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Sony Direct View vs Plasma (1 Viewer)

Jeff Calla

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Hi,

I'm a complete newby at this so please be patient. My father is interested in getting a new TV ~34 inches and I have been chosen to help him . The TVs we have in mind are:

Sony KV-34XBR800 34" 16:9 FD Trinitron Wega XBR TV

OR

Sony KE-32TS2 32" 16:9 Plasma TV

The plasma is being considered due to the size/weight of the
direct view TV.

I will go out on a limb and assume that there aren't any problems with the direct view. I'm a bit more concerned about the Plasma though. I haven't read any reviews about this TV either good or bad.

Any advice would be very appreciated.

Thanks!

Jeff
 

DaveGTP

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AS far as I understand, the Sony Plasmas are quite a ways behind as far as PQ goes. Sony may be a good name in Direct View, but not great in Plasmas. I am not familiar with the 32" plasmas, so I can't offer much more than that. In teh 42" and 50" world, Pioneer, Panasonic & Hitachi are commonly regarded as the most excellent plasma manufacturers. I have heard some buzz as well about the newest Samsungs.
 

Daniel Becker

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Well, for whatever it's worth I saw a new Sony plasma in a store recently and I remember thinking to myself "wow, that picture looks really nice". That was just my first impression though and not an in depth review. :)



Dan.B
 

Dan Mastro

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i have had a 32" sony about 5 months now, and we all love it. no problems with set and picture sure looks good to us.
dan
 

Lew Crippen

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The Sony direct view is one of the best direct view sets on the market. I’ve not looked at Sony plasmas recently, but at this time last year I was more impressed with the sets mentioned by Dave—especially the Pioneer ‘Elite’ series.
 
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I have the Sony KE-50XBR900 Plasma and the PQ is excellent. I get really tired of hearing that Sony Plasma's are crap and way behind other manufactures.

Jim
 

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