Sony WEGA KF-42WE610 42'' LCD Projection TV

16:9, HDTV Compatible - MPN: KF42WE610
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Description
Sony KF-42WE610 Projection TV Assembly with High Quality Original Bulb Inside
Quick Glance
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Interface Connection Audio - RCA, Video - 24 pin DVI, Video - Component Video, Video - RCA Composite Video, Video - S-Video (4 pin mini-DIN)
Product Type LCD Rear Projection TV
Max Resolution 1386 x 788
Display Type Active Matrix LCD
Expert Reviews
Sony WEGA KF42WE610
2.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Sony WEGA KF42WE610 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 2.06 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #11 LCD projection TV of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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User Reviews
4 Star Review   By member scareduck - May 24, 2004   

Strengths: Best bang for buck in its class

Weakness: - NTSC sometimes ghosts, especially on sporting events and other high-contrast content - Some gain on screen means oblique viewing reduces brightness

Overall we're very pleased with our unit. With multiple zoom and fullscreen options and a very affordable (compared to plasma) price, this is an excellent deal. The picture is comparable to many of the plasma TVs we saw, though not as bright off-axis, especially vertically; it's imperative to get the right stand for this model. (We found out by accident when we bought exactly the right sized stand and then stood up to observe a noticeable drop in brightness.) One disappointment -- and this isn't really the fault of the unit -- is that you will suddenly notice the flaws in the quality of video your DVD outputs. HD broadcast is a huge and noticeable upgrade from even the best DVD video.

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4 Star Review   By member GregS1945 - May 24, 2004   

Strengths: The best picture quality and superb sound

Weakness: Reliablity

I did my research and knew Sony had problems with this technology. Sony denied any problems, but the forums were loaded with the same scenerio. Turn it on, it turns itself off. It is either the "light engine", or the fan won't come on. No fan, no light, so it turns itself off. Sony has the best warrany! I have had a tech in 3 times. Two bulbs replaced. No charge. The last tech got the internal codes, and found that the fan wasn't running when first turned on. So the bulbs that had been replaced were good. Hopefully, when my fan comes in, it will fix it. The picture is the best I have seen. (And I like a perfect picture) Don't rely on what you see in the store. Take the time to set it up at home and you won't be sorry. It's fun to see my friends drool...

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5 Star Review   By member boyking - Mar 26, 2004   

Strengths: great picture resolution, esp. with dvds and high definition signals; awesome sound

Weakness: 'acceptable' level of resolution with non-hdtv sources

I have been enjoying this tv for the last three weeks, and for the price is certainly the wise way to join the big-screen and flat panel crowd. I bought mine at Best Buy for 2500, not counting the rewards zone dollar program which I can use to purchase a more recent version of dvd players - I believe Samsung has a high definition version which is now available. I bought another set for the den and will be coming next week. It was a tortured decision for me to buy this particular television versus samsung's dlp version since I have been receiving mixed verdicts, but I am extremely pleased with my decision so far.

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5 Star Review   By member bsc8328 - Feb 16, 2004   

Strengths: Color, sharpness, sound, multiple inputs, quality, light-weight, price

Weakness: Black levels compared to Samsung DLP

This TV exceeds my expectations in every way. First, sound quality is superior to that of the Panasonic LCD RP and Samsung DLP RP. Picture is much better than that of the Panasonic and about on par with the Samsung. The Samsung has better contrasts though so night scenes become more vivid but somehow, at least in the show rooms, it seems a bit more pixelated. Also, the lamp on the Sony has a 5,000 hrs life and when it goes out all you have to do is replace the bulb, which I believe is a lot cheaper than replacing the DLP chip. Don't get me wrong, the Samsung is an excellent TV, just a little weak on sound and much too pricey. To continue, there are seven A/V inputs including one DVI. So far I have my Sony Progressive-scan DVD Player and XBox hooked up. I just ordered an over-the-air HDTV receiver (a Samsung SIR-T351) and when I get it I will use the DVI. Overall, this is an excellent purchase especially when you consider the price. The only problem is you may have a hard time finding it. It is currently sold out or on back-order even on Sonystyle.com. I waited almost 2 months to get mine. Talk about the demand...

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1 Star Review   By member crleo - Dec 10, 2003   

Strengths: everything is great when it turns on

Weakness: Design flaw

This set has an issue in the lamping system. After running for a few weeks, it refuses to turn on. No picture, just a buzzing sound. See this thread for all the complaints and discussion: www.avsforum.com/avs-v...

