What does XBR mean?

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  1. Mike-Post

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    Can anyone explain to me what XBR means on Sony TVs?

    I recently purchased a Sony KV34HS510 (34" Widescreen), and I was curious what the XBR version had over my TV.(KV34XBR910).

    Thanks.

    Mike-Post
     
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    The XBRs typically have a better tube. Your model has more or less the same circuitry as the previous XBR.

    From Crutchfield (features the HS do not have):

     
  3. Mike-Post

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    Eh, not sure if it's worth another $1000 or so.

    Thanks!
     
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    IMO, at MSRP, I wouldn't spend the extra for the XBR either. If you looked around, however, you might have found the previous XBR for much less. I found the 34" XBR for $1400 new on closeout because the new models are out.
     
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    The closest I came to that price was a 2yr old Demo XBR for $1700. I got my TV brand new for the same price.
     
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    Xtra Big Retail.
     
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    Xtra Bills Reqiured $$$$[​IMG]
     
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    But, truthfully, the XBRs have the finest parts and Sony's most advanced features. And the new "aperture grill" on the XBR910 series apparently does make a noticeable difference (read the review of the KV-34XBR910 in the latest issue of Sound & Vision as well as the user comments in our Display Devices section.
     
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    Extended Bit Rate.
     
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  12. scott>sau

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    I asked my Sony rep in 1995 and he said XBR meant eXtra Bright Resolution. The XBR direct-view TVs are an elevated standard of the Trinitron.
     
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    It makes sense for HDTV to have a higher physical color resolution on your monitor. It especially enhance the horizontal resolution.
    How much money it's worth? Depends on your taste, and use of the set.

    Cees
     
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    ( eXceptional Brand Recognition )

    And if you have the 40"XBR (extra bracing required) because that tv is one heavy sob[​IMG]
     
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    eXceptional Brand Recognition [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. Luke_Lemmings

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    Seriously though...


    The XBR sets are X-ceptional TVs and are worth the extra money if you can afford it.

    Friend of mine has the 40" and it's pretty sweet. Would have gotten it myself but I prefer a larger screen.
     

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