Summary: They don't make 'em like this anymore! Flat panel LCD's are clearly the wave of the future, but few can match the quality of the picture on this Sony. We've owned this TV for over 3 years and the picture is still a "wow". With LCD prices dropping, we're considering buying a new LCD TV but it's only to gain an increase in picture size; the picture quality on this 34" CRT is simply superlative.
Summary: It is cheaper then HD LCD or plasma and delivers a great picture. The only downside is that the TV weighs around 220 - 240 lbs. It has a slot for a memory stick to view digital camera pictures, it has two inputs for HD inputs and multiple RCA inputs for game consoles, dvd and etc. Easy to scroll through the menu and change what you need.
Summary: Pros: Picture is outstanding, even for non-HD signals. You cannot find a better picture. I have had it for a month now love it and have no regrets. Features are easy to access and remote is easy to use. Cons: It weighs about 200 lbs, and takes two people to move. The remote not compatible with all DVD players, ie Sharp, which is the one I happen to own. CRT is still the way to go if you want to get the full benefits of HD.
Summary: I made a deep investigation about what TV I had to buy. Finally I choose this one: Sony Tube 34" XBR960. The image was great, but five months later I had a little problem with the image. Sony's service show me how bad could be a customer service. Nobady at Sony knows how resolve the little problem. Do it a favour to your own: buy other brand.
Finest picture quality of any other CRT, LCD, or Plasma on the market.
E.M. Heider "MarkExact", Amazon
14 January 2006
Summary: Equipment I Have Sony KD-34XBR960N 34" Widescreen HDTV (HR10-250 connected) DirecTV HR10-250 Receiver 2 DirecTV R10 Receivers Sony RDR HX715 DVD Recorder Terk 3-LNB HD Satellite Dish Sony 27" Standard Definition TV Sony 13" Standard Definition TV Praise and Info If you do a web search, many online retailers will drop the letter `N' at the end of the model number (Sony KD-34XBR960).
Summary: I purchased this TV in February 2005. The first sign of trouble occurred 6 weeks later, when the TV failed to turn on. Sony policy is that they will not replace a unit, regardless of the fact that it is brand new, and their top of the line model. After months of dealing with their different 3rd party repair shops, Sony finally relented and agreed to send me a new unit to replace the defective one.
Summary: I purchased this HDTV with the matching stand,that I highly recommend. It provides a seamless integration of the 34XBR960 and SU-34XBR3 (stand).The stand comes with one glass shelf for components and another one can be ordered ,if needed ,for $40.00. I have read many reviews saying the stand does not have room for enough components. I only learned of the 2nd glass shelf after purchasing the SU-34XBR3 and was pleasantly surprised.
Summary: This TV rocks - but if you're someone scanning tv's and are in the classic "Plasma / LCD / Tube" dilemma let me tell you how I ended up buying this TV: I had been looking for an HDTV for several months to replace the standard 31" TV in my den. After lots of research the end result seemed to be plasma. It was brighter, you could get a wide and big screen, and you could mount it to the wall.
Summary: I did it! I blew the wad! I spent the bucks! I took my chances! And I did it all online! I have now proven that for close to $2000 (give or take a hundred) a little research and you too can own a little bit (well ok, a BIG FAT BIT) of cinematic slickness. I am one lazy pig. I like conveniences, I like well-designed circuitry, I like clicking buttons, but I'm just a damn practical piggy and in no way want to pay top dollar to get it.