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Old 09-06-2012, 10:39 PM
 
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At one time Sony had a pricing policy on specific models. Samsung may be doing the same thing.

EDIT-Several manufacturers have this policy. Good for them.
Well they won't be getting my business. Of course Sony is already on my blacklist, they earned a permanent position near the top when they tried their Rootkit stunt in 2005, then made #1 with multiple password file breaches.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:28 AM
 
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From that article:

"On May 31, 2012,[32] Sony releases the VPL-VW1000ES 4K 3D Projector,[33] the world's first consumer-prosumer projector using the 4K UHDTV system with the shutter glasses stereoscopic 3D technology priced at $24,999.99."

All I can say is
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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Well they won't be getting my business. Of course Sony is already on my blacklist, they earned a permanent position near the top when they tried their Rootkit stunt in 2005, then made #1 with multiple password file breaches.
Samsung is better anyway. When were looking (it's been a few years) we were going back and forth between the two. What finally made the decision was us sitting down to rest in front of a Sony and watching an Indy race. They were interviewing someone in the pit and he would occasionally turn his head quickly to watch something. When he did his beard would "fuzz". I left Mrs. Tek there and went to the Samsung we had been looking at. No fuzz. I watched until the interview was over and went back. Mrs. Tek reported multiple "fuzzes".

Samsung won. It's been an amazing TV. The only time we ever see that fuzz is when a football is passed and you really have to pay attention to see it.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:33 PM
 
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Bad for consumers though.
Yes and no. Bose (let's not go there) has done it for years, and people still buy them in giant numbers. People adjust to a situation, and buy what they want. If they want (what they perceive to be) the top tier models, they will pay for it.

Without turning a profit, companies go out of business. If every dealer is allowed to (insert derogatory word for prostitute here) out all of their products, they all go out of business. Then we're left with Wal Mart and the internet. We've already seen what cutting the level of service and expertise does to a business.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:28 PM
 
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Speaking of (let's not go there) our neighbors bought the top of the line (let's not go there) and it didn't sound any better than my first cheapo stereo.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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Speaking of (let's not go there) our neighbors bought the top of the line (let's not go there) and it didn't sound any better than my first cheapo stereo.
They have some innovative products that serve some people very well. But when it comes to their claims of SQ I have to laugh. I've never seen more a loyal and...convinced...following.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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I'd recommend a DLP TV:

Amazon.com: 73 inch dlp
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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I'd recommend a DLP TV:

Amazon.com: 73 inch dlp
Why?
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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I'd recommend a DLP TV:

Amazon.com: 73 inch dlp
DLP? Why?

There's a reason they're so cheap.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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DLP? Why?

There's a reason they're so cheap.
On second thought, I do not recommend a DLP, as you say the room is too bright for plasma.

A DLP TV is excellent if 1) you watch it in a dark room (I hear the glare is pretty bad in the light) and 2) you don't want to wall-mount it (they are not quite as thick as rear-projection TVs, but they are not thin like LCD or plasmas, either). The reason they are so inexpensive seems to be that they are dying out because most people want a super-thin TV for aesthetic reasons (that seems to be at least part of the reason why soundbars are so popular now).
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