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What HD is the best from these two? If you could buy either, what would your choice be?
 

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XBR960.


If you do a search, we have a fair amount of threads about both of these TV's, including at least one "vs." comparison thread.
 

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I just made this decision 2 weeks ago and I went with the XBR. At the time, CC had the XBR on sale for $100 off. This cut the price difference between the 2 models to $90. For me, the few extra features that the XBR has over the XS was worth the extra $90. If the difference was $200 or more, I would have been more than happy to buy the XS.
 

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In addition to the few additional features, remember the XBR has 2 years parts and labor warranty. The XS only has 90 days labor and 1 year parts. The combination of the features and that is worth the $100-200 difference now. I say this as an 34XS955 owner.
 

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Thanks a lot guys. I appreciate the info. I have a 30xs955 now with a screen defect. Instead of the hassle of getting it fixed, I'm going to exchange the unit. There's no more 30XS in the area so I was thinking of going for the 34XBR960 and have what may be the last and best CRT ever to be made. 34 inch is a good size for a gaming TV and the XS is SO impressive. If the XBR's are better even by an iota it would be hard to believe.
 

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Thanks a lot guys. I appreciate the info. I have a 30xs955 now with a screen defect. Instead of the hassle of getting it fixed, I'm going to exchange the unit. There's no more 30XS in the area so I was thinking of going for the 34XBR960 and have what may be the last and best CRT ever to be made. 34 inch is a good size for a gaming TV and the XS is SO impressive. If the XBR's are better even by an iota it would be hard to believe.
When you see it...you'll believe it. :)
 

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Does that mean Sony is going to stop making 34" widescreen XBRs after this year?
Unknown, but given how hard they want to hit the LCD market and other areas... I have a bad feeling that it might be. :(
 

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Unknown, but given how hard they want to hit the LCD market and other areas... I have a bad feeling that it might be. :(
Yep.. Sony really wants to make a impact in the LCD market.. Sucks, the better, cheaper, TV's are being pushed aside for the more expensive, less reliable LCDS.. :(
 

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Yep.. Sony really wants to make a impact in the LCD market.. Sucks, the better, cheaper, TV's are being pushed aside for the more expensive, less reliable LCDS.. :(
That's the feeling I am getting. I feel that LCD and Plasma both need some more time to develop into a reliable technology. I've also found that so far, slim CRT units (samsung) have a ton of problems. In three years when I outgrow this unit, I hope other technologies will be cheaper and nicer.
 

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That's the feeling I am getting. I feel that LCD and Plasma both need some more time to develop into a reliable technology. I've also found that so far, slim CRT units (samsung) have a ton of problems. In three years when I outgrow this unit, I hope other technologies will be cheaper and nicer.
That's the way I see it. Personally, I plan on keeping my XBR960 for AT LEAST 3-5 years. Usually, I'm the kind of person that keeps a TV until it literally dies in my face. The same might happen here.
 
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