Shopping for XBR950

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  1. CalvinCarr

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    I went to Sound Advice to look at the XBR950. I asked all the normal questions and then asked the guy to show me a standard feed through their satelite. He played with it for 15 minutes before I finally got disgusted and left. He kept trying to put in a dvd sampler and saying this is what your digital cable would look like. Am I wrong for thinking....NOT....What kind of demo material should I bring with me?
     
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    XBR950? What model is it? When was released?

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    It's the new Sony 70XBR950 LCD rear projection with the built in HiDef tuner. It's a lot of money to spend not seeing what the set is capable of on both ends.
     
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    Standard Def will look OK, but not great on the XBR. After two weeks with the XBR and now one week with a Tosh 57HX93 I can safely say the Tosh has a better SD pic, but the XBR's will be good enough for you I think.

    If the majority of your viewing will be DVD and Hi-Def I wouldn't worry about it. If lighting is a major concern I think the XBR is the way to go. If lighting is not the major concern, I'd go CRT RPTV.

    I think DLP or LCD will be the future, but we're on the hairy edge of a big price war and evolution in technology.

    I finally decided to buy a CRT RPTV and wait a year or two for LCD and DLP to mature and get cheaper.

    Of course. my next purchase will probably be a projector[​IMG]
     

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