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5 Star Review   By member terps1 - Nov 30, 2003   

Strengths: Superb picture quality, great sound and light weight compared to direct view.

Weakness: Can't hang it on a wall like a flat panel.

I've looked at many TVs for the past 3 years and passed on the 2001 Panasonic RP LDC TV due to style, passed on the EDTVs from Gateway and others due to burn-in problems, never considered HDTV plasma for the same burn-in problems as well as high cost, and passed on the LCDs due to limitation of size and high cost. Then finally this year, more and more RP LCD TVs have come out. I also looked at Samsung's DLP but Sony's RP LCD TVs, at least in the show rooms, had a better picture while costing less. This TV satisfies many qualities I was looking for including superb picture, HDTV, good sound, light weight, PIP with multiple tuners, and widescreen format. Of course, I would have preferred a true LCD TV about 45" big but even if such TV existed, which it doesn't yet, the price would be double that of this TV. I have yet to watch any HDTV on this TV but I will be upgrading to digital cable service which has a handful of HDTVs available now. The analog signal looks great on this TV which was a big concern. I suppose I should get a progressive scan DVD player also, but non-progressive looks great. If I had money to burn, I would get the plasma HDTV, which in the show room looked better, but not by much. And when the TV got burn-ins probably in a couple of years, replace it with a big size true LCD TV. In this case, however, you only get a bit more for double the price. The Sony KF-42WE610 is a great price/performance for the current technology.

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Product Details
Description
Sony KF-42WE610 Projection TV Assembly with High Quality Original Bulb Inside
Quick Glance
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Interface Connection Audio - RCA, Video - 24 pin DVI, Video - Component Video, Video - RCA Composite Video, Video - S-Video (4 pin mini-DIN)
Product Type LCD Rear Projection TV
Max Resolution 1386 x 788
Display Type Active Matrix LCD
Summary
Product Title Sony WEGA KF-42WE610 42'' LCD Projection TV
Manufacturer Sony
Lowest Price $33.88 from Mwave.com
Power Score 3.4 | 7 Reviews
Image Quality
Video Broadcast Standards: ATSC (Digital), NTSC (analog)
Broadcast Format Supported: 1080i (HDTV), 480i (SDTV), 480p (EDTV), 720p (HDTV)
Other Features
Slots: Memory Stick
Dimensions
Height: 32.5 in
Weight: 71 lbs
Width: 47.25 in
Depth: 14.25 in
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Mounting: Desktop
Progressive Scan: Yes
HDTV Compatible: Yes
Features: Commercial Sound Leveler, SAP
Output: Variable/Fixed Audio
General Features: 3/2 Pulldown, Channel Label, Multi-Language Menu, On Screen Menu, Parental Lock, Sleep Timer, V-Chip
Audio Format Supported: MTS Stereo
Included Components: Batteries, Remote Control, User Manual
Remote Control: Multibrand Remote
SKU: SONYKF42WE610
Input: A/V (Composite), Analog Coaxial(RF), DVI, Front A/V (Composite), Front S-Video, HD Component Video, S-Video
Description: KF-42WE610 42" LCD
Viewable Size: 42 in
Comb Filter: 3D Digital
Diagonal Screen Size: 42 in
Picture in Picture: Dual Tuner PIP
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Expert Reviews
Sony WEGA KF42WE610
2.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Sony WEGA KF42WE610 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 2.06 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #11 LCD projection TV of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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User Reviews
4 Star Review   By member scareduck - May 24, 2004   

Strengths: Best bang for buck in its class

Weakness: - NTSC sometimes ghosts, especially on sporting events and other high-contrast content - Some gain on screen means oblique viewing reduces brightness

Overall we're very pleased with our unit. With multiple zoom and fullscreen options and a very affordable (compared to plasma) price, this is an excellent deal. The picture is comparable to many of the plasma TVs we saw, though not as bright off-axis, especially vertically; it's imperative to get the right stand for this model. (We found out by accident when we bought exactly the right sized stand and then stood up to observe a noticeable drop in brightness.) One disappointment -- and this isn't really the fault of the unit -- is that you will suddenly notice the flaws in the quality of video your DVD outputs. HD broadcast is a huge and noticeable upgrade from even the best DVD video.

