Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-27FS13 27" CRT Television

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  • Sony Trinitron 27" Television: You Won't Be Sorry!

    Nov 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: outstanding color and sharpness quality; #1 by consumer reports
    Cons: no picture in picture for this model; some limitations on the remote control

    Summary: I remember when I got my first television for my bedroom. I was 16 years old. The television was a 13 inch Panasonic TV. The thought of viewing television in my own room was one of those “firsts” that will always remain vivid in my memory. I could ... read more

  • Impressed at First, but....

    Feb 24, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great remote
    Cons: Picture quality deteriorates

    Summary: When we first purchased the television we were impressed with the picture quality. Very crisp and lifelike colors. Also impressive was the remote. However, after living with the tv for 18 months, we find the picture quality is deteriorating! The colors ... read more

  • Sony KV 27FS13 TV

    Jan 2, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent picture quality, for a slightly lower cost in a Sony TV set
    Cons: May lack inputs for multiple devices without adding an external control center.

    Summary: This TV set is using the Sony flat CRT technology. It has a very stable picture with large variations of contrast and brightness in the picture content. This set is user friendly to use in its menus. As for the accuracy of convergence, purity, and pin ... read more

  • It's a Sony, what else can you say.

    Nov 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great picture, all the video/audio inputs
    Cons: Turns itself on if you use the sleep mode

    Summary: I bought this as an open box item. I needed a tv and this was a Sony at a great price. Typical of Sony and all the Sony tvs my family has had, the picture on this thing is great, crystal clear. The menu is also very easy to use, as is the remote. I ... read more

  • Love my Sony Wega. Wait... Wega? Vega? I'm confused!

    Nov 16, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good looks. Great picture. What else are you looking for?
    Cons: Higher price than comparable models. TV takes a long time to warm up. Heavy.

    Summary: So I'll skip all the details you'll get from other reviewers and get down to the good stuff. Looks It's a beauty! Just a warning, you might start to want all of your other components to be silver to match. Watch out for this... ... read more

  • A great Wega at a Great price

    Sep 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Picture! Good features and plenty of input and output. 3 line comb filter
    Cons: now is the older model. but can get some deals

    Summary: I just recently purchased this Wega at a great price. It is now (August 2002) the "older" 27 inch Wega. But still a great set. It was THE top rated 27 inch TV by consumer reports. It has a super picture and I have not even purchased a DVD to hook up ... read more

  • Stunning picture

    Aug 15, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: WEGA. What could be better? Great picture. Perfectly flat. Made by Sony
    Cons: Only 27 inches.

    Summary: What better way can you describe this television other than 'stunning'? It is a perfectly flat screen which provides you with an absolutely great picture. Additionally, it has many inputs, so that you can hook your VCR, DVD, etc, directly into the TV ... read more

  • All in all a great TV

    Aug 2, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great picture and sound
    Cons: Discontinued parts make repairs unlikely.

    Summary: I was able to pick one of these up from a local store at a decent price as it was an abandoned repair. The current price (as of 8/2/02) is $479.99 in the stores. The sound quality is great, picture quality is probably the best you're going to find ... read more

  • Sony 27" WEGA - A Superb Choice.

    Jul 2, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sleek grey metallic look, vivid color, great flat screen picture. It's a Sony!
    Cons: Nothing to stop you from getting this TV.

    Summary: My Sony 27" FD Trinitron WEGA Television was last year's Christmas present from Santa. Apart from the G.I. Joe Headquarters I received when I was ten, this is the greatest present ever. I love its sleek look and design, I love its vivid picture ... read more

  • Experience The Flat Screen Difference

    Jun 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Picture, Bright and Sharp, excellent color
    Cons: No Picture in Picture

    Summary: With 2 small children it seems as if the only time my husband and I spend alone is in front of the TV. We have been a one television family for 6 years and I have been wanting to put one in our bedroom. My husband loves new technology and has been ... read more

  • Good for the in-home movie viewer

    Jun 13, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Really great picture, true color, excellent clarity.
    Cons: Surround sound capabilities, price.

