Sony Grand WEGA KDF-70XBR950 70" Projection TV

70" - LCD - DVB-T MPEG2 - ATSC - 16:9 - 1386 x 788 - Dolby, Surround - HDTV - MPN: KDF70XBR950
Product Details
Description
The Sony XBR '950 series are rear-projection LCD TVs that include a built-in HDTV tuner. There are two key factors that determine the picture quality of "fixed-pixel" TVs like this XBR Grand Wega: the pixel count of the display panel(s), and the video processing circuitry. The KDF-70XBR950 uses three LCD elements (one each for the red, green, and blue signals), and each is packed with over one million pixels (1386 x 788 better than 720p).
Quick Glance
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Interface Connection Audio - Optical, Audio - RCA, Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA), Video - 24 pin DVI, Video - Component Video, Video - RCA Composite Video, Video - S-Video (4 pin mini-DIN)
Product Type LCD
Max Resolution 1386 x 788
Display Type Plasma Display
User Reviews
It's Dependable
5 Star Review   By member danparnell - Aug 12, 2009   

Strengths: Picture quality

I purchased my big 70" in July of 2004. Today I had to replace the lamp. This is after 5 years of service and 11,000 hours on the unit. I am 63 years old and have been watching TV since the mid 50's. This is the best of the best. I will continue replacing the lamp every 5 years, but next time I will do it myself and save the service call.

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5 Star Review   By member gsahli_1061600235 - Mar 13, 2006   

Strengths: Great picture quality. HD channels are absolutely amazing. DVD's are better than being at the theatre. Can't wait for Hi Def DVD's, although how can the picture improve......

Weakness: None that I know of, especially not at the price it's selling for these days.

I've worked my way up over the years from an RCA 42" bigscreen, through Panosonic and this is my second Sony (last one a 61"). There is no comparison. Anyone with decent set of eyes will be blown away by the picture quality. I am glad I bought it when I did, even though the price has dropped since then. Wouldn't have wanted to miss out on over a year's worth of great entertainment. Highly recommended isn't high enough!

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SONY KDF-70XBR950
4 Star Review   By member JAPEDDO - Dec 17, 2005   

Strengths: GREAR PICTURE, GREAT SOUND THIS TV HAS IT ALL

Weakness: BULB BURNS OUT TO OFTEN

THIS LCD TV IS EXCELLENT THE PICTURE QUALITY IS THERE ITS ALL THERE. ONE MORE THING THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THE BULB IT COST ABOUT 180 DOLLARS. WHEN BULB STARTS TO WEAR YOU SEE THE PICTURE STARTS TO FADE OVER TIME. THEN THE BULB BURNS OUT OR EXPLODES. WHEN I PURCHASE THIS TV I WAS TOLD ITS BETTER THEN PLASMA AND IT WILL LAST FOR A VERY LONG TIME. (LCD BULBS LAST ABOUT 3000 HOURS THEY DON'T TELL YOU THAT )MY TV IS 2 YEARS OLD I WENT THROUGH 3 BULBS ALREADY AND I PURCHASED THE EXTENDED WARRANTY. THE EXTENDED SERVICE ALWAYS FIGHTS ME TO REPLACE THE BULB. THERE QUESTION TO ME, DID THE BULB EXPLODE IF NOT THE WE CANT COVER IT, WE ONLY COVER THE BULB IF IT EXPLODES. SO THE LCD TV IS GREAT BUT BE PREPARED TO REPLACE THE BULBS OFTEN

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5 Star Review   By member bcopusa - Jan 2, 2005   

Strengths: BIG!

It is BIG! actually HUGE! That is the word coming out of every visitor's mouth the moment they see it. Crystal clear even without the HD cable box coming next week. Cleanest streamline design among all the big TVs, state-of-the-art look, not a hulking monster as all other big screens. Highest quality and brand image, certainly the biggest TV. To the guys who need the biggest and best, one TV to rule them all, this is IT! This 70" is the King, it eliminates all potential competition, it is futile to even try. As far as value, not so sure. Sony 60" is half the price, other 60"s are even less, just as crystal clear. I am not sure if the extra 10" is worth $3000-$5800. I decided not to buy the $1000 72"W Sony matching TV stand, 15" height is just too low, a matching 40"W silver TV stand from IKEA is $60, taller and looks even better.

