Summary: ... this TV has been awesome. With the component input, I still get an awesome 1080i wide screen picture and although the screen could fit a 4x3 it just makes the rest of the screen black so it looks perfect with the 16x9. Still going with no issues. With this being about 13 years old you could definitely say it was worth its money.
Summary: I've had this TV for almost 10 years now, am being tempted by the new technology out today, but unsure if it would be much better than this set. When properly setup and maintained, this set produces jaw-dropping images, smooth motion, and unusually full-range sound (which you absolutely cannot find in today's TVs). An early-adopter's HDTV, it is a 4:3 rear projection set with 3 CRT guns: red, green, blue.
This TV has been INCREDIBLE over the years! 100 stars!
CQ DX, Amazon
17 June 2010
Summary: I've had the Sony KP-53HS10 rear projection TV featured prominently as our main entertainment set since I bought in new in May 2001! In that period of time, I have had no problems whatsoever with the TV (how often does this happen!), and it has been flawless in every regard. 5 years later, DVD's still look jaw-dropping spectacular, with great detail and color that rival or surpass other DLP or plasma sets i've seen!
Especially for those who enjoy TV as a primary entertainment
Atheen "Atheen", Amazon
27 November 2001
Summary: I've been a fan of rear projection TVs since I bought my first one in 1989. I'm not rich by any means, and although it seemed like the set cost the earth at the time, it was still one of my better investments. Unlike many things I've purchased in the past-including living room couches, computers, and other higher ticket items-it still resides in my living room.
Summary: If you are mainly watching standard cable TV than the Sony KP-53HS10 is an excellent choice. Why? The scan doubler makes analog broadcasts look super. It upscales 480i to 960i. Same is true for VCR movies. Watch some DVD's? They'll look great w/ component input. You'll never wish you got a $1200 to $1800 conventional set . . . and HDTV is a long way away so why spend $4000 and up? This set is digital capable, too.