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This is a thread I created where we can discuss the new Sony KD-34XBR970. The new KD-34XBR970 is retailed at an attractive price of $1,199.99. Own a new Sony KD-34XBR970 and want to comment about it, post it here. Thinking of purchasing one, post it here. Enjoy...
 

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Replacing the KD-34XBR960, the new KD-34XBR970 is ... The Sony KD-34XBR970 will be the only 34" widescreen CRT TV available in the market (beginning in spring) this year.

Please explain where you got this information from. I have researched substantially and find nothing that indicates the 960 series has been or is being discontinued. I have no doubt it eventually will either cease production or be replaced, but there is no evidence or information leading to that currently.


Same request goes for your insinuation that no one except Sony will offer a 34" CRT come spring. Where is this information coming from? Do you have proof that Toshiba will no longer offer the Orion or other manufactured version of a CRT in the 34" size? Or that any other Manufacturer won't have an offering?


Please provide substantiation of your claims.

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"The Sony KD-34XBR970 will be the only 34" widescreen CRT TV available in the market (beginning in spring) this year."


what about the 960N that is pretty new and also has a Super Fine Pitch tube?
 

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the 970 doesn't indicate Super Fine Pitch tube on it anywhere, if it was a replacement (which I highly doubt) that would be a huge downgrade.
 

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It's really hard to say whether the XBR960 is going to be discontinued or not. Sony claims that it will be discontinued......


We've already discussed before that the MT Picture Displays factory in Troy is closing at spring. Do a search. Toshiba already announced new direct-view CRT models at January, and no new 34" was announced.....QUOTE]

(1) Where is the proof that Sony said this...provide a link or some real proof!

(2) Tosh announced no new 34" TV's in Jan, that means nothing. They may just coninue with what they have, or there may be announcements from them or someone else in the future. I just think it is irresponsible to make a bold statement that Sony will be the only Manufacturer, when in reality it is only your opinion.


Sorry, but I really like reading this forum and getting solid information from the postings...yours continue to be peppered with speculation and personal opinion that you try to pass off as valid insider information. Provide proof and you will get my apology!
 

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What about Zenith? They make 34 inch tube tv's also..

I think it's pretty much all under the LG flag by this point.


http://www.zenith.com/index.asp?url=...asp%3Fcat%3D46



The last Zenith 34 inch WS I knew of was the c34w37. If you can find it, it's pretty solid at $700-$800 thereabouts.


I have its 4:3 32 inch brother, the Zenith c32v37, in my "home gym" currently. Pretty solid TV's for under a grand, imho. You could do worse.


One thing I have to give Zenith/LG credit for is the design. Specifically, the perfectly flat top that lets you rest a center channel speaker on there without a moment's hesitaiton or worry.



Anyways...
 

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Yeah they are. They have them in Brandsmart USA,a huge electronics strore down here in Miami. They always have them on sale for like 800 with built in hdtv tuner.
 

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This is a thread I created where we can discuss the new Sony KD-34XBR970. The new KD-34XBR970 is retailed at an attractive price of $1,199.99. Own a new Sony KD-34XBR970 and want to comment about it, post it here. Thinking of purchasing one, post it here. Enjoy...

waltchan, I'm not trying to start anything or flame you, but I do have a honest question. Why do you feel it incumbent upon you to start a new thread on virtually every model TV that comes out, even if you do not own it nor know anything about it? I really am curious and fascinated by this phenomenon. Can you educate me? Is there some thrill to seeing your "name" first on all those threads? Again, not trying to start anything, just really interested in the why.
 

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Good question, it helps the forum more easier to navigate. People would be confused if there are over 50 threads regarding the Sony XBR970. With an official thread, people can save their time navigating through the forum. We don't have an active discussion thread on the Sony XBR970 yet, so here it is.

Hmmm, I understand that, but I guess I'm trying to figure out why its you that starts all these threads.......
 

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Yeah they are. They have them in Brandsmart USA,a huge electronics strore down here in Miami. They always have them on sale for like 800 with built in hdtv tuner.

Not bad. I wouldn't pay much more than that for them, though.
 

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Nice to see that Sony HAS brought the 970 back to the website listing. Notice that, to the the disappointment of many, that there have been no improvements or changed specs for this model.


It still looks like a solids set, just no SFP.
 

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Good question, it helps the forum more easier to navigate. People would be confused if there are over 50 threads regarding the Sony XBR970. With an official thread, people can save their time navigating through the forum. We don't have an active discussion thread on the Sony XBR970 yet, so here it is.


Hmmm, I understand that, but I guess I'm trying to figure out why its you that starts all these threads.......

I thought about this as well, and wondered why there is an official thread on a TV not available


I would think the first member to own one, would create the official thread or something
 

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I thought about this as well, and wondered why there is an official thread on a TV not available


I would think the first member to own one, would create the official thread or something

I agree--an owner of the TV, after having used the set for awhile, should create the thread and post his observations about it, so that the thread has some basis in credibility. Now we have threads on TVs that are not out, with no owners of the sets, and so all you get are people posting their speculations. The single biggest time waster to me is wading through a bunch of posts containing nothing but guesses and speculations. Unfortunately, it looks like we're going to have to suffer through a lot more of that because of the apparant carte blanche given to a certain speculator. Makes it that much more difficult for someone like me who's trying to seperate the wheat from the chaff. Looks like we're going to have more chaff to sift through.


Oh well, back to my bedtime story--The Boy Who Cried Wolf--some good lessons in that one....
 

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Anybody know if the Sony XBR970 has two HDMI inputs, or still just one?

And you wonder why everyone breaks your chops?
 
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