Sony KP-53HS10 53" Projection TV

Standard, HDTV - MPN: KP53HS10
Product Details
Description
The Sony KP-53HS10 sets itself apart from other rear-projection TVs by employing First Surface Mirror technology, which reduces the depth of the projection area and results in improved resolution, brightness, and color reproduction. The feature is particularly valuable because this 53-inch model broadcasts 1080i high-definition images, in addition to 480p and 480i digital formats (it doesn't accept 780p, however). Note that the TV doesn't come with an HD receiver, which needs to be purchased separately. Other features that contribute to the TV's superior picture quality include MicroFocus picture tubes and lenses, Sony's Digital Reality Creation (delivers four times the density of conventional NTSC images), a 3D digital comb filter, Dynamic Focus circuitry, and Flash Focus, which adjusts the color convergence automatically. Fortunately for users, the expansive list of features doesn't end with the video enhancements. The TV also offers a Multi Image Driver (MID-X), which lets viewers enjoy Twin View side-by-side and picture-in-picture programming. Users can watch two broadcasts at the same time (from two different sources) and can also zoom in on one or freeze it in the smaller inset window. Though the TV naturally broadcasts in 4:3 mode, users can also adjust it to 16:9 enhanced to better adapt to certain widescreen and digital signals. Other features include favorite channel preview (the ability to sample up to eight channels without leaving the current station), a sleep timer, jump channel, color temperature correction, several adjustable picture modes (vivid, standard, movie, game, and pro), and dynamic picture adjustment (emphasizes the black level to produce a more vivid picture). The TV's audio package includes a 40-watt speaker system (20 watts x 2), MTS stereo decoding, SRS 3D simulated surround (creates a surround effect for mono broadcasts), and a TruSurround mode that works similarly for stereo feeds. Viewers can also adjust the bass, treble, and balance, or enjoy a secondary audio broadcast of the same program when available (typically in another language). The TV includes an input for an HD receiver, two component inputs for such devices as DVD players, four S-video inputs (one front and three rear), four composite inputs (one front and three rear), five audio inputs, one video output, one audio output, and a Control S input and output. The front S-video and composite inputs are designed specifically to make it easy to connect a game console or camcorder.
Quick Glance
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
User Reviews
Do not buy this TV
1 Star Review   By member reggs12 - Jan 13, 2008   

Strengths: Very big picture and decent looking hdtv. Plenty of audio options and second to none pip options.

Weakness: This tv will break every 3-4 years no matter what precations you take.

It is sad that sony would make such a poor piece of expensive equipment. You pay 3k for this thing brand new and it ends up breaking on you in less than 5 years. These TV\\\\\\\'s should last at least 10-15 without service considering the price. I am already on my second go around fixing it in less than a decade. Sony really should be held responsible for their actions. I feel the consumer was cheated on this product big time and Sony has made no consolations as of yet.

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4 Star Review   By member donaperk - Oct 23, 2001   

Strengths: Beautiful Clear Picture

Weakness: Screen is like a mirror, when watching movies you really need to have the lights out.

We saw this TV in the home of a friend and were very impressed with it. We compared this in the store with the other sets and it by far out ranked the others picture wise and otherwise. It has some other great features like the PIP, but we don't really use them that often. When we watch a DVD with our surround sound speakers, it really is like being in a movie theater. The picture is as clear as tube TV's and it is clear from all angles in the room. The reason it took us so long to buy a big screen TV was because of the quality of the picture. We just were not terribly impressed with what was out there until we saw this one.

