Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-40XBR800 40" 720p HD CRT Television Reviews
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Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-40XBR800 40" 720p HD CRT Television

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  • The Sony KV-40XBR800 : Bigger is Better?

    Feb 4, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Picture, connections, features, looks, reliable Sony TV build
    Cons: Harsh price, still sounds like a TV, absurdly heavy

    Summary: A Little Background This television is displaying images from various video sources including a Sony DVP-NS755V a Motorola digital cable box, Sony SLV-N99 , ... read more

  • No Regrets!

    May 16, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredible pix quality, aesthetically beautiful, good price, easy to use
    Cons: size, but how often is it going to be moved? stand's small component shelves

    Summary: For several months, I considered buying this TV or going with an LCD, DLP or a plasma model. While price was a consideration, it wasn't going to be the determining factor. Since this was going to be a long-term investment, I was also considering size, ... read more

  • Very Disappointed w/Sony , TV & Service

    Jan 22, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Weight, poor delivery service, disorganized Sony staff, poor service center support.

    Summary: Purchased this TV based on Sony's reputation and other reviews that I read. I purchased via Sony's Internet site since it was difficult to find this TV in retail stores. The stores that did have it didn't offer the same financing as Sony and tried to ... read more

  • Thieves can't steal a heavy TV!

    Dec 11, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Best picture. Period. (Except for the new Sony KD34XBR960)
    Cons: Black bars a little annoying in widescreen mode.

    Summary: Why on earth would you go with projection when it is a well known fact that the picture quality is not as good (this is almost common sense) and you have to replace the bulbs every year for about $200? Plasmas? Unless you're a single guy pulling in ... read more

  • I think you'll like it!

    Jul 12, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredible picture! Cool TV stand. Remote control is very user friendly. State-of-the-art Sony technology.
    Cons: Pricey...but quality has its value, right? Extremely heavy! Should require 3 decent strength men.

    Summary: I've had my Sony for about 3 months now and it's great! I am a huge Consumer Reports reader. However, this TV size is so niche, it never get reviewed or mentioned. Like other TV shoppers, I was mystified by plasma and considered rear projection TV's. ... read more

  • Sony is top quality....this set has been no exception but is it a Dinosaur?

    Jul 4, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great picture quality, sound provided with build in speakers is adequate, Sony dependability.
    Cons: Big huge heavy...these types of TVs will be in the Smithsonian within 25 years.

    Summary: I've had this set since April 2003....waited quite a while to do this review. I'm not very technically inclined with consumer electronics and other reviewers do a better job in that area so I'll focus on my experience as the end user. I've purchased ... read more

  • All I can say is.... WOW!!!

    Mar 22, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Picture Clarity, Sound, Hey..... it's a Sony.
    Cons: Weight

    Summary: Just bought this TV at Circuit City. I had a 43" Sony projection. It did ok, but it was a projection, with the draw backs of a projection. I was looking at Plasma, but after reading reviews (expensive problems) and the price (at least $4500 for a good ... read more

  • Great picture from any angle

    Feb 17, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Picture quality from all angles, warranty, hook ups are pretty easy
    Cons: Weight, may need adjustments/service, cost

    Summary: I bought this TV just after the holidays in anticipation of my Patriots reaching the Super Bowl. I had visions of a Super Bowl in HD, but the cable company didn't get the boxes in time. Warning-I am not very technical, so this review is for the basic ... read more

  • Sony, The Only TV I'll Ever Buy Again

    Jan 24, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I really like the Twin-View features for watching more than one channel or videos.
    Cons: Beers and pizza will be the cost for some beefy guys to move this thing.

    Summary: I must state without a doubt, Sony makes a helluva good television, especially when you mention the XBR type. I originally bought a Sony 25" XBR when I was stationed at Osan AB, Korea. This was the standard size for TV's back in 1988 and this set was ... read more

  • The other best TV

    Dec 15, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's a sony, excellent picture, outstanding sound.
    Cons: no headphone for second audio, 4:3 panscan mode dosen't always work, complicated remote.

