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KyleC

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Ok so I'm about to make my big leap into HDTV hopefully soon. My current setup is a 27" JVC tube tv with a Sony NS400D DVD player. I realize I'll have to get a new DVD player to take advantage of newer picture technology. How is the Sony DVP-NS975V?

Also, I'm looking at both the Sony KDF-55WF655 and the Sony KDF-55XS955 models. Other than the XS having 1 more HDMI input, what are the major differences between the 2 that would warrant $400 more?

For HDTV, I was going to get the Cable card through Comcast. What are your impressions of Cablecard (if you have it)?


Lastly, I have both a Tweeter and Best Buy near me. In your own experiences which of the two would be a better choice in terms of service and warranty. Thank you for your time and assistance.
 

Andrew Grall

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The differences between the 2 TVs include:

2 HDMI inputs (versus 1)
Advanced video adjustment menu
Better built-in sound
Some kind of feature to decrease artifacts in a fast-moving picture
Way cooler cabinet design :)

(all for the 60XS955 model of course)

My advice: Avoid Best Buy if you value customer service.

P.S. Hello Stryker412 from AVS Forums! ;) Welcome to the HTF!
 

KyleC

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Actually I've been here at the HTF for a year. I've only browsed on AVS but never posted. :)
 

Andrew Grall

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Oops... sorry. I missed your registration date.

I typically spend more time here too, but they have a lot of good technical information at AVS.
 

Elinor

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Your tv will scale any DVD input to 788p.

Why do you think you need a new DVD player to "take advantage of newer picture technology" ?

Few new players allow you to set the output to 788p. Therefore, your tv will have to re-scale anything you feed it.

You'd probably do much better with 1) your existing player, or 2) a very good progressive player like the Panasonic XP30/50.
 

KyleC

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I was thinking about that sony, because then I could output my DVD's through the HDMI input.
 

Elinor

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Ok, why do you think that is an advantage?

The tv will convert the digital HDMI signal to analog for processing and scaling. That's how Sony RP-LCDs work.
 

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