Which 50" to buy?

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  1. ted*

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    Hi guys I am in a big dilema. I finally want to go out and buy a 50" plasma tv.

    I was looking at the Sony XBR (model # KDE-50XBR950). I found it for a decent price from a local dealer but then I read some people saying that the lower model (KDE-50XS955) has better quality picture. The price difference is roughly 500$ and to me I am willing to pay the extra $ for the better receiver.

    Any opinions, comments, suggestions are extremelly appreciated.

    Thank you
    Ted
     
  2. Travis_R

    Travis_R Stunt Coordinator

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    My vote is for the Pioneer Elite, A freind of mine has the 50" in his bedroom and its fantastic, He was able to get it Brand New at American TV for around 5,500.00, dont ask me how he talked them down that much because even he doesnt know how he lucked out that much, but the fact that it comes with that lil seperate tuner box thingy is what I think makes it worth it, Just plug the box into your TV and then all your components hook into the box, so you dont have a bunch of differnet wires going to your TV
     
  3. Arthur S

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    Ted

    Which one is more expensive? The XBR? I think the XBR may be an older design, with a separate media box. That box can make hookup neater. On the other hand the XS955 was top rated in the 42 inch size.

    It seems the XBR is on its way out and good deals are to be had. I would probably end up going with the 955 even if it was $500 more.
     
  4. ted*

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    Yes the XBR is more expensive by ~500.

    I did not know the XBR came out before the XS series. I know that the XBR used to be Sony top of the line model.

    thanx for your input.
     

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