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post #31 of 3283
20 bucks says "porcupine2" answers this question.
post #32 of 3283
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Can anybody tell me the estimate number of pixels or dots in the HS420 tube vs. XBR960 tube? What are the resolutions in each?

65%
post #33 of 3283
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Originally Posted by NorthJersey View Post

then why didn't Sony label this as an HS5xxx instead of xbr970. some are going to think this tv is the successor to the xbr960, which has a lot more features than the 970

Cause the marketeers need something to do.

If the set has the XBR chip in it, Sony would want to tout that over any other feature.
post #34 of 3283
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Originally Posted by kny3twalker View Post

here are pictures justsc

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post7141478

kny3twalker,

Thanks a bunch.
post #35 of 3283
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Originally Posted by cireaasirefan View Post

Can anybody tell me the estimate number of pixels or dots in the HS420 tube vs. XBR960 tube? What are the resolutions in each?

Walt,

It is still far heavier than the 30inch set you just cancelled for being too heavy. Hoping that less pixels will provide you with an anorexic 34inch set, are you!.
post #36 of 3283
Walter,
Maybe you should be looking for new stand also?
post #37 of 3283
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Originally Posted by greenland View Post

Walt,

It is still far heavier than the 30inch set you just cancelled for being too heavy. Hoping that less pixels will provide you with an anorexic 34inch set, are you!.

see that previous thread for my suggestions on how he could get a heavier set lifted. If he makes it a "group" effort, it may be possible.
post #38 of 3283
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Originally Posted by squonk View Post

see that previous thread for my suggestions on how he could get a heavier set lifted. If he makes it a "group" effort, it may be possible.

LOL

Seems to me that you may have some new members who are also afflicted with the dreaded condition which I have chosen to name:
WaltChan By Proxy, Syndrome.
post #39 of 3283
Ok, i know this is the first time i posted in this thread and I am a "newbie" but i have been reading the 960 threads for awhile and the 970s. The 960 has always been a little spendy for me so i have been leaning towards the 970 if it has the SFP. Well after all the speculation and holding off on buying anything until it is released i figured i would wait to see if the 970 will be SFP. I did call the 800 sony line and asked if the tube will be a SFP and they said yes (I was transferred 2 times to make sure it was for sure). I then sent an email to sony style asking why their website did not reflect this and here is a copy and paste of the email i recieved from them:

According to the product specialist all XBR's have the SFP. Since the KD-34XBR970 is a pre-sale item the specs pdf has not been released yet which explains the absence for the website.

Thank you for choosing Sony Style!

Sony Style Customer Care
post #40 of 3283
So one question i have, i know this is missing the cable card and a subwoofer and firewire. Will i miss the firewire? The only thing i will ever have hooked up to this is a HD DVD player with a HDMI input and a HD cable box from the cable company. This tv should be sufficient right?
post #41 of 3283
firewire can be used with a HD cable box and a D VHS recorder

and if you think it has the Super Fine Pitch tube, order it, no one here is trying to stop you

but you should know you are putting your money on the CS agents that claim all XBRs have "SFP", and this is not true

only in CRTs and only for two generations 910 and 960

furthermore I am sure what you gain by continuously posting this misinformation over and over
whether you can accept it or not, its misinformation
post #42 of 3283
Im not trying to misinform anything i am just saying what i was told. I dont see what it hurts to tell what i was told.
post #43 of 3283
it hurts people here cause you are acting like its the truth
and as long as you do that its misinformation rather than a good laugh at the expense of the Sony representatives
post #44 of 3283
Im onlyl guilty of what i have been told by sony so if they are lying than thats their fault not mine, And the thing i posted on #48 is indeed what the email said from sony style the exact wording was: According to the product specialist all XBR's have the SFP. Since the KD-34XBR970 is a pre-sale item the specs pdf has not been released yet which explains the absence for the website.

Thank you for choosing Sony Style!

