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Old 03-22-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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I've seen many threads offering to sell this set.

Just curious as to why?? I've had this television for many years, and it is still fantastic.

My friends all have flat screens, bigger screens....IMO they still don't measure up to this beast. Picture quality isn't nearly as good, but they think a bigger picture means better.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:37 PM   #2
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Upgrading?........ people want to keep up with the joneses so they go out and blow tons of $$ idk... people do stupid shit all the time.
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Had a simular version and the PQ was indeed very good.. For its day it was a great set. But 34'' is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too small for my main TV.. And my version weighed over 200 pounds.. PQ was a bit better than my plasma, but nothing to write home about.. Being around 20'' smaller probably had much to do with the slight PQ diff.. Now that you can get a 50'' 1080p plasma for under a G note, that says it all rite there..Makes for a very nice spare bedroom TV now though..
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:42 PM   #4
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Upgrading?........ people want to keep up with the joneses so they go out and blow tons of $$ idk... people do stupid shit all the time.
Fu%k the joneses... I upgrade for my own needs and wants.. Stupid or not..
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:29 AM   #5
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Fu%k the joneses... I upgrade for my own needs and wants.. Stupid or not..
Ditto. No need to keep up with anybody but me own wants. the Sony has a fine picture,,,but so does me plasma,,,only bigger,,,and not a dinosaur sitting in me viewing room. can you hang that big thing on the wall???????????
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:34 AM   #6
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If you think the difference is nothing to write home about, you're nuts.

My friends have big flat screens, mounted on the wall, and the picture quality isn't close. Of course, mongo have big screen, mongo have better tv.

The picture quality of the Sony is in a different league over the newer, bigger televisions. Its not close. If you want to buy a bigger tv good for you, just don't tell me the picture quality is similar.
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Upgrading?........ people want to keep up with the joneses so they go out and blow tons of $$ idk... people do stupid shit all the time.
That's pretty insulting, apparently you live in a very small world. I keep up with my own desires, I couldn't care less about the Jones's or the Smiths's I don't put you down if your satisified with your system regardless of size or cost, so why should you put me down or ridicule my desires. If I can afford and I want it .....I get it, it's that simple. I don't have to make anyone happy but myself.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:26 AM   #8
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These sets are too heavy and very difficult to service or work on. The Plasma, LCD and DLP are more tech friendly when it comes to service.
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I'm being forced to sell mine because I am moving across the country. Would prefer to keep it but it doesn't make sense for the amount of effort it would require. Hoping a fellow videophile will take it off my hands so it can be properly appreciated. If I wasn't moving I would never part with it. Picture is breathtaking.

Let me know if interested. cordes.carter (at) gmail
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:29 PM   #10
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Yes the 34" Sony has a great picture, but isn't it because we're looking at a relatively tiny picture? The 34" screen is to small for my family TV room, which is a funny observation, because at one time I thought t was huge. If one took the resolution of that 34" and bumped it up to something more useful by today's standards, like a 55" screen, wouldn't the expanded screen image look terrible? An then again, if we had a 55" tube CRT, wouldn't it weigh a ton?
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:29 AM   #11
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Its size over quality.

I watched the Super Bowl at my nephew's house. Big, bright, shiny, new flat screen. Nice big picture.

Yeah, it was a bigger picture. It looked nice.

Picture quality?? Not even close to the Sony.

I bought this set, 6-7 years ago?? I could easily afford a big, new flat screen if I wanted one. I don't, because I value picture quality over size. Its also in a smaller room. But.....it could easily handle a much larger screen too.

Now, if I had a large room that needed a large screen, then a bigger tv would work. However, a lot of people put up a huge screen in a room that would work with a smaller one. I also understand that from a space standpoint, tv's mounted on a wall are necessary.

Look, when people talk about their tvs, they mention size. I have a 50", I have a 60", etc... rarely do you hear what model, etc...

This tv is hands down the best picture quality I have seen. I haven't seen any big screens that are comparable. Its plenty big enough to enjoy.
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Its size over quality.

I watched the Super Bowl at my nephew's house. Big, bright, shiny, new flat screen. Nice big picture.

Yeah, it was a bigger picture. It looked nice.

Picture quality?? Not even close to the Sony.

I bought this set, 6-7 years ago?? I could easily afford a big, new flat screen if I wanted one. I don't, because I value picture quality over size. Its also in a smaller room. But.....it could easily handle a much larger screen too.

Now, if I had a large room that needed a large screen, then a bigger tv would work. However, a lot of people put up a huge screen in a room that would work with a smaller one. I also understand that from a space standpoint, tv's mounted on a wall are necessary.

Look, when people talk about their tvs, they mention size. I have a 50", I have a 60", etc... rarely do you hear what model, etc...

This tv is hands down the best picture quality I have seen. I haven't seen any big screens that are comparable. Its plenty big enough to enjoy.

Just because your friends big flat screens don't have a picture close to the Sony doesn't mean that there aren't many out there who are better, close , or nearly indistinguishable. Different price and quality points yield different results. Also - have your friends properly (either with a cal disc or professional calibrator) calibrated their sets to give them the best possible pictures. Many people get home hang there set plug it in and off they go which will often yield subpar results. All these things can make a big difference.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:47 AM   #13
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Well, of course I'd love a "bigger" screen, but I'd have to agree that I have never seen a better picture anywhere on any set... at any price...

It isn't for lack of looking, either...

I've been so close in the past to pulling the trigger on a bigger "better" unit. I've poured over this website in the various forums looking @ people's opinions, ratings, etc. But then when I get to see those sets in person, I just can't bring myself to throw down MORE $$$ for a viewing experience that just doesn't measure up (PQ-wise, that is...).

It certainly IS a beast, and God forbid I should have to ever move it again, but it works for me where I am now. My wife has a 46" SONY in the spare bedroom, but the picture isn't close. Especially for watching sports, and specifically hockey.

PS, The AUDIO from this set is AMAZING too!!!
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It will probably work on till you see that on-screen warning that dreaded SIGNAL NOT RECOGNIZED ......lol
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I almost bought one too. The reviews I read mentioned an auto britness control function that can not be disabled by the user.
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