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Sony Direct View vs Plasma

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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Jeff Calla

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Posted June 04 2003 - 06:16 AM

Hi, I'm a complete newby at this so please be patient. My father is interested in getting a new TV ~34 inches and I have been chosen to help him . The TVs we have in mind are: Sony KV-34XBR800 34" 16:9 FD Trinitron Wega XBR TV OR Sony KE-32TS2 32" 16:9 Plasma TV The plasma is being considered due to the size/weight of the direct view TV. I will go out on a limb and assume that there aren't any problems with the direct view. I'm a bit more concerned about the Plasma though. I haven't read any reviews about this TV either good or bad. Any advice would be very appreciated. Thanks! Jeff

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   DaveGTP



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Posted June 04 2003 - 12:19 PM

AS far as I understand, the Sony Plasmas are quite a ways behind as far as PQ goes. Sony may be a good name in Direct View, but not great in Plasmas. I am not familiar with the 32" plasmas, so I can't offer much more than that. In teh 42" and 50" world, Pioneer, Panasonic & Hitachi are commonly regarded as the most excellent plasma manufacturers. I have heard some buzz as well about the newest Samsungs.
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#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Daniel Becker

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Posted June 05 2003 - 03:00 AM

Well, for whatever it's worth I saw a new Sony plasma in a store recently and I remember thinking to myself "wow, that picture looks really nice". That was just my first impression though and not an in depth review. Posted Image


#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Dan Mastro

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Posted June 05 2003 - 03:10 AM

i have had a 32" sony about 5 months now, and we all love it. no problems with set and picture sure looks good to us. dan

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted June 05 2003 - 03:22 AM

The Sony direct view is one of the best direct view sets on the market. I’ve not looked at Sony plasmas recently, but at this time last year I was more impressed with the sets mentioned by Dave—especially the Pioneer ‘Elite’ series.
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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Mike Matheson

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Posted June 05 2003 - 07:13 PM

Jeff, How much will your father be watching actual 16x9 material?

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Jim Stegbauer

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Posted June 05 2003 - 11:46 PM

I have the Sony KE-50XBR900 Plasma and the PQ is excellent. I get really tired of hearing that Sony Plasma's are crap and way behind other manufactures. Jim
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#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Jeff Calla

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Posted June 09 2003 - 12:23 AM

Mike, My Father's 16:9 viewing will be restricted almost entirely to DVDs.

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