    Summary: Let's start with the good stuff... This TV has really great picture quality, the colors all seem brighter and more vibrant, and even a VHS tape looks crystal clear (if there are no defects in the tape, obviously). The flat screen is a great ... read more

  • Sony not what it used to be.

    May 31, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great picture quality.
    Cons: Durability

    Summary: I've come to the conclusion that the Sony product has come down a few rungs from the quality it displayed in the past. I went in and bought this Sony because it had the best picture in it's class. I came home to find out that the component hookups ... read more

  • A few faults, but worth every cent

    Feb 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Outside appearance, great picture quality with component input
    Cons: Another s-video input would be nice, rf input picture quality is average

    Summary: This TV caught my eye because of the flat screen and the slick, silver finish. The TV looks great in any room. It has 2 composite inputs, 1 s-video, 1 component, and 1 rf input. I have my Sony DVD player running through the component input and the ... read more

  • Rewatch all your Anamorphic DVD's...Use a ruler to see if your crazy

    Jan 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent picture, multibrand remote, 16X9 enhanced
    Cons: Horizontal lines not straight, reliability, price

    Summary: It is very heavy, but once i got it hooked up i loved the image quality. Once i found the 16:9 enhanced mode and changed my dvd player settings to a 16:9 tv, i was amazed. The jaggies you get from the compression of the Anamorphic dvds totally go away ... read more

  • Go for the Sony Wega

    Jan 21, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: flat screen, ease of use, remote glows in the dark
    Cons: not HDTV capable

    Summary: Overall, I have been very pleased with our Sony 27 FD Triniton Wega Television. The sound has been excellent. The picture has been clear and because of the flat screen, can be viewed from any angle (making it ideal for the PS2 fans in the house). My ... read more

  • Journey into the world of Flat Screen TV's.

    Jan 9, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful to look at, very clear picture and a choice of sounds.
    Cons: A little awkward to work the remote.

    Summary: As most of you know by now, unless you have been hidden under a rock, this is the age of the Flat screen and High Definition Television which I call the Age of Electronics. My first step into this age was spurred by my old 19 inch television. I looked ... read more

  • For the dollar, a GREAT 27" TV

    Jan 8, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent picture quality, 16:9 mode, great usability, Sony trusted brand.
    Cons: Cheapie plastic housing, no front-panel S-video input, 16:9 mode can be funky.

    Summary: Background I am a movie-lover and my DVD collection is growing faster than it should :-) so it was time to get a better television than the old Sony 19" I had. What I wanted was a bigger picture, clarity and sharpness for DVDS, and a good ... read more

  • Yet another great Sony product!

    Jan 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Picture, Good Sound
    Cons: long warm-up

    Summary: We have two of the televisions both purchased from Circuit City. I love the product! The first set is connected throught our home theater system. The second set is in the upstairs bedroom. Both televisions are remarkable! First let me start by saying ... read more

  • A few details short of an excellent product.

    Jan 2, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful picture, flat screen, decent menu system, adjustable audio/video levels
    Cons: poorly-designed remote, several functional annoyances, no PIP

    Summary: OK, first off, I love Sony. I keep coming back, because the bottom line is that Sony products always are the best at what they are meant to do. Unfortunately, as with most Sony products, I've found that the functionality and user interface is always ... read more

  • Awesome set

    Dec 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Awesome picture.
    Cons: Doesn't automatically switch to 16x9 enhanced

    Summary: What can i say, the picture quality of the Wega line is awesome. The 16x9 mode makes for incredible DVD watching. Since we bought this set about a year ago it looks like other companies have sets with similiar flat screen, 3 comb filter, etc ... read more

  • Amazing picture, poor geometry

    Dec 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 16:9 mode
    Cons: Geometry

    Summary: When looking at flat screens I narrowed my choices down to the Samsung and the Sony, as they were the only two that had 16:9 compression. This is an awesome feature and separates these TV's from all the others. The picture in this mode is as good a ... read more

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