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What does XBR mean?


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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   Mike-Post

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Posted September 22 2003 - 08:11 AM

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).

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#2 of 16 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted September 22 2003 - 08:24 AM

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):

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How did Sony improve their flagship XBR technology? By developing the highest-resolution Trinitron yet — the revolutionary Super Fine Pitch™ CRT. The defining element of any Trinitron picture tube is the "aperture grill"; a metal mask with hundreds of narrow vertical slits through which beams from the TV's electron gun pass, striking the phosphor dot coating to form the images we see. The Super Fine Pitch CRT has 65% more of these vertical slits for a huge increase in horizontal resolution. For bright, vibrant colors to match the added detail, Sony also increased the output of the electron gun, and used a high-intensity luminescent phosphor coating.

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#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Mike-Post

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Posted September 22 2003 - 08:41 AM

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

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#4 of 16 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted September 22 2003 - 10:18 AM

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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#5 of 16 OFFLINE   Mike-Post

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Posted September 22 2003 - 01:28 PM

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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Posted September 24 2003 - 03:32 AM

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#7 of 16 OFFLINE   Michael Mathius

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Posted September 25 2003 - 03:08 AM

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#8 of 16 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted September 25 2003 - 03:37 AM

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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Posted September 25 2003 - 04:27 AM

Extended Bit Rate.

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#12 of 16 OFFLINE   scott>sau

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Posted September 26 2003 - 04:28 PM

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.

#13 of 16 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted September 27 2003 - 04:39 AM

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.

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Posted September 29 2003 - 12:50 PM

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Posted September 29 2003 - 12:53 PM

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#16 of 16 OFFLINE   Luke_Lemmings

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Posted September 29 2003 - 02:30 PM

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.