I've been following this thread for a while...as I'm looking at the various Sony 34" HDTV models and trying to decide which one to get in the next 6 months.
Lately, I'm reconsidering (critically) the new XBR960, and I have some questions as to its superiority over the 910, 510 or 420.
1) The OTA tuner. Big question for me is: will this save me any $$ when I switch to HD DirecTV? Or will I *still* have to purchase a HD tuner to tune the HD satellite signal from the new dish?
2) Does anyone definitely KNOW that the PQ of the XBR960 is improved over the XBR910? I hear murmurings about improved brightness and "2nd gen" Superfine Pitch, but then I hear more murmurings that Sony's hypetalk refers to improvements over the older 800s (not over the 910s)
Anyone's help on these questions would be appreciated. Thank you all.
Because IF I still need an external HD tuner for my satellite feed, then the integrated OTA tuner is not that important to this boy who only watches satellite feed, and honestly couldn't give a hoot about PIP.
And because if PQ isn't noticeably improved over the 910s (hard to even imagine this, except for maybe improved brightness), then what's the big draw?