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Need a new tv, Whats a good hdtv?

Jess
08-06-2004, 04:58 PM
I watch normal SD tv(might get hdtv digital cable or sat).

Play console games(and pc games but thats not here or there) :)

watch dvd's(will be a progressive scan when i get the new tv).

whats a good one? I Have looked at alot of tv's and i cant see a single good one out there. They all come with strings attached, Some are 4:3 that i dont mind, but the winds of change are coming and they will be a thing of the past soon.

So i would like it to be 16:9.

Whats a quality hdtv with these things in mind?

I was considering options like this:

http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_DisplayProductInformation-Start;sid=uiF-p9Uqrwx-mZQ-sJB0rJo639xLkhUFRsY=?ProductSKU=KD36XS955KIT&Dept=tv&CategoryName=tv_36%22to40%22TVs

- it does not say if its 4:3 or 16:9.

http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_DisplayProductInformation-Start;sid=uiF-p9Uqrwx-mZQ-sJB0rJo639xLkhUFRsY=?ProductSKU=KD34XBR960&Dept=tv&CategoryName=tv_hdtv_tube

- This is another option.

I hate rear projection, The quality is low and they have that horable looking Ruffled screen that its displayed across.

Lcd has to low of a refresh rate for games, and Plasma is to expensive and games tend to do nasty burn in on thoes.

so any one had any experence wit hthoes tv's? Or any advise?

maximus
08-07-2004, 05:47 AM
The first link you posted is a 4:3 TV.

I'm not really sure what the difference between the 960 and the 955 is but I would easily buy either one!
Hard to beat the super-fine-pitch tube.

maximus
08-07-2004, 05:54 AM
Looks to me like the 960 adds MID-X and Twin-view 2 tuner pip.

borromini
08-07-2004, 08:16 PM
The Sony 34" WEGA XBR is one of the best CRT HDTVs in the market today. If you are getting HDTV programming, I suspect you'll be happy with the picture quality and DVD movies will also look very good...especially DVDs made for enhanced 16:9 TVs.

TeeJay1952
08-09-2004, 10:07 AM
Got a XBR960 for 1900 from Circut CityCircut City 960 (http://www.circuitcity.com/display_review.jsp?c=1&b=g&u=c&OID=96194&catoid=-8043)
My wife wasn't convinced I was doing the right thing UNTIL I turned this beauty on.
Built in QAM and NTSC.
Twinview (pip) works wonders for surfing while keeping an eye on a commercial break (or pitching change)

wassim17
10-11-2004, 01:27 PM
Hey, Tee Jay, I can see why your wife was impressed :D . I'm looking to get this tv myself. However, when I went to the circuit city website, the price came up at 2200. Hw did you get yours for 1900??? Did you have one of those 10% off coupons like some others that I've read had that? (how did those of you that had that get it?) Also, does circuit city have a price match guarentee? I've heard that sears has it, but I dont know if sears carries the xbr line, or even the 34xs955. I heard that sears honors some online merchants' prices, does anybody have any further information about that, or know if circuit city does the same? Thanks.

sonicularulus
10-11-2004, 09:36 PM
i guess its too late for my recommendation...well i was going to say get both...:)

maximus
10-12-2004, 03:45 AM
Threadstarter Jess hasn't been around for nearly 2 months, hopefully he/she comes back with an update for us... :rolleyes:

TeeJay1952
10-12-2004, 01:24 PM
I got the price at checkout. The dude ringing me up said I got break for buying table at same time. It was 130 and out of blue guy says I rang you up at 1900. Shows me there was play built into price. He probobly used the 10% off. I also bought 5 year plan at $330. I used their credit card and got 1 year no interest. I was paying cash when I walked in.