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sony internet tv quality

Postby gbn » Sat, 16 Jul 2011 3:33 pm

I am quite interested to buy Sony lcd model cx 520 intenet tv.How do you feel the video quality from youtube on internet tv?is that good ?

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Postby taxico » Sat, 16 Jul 2011 4:37 pm

i'll take a chance on your post... i don't have any experience with that tv BUT...

i recently received an android internet tablet as a gift. it has a special purpose-designed youtube application built-in.

IMO the video looked a little worse than the small window on my laptop.

i think the bigger the screen, the worse looking the video becomes... due to pixel size.

of course you won't be within a few feet of the TV so that might help a little...
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Postby gbn » Sat, 16 Jul 2011 7:05 pm

I had the same thoughts but was puzzled when they claim they had some technology put inside to make it in good quality.The sales man just say it is good but cannot show me cos no internet connection on display:(

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 16 Jul 2011 10:36 pm

Youtube now supports HD formats. Video quality then will be a function of the video itself (if it comes in HD at all), the device it'll play in (if it has enough pixels/good enough image quality) and the software that'll run the device (if the full potential of the hardware can be realized).

so, the android tablet may just had a crappy screen or a crappy set of codecs (the video decoding software) hence the bad quality--not necessarily the fault of youtube or android but the device manufacturer itself.

about the TV, always take whatever salespeople say with a pinch of salt. they like touting bigger number, more features but usually they're always bunk. sometimes, the marketing people just make this up or portray things deceptively to make their product "seem" better.

the only way to tell is to either try it--which in your case, wasn't possible (but you should so you could tell for yourself if you like what you see) or check online reviews. you could note down the model number and go online to look for reviews. gather several review from several sources to avoid getting biased reviews. a collection of non-affiliated reviewers should give you a ballpark impression if any product is good or not in the absence of trying it out for yourself. A warning about reviews though, they sometimes also fall victim to the "bigger numbers are always better" fallacy.

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Postby ksl » Sat, 16 Jul 2011 11:08 pm

Tells me the sales person is full of s--t, if it was good, don't you think they would be motivated to demonstrate it was good.

Problem with all TV sales is the same! looks pretty nice until you get it home, then it's just another TV, out dated after 3 months, they churn the models out just like mobile phones! Now smart TV is coming with smart phones and internet connection. what a gimmick like 3D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 17 Jul 2011 1:53 am

Unless you bought a Pioneer Kuro like I did. :mrgreen:


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