Sony makes new XBR CRT worse than old one. Sounds like a planned demise.
- From: RobH <Rob@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 16:03:37 GMT
What did Sony do to the 34-inch XBR?!?!
Posted Apr 3rd 2006 3:16PM by Matt Burns
Filed under: Digital TV, Manufacturers, CRT
The Sony XBR brand has always been some of the best products in their
respected TV types. The 34-inch version hit its pinnacle with the
KD34XBR960. This 220 lb. monster may not have a big screen or look that
cool, but it had arguably the best high-def picture you could buy. The TV
had everything too: 3 firewire inputs, memory stick; HDMI; ATSC/NTSC/QAM
tuners, DRC, cable card, and the best tube Sony has ever made: the Super
Fine Pitch Trinitron.
Check out the newest XBR though. (KD34XBR970) Looks the same, but that can
be deceiving. This TV is branded as an XBR but is nothing more then lasts
years non-XBR (KV34HS420) with an ATSC tuner in it! Talk about
disappointing. This new "XBR" does not have firewire, no cable card, no
memory stick input, one less RCA input, but this biggest let down is the
lack of the Super Fine Pitch Trinitron. This once great TV has been reduced
to just another widescreen HDTV.
So if you are looking for a great 34-inch tube TV, the new XBR is not it.
Find the old one.
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