or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Display Devices › Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays › KV-34XBR910 vs. KD-34xs955
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

KV-34XBR910 vs. KD-34xs955

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Are there any more somewhat significant differences between the two besides:

KV-34XBR910
- Picture-and-Picture
- DVI input

KD-34xs955
- Independent Input Memory
- built-in ATSC and QAM tuners
- Can sort of control aspect ratio of HD sources (just a Zoom option?)
- Memory Stick reader supports a few more formats
- CableCARD slot
- HDMI input

Also, I heard that the XBR960 and xs955's Super Fine Pitch tubes are apparently more vivid than the 910's (read something about 910 being more dim)---is this true? Would ISF calibration be able to close the gap a bit between the 955 and 910?

Regarding the Independent memory input: since the 910 doesn't have it, does that mean after an ISF calibration meant for movies and television is complete, the PQ for video games would not be as good as it would be if a specific input dedicated for gaming was calibrated for such on the xs955? Is it a pretty significant difference in your opinion?

Finally, does the SFP make 480p sources look any more detailed than say 480p on an XBR970, even if just a very small increase?
post #2 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by shoopdopp View Post

Regarding the Independent memory input: since the 910 doesn't have it, does that mean after an ISF calibration meant for movies and television is complete, the PQ for video games would not be as good as it would be if a specific input dedicated for gaming was calibrated for such on the xs955? Is it a pretty significant difference in your opinion?

Yes this is the most significant difference. A major shortcoming, IMO.

Quote:
Originally Posted by shoopdopp View Post

Finally, does the SFP make 480p sources look any more detailed than say 480p on an XBR970, even if just a very small increase?

Yes the SFP does make 480p sources look better.
post #3 of 10
Meh, picture modes are somewhat independently calibratable, and Standard/Vivid modes are pretty useless as they're set at the factory. You could dedicate one of the 910's picture modes to games, couldn't you?

ALL avsforum users should be familiar with universal-remote macro programming; I would imagine that most already are.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
I asked about the picture mode thing in the Display Calibration section, but it sounded like the majority of HDTVs don't have the ability to be calibrated that way.

Or maybe they just can't be customized as well as an independent input memory can be, but still can be adjusted enough for a decent change for games.
post #5 of 10
The majority of HDTV's are distinctly irrelevant. You asked about two of them, they are all that matter here.

Check out the .pdf files in this thread and note that certain grids are divided by picture mode. You don't need to understand these, but your calibrator sure ought to.

Reading over the thread you made in the calibration section, the single reply you received is nowhere near as discouraging as you made it out to be. Lurk more?
post #6 of 10
For gaming especially, the 960 is superior hands down.
post #7 of 10
What is the difference between the 910 and 955 speakers?
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Check out the .pdf files in this thread and note that certain grids are divided by picture mode. You don't need to understand these, but your calibrator sure ought to.

Checked them out, and it looks promising

Quote:
What is the difference between the 910 and 955 speakers?

My bad, I thought the 955 didn't have the built-in subwoofer.
post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by RWetmore View Post


Yes this is the most significant difference. A major shortcoming, IMO.

Yes the SFP does make 480p sources look better.


i thought KV-34XBR910 has sdcard input?
im sure i have seen a sdcard slot in the front
post #10 of 10
Knowing Sony it'd be some kind of Memory Stick slot. I don't think anybody else touched Memory Stick except Konica-Minolta.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
AVS › AVS Forum › Display Devices › Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays › KV-34XBR910 vs. KD-34xs955