Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-36XBR200 36" Analog CRT Television

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  • Sony's new TV isn't all it's cracked up to be:

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: picture quality on digital sources
    Cons: sensitivity to magnetic fields; scan lines; uneven brightness; price; sony customer service

    Summary: I will start off with the description of flaws and annoyances most WEGA sets seems to share. The sensitivity of this tv to magnetic fields is beyond belief. When my set suddenly developed extensive color bleeding, I could've never guessed that it was ... read more

  • Why you should or should not get this TV

    Dec 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Crisp Picture, Good Sound
    Cons: Price, Heavy

    Summary: Sony's 36 inch XBR Wega TV provides the good quality most have come to expect with the Sony name. A quick tour through any electronics store and you'll be able to safely say that this TV provides a crisp picture, one better than most sets. Alongside ... read more

  • Big, Flat and Happy

    Nov 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Flat Tube, Triple Comb Filter, Two Tuners
    Cons: Weighs over 200 lbs.

    Summary: Nearly a year ago I bought my 36” Sony WEGA Trinitron XBR. Yes, it cost more than most 36” tube televisions, and no, it’s not HD, but it is flat, bright sharp and colorful. Since the day I bought the television, I have kept my eye on everything else in ... read more


    Oct 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Picture quality, craftsmanship, component inputs
    Cons: Requires $1400 in repair after 28 months of ownership

    Summary: ***BEWARE***** Updated review on March 21, 2001. I wrote this review several months ago. Since then a ground wire in my set broke off (Sony is calling it a fluke) and send sparks flying inside my set. The short story is that I need to spend ... read more

  • The XBR experience. Sony heavyweight has all the features!

    Jul 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Picture Quality, Sony, HDTV Ready, S video, Video 1, 2, 3, 4, great speakers.
    Cons: expensive, heavy

    Summary: This is probably the best you can get without spending another two thousand dollars. Sony never does anything below top quality, and this TV is a great example of that. It's flat tube makes it crystal clear, with minimal annoying glare, yet makes it ... read more

  • high-pitch ringing sound

    Apr 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big picture
    Cons: High-pitch ringing noise, heavy, costly

    Summary: The picture on my Sony t.v. is clear, but unfortunately, six months after owning the t.v., it began and continues to transmit a constant, intermittent high-pitch ringing sound. We have had various service technicians (Sony recommended) try to rectify ... read more

  • Give me credit!

    Mar 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: better than projection sets
    Cons: text looks terrible

    Summary: I am one of those people who expects to be blown out of the water when I shell out 2grand (more!) for a consumer device. Right out of the box; knock my socks off. This new TV from Sony was, well, okay... which in itself is a disappointing reaction to ... read more

  • Sony 36" Wega XBR

    Mar 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: After calibration, a stunning picture
    Cons: WAY too heavy. It's still interlaced.

    Summary: This TV has 4 picture modes to select from, and you need them all. You need to adjust just about everything you can adjust for EACH different video source. The picture modes allow you to save all the different set ups. For example, once I had a mode set ... read more

  • Giving up on the 36" XBR after 3 exchanges

    Mar 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Flat Screen
    Cons: Bad display quality

    Summary: I love televisions and cool new technologies. The 36" XBR flat screen priced now at $1999.99 (in most places) and weighting in at 250 lbs seemed like it is the biggest and the best tub TV, so I thought. After I got the television home after two ... read more

  • Flat = Cool

    Mar 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Detail, no Fade to Black
    Cons: HEAVY, expensive

    Summary: If I had to describe this great Television in 1 word, it would be Extremely Heavy. Yes I know thats 2 words but its needed to express how truely heavy this TV is. Other than weighing more than an elephant this is one of the greatest innovations in TV ... read more

  • Be Carfull

    Mar 17, 2000 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Like Flat Screen
    Cons: First XBR did not work and color is fair most of time

    Summary: I have had 36 inch XBR for one month. First delivered XBR did not work, common according to delivery crew. Next worked fine and for the most part I am very happy. I paid $2,195.00 which is $600.00 more than I needed to pay since I have installed an ... read more

  • First Class P.O.S. REVISED

    Mar 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Picture
    Cons: Don't touch the TV it will break!

    Summary: The Sony XBR series is a very nice television. From what I understand unless you purchase an HD or Digital television it is the closest thing you can get to a the highest quality picture possible, and not paying several thousand dollars. With that as my ... read more

  • Sports Fans this one for you!

    Feb 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Picture & Sound Quality
    Cons: Pricey, Back-Breaking Heavy.

    Summary: My wife and I received one of these beauties as a wedding present from her grandfather last August. We are tickled pink with it. The picture quality is stunning to say the least. The picture brightness, contrast, trinitron level, ambient color ... read more

  • Top Image Quality, bar none

    Feb 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Picture
    Cons: Flimsy remote control

    Summary: I bought this product Nov of 98. It was a impulse buy! How could I resist the beautiful images the TV where displaying? I couldn't, so I had it delivered that day! The box is quite BIG, they had to remove the TV from the box to get it into my room, ... read more

  • Good picture, not the best

    Jan 24, 2000 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: great high-tech design, good picture
    Cons: too-visible scan lines, B-B+ color contrast

    Summary: Shopping for a 36" tube TV, I really had only one criterion: the best picture from, say, 10 feet away. I love the WEGA flat screen, generally respect Sony for its high-end professional AV components, and really wanted to buy the XBR. But after I ... read more

  • Excellent Picture

    Jan 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great pcture, sound, and value
    Cons: heavy to move, remote hard to understand

    Summary: I think it's great - this TV has it all. One of the greatest pictures I have ever seen is on this TV, which has a FLAT SCREEN, which makes you able to see it anywhere you sit in the room (except behind it of course lol) Although it is an ... read more

  • The flatter the better

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I has it all picture and sound
    Cons: hard to move

    Summary: If you are looking for a way to enhance your home entertainment center the Sony KV-36XBR200 is a good way to do it. With Sony's new truly flat screen design it provides crystal clear pictures and it works great with a DVD. The sound system on the Sony is ... read more

  • Sony Big Screen Television

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Picture, Great Sound
    Cons: None

    Summary: This television is great! There is absoultly nothing to complain about. When i first purchased it i was extremely happy that it came with instructions in english. Come on, you know that your very happy when you buy a product and you dont have ... read more

  • TV Addicts all over the world!

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sharpest Picture possible
    Cons: Nothing, Its perfect!

    Summary: Ever thought your eye sight was going because you couldn't make out the words on your tv? Well here is the perfect solution for you. The Sony 36' XBR flat screen televisions have crystal clear picture that will no longer have you squinting to see the ... read more

  • nice TV!!!

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good TV
    Cons: none

    Summary: I have just recently got this TV over the summer time. And my family and I are enjoying it alot. It is a flat screen Tv witch gives better picture. It is so great for all of the systems out there. I can see a big improvement in the picture with movies, ... read more

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