Which to buy

Discussion in 'Displays' started by John Alvarez, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. John Alvarez

    John Alvarez Screenwriter

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    I'm stuck between the RPLCD XBR950 and the Hitatchi VX915. Both are 60" models. My wife likes the Hitatchi because it's black. Which would you choose?
     
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    While I am way to much of a loser to ever have a girl friend, let alone a wife... It is my understanding that the wife should always win. Go with the Hitatchi.
     
  3. Tim Markley

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    I haven't seen the XBR950 but IMO the Sony 60XS955 has a better picture than the Hitachi. I also didn't like the reflective screen on the Hitachi.
     
  4. John Alvarez

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    I think the XBR has is 768p while the Hitachi is 720p. Will this really make a diffrence?
     
  5. Tim Markley

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    Most likely you won't notice the difference between 720p and 768p.

    Have you looked at the 60XS955? I actually like it better than the XBR because the XBR has the reflective screen.
     
  6. John Alvarez

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    No I haven't looked at the 955 at all. I understood the XBR to be the cream of the crop for Sony.
     
  7. John Alvarez

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    No other opinions on these 2?
     
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    I agree, I would go with the Sony 60XS955. I just got the Samsung HLR5667 but it was a tough decision w/ the Sony 55XS...the 60" is NICE but too large for my room.
     
  9. John Alvarez

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    What makes the 955 better than the XBR?

    Let me ask this....Money is no object. What R.P. L.C.D. would you buy?
     
  10. Tim Markley

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    Yes, the XBR is always the top of the line for Sony. However, I believe that the XS955 is a newer model than the current XBR. I could be mistaken on that though. The main thing that I didn't like about the XBR is the reflective screen. I have tons of ambient light in my room and a reflective screen just doesn't work for me. I'm surprised that no one else has chimed in on this.
     
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    I thought that screen was supposed to help with the light? This set will go in a room that gets light early in the day so weekends are when light would be an issue. I have an East facing sliding glass door in the room it's going in.
     
  12. Tim Markley

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    Any TV that has a piece of plexiglass over the screen will have reflections. They may call it an anti-reflective screen but IMO all it does is cause reflections.
     

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