Panasonic CT-34WX50, Sony XBR2, or wait?

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  1. KimchiHo

    KimchiHo Auditioning

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    Hi guys,

    I did a few searches and was still unable to make a decision as to whether or not now is a good time to purchase a direct view 16:9 HDTV. I have demo'd both the Panasonic and Sony at a local Tweeter and they are both amazing. The opinions regarding which one is better seems to be pretty split, but I was wondering if anybody had any definitive info about the pros and cons for the two sets, other than the fact that the Sony has a built in decoder.

    Also, as many of you may know, Sony is releasing a set of DVI enabled HDTV's, including the 34XBR800, in the fall. It seems as though it is unclear as to how this feature will affect the future of HDTV's, so I am hesitant to make a purchase now. Panasonic is also releasing its CT-34WX50 replacement, the CT-34WX52, some time this summer. I was wondering if anybody had any information about these upcoming sets if they have any clear advantages, features, etc. over the current available sets.

    I would very much appreciate any feedback. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. KimchiHo

    KimchiHo Auditioning

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  3. Arthur S

    Arthur S Cinematographer

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    Personally, I would wait for the 2nd generation 40 inch XBR 4:3 tube with variable Digital Reality Creation. But if you are happy sitting 4 feet away from your tv, go with a 34.

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