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2 More Sony KD-34XBR970 questions

by bkchurch / March 22, 2007 1:56 PM PDT

Yea yea go ahead and hate, I'm well aware of how annoying I am with my indecision but look at it this way: as soon as I have the $850-$1000 saved up to buy my TV you'll never have to hear from me again. Anyway I have two new concerns that popped up while doing some research today. Firstly, I'm told the image on CRT sets is typically not as sharp and much more soft compared to an LCD, does this apply to the XBR970? I've seen the Samsung and Bravia LCD's hooked up to the 360's and PS3's in-store displays and there sharpness and clarity is breathtaking. Secondly, should I be wary of buying this TV on eBay? It's brand new in the box so i'm not worried about getting a busted up refurb but I know the XBR960's were notorious for their unreliability and consistent breaking and I know Sony's customer service sucks and there probably isn't a Sony repair center within 500 miles of my house so Sony's warranty is kind've useless; but I can get a really good price on it and save myself some cash.

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by hyghwayman / March 22, 2007 4:33 PM PDT

Heres my 2 cents as a owner of the XBR970, the picture looks stunning, absolutely awsome on the Xbox 360 and any SD/HD OTA broadcast. PBS has Nature programs in HD that are breathtaking.

I too looked at the LCD's and Plasmas before buying this Beast. I spent over six months, from Sept 06 to Feb 07, just looking at all the TV's every chance I got. I also surfed the web looking for info on all the different types. I even considered the Samsung Slimfit CRT HDTV. Which TV did I choose? The one I thought was the best bang for my buck. Now you ask why? I just won a lawsuit, which made the money issue nill. I coulda brought home a 50+" LCD/Plasma up to a 100 " PJ, but I didn't and this is my reason - The Sony XBR970 could possibly be the last HD CRT made and it is a GREAT TV for me Grin .

So all that being said, when you get the cash together go out and get the TV that will make you happy and able to sleep at night or day. I know the first week I had mine I bearly slept at all.

Best Wishes,

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by hyghwayman / March 22, 2007 4:41 PM PDT
In reply to: ok.....

I forgot about the ebay issue.
Now this is mine own feeling about ebay Sad , how do you really know who you are buying from on ebay and what kind of return policy do they have.

Remember the old saying "If it seems too good to be true, it probily is!" and "You get what you paid for!"

Good Luck,

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by bkchurch / March 23, 2007 7:27 AM PDT
In reply to: ok.....

In terms of the sharpness of the image compared to the LCD's and plasma's you looked at does the XBR stack up? I know blacks, whites, and color will most likely be superior on the XBR compared to a Samsung or Bravia LCD but after playing Lost Planet on a 23" Samsung LCD and Motorstorm on a 23" Bravia I wondered if the picture on the XBR will be as sharp since CRT's supposedly have softer looking images. April will be the start of month 4 of the great HDTV hunt, maybe I can beat your time =P

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BKC........ BUY THE SONY XBR970.......
by Riverledge / March 23, 2007 8:38 AM PDT
In reply to: ok.....

DOES EXCELLENT ON ALL YOUR FAVORITE applications!!! Believe me, I have its older cousin the KD-34XS995 (2005-06.) AWESOME!!!
Okey, it has two drawbacks; weight and girth. So what? You're a young guy with beefy buddies----what's the prob?

I wouldn't consider any high priced ELECTRONICS from them, save, maybe speakers with lots of proof.

ON SALE I've seen the XBR970 for $729.00.

No.1+ For this set, it will take 3 people to steal it!!!



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