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2000 era 36 inch Sony XBR TV has D-card problems

benandcindy
01-20-2010, 12:51 PM
We are trying to evaluate whether a 36" Sony XBR TV purchased in 2000 is worth 50$ plus the effort of picking it up and transporting it, considering that the owner says it has a problem with the D-Card that would take 350 dollars for a Sony technician to fix. We are not sure what this D-Card is to begin with. Any helpful thoughts? Thanks!

BNCR
01-20-2010, 06:21 PM
I'd Pass myself. For another $100 you can get a new flatscreen that weighs 250 pounds less.

Loves2Watch
01-21-2010, 01:12 PM
I'd Pass myself. For another $100 you can get a new flatscreen that weighs 250 pounds less.

Ditto...

zenithfan1
01-25-2010, 07:25 PM
I agree too. But if you want a tube set, look for a 34XBR960. That is the best one and the only one worth hauling around. There are also the 30"and 34" XBR910's. All the ones I mentioned have the super fine pitch CRT and have an outstanding picture that's hard to beat with almost anything else. These can be had in perfect shape for $100 to $350 range.

BrianO
01-25-2010, 10:42 PM
I agree too. But if you want a tube set, look for a 34XBR960. That is the best one and the only one worth hauling around. There are also the 30"and 34" XBR910's. All the ones I mentioned have the super fine pitch CRT and have an outstanding picture that's hard to beat with almost anything else. These can be had in perfect shape for $100 to $350 range.

The two XBR910 models (introduced in 2003) have the superfine pitch CRT but lack the ATSC/QAM digital tuners found in the KD34XBR960 (introduced in 2004).

OTOH, the KD30XS955, KD34XS955 and KD36XS955 (introduced at the same time as the XBR960) all have the superfine pitch picture tube and ATSC/QAM digital tuners. The 36" model has a 4:3 screen while the others have a 16:9 screen.