    Summary: Full Review This is an mostly an extension of the sony xbr 36 inch TV that I wrote earlier, and then my friend got this 40 inch Sony XBR, which is exactly the same in all technical aspects as the 36 inch one, only bigger. And boy bigger is better. ... read more

  • Worth it's weight in gold

    Dec 10, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fantastic picture, simplicity, beautiful design
    Cons: weight, stand without wheels *NOTED FLAW: discoloration of the tube after time

    Summary: Like many folks today, I've been eying plasma screen TVs for a couple of years, watching as the prices fall and planning to buy one eventually. But the more I read about the plasma technology, the less enthusiastic I became. The primary shortcomings with ... read more

  • Monster Tube

    Nov 19, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent picture. Life like picture.
    Cons: You will have to pay to have it moved.

    Summary: This thing is tremendous. They carry in this 300 lb. box. Almost falling, buckling at the knees. Expecting this television to be like every other television. What a big surprise they got. The delivery guy ask, why would someone make a television this ... read more

  • Sony KVXBR 40

    Jul 6, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Tube T.V. picture is the same from all angles,unlike projection
    Cons: Heavy, special stand some stores charge extra for it.

    Summary: Without getting technical.This is a great T.V. If you want details read some other reviews. All that ... read more

  • Not bad TV

    Apr 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Sound Quality, Brand Name
    Cons: Weight, picture quality

    Summary: This TV is an alright TV. IT has the Sony Brand name which means a lot in todays technology. It Is easy to setup. And has a great stand to match it. The bad thing is that I purchased one and sent it back because i saw offset colors in the ... read more

  • I love this TV

    Dec 8, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The best picture you can find on a big screen.
    Cons: Price, weight.

    Summary: After doing a lot of research, and a lot of debating with my wife to convince her that it was okay to pay that much for a TV, we decided to purchase the Sony 40" XBR. I had read a lot of reviews discussing the Digital Reality Circuitry and how it made a ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • SonyTV Poor Quality, No Parts, customer service sucks

    Sep 20, 2011 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: was a good picture while it lasted
    Cons: BAD Customer service and No parts Available.

    Summary: I have a 7Year old Sony KV40xrb- Parts no longer available on a TV that with tax was over $3000.00Called Sony and No luck in getting any resolution or even a coupon toward a new TV -TV does not work at all and will never work again and Sony will ... read more

  • Great TV

    Feb 18, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great view for all over the room
    Sharp picture just like new 7 years later
    Cons: 300lbs makes the TV stays in the same spot it was delivered 7 years ago.

    Summary: This was the best TV I have ever brought. Had the TV for 7 years now and never had athing go wrong with it.  Called the service guy out on it right before the the 5 year service plan expired. He could not find anything wrong with it, me either just ... read more

  • It is very poor quality

    Sep 28, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It is a bag quality.
    Cons: I would not suggest to buy this product.

    Summary: My father bought TV at Circuitcity over a year the the LCD panel went out. We called Sony customer service, and they told us we have to response for $1800.00 LCD panel replacement if we want to fix it. We gave ... read more

  • Sony Flawed KV-40XBR800

    Dec 28, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: First year is perfect.
    Cons: Future years suck.

    Summary: I will NOT choose Sony next time after they produce a wonderful CRT-HD monitor that develops the side image flaws described by many. It's true, mine has the same flaws showing after about 1 year. Sony's XBR is their best, so I think it's something else ... read more

  • Best Tube ever made

    Nov 7, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Excellent sound and picture quality - easy to use
    Cons: Remote might be a little complex to understand - weight of TV

    Summary: We bought this tube TV when it first hit the stores and now out of production, we are having a hard time finding a second one to add to our new media room. We have had nothing but the best sound and best picture quality out of this set. Highly ... read more

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