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4 Star Review   By member GregS1945 - May 24, 2004   

Strengths: The best picture quality and superb sound

Weakness: Reliablity

I did my research and knew Sony had problems with this technology. Sony denied any problems, but the forums were loaded with the same scenerio. Turn it on, it turns itself off. It is either the "light engine", or the fan won't come on. No fan, no light, so it turns itself off. Sony has the best warrany! I have had a tech in 3 times. Two bulbs replaced. No charge. The last tech got the internal codes, and found that the fan wasn't running when first turned on. So the bulbs that had been replaced were good. Hopefully, when my fan comes in, it will fix it. The picture is the best I have seen. (And I like a perfect picture) Don't rely on what you see in the store. Take the time to set it up at home and you won't be sorry. It's fun to see my friends drool...

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5 Star Review   By member boyking - Mar 26, 2004   

Strengths: great picture resolution, esp. with dvds and high definition signals; awesome sound

Weakness: 'acceptable' level of resolution with non-hdtv sources

I have been enjoying this tv for the last three weeks, and for the price is certainly the wise way to join the big-screen and flat panel crowd. I bought mine at Best Buy for 2500, not counting the rewards zone dollar program which I can use to purchase a more recent version of dvd players - I believe Samsung has a high definition version which is now available. I bought another set for the den and will be coming next week. It was a tortured decision for me to buy this particular television versus samsung's dlp version since I have been receiving mixed verdicts, but I am extremely pleased with my decision so far.

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5 Star Review   By member bsc8328 - Feb 16, 2004   

Strengths: Color, sharpness, sound, multiple inputs, quality, light-weight, price

Weakness: Black levels compared to Samsung DLP

This TV exceeds my expectations in every way. First, sound quality is superior to that of the Panasonic LCD RP and Samsung DLP RP. Picture is much better than that of the Panasonic and about on par with the Samsung. The Samsung has better contrasts though so night scenes become more vivid but somehow, at least in the show rooms, it seems a bit more pixelated. Also, the lamp on the Sony has a 5,000 hrs life and when it goes out all you have to do is replace the bulb, which I believe is a lot cheaper than replacing the DLP chip. Don't get me wrong, the Samsung is an excellent TV, just a little weak on sound and much too pricey. To continue, there are seven A/V inputs including one DVI. So far I have my Sony Progressive-scan DVD Player and XBox hooked up. I just ordered an over-the-air HDTV receiver (a Samsung SIR-T351) and when I get it I will use the DVI. Overall, this is an excellent purchase especially when you consider the price. The only problem is you may have a hard time finding it. It is currently sold out or on back-order even on Sonystyle.com. I waited almost 2 months to get mine. Talk about the demand...

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1 Star Review   By member crleo - Dec 10, 2003   

Strengths: everything is great when it turns on

Weakness: Design flaw

This set has an issue in the lamping system. After running for a few weeks, it refuses to turn on. No picture, just a buzzing sound. See this thread for all the complaints and discussion: www.avsforum.com/avs-v...

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5 Star Review   By member terps1 - Nov 30, 2003   

Strengths: Superb picture quality, great sound and light weight compared to direct view.

Weakness: Can't hang it on a wall like a flat panel.

I've looked at many TVs for the past 3 years and passed on the 2001 Panasonic RP LDC TV due to style, passed on the EDTVs from Gateway and others due to burn-in problems, never considered HDTV plasma for the same burn-in problems as well as high cost, and passed on the LCDs due to limitation of size and high cost. Then finally this year, more and more RP LCD TVs have come out. I also looked at Samsung's DLP but Sony's RP LCD TVs, at least in the show rooms, had a better picture while costing less. This TV satisfies many qualities I was looking for including superb picture, HDTV, good sound, light weight, PIP with multiple tuners, and widescreen format. Of course, I would have preferred a true LCD TV about 45" big but even if such TV existed, which it doesn't yet, the price would be double that of this TV. I have yet to watch any HDTV on this TV but I will be upgrading to digital cable service which has a handful of HDTVs available now. The analog signal looks great on this TV which was a big concern. I suppose I should get a progressive scan DVD player also, but non-progressive looks great. If I had money to burn, I would get the plasma HDTV, which in the show room looked better, but not by much. And when the TV got burn-ins probably in a couple of years, replace it with a big size true LCD TV. In this case, however, you only get a bit more for double the price. The Sony KF-42WE610 is a great price/performance for the current technology.

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