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Buying Sony wega CRT; which one??

Becker
11-29-2005, 04:24 PM
I have been looking around and I think im going to go with a Sony WEGA crt HDTV. I am just curious on what you think is some of the best sony CRT's out there.

Any advice will help!

Thanks

RSawdey
11-29-2005, 06:05 PM
Only consider widescreen...

david4455
11-29-2005, 07:06 PM
There is so alot on this subject... but word out there is that this TV is the best:

Sony KD-34XBR960

Emsurfer
11-29-2005, 07:52 PM
I have been looking around and I think im going to go with a Sony WEGA crt HDTV. I am just curious on what you think is some of the best sony CRT's out there.

Any advice will help!

Thanks

As far as SONYs go:

1) XBR960

2) XS955

3) HS420


:yippee:

Mineo1983
11-29-2005, 08:04 PM
Im a electrician and i work along side thies home theater installers that install VERY expensive tvs. Iv seen alot of thies commercial and residential flat panel tvs in action and they look great but i mean what i see on my XBR960 is just as good, possibly better with some shows! I would deffintaly go with the xbr960

Becker
11-29-2005, 11:54 PM
Thanks a lot for your guys help! Im going to look at these and see what I like best, such as inputs and other misc. options. Im getting new hd tv bc our cable offers it in our area and when i get an xbox360 i want to just hook it up and have good picture quality all around!

Thanks

BrianO
11-30-2005, 12:40 AM
There is so alot on this subject... but word out there is that this TV is the best:

Sony KD-34XBR960

Unless you live in Canada where the KD-34XBR960 is not available. There the best is the KD-34XS955.

Becker
11-30-2005, 02:56 PM
Yeah that looks great too, but i was trying to find something by sony for under a 1000 bucks!

Im limited on funds right now!

fam
11-30-2005, 03:08 PM
Out of every thread that I have read, anyone looking for a 500 hdtv always gets fanboy'd to the $1000 tvs. It is unstoppable. They will post and post and post until you save another 500. I have read great things from owners of the 30" sanyo widescreen at walmart. For the money I dont think you can beat it.

bboncorr
11-30-2005, 03:16 PM
becker then why dont you look into the toshiba 34hf85. its under 1k and it is a great tv. reliable and great picture with all the connections you will need at that price.

Becker
12-04-2005, 01:09 AM
Hey guys I just went and picked up my new Sony Wega Widescreen. Its the KV-30HS420! I looked around for awhile at best buy and saw a toshiba that I liked and a phillips that i liked but went with the Sony, just because I have never had any problems with sony tvs!

It has component, hdmi and s-video! Many connections and its a nice looking set.

I just read a thread a few minutes ago about someone else just purchasing this exact set and they had a dvd player hooked up through HDMI and had a very grainy looking picture, which should not be happening!

All in all i think its a nice tv for my room and im very happy with it! :yippee:

So far the only drawback was the weight (230 Lbs) of pure front heaviness. And i love sony for putting handles in the back of the tv so you dont have good positioning on moving this heavy device. THANKS SONY :)

RSawdey
12-04-2005, 03:03 PM
You might find a better image using component cables and/or 480p... since your TV can support a 480p input & there are only 480 lines on a DVD. To reduce 'grainyness' turn sharpness down or off... digital signals don't need sharpening.

scgalena
12-06-2005, 09:07 AM
Keep in mind the SHARPNESS on the KV-30HS420 Wega menu slider is actually off when centered (16). Moving the curser to the left of center will soften the image and vise versa.

Becker
12-11-2005, 08:59 PM
Keep in mind the SHARPNESS on the KV-30HS420 Wega menu slider is actually off when centered (16). Moving the curser to the left of center will soften the image and vise versa.


Scgalena what is a good settting for the sharpness of this model??

ja2935
12-12-2005, 08:52 AM
Keep in mind the SHARPNESS on the KV-30HS420 Wega menu slider is actually off when centered (16). Moving the curser to the left of center will soften the image and vise versa.
So what happens below 16, negative sharpness?

puck71
12-12-2005, 09:12 AM
I have the same TV and have my DVD player hooked up with component cables and have a good picture. I'd reserve HDMI for a cable box or something that actually is HD.

scgalena
12-15-2005, 09:29 AM
For digital and HD video sources sharpness OFF is probably the best setting.
The sharpness control is mostly a left-over from analog OTA days and allowed the viewer to partially make up for lost detail.
I recommend using the Digital Video Essentials test DVD http://www.videoessentials.com/DVD_NTSC.php on your set to aid in optimizing the other sliders. On my set, Chroma and Hue sliders were still default centered after I ran the DVD Color and Phase tests. Factory settings were right on target.
I did discover, using a SpyderTV http://www.colorvision.com/spydertv_usa.shtml , that my screen temperature in the WARM mode was the closest to the standard 6500K but still just a little on the bluish side. Manufactures of CRTs, LCDs and Plasmas have all been steering towards bluish tinted screens the last few years to help catch your eye in the showroom.