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New Sony V300 Is In Store Now!

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First post here. Hi all.

I'm also wondering how this handles lower res inputs - 720p/1080i and lower such as a Wii.

The new X series are supposed to have much better processing for lower res inputs. Wondering how this V300 stacks up against the X series and other brands.

Seems this is really hard to get any info on with ANY sets (let alone new and unreleased) and rarely do shops have different inputs types there for you to test.

I'm torn between paying much less for something like the V300 and one of the upcoming X series for better display of HD content at 1080p/24 with 120Hz. Decisions, Decisions... :)

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So people.. Should I buy this model this week?

or wait 60 days and buy the D300 series...... The next few posts will make up my mind :)

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So people.. Should I buy this model this week?

or wait 60 days and buy the D300 series...... The next few posts will make up my mind :)

I'm buying the V300 tomorrow and a D300 at Xmas, that's no use at all, but I feel better for sharing...

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So people.. Should I buy this model this week?

or wait 60 days and buy the D300 series...... The next few posts will make up my mind :)

Do you want / need an inbuilt tuner?

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I don't care, If I can buy an set top box for an extra $99-$199.. does it really matter?

Would the built in HD tuner give me better quality? or just the fact that its included and uses a single remote is the only major bonus?

Edited by MrShlee

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I don't care, If I can buy an set top box for an extra $99-$199.. does it really matter?

Why not get a V300 right now, but ask the store if you don't like it, can you get a credit (plus a few dollars to them for doing this) on the new model when it comes out.

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eddieaus, where are the v300 made ? Japan or Malaysia?

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eddieaus, where are the v300 made ? Japan or Malaysia?

V300 = Malaysia. Doh!

D series = Japan :rolleyes:

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V300 = Malaysia. Doh!

D series = Japan :rolleyes:

I don't think D300 will be made in Japan

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Eddie

How's it look with Blu Ray or HD-DVD??

i have neither of them :wacko:

will get PS3 in Sept

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Hello, first post. I have a question regarding the Sony set top box you got with the tv. Can everything be operated from the one remote? Are channel changes instantaneous? I saw this particular tv the other day and it looked great. I'm still confused as to the cheap price.

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Hello, first post. I have a question regarding the Sony set top box you got with the tv. Can everything be operated from the one remote? Are channel changes instantaneous? I saw this particular tv the other day and it looked great. I'm still confused as to the cheap price.

only basic TV functions can be done throught the STB remote: power, volume, mute, video input select, TV channel select.

TV remote can not control STB

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This screen looks great.

Is there any reason I should get a 40" over the 32" besides the obvious extra 8"?

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This screen looks great.

Is there any reason I should get a 40" over the 32" besides the obvious extra 8"?

40" -- 10bit panel

32" -- 8bit panel

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so the only major difference between the V300 and the V2000 is the inbuilt tuner??

The panel has 10 bit colour as opposed to the 8 bit of the V2000 and an extra HDMI connector. Oh, and the price is about $1,000 less :)

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so the only major difference between the V300 and the V2000 is the inbuilt tuner??

V300

BE engine v2.5 (announced in 2006)

2XHDMI 1.3

1080P support

10 bit panel

V2000

BE engine v2.0 (announced in 2004)

1XHDMI 1.2

no 1080P support

8 bit panel

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thanks for the heads up guys!!!, even though i'm not buying a 32" for 6 months, its still good to know these things

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Hi all,

another first time poster here. I've gone through this thread with great interest as I'm looking to pick up a V300 32" over the next day or three. Just a few of quick questions.

1 ) Set top boxes - I'm hoping to get a HD STB but the prices are pretty steep (I'm already over budget as it is because the thought of 32" lured me away from the 26"!). What would be the minimum amount to spend on a HD STB whilst still ensuring I'm utilising the screen I'm paying for? I don't wanna pick up a dud STB and have PQ issues, slow channel changes, etc. Preferably $250 or less.

2 ) What are the main disadvantages in not having an in-built tuner?

3 ) PS3s and Xboxs have been mentioned, but I have a Wii. How do people think the V300 32" will handle my lower resolution console? I'm pretty sure the Wii only outputs a maximum of 480p.

4 ) And finally, is it even worth getting a HD STB at the moment? With so little HD content being broadcast, would it be smarter to pick up a SD STB and wait a while for a price drop?

Thanks in advance everyone.

Edited by Luke0003

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I am considering this TV for connection to media PC. Does anyone know if the HDMI connection can sync at 50Hz (ie 720p 50Hz, or 1080i 50Hz)?

Thanks

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