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Reassurance please on SONYw2000

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Just ordered the Sony W2000 online at digital direct for £998. It seems like a snip to me but is it a bit 'last year' or have i had a good tv for a decent price.Got HD in another room which i'm planning to swap with my SKY+ box in the main room (can i do this as a straight changeover?). Finally the most important question,how does it cope with sky sports HD material?  You're opinion would be much appreciated either way as i have to wait at least another week.     

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Re: Reassurance please on SONYw2000

Seems like a very reasonable buy to me. Didn't stop being a good set overnight, and looks very fine with HD sports. Yes, the Sky boxes should be a straight swap, assuming you're not changing over the viewing cards between the two. It'll just take a few minutes for the boxes to reinitialise once they're reconnected.

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Re: Reassurance please on SONYw2000

Thanks for replying. Probably gonna get a ps3 at christmas because im quite a keen gamer but as a family we rarely watch dvds.Will i get away with the blu-ray facility of the ps3 as the main movie player in the house as we would only really watch highly popular/acclaimed films.

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Re: Reassurance please on SONYw2000

Yeah the ps3 does a great job for blu ray and even upscales your DVD collection also (although its not multi region capable...yet)

 

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Re: Reassurance please on SONYw2000

If you've got Sky HD, it's also worth checking out the HD movies on Sky Box Office (if not a full movie subscription, if you don't watch too many movies) - the sound and vision quality on many is outstanding.

I'd wager they'd look better than DVDs via the PS3, even with upscaling.... if you don't mind waiting a while after the DVD release to watch those blockbuster movies.

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Re: Reassurance please on SONYw2000

Thanks again. I have got the full package with sky so would happily wait for films to come onto their hd channels. My hd box is currently in a spare room with a 27"Tosh but i only really watch sport in there as the hd is slightly wasted on this set. Didn't realise the ps3 would play dvd as well as blu-ray. Finally can you recommend a home cinema system under £300.

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Re: Reassurance please on SONYw2000

The Samsung package is a cracker for that sort of money !

I believe there is an improved version available soon that does 1080P

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We're doing a big round-up test of home-cinema-in-a-box systems - including the new Samsung - in the October issue, on sale August 23rd....

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Re: Reassurance please on SONYw2000

Thanks both.  TV coming soon but have only just realised the need for calibration. Saw about certain dvds giving setting help, how can i identify a dvd that does this?

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Re: Reassurance please on SONYw2000

Do google searches for spyder2 by colorvision or DVE (digital video essentials).

Have just bought the spyder2 myself as I have heard the DVE can be difficult to follow.

Spyder2 has a scanner which you place over the screen and run software from your laptop or pc to test and calibrate the image

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Re: Reassurance please on SONYw2000

Thanks buddy. Will do. Have you used it yet? Please let me know the results.

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Not yet - probbly be the weekend before I have a chance to whip it out!

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Re: Reassurance please on SONYw2000

Makes a HUGE difference!

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Re: Reassurance please on SONYw2000

What is a video card(1024x76cool that Spyder ask as a requirement?>