Re: Sony makes new XBR CRT worse than old one. Sounds like a planned demise.
- From: "Richard Harison" <noway@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 17:14:28 -0400
One then wonders if an SFP tube goes...will one be able to find a replacement!
All the Best
"justsc" <scowart@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I totally agree that the 970 is not worthy of the XBR badge. No
But does that make it a bad tv, or a bad value? I don't think so. I
have the KV-34HS420, and it's an outstanding HD set. No, it does not
have the SFP tube. When I was in the market the 34XBR960 was $2,100
and the 34HS420 was $1,440. I had the funds to go either way, so I
looked closely at value. I did my homework and learned all there was
to know about both sets. I also took into account my home theater,
seating distance, etc, and evaluated the two sets in that light as
well. I tried to find PQ in the XBR960 that was $600 better than that
in the HS420. For me, the PQ was not $600 better. However, if the
XBR960 had been selling for $1,650 I would have bought it, as I did see
at least $200 worth of PQ improvement, along with the other added
deatures the XBR brought to the table.
In today's market the SFP tube is becoming almost impossible to find.
The largest inventory is now in the KD-36XS955, and outstanding set and
value in it's own right.
If one cannot locate any of the remaining SFP tube sets, then I say the
XBR970 is a very competitive set and an excellent value at $1,199. It
clearly does not deserve the XBR moniker, but it does deserve
consideration if one is looking for a 34" CRT HD set.
I don't believe there's a better 34" CRT set available than the 970 (if
a SFP tube set cannot be found).
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