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SONY XBR 53" Rear Projection TV

IOIOSOTWIG
12-28-2004, 07:14 AM
I purchased this unit about 6-7 years ago... Still an awesome picture, but of course, not HD. This TV touted the ability to have the potential of 1100 lines of resolution, but of course, no source to do this. Do I have any path to use this unit toward's HDTV? I paid almost $5K way back then, so I guess I have sentimental value :D

Any thoughts would be appreciated!

borromini
12-28-2004, 11:46 PM
Can you give us the specific model number? Can't really confirm if it has any HD upgrade capabilities without that model number.

IOIOSOTWIG
01-12-2005, 08:23 AM
Sorry for the slow response...

Sony Model: KP-53XBR45

borromini
01-13-2005, 12:10 AM
Based on the specs...this TV has no HD upgrade path. The inputs are limited to s-video at best which does not support HD. This model came out before component video became popular. Sorry.

gouldie
03-11-2007, 11:13 AM
I have a Sony KP-53XBR200 that has component inputs. If I'm not mistaken it had line doubling capabilities also. When I purchased this set, the video technition told me at that time that there were upgrade possibilities, to higher resolutions.
If this is capable, could someone please guide me to the right direction to upgrade this awesome set.

borromini
03-11-2007, 11:53 AM
If it doesn't currently support HD input signals via component (720p/1080i), I don't see how it can be upgraded in any cost-effective manner. I doubt that 8 years after it's initial release that Sony has any upgrade paths available.

Have you tested the component inputs with a cable/sat or OTA HD receiver?

Lee Stewart
03-11-2007, 01:34 PM
If it doesn't currently support HD input signals via component (720p/1080i), I don't see how it can be upgraded in any cost-effective manner. I doubt that 8 years after it's initial release that Sony has any upgrade paths available.

Have you tested the component inputs with a cable/sat or OTA HD receiver?

This i believe is an EDTV which will allow 480i and 480P. There is no upgrade path as everything would have to be changed inside with the exception of the RGB guns and even those might have to be changed.

You can use it for Progressive DVD players which do output 480P.

The Hort. Res (1100 line) quoted was simply a measure of the Video Amp which in your unit was clocked at about 14 Mhz.

If you want HDTV you will have to buy an HDTV set.