Sony Style Customer Care
post #45 of 3283
So how could i be giving misinformation when that is what sony told me? Then you will have to call them misinformants because it them who told me this.
post #46 of 3283
Ok, i officially made a fool of myself, i called the sony style phone number and the guy told me the 970 will not have the SFP so obviously one sony rep has a different story than another so i wish i would have never reported anything. lol
post #47 of 3283
motorhead,

it's obvious people here are not inclined to believe you. if you have an incident # or case # from your sony style email - post it here. then one of us can call sony and say that they got this email, with this case #. (i'd be happy to make that call, but it would probably be better if it was someone like greenland or someone who flat-out doesn't believe you.)

so, give us the case/incident number, so we can call sony and find out what's what. if you don't have that number, then you're not to be believed.
post #48 of 3283
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Originally Posted by motorhead7319 View Post

Ok, i officially made a fool of myself, i called the sony style phone number and the guy told me the 970 will not have the SFP so obviously one sony rep has a different story than another so i wish i would have never reported anything. lol

Do not take it so personally, you thought you had valid information and that's what you went with. The only fault was that people were trying to say don't believe everything a CSR tells you, for a lot of reasons, let's wait and se what's real, but you didn't want to believe it. I promise, if you call again in several days you might get a different answer again. Sad, but that's the way it works.
post #49 of 3283
Fine here is the incident number since you dont believe me. #060215-001369
post #50 of 3283
As far as pure picture quality is concerned, is this a step up or a step down from the KD-34XBR960?
post #51 of 3283
Yeah i would say without the sfp it is definately less of a tv than the 960.
post #52 of 3283
Yeah when i talked to the last csr at sony that told me it does not have it, i asked him why and he said it was because that way they can sell a "high" end tv at an affordable price point for consumers. LOL
post #53 of 3283
Sony press release this week on xbr970. Nothing about SFP. I think we can move onto other things now.

http://news.sel.sony.com/pressrelease/6482
post #54 of 3283
yep, so there it is, no super fine pitch. Why will sony leave it out in their press release? If they were going to have superfine pitch later on. Thats because the cost and reliability issue associated with the superfine tube. There were many problems with the sony sfp technology. Sony decided to stop the research and development of fine tuning this technology. From reading the press release sony mention a new line in their xbr series: non super fine pitch. that means no sfp.
post #55 of 3283
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From reading the press release sony mention a new line in their xbr series: non super fine pitch. that means no sfp.

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Sony's New XBR HDTV

Leading this year's direct-view lineup is the 34-inch 16:9 KD-34XBR970 model with top-of-the-line performance features and advanced picture technologies.

With such advanced image functions as Digital Reality Creation Multi Function Circuitry® (DRC-MF), CineMotion® inverse 3:2 pulldown, Dynamic Picture processor circuitry, ClearEdge VM and Trinitone® color temperature technology, this HD set delivers stunning picture performance.

The 1080i native resolution model also features a built-in ATSC 8VSB digital tuner with clear QAM and a NTSC tuner for easy access to high-definition and standard-definition programming. Additionally, the set offers an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) and two component inputs for connecting other devices, such as an high-definition cable or satellite tuner and a DVD player.

where does it say non super fine pitch
not that I think it includes it, but it does not say those words
post #56 of 3283
How would you interpret this news release?

http://news.sel.sony.com/pressrelease/6482

The XS will soldier on as is or will it be discontinued?
post #57 of 3283
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Originally Posted by biker19 View Post

How would you interpret this news release?

http://news.sel.sony.com/pressrelease/6482

The XS will soldier on as is or will it be discontinued?

not sure about the XS, but I believe that Sony will continue with some version of the 960 at a price point below current. The reason I say that is
(1) I purchased mine 2 weeks ago from local Sony Authorized dealer ...so I think retail from Sony may drop again
(2) and because of statement in press release:
"There's still plenty of consumer demand for direct-view televisions,''said Tom Evans, vice president of television marketing for Sony Electronics. "They provide people looking to step-up to HD television a great value and for others satisfied with standard definition, an attractive price and solid performance."

I don't believe that a $xxx set will top the line for Sony

(All my opinion and nothing I can support with facts)
post #58 of 3283
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Originally Posted by kny3twalker View Post

where does it say non super fine pitch
not that I think it includes it, but it does not say those words

If they don't bother to mention it anywhere, it's probably not a feature.
post #59 of 3283
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Originally Posted by cireaasirefan View Post

Where did you get this idea? I find this very hard to believe. Please provide proof.

waltchan asking someone else for proof? That's kind of like Madonna asking someone if they've been checked for STDs, isn't it?
post #60 of 3283
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Originally Posted by squonk View Post

waltchan asking someone else for proof? That's kind of like Madonna asking someone if they've been checked for STDs, isn't it?

Hey, hey...leave Madonna out of this....(LOL)
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