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Product Details
Description
The Sony KP-53HS10 sets itself apart from other rear-projection TVs by employing First Surface Mirror technology, which reduces the depth of the projection area and results in improved resolution, brightness, and color reproduction. The feature is particularly valuable because this 53-inch model broadcasts 1080i high-definition images, in addition to 480p and 480i digital formats (it doesn't accept 780p, however). Note that the TV doesn't come with an HD receiver, which needs to be purchased separately. Other features that contribute to the TV's superior picture quality include MicroFocus picture tubes and lenses, Sony's Digital Reality Creation (delivers four times the density of conventional NTSC images), a 3D digital comb filter, Dynamic Focus circuitry, and Flash Focus, which adjusts the color convergence automatically. Fortunately for users, the expansive list of features doesn't end with the video enhancements. The TV also offers a Multi Image Driver (MID-X), which lets viewers enjoy Twin View side-by-side and picture-in-picture programming. Users can watch two broadcasts at the same time (from two different sources) and can also zoom in on one or freeze it in the smaller inset window. Though the TV naturally broadcasts in 4:3 mode, users can also adjust it to 16:9 enhanced to better adapt to certain widescreen and digital signals. Other features include favorite channel preview (the ability to sample up to eight channels without leaving the current station), a sleep timer, jump channel, color temperature correction, several adjustable picture modes (vivid, standard, movie, game, and pro), and dynamic picture adjustment (emphasizes the black level to produce a more vivid picture). The TV's audio package includes a 40-watt speaker system (20 watts x 2), MTS stereo decoding, SRS 3D simulated surround (creates a surround effect for mono broadcasts), and a TruSurround mode that works similarly for stereo feeds. Viewers can also adjust the bass, treble, and balance, or enjoy a secondary audio broadcast of the same program when available (typically in another language). The TV includes an input for an HD receiver, two component inputs for such devices as DVD players, four S-video inputs (one front and three rear), four composite inputs (one front and three rear), five audio inputs, one video output, one audio output, and a Control S input and output. The front S-video and composite inputs are designed specifically to make it easy to connect a game console or camcorder.
Quick Glance
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Summary
Product Title Sony KP-53HS10 53" Projection TV
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 2.5 | 2 Reviews
Display Panel
Diagonal Screen Size: 53 in
Other Features
General Features: Channel Label, Closed Caption, Multi-Language Menu, On Screen Menu, Parental Lock, Sleep Timer, V-Chip
Dimensions
Height: 57.4 in
Width: 48 in
Depth: 25 in
Weight: 185.19 lbs
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
General
Category: Rear Projection 40in to 48in
Class: Televisions
Additional Specifications
Video Broadcast Standards: ATSC (Digital - SDTV, HDTV), NTSC (analog)
Remote Control: Universal Remote
Input: A/V (Composite), Analog Coaxial(RF), Component Video, Front A/V (Composite), Front S-Video, HD Component Video, S-Video
Progressive Scan: Yes
HDTV Compatible: Yes
Features: Tone Controls
Output: A/V (Composite), Variable/Fixed Audio
Comb Filter: 3D Digital
Audio Format Supported: Surround Sound
Picture in Picture: Dual Tuner PIP
User Reviews
Do not buy this TV
1 Star Review   By member reggs12 - Jan 13, 2008   

Strengths: Very big picture and decent looking hdtv. Plenty of audio options and second to none pip options.

Weakness: This tv will break every 3-4 years no matter what precations you take.

It is sad that sony would make such a poor piece of expensive equipment. You pay 3k for this thing brand new and it ends up breaking on you in less than 5 years. These TV\\\\\\\'s should last at least 10-15 without service considering the price. I am already on my second go around fixing it in less than a decade. Sony really should be held responsible for their actions. I feel the consumer was cheated on this product big time and Sony has made no consolations as of yet.

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4 Star Review   By member donaperk - Oct 23, 2001   

Strengths: Beautiful Clear Picture

Weakness: Screen is like a mirror, when watching movies you really need to have the lights out.

We saw this TV in the home of a friend and were very impressed with it. We compared this in the store with the other sets and it by far out ranked the others picture wise and otherwise. It has some other great features like the PIP, but we don't really use them that often. When we watch a DVD with our surround sound speakers, it really is like being in a movie theater. The picture is as clear as tube TV's and it is clear from all angles in the room. The reason it took us so long to buy a big screen TV was because of the quality of the picture. We just were not terribly impressed with what was out there until we saw this one.

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