Has the kv-32hv600 taken the place of the 32XBR?

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  1. jeff lam

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    I was looking through the new sony models and noticed this 32" TV and didn't find any other sizes for this series and I just wondered if this is the XBR replacement since there will be no 32" XBR anymore. What's the differences between the HV and XBR?
    KV-32HV600
     
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    There really isn't much of a difference between the XBR and the new HV. The new HV has a memory stick slot for digital photos, an updated DRC, DVI input for HD receivers, and a totally new cabinet design. The HV also tends to be priced about 100 bucks less than the XBR it replaces. Good luck with your purchase!
     
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    anyone seen the PQ on this set yet? As good as the XBR?
     
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    As stated, the 32HV600 is Sony's top of the line 32" model, and is basically identical to the 36XBR800 except for cabinet style and warranty.

    As for picture quality, I can only say it is superb. While I never was able to do a side-by-side with the old 32XBR450 or the new 36XBR800, it is definately as good as its XBR cousins.

    After a fair amount of service menu tweaking and DRC V1 experimentation, my 32HV600 is pumping out the best picture I have ever seen on a 32" set. Anamorphic DVD's look simply amazing.
     
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    Brian,
    What is the warranty difference?
     
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    Jeff,
    Normally, non-XBR direct view TV's only have a 90 day labor coverage, while XBR's have 1 year labor (both have 1 year parts and 2 years tube). However, I just double checked the warranty card that came with my TV and it is a HDTV/XBR/Projection TV level coverage with the full year of labor. So apparently the HV600 does have the same warranty as the XBR's in this case.
    Here's Sony's normal warranty info: http://www.sel.sony.com/SEL/consumer/ss5/warranty.shtml
     

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