Xbr = ??

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  1. Thomas_Berg

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    just curious what makes the XBR's different and justifies the price increase. a salesman at the hifi store i work at said XBR stands for Xtra Bucks Required, as most people can't see the difference in Sony's two lines. what's it really mean?
     
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    Whether the XBRs are worth the price increase or not is debatable. However, they are HDTV-compatible, whereas the lower model FV and FS series are not HDTV-compatible. This means that there is higher quality when viewing DVD and other hi-def material (from what I've seen in demo units, anyways). I've noticed a much improved picture on the XBRs when compared with the lower FS/FV models. However, I opted for the FV27 because of the price-matching at Sears and I couldn't afford the XBR set.

    The FS/FV series are pretty good choices if you're looking for a direct view TV to get you through the bumpy ride until they change to the HDTV standard. If I had the money I would definitely opt for the XBR series (and if I had an extra $1500.00 I would have gone for the Tosh. 60H80 RPTV).
     

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