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by Riverledge / January 25, 2008 11:54 AM PST



IF you were THINKING of purchasing this model, but chose NOT to please submit your reasons.

Many thanks to all,


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I did
by LCromwell / January 27, 2008 1:04 AM PST

I did and at $550 from Circuit City (wish I had bought 2) it was a steal. Why do you ask, is there something wrong with it?
Yes I wanted the 960 but didn't have the money then.
Did the 960 have the HDMI plug in?

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I did even though I knew it didn't!
by hyghwayman / January 4, 2010 3:58 PM PST

As you know I did buy the XBR970 knowing it idn't have the SFpitch tube didn't matter to me then and still doesn't now(wish it had it but NP )

MY Sony KD-34XBR970 is still pumping out a awesome picture and it survived a 1/2 move to our new home in Nov. 2009

Happy New Year and best wishes to all!

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by Riverledge / March 30, 2011 11:58 PM PDT

They just don't make TV's like they used to do. Hope you still enjoy them.

I still love my Sonys, the best sets I've ever owned (XBR-960's) I've had them so long I don't even remember who I bought them from, some place in Washington (the state.) I also
bought the huge 58" Panasonic. Still stunning for the NCAA BB tourament 2011. I think I have met my match!

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by Dan Filice / March 31, 2011 10:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Sony HDTV

Good to hear about your Sonys. I have two and I live both, but mine are the SXRD and a later LCD. Running strong. Is your Panny a Plasma? We have two Panny Plasmas in our house and they have stunning pictures. My SXRD has terrible viewing angles, but the image is still stunning and I thought I would never find another picture as good...until the Panny Plasma.

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by Riverledge / April 9, 2011 1:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Sony

Yes, the Panasonic is a 58" Viera plasma. 1080p, but don't remember exactly when 'the monster' moved in; spring of '08 I think. Picture quality goes without saying, I also love the built in TV-Guide and other perks. Hoping it lasts forever, because as with the Sonys its just too damn heavy move around.

Best to all,


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Update on my 970
by hyghwayman / April 14, 2011 9:16 AM PDT

Howdy River and Dan,

My Sony KD-34XBR970 is now going on four years of daily use and is still kicking out an awesome picture. Someday I will most likely replace it with a flat panel but I am not looking forward to that day yet!

Best wishes,

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When you finally replace your Sony
by Dan Filice / April 14, 2011 3:42 PM PDT
In reply to: Update on my 970

Highwayman, when you do finally replace your trusted Sony with a flat screen, just make sure you feed it a High Def source signal. Flat screens don't look all that great when connected to standard-def cable or satellite, but your jaws will drop when connected to HD. From my personal experience, I highly recommend a Plasma if they are still sold when you finally replace 'ol Nelly Belle. Don't follow the rest of the Lemmings off the cliff by getting suckered into buying a 240Hz LED. That's the hot ticket item these days, and every month I visit the in-laws and put up with their LED that I find has a horrible picture.

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