Caught a glimpse of the new sony range today.I wonder when we will see the first reveiw?
Hi farawaydave. If all goes according to plan, hopefully in the next 2-3 weeks We're currently waiting for Sony to get their review samples in stock...
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Thanks Andy thats great news.im in the market for a new tv and the new sonys certainly look the part.Here's hoping
Im in the same boat looking to upgrade a 6 year old samsung, after looking at the 46w905 recently but wanted to see whats instore for 2014 first.
I believe this year from what ive read we are going to get alot of new sizes ie 39" 48,49,50" models and larger but not so many 46.47" .
So are tvs get bigger and slimmer but houses are getting smaller, well they r in my area new builds with lounges the size of a medium bedroom.
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Does this mean sony tweak there sets before you review them to a point there nothing like the shop standard models
There's no evidence to support "golden sample" theories, though they're periodically resurrected on forums such as this.
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However, Sony needs to do something to turn around its television division's fortunes.
Sony (like the other manufacturers) dont tweak any of their sets before we get them. Manufacturers tend to get their review samples out of the first batches that come off the production line. When we get the TVs, they're all box-fresh and all settings are as they'd be if the set had been bought in-store and taken home. We do all the picture adjustment ourselves in our test rooms...
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Seriously, if you were a company such as Sony, wouldn't you check any product going out for review to ensure that a) it wasn't faulty, b) it was performing to specification and c) if possible, it was performing as well as it could be?
Surely any company not doing such checks before sending an item to the source of 'the world's most trusted tech reviews' is taking a very serious gamble with its product and its ongoing reputation?
You'd be surprised how often companies don't do that. For example, some speaker manufacturers run in review samples before they send them to us, but some don't. We've had test speakers delivered with the veneer finish peeling off, damaged tweeters, TVs that wouldn't power up, cracked screens, poor backlighting, CD players with CD trays that won't open, amplifiers that have gone pop, all sorts.
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Cloughie beat me to it, but I was going to say the same thing - it's remarkable how many pieces of kit we get in don't actually work properly when we get them out of the box.
You'd expect manufacturers, as you say Spiny, to have given us the best product they possibly can. It's not always the case, by any means.
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I'd actually expect the smaller one or two man companies to do this, because it's easy for them, the guy building the speakers is the same guy sending them off for review but a massive monolith like Sony? No chance, if my experience of working for massive multi-nationals is anything to go by they'd never be organised enough to manage that.
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