've yet to try it on my PC; I'll try to do that tomorrow. Right now I am watching shows on my hdtivo and its pretty good. The picture is so sharp that if you sit close enough, you can see the borders of the tiles which result from mpeg-2 compression when you watch a 1080i source such as an over the air digital broadcast in perfect 1:1 scaling.
Before I did buy my Westy LVM-37w3 I was also considering the Sharp Aquos 42D62U,
42" probably is the largest size suitable for PC monitor.

I decided to buy the LVM-37w3.
a) compared to the Sharp 42D62U it was less than half price.
b) at AVSforum treads, there was BY FAR less complains about the Westy 37" than on the Sharp Aquos 62U line.

If you like to find out more about it, here is the Sharp Aquos 42D62U/46D62U/52D62U link.
The tread is now about 9400 post long and I don't think the banding issue was yet fixed by Sharp.
No need to read every post, most info are in first post.

Not everybody was complaining about the banding, here is unofficial banding poll at AVSForum

Looks like the 42" owners complained the least.
Funny the Sharp 42D62U was made by Westinghouse.
The 46D62U and 52D62U models vere made by Sharp at its new Kameyana II plant.

I believe the new Sharp Aquos 82U line soon in retail, should not have the banding problem, specially after Sharp having to deal with so many complains on the 62U line.
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Funny the Sharp 42D62U was made by Westinghouse.
The 46D62U and 52D62U models vere made by Sharp at its new Kameyana II plant.
So Westinghouse = Chi Mei ?

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I believe the new Sharp Aquos 82U line soon in retail, should not have the banding problem, specially after Sharp having to deal with so many complains on the 62U line.
Yes if you notice my post right before this I linked to one of the 82U units. No 42in 82U though

There is a 42in 92U, but it is still pretty pricey.
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Well if you still want to - just some shots showing the up close clarity, e.g. being close enough to see the pixel borders, normal viewing distance, and say a 135 degree angle.
Here you go: I've got a view from 8 feet (viewing distance), 8 feet @ 135 degrees, and one at about 2 inches from the screen. I tried to make the pictures have the same exposure time, but I don't have that level of control on my PAS camera... The only thing besides ISO was an exposure +/- setting; I hope I got it right.

This was an extended desktop (couldn't get clone to work for some reason), VGA (because I don't have digital out on my laptop), and 1920x1080. If you want the full resolution shots, just let me know and I can get them to you.

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So Westinghouse = Chei Mei ?
Close enough Yes I did mean Chi Mei

Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) is fourth largest LCD panels manufacturer in the world, they even made some panels for SONY.

Westinghouse Digital Electronics is an American company licensing its name from Westinghouse Electric Corporation for marketing the TVs and Monitors in North America, Taiwan Chi Mei is the key partner.
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Close enough Yes I did mean Chi Mei

Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) is fourth largest LCD panels manufacturer in the world, they even made some panels for SONY.

Westinghouse Digital Electronics is an American company licensing its name from Westinghouse Electric Corporation for marketing the TVs and Monitors in North America, Taiwan Chi Mei is the key partner.
Does Westinghouse source from other panel fabricators? Obviously Sharp uses a variety of sources...
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Westinghouse 37" = $1000 + Shipping

Sharp Aquos 37" = $1450 + Shipping

Having seen both I'd say the Sharp is worth the extra $ if you're going to be watching any Standard Def signals as the Westie doesn't handle those very well. The Sharp also has better black levels than the Westie.
Wrong. The Westinghouse has a Fadjoura processor built into the TV which is has been tried and true in the home A/V world. In all honesty the Westy probably has better image quality on standard def signals than the Sharp.
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