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Would you buy a SONY KD-34XBR960 on Ebay?

06-28-2005, 06:26 PM
In the market for a SONY KD-34XBR960 and I have read the threads about the "bargain" $1600 price range and all the problems consumers have had with some of these online retailers.... but what about Ebay and some of these powersellers that are offering the TV for the high $1300's.....and $229 shipping....

06-28-2005, 09:39 PM
My dad owns this TV, and likes it very well, but to answer you question,
NO , I would not buy it on ebay or online...
What happens if by some chance you need service on it ???
Do you have an Audio / Video specialist in you town (NOT BB or CC) that you deal with, if so order from them if they don't stock it.

It is a heavy SOB and deep, (CRT) But has a great picture on it , with built in HD tuner and very nice P in P feature as well.

You will like it.

I bought it for about the same $1600 your looking at back in Nov 05,
Sony changes models in last Quarter of the year, so you may find it cheaper soon., however , if the model continues into the next year it may not drop in price.


06-28-2005, 09:55 PM
I wouldn't buy a CRT set simply because it can get out of convergence during transit. I'd risk buying a plasma or LCD online. But buying a CRT online could mean risking potential problems that you don't need.

Glen Carter
06-28-2005, 10:33 PM
This is probably the best HDTV on the market. Itís not real big, just heavy. The picture can be calibrated to the most accurate of any TV. I would definitely buy a 34XBR960, I am not sure if I would buy from eBay unless you can verify factory warranty coverage. If it comes with the warranty, then you may be protected. These do seem to have a geometry problem in the corners, some worse than others and some do need warranty service to fix or replace the TV.

06-29-2005, 12:56 AM
Buy a CRT at your local electronics store, especially a big tube like the Sony KD-34VBR960.

06-29-2005, 01:41 AM
Thats an awesome set. And I have to agree with the other folks here, purchase it someplace you can actually put your hands on it.

Sony's have a reputation for being the standard in CRT displays. I have an older HD XBR model, and after 4 years, its still looks spectacular.

06-29-2005, 06:21 AM
Great advice... thanks. I should be buying "locally" anyway.....

07-05-2005, 12:56 AM
If you dive into Sony's web site you will find that Sony does not authorize anyone to sell thier XBR line on the internet.

What does this mean: No Warranty

07-06-2005, 11:16 AM
In addition to all the reasons posted above, the shipping cost for this set is (like you said) $229. That eats up all of the $$ you save buying it online.