xbr910 worth it over hs510?

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  1. Henry_P

    Henry_P Auditioning

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    Hey fellas, I'm in the market for my first HDTV. I saw a Sony KV-34HS510 on display at CC that I thought had excellent picture quality. They were showing some HDTV demo material. My question is how much better will the picture be on a KV-34XBR910? I was very pleased with the HS510, but if the XBR910 is a lot better I am willing to pay for it. I am willing to spend up to $3000 but don't want to waste money on minute differences in quality.

    2nd question:
    Are there any tv's at or under $3000 that will give me that "Damn, I'm looking through a window!" effect? I saw a plasma at Sears that displayed a picture so real I thought I could touch the object on the screen.

    Will appreciate any help, thanks.
     
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    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    For DVD, there is pretty much little difference between the sets.

    For HD ... yes ...

    The less expensive set has a horizontal resolution of about 800-900 lines edge to edge (left to right). The more expensive SOny has a rating of about 1300 to 1400 lines left to right.

    It can display more detail from a HD signal ... but given the 34" size and where most people sit, the difference may not be obvious or may be totally irrelevant.

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    The JVC AV-34WP84 direct view set will give you that Looking through a window effect for a much cheaper price than any of the Sonys.
     
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    I have the 34xbr910, and when watching a good HD signal I get the window effect. I love the set and have no regrets on it.

    I have heard good things about the JVC, but I would place it in the same category as the HS510, the Panny and Toshiba 34" sets. Excellent PQ for the money, but a slight step below the 910.
     
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    With the lights down, even CRT RPTV gives that effect. Quite stunning when the image seems to be floating somehow in your living room.
     

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