Sony 36" models...What's the difference??

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  1. Sid Patel

    Sid Patel Auditioning

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    Please enlighten me as to what the difference is between the following models in terms of picture quality. Is there a difference?

    KV36FS100-found for $799 at ABT...this is the one I am leaning towards
    KV36FS210-$925 at ABT
    KV36FS310-$1025 at ABT

    I'll be using a analog cable signal and the viewing distance is about 9 feet away.
    Thanks guys.[​IMG]
     
  2. Jeremy Scott

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    i am note, but my brother just bought the 310 and it is not as clear of a picture as my jvc 36"

    you can see the shadow mask dots on his sony alot more then on my jvc....that would annoy the hell outta me.....another reason i think sony is not as good as they claim....and overpriced.
     
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    They all use the same tube, they should be the same quality-wise. What usually seperates models are these features:

    - PIP (picture-in-picture)
    - automatic 16:9 anamorphic squeeze

    Most of us here don't need those two, I opted for the cheapest 32" wega that sports none of those features and I've been happy ever since.
     
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    I would also add to the difference list, Audio Watts, Speakers, Type Of Surround Sound Circuits, Inputs/Outputs, Type Of Comb Filter, Remotes & Cabinet Style. If you go to Best Buys website you can compare the 100 & the 210 using their COMPARE feature. You can then go to www.crutchfield.com & compare the 310 to them or try Sony's website you might be able to compare all the models over there. I'm also with Jeremy on this one, I'd take a look at the JVC AV-36FA44 or the Toshiba 36AF43. The picture on the 310 might be a little better, but again those Scan Lines plus the JVC & Toshiba have a 1 year Labor Warranty compared to Sony's 90 days. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    you think the picture is better on the 310?

    i think those pixels/dots on the screen make the 310 look like junk.
     
  6. Bill Will

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    I really haven't compared the Sony's against each other in the stores but I would think that the 310 might be better? just because of the 3D Comb Filter. But I have seen Sony's Scan Lines on different sets in friend's homes & they are there compared to my friend's that have JVC's or Toshiba's.

    Sid, I just checked Sony's website www.sonystyle.com & you can compare all the models over there.
     
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    Thanks guys. So would most of you suggest going for the comparable Toshiba over the Sony? I had always thought Sony had the best tubes? Am I wrong?
     
  8. Jeremy Scott

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    i guess its a personal preference. like i said, the scan lines on the sony 310 looks like junk....i wouldnt want a tv like that.

    i have always thought sonys were overpriced, but my next tv may be a sony, model 46wt510

    i want a projection.
     
  9. Bill Will

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    Sid, I don't think that anyone except yourself should decide on the Picture Quality of a set & what you might like. My suggestion would be to go to Sears because they carry all 3 brands & compare the Picture Quality for yourself. As I stated above I have friends that have all 3 brands & each of them is happy with the sets that they got. Now to really throw something into the mix, I would never spend that much money on an analog set now because I'd rather get a smaller size HDTV set instead but that's just me. [​IMG] So happy hunting & HAPPY NEW YEAR!
     
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    Thanks Bill, I'll check out Sears.

    Happy New Years everyone!
     

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