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Sony KV-34HS510 v KV-34HS420

Josecuervo100
01-18-2006, 03:30 AM
Guys, my cousin works at an electronics store and the owner has two of these sets. He says he will sell me either for $500.

Both were manufactured in 2004. Both are in really good shape. I asked him which one is better and he told me they are both good.

I wasn't able to tell the difference in the two besides noting that the 510 has a DVI High definition port while the 420 has an HDMI port.

So I KNOW... I should go plasma... but I am way too poor for that. And it seems like a great deal for either set with great reviews.

Which one would you guys suggest? I heard something about upconversion on the 420 set... but I dunno. Seems like the general build of the 420's is "newer", is this true?

Does either one have a bad track record in any sense? I thank you all for the help in advance.

--J

BrianO
01-18-2006, 11:21 PM
Guys, my cousin works at an electronics store and the owner has two of these sets. He says he will sell me either for $500.

Both were manufactured in 2004. Both are in really good shape. I asked him which one is better and he told me they are both good.

I wasn't able to tell the difference in the two besides noting that the 510 has a DVI High definition port while the 420 has an HDMI port.

So I KNOW... I should go plasma... but I am way too poor for that. And it seems like a great deal for either set with great reviews.

Which one would you guys suggest? I heard something about upconversion on the 420 set... but I dunno. Seems like the general build of the 420's is "newer", is this true?

Does either one have a bad track record in any sense? I thank you all for the help in advance.

--J


The KV-34HS420 is a newer model that replaced the KV-34HS510 in the Sony line-up in the summer of 2004. It is still Sony's current 34" HD Ready (no ATSC tuner) set, whereas the HS510 is a discontinued model. Unless you want the DVI input rather than the HDMI, I would recommend taking the HS420.

Josecuervo100
01-19-2006, 02:29 AM
Thanks so much. I am going with the 420. Damn these things are heavy....


-J

BrianO
01-20-2006, 12:36 AM
Thanks so much. I am going with the 420. Damn these things are heavy....


-J

Yes they're heavy but that has its advantages in that you don't have to worry about some punk stealing your TV while you are asleep at night. :)

Anie
01-21-2006, 01:39 AM
Yes they're heavy but that has its advantages in that you don't have to worry about some punk stealing your TV while you are asleep at night. :)

Not just a joke in my place! Two thugs pushed the door
frame off, past my chain and my deadbolt, while I was sleeping.

With the XBR960 I agree that it's a real FEATURE that it's
so heavy (at 194 lbs).