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Product Details
Description
The Sony XBR '950 series are rear-projection LCD TVs that include a built-in HDTV tuner. There are two key factors that determine the picture quality of "fixed-pixel" TVs like this XBR Grand Wega: the pixel count of the display panel(s), and the video processing circuitry. The KDF-70XBR950 uses three LCD elements (one each for the red, green, and blue signals), and each is packed with over one million pixels (1386 x 788 better than 720p).
Quick Glance
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Interface Connection Audio - Optical, Audio - RCA, Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA), Video - 24 pin DVI, Video - Component Video, Video - RCA Composite Video, Video - S-Video (4 pin mini-DIN)
Product Type LCD
Max Resolution 1386 x 788
Display Type Plasma Display
Summary
Product Title Sony Grand WEGA KDF-70XBR950 70" Projection TV
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 4.8 | 4 Reviews
Image Quality
Video Broadcast Standards: ATSC (Digital), NTSC (analog)
Broadcast Format Supported: 1080i (HDTV), 480i (SDTV), 480p (EDTV), 720p (HDTV)
Other Features
Slots: Memory Stick
Dimensions
Height: 45.25"
Weight: 204 lbs
Width: 72"
Depth: 25.50"
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited Warranty
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Product Series: XBR
Product Line: Grand WEGA
Vertical Viewing Angle: 34?
Progressive Scan: Yes
HDTV Compatible: Yes
Analog Tuner: ATSC
Product Model: KDF-70XBR950
Output: Yes
Brand Name: Sony
General Features: Auto Program, Closed Caption, Channel Labeling, Favorite Channel Selection
Audio Format Supported: BBE High Definition Sound, SRS
Digital Tuner: DVB-T (MPEG2)
Included Components: Batteries, Remote Control
Remote Control: Basic Remote
Broadcast Format: ATSC (Digital - SDTV, HDTV), NTSC (analog)
SKU: 15870XB950
Parent Retsku: B0073KN386
Description: Sony KDF-70XBR950 70"XBR Grand WEGA High Definition LCD TV
Input: A/V (Composite), Analog Coaxial(RF), DVI, HD Component Video, IEEE 1394 - (Unspecified), S-Video
Audio Video Connectors: DVI Yes, Component Video Yes, S-Video Yes, Composite Video Yes, Digital Audio Yes
Comb Filter: 3D Y/C
Horizontal Viewing Angle: 60?
Viewable Size: 70 in
Base Warranty: 1 year(s)
Comb Filter: 3D Digital
RMS Output Power: 30 W
Frequency Band: Ports Description:Control S: 1 x Input/1 x OutputMemory Stick Media Slot
Diagonal Screen Size: 70 in
Picture in Picture: Dual Tuner PIP
User Reviews
It's Dependable
5 Star Review   By member danparnell - Aug 12, 2009   

Strengths: Picture quality

I purchased my big 70" in July of 2004. Today I had to replace the lamp. This is after 5 years of service and 11,000 hours on the unit. I am 63 years old and have been watching TV since the mid 50's. This is the best of the best. I will continue replacing the lamp every 5 years, but next time I will do it myself and save the service call.

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5 Star Review   By member gsahli_1061600235 - Mar 13, 2006   

Strengths: Great picture quality. HD channels are absolutely amazing. DVD's are better than being at the theatre. Can't wait for Hi Def DVD's, although how can the picture improve......

Weakness: None that I know of, especially not at the price it's selling for these days.

I've worked my way up over the years from an RCA 42" bigscreen, through Panosonic and this is my second Sony (last one a 61"). There is no comparison. Anyone with decent set of eyes will be blown away by the picture quality. I am glad I bought it when I did, even though the price has dropped since then. Wouldn't have wanted to miss out on over a year's worth of great entertainment. Highly recommended isn't high enough!

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SONY KDF-70XBR950
4 Star Review   By member JAPEDDO - Dec 17, 2005   

Strengths: GREAR PICTURE, GREAT SOUND THIS TV HAS IT ALL

Weakness: BULB BURNS OUT TO OFTEN

THIS LCD TV IS EXCELLENT THE PICTURE QUALITY IS THERE ITS ALL THERE. ONE MORE THING THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THE BULB IT COST ABOUT 180 DOLLARS. WHEN BULB STARTS TO WEAR YOU SEE THE PICTURE STARTS TO FADE OVER TIME. THEN THE BULB BURNS OUT OR EXPLODES. WHEN I PURCHASE THIS TV I WAS TOLD ITS BETTER THEN PLASMA AND IT WILL LAST FOR A VERY LONG TIME. (LCD BULBS LAST ABOUT 3000 HOURS THEY DON'T TELL YOU THAT )MY TV IS 2 YEARS OLD I WENT THROUGH 3 BULBS ALREADY AND I PURCHASED THE EXTENDED WARRANTY. THE EXTENDED SERVICE ALWAYS FIGHTS ME TO REPLACE THE BULB. THERE QUESTION TO ME, DID THE BULB EXPLODE IF NOT THE WE CANT COVER IT, WE ONLY COVER THE BULB IF IT EXPLODES. SO THE LCD TV IS GREAT BUT BE PREPARED TO REPLACE THE BULBS OFTEN

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5 Star Review   By member bcopusa - Jan 2, 2005   

Strengths: BIG!

It is BIG! actually HUGE! That is the word coming out of every visitor's mouth the moment they see it. Crystal clear even without the HD cable box coming next week. Cleanest streamline design among all the big TVs, state-of-the-art look, not a hulking monster as all other big screens. Highest quality and brand image, certainly the biggest TV. To the guys who need the biggest and best, one TV to rule them all, this is IT! This 70" is the King, it eliminates all potential competition, it is futile to even try. As far as value, not so sure. Sony 60" is half the price, other 60"s are even less, just as crystal clear. I am not sure if the extra 10" is worth $3000-$5800. I decided not to buy the $1000 72"W Sony matching TV stand, 15" height is just too low, a matching 40"W silver TV stand from IKEA is $60, taller and looks even better.

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