Best 35-40" Widescreen HDTV TUBE TV under $2,000?

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    A friend of mine is looking to buy a new tube TV.

    Wants a widescreen HDTV 35-40"

    Doesn't want to spend more than $2,000

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Aaron Thorne

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    Sony KV-34XBR960 is the best looking high definiton CRT from what I have seen. However, this set will cost every bit of 2 grand and is a 34". If your friend will give up a few inches for superior image quality he can't go wrong with this TV.

    Just my opinion...[​IMG]
     
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    Aaron, hit the nail on the head [​IMG] The best Wide-Screen set is the 34 Inch Sony XBR 960. The only other set he might want to consider is the 40 Inch Sony KV-40XBR800 4:3 set that will display around a 37 Inch Wide-Screen picture. The 34 Inch Sony's 4:3 Picture is around 28 Inches without using any stretch modes so if he still watches a lot of Regular TV or Old Movies & etc he might want to consider the 40 Inch model which can be had for under $2,000 if you fight with the dealers.
     
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    Sony will be issuing a new KD-34XS955, Super Fine Pitch (SFP - 65% more resolution than the old 40"). Retail will be $1999, out beginning of August.

    The KD-34XBR960 retails for $2199. The differences between the 960 and the 955 is the 960 will use the 2nd generation SFP tube and have FireWire (IEEE 1394a) ports, along with a two year parts and labor warranty.

    The 40" is a hundred pounds heavier, all HD is widescreen...all movies (now) are widescreen. Non SFP tube, no HDMI or CableCard. No built in ATSC (HD) Tuner, no FireWire. The Memory Stick port is only for first gen memsticks, no pro or duo (or MP3 or MPEG). Finally, no SFP tube, less resolution.
     
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    Yeah, the 40" 4:3 XBR is a dinosaur at any price. The KD-34XS955 looks way more attractive.
     

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