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Sony Bravia XBR900L LCD high def TV for sale

unotis
05-14-2007, 11:04 AM
I have a perfect 30" widescreen High Definition LCD Sony Bravia XBR900L televison for sale.

I'm not in a real hurry to sell but, I am considering moving into Front Projection soon, so I thought I would explore if anyone is interested in purchasing this outstanding televison.

I've owned it for 4 years and I paid $6500 for it new (it was the top of the line largest LCD available from Sony at the time.

It has a seperate Tuner unit with Subwoofer output and all the equipment that makes the televison work. The TV has DVI input and will come with a HDMI to DVI cable so you receive the up to 1080i signal from your cable box or HD DVD player, it also has 2 side built in 20 watt stereo speakers with Sony surround simulation sound. If you add a powered subwoofer to the system you have excellent stereo sound, almost as good as many Home theater systems have (better then some of the cheaper ones).

For the first 2 1/2 years I owned the TV, I was in the Hospital and Rehab after an accident that left me a Quad (I was in a coma for 5 months) so the TV has relatively few hours on it compared to what it would have had on it, it is perfect and has an outstanding picture as good or better then 90% of the new LCDs I've seen

I would like to get $1000 plus shipping for it (I've seen the same model in 32" listed on line for $1699) Sony does make extremely high end equipment especially in the Bravia series.

I've tried to add a stock picture of the television, let me know if any of you are interested

BrianO
05-14-2007, 04:38 PM
This LCD Wega set precedes Sony's introduction of the Bravia (Better Resolution Audio Video Integrated Architechure) name in North America by 2 years. It is nonetheless an excellent HD Ready TV using Sony's Wega Engine. Its screen resolution is 1280x768.

Full specs and the TV's manual can be found in the Support section of Sony's US web site. The model number is KLV-30XBR900.

unotis
05-15-2007, 09:13 AM
You're correct, I should have pulled my owner's manual out and reviewed the specs before posting.

My mistake, I just posted on the spur of the moment and did not spend much time thinking about it.

The picture is absolutely superb and the unit has evident extreme build quality (some of the new LCDs look pretty cheap compared to this one) so I am certain this televison will last a long long time because of the quality of construction and total use of high quality parts/components.

Thank you for the correction! :hithere:

unotis
05-15-2007, 12:47 PM
Is there anyway I could edit the inital posting and header to correct the information? :o

unotis
05-16-2007, 09:44 AM
If anyone is actually interested, I will entertain reasonable offers.

Just email me and I'll respond. :hithere:

unotis
05-17-2007, 02:25 PM
I've added a picture of the Media Module which houses all the controls for the television and here is a a link to an article that reviews the televison www.hedmag.com/product-reviews/video=display/beyondplasma.asp

Also the televison has a HD tuner in it so it is not only a HD ready only TV (although I've always had it hooked to cable anyway).

BrianO
05-17-2007, 11:51 PM
Also the televison has a HD tuner ...

Sorry, but this is incorrect. The KLV-30XBR900 has neither an ATSC nor a QAM tuner. Its media receiver (MBT-XBR900L) has dual NTSC tuners only. Sony called this model an HD Monitor in their marketing specs (available on the Sony support site) but the term HD Ready also applies. Neither the manual nor the review on the site to which you provide a link indicate otherwise.

If the set actually had a digital tuner, its model number would be KDL-30XBR900 because all Sony TVs with digital tuners have had a "D" in their model number prefix, as have the media receivers for TVs that use them.

Nevertheless it is a superb TV, well worth what you are asking for it.
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unotis
05-18-2007, 08:42 AM
Actually, I've had to go back and review my paperwork and look at the Televison again to make certain.

:error It is a KDL-30XBR900 and the Media receiver has MBT-XBR900L on the front of it so it does have the tuners in it.

I got turned around with the response earlier and it is difficult to tell because the Televison itself has nothing printed on it but the Media box/receiver has the MBT-XBR900L on it right behind the XBR (in smaller letters) on the lower left front of the unit.

I've always just watched it and knew it was the best televison available (especially at the time).

I never really thought about selling it until a couple of days ago and if it doesn't sell, I won't be unhappy because it is an absolutely superb HD LCD televison and extremely well made.

BrianO
05-18-2007, 05:33 PM
:error It is a KDL-30XBR900 and the Media receiver has MBT-XBR900L on the front of it so it does have the tuners in it.


Sorry to be a PITA but there is something wrong here. There is no model KDL-30XBR900 listed in either the Sony Support "archives" nor in my collection of Sony Style catalogues. Also the MBT-XBR900L does not have the "D" for digital in the model number and it definitely is the media receiver supplied with the analogue-tuner-only KLV-30XBR900. If your set does have a digital tuner then it is the only Sony TV and media receiver that I know of that does not follow the "D for digital" in the model numbers.








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unotis
05-19-2007, 10:38 AM
Sorry to be a PITA but there is something wrong here. There is no model KDL-30XBR900 listed in either the Sony Support "archives" nor in my collection of Sony Style catalogues. Also the MBT-XBR900L does not have the "D" for digital in the model number and it definitely is the media receiver supplied with the analogue-tuner-only KLV-30XBR900. If your set does have a digital tuner then it is the only Sony TV and media receiver that I know of that does not follow the "D for digital" in the model numbers.


I know you fellows are trying to help but, you're just causing confusion.

I've listened to what was posted earlier and assumed that the poster knew what he was posting was totally correct.

I finally got tired of all these conflicting posts and went and checked the "Manufacturer's Spotlight" from www.sonyavdesigner.com and it states my TV is the KLV-30XBR900 that comes with the MBT-XBR900L Media Box, which contains:

Sony's Prorietary WEGA Engine System
Direct Digital Circuitry (DDC)
Digital Reality Creation Mutifunction Circuitry
Multi Image Driver (MID X)
Cinemotion Reverse 3-2 Pulldown Technology
Sony Proprietary panel Driver LSI for LCD
HDTV Monitor with Floating panel Design
DVI-HDTV Interface
Memory Stick Media Playback
Dual built-in NTSC Tuners (Media Box)
American TV Tuner-Channel Coverage(VHF 2-13, UHF 14-69, CATV 1-125)
TruSurround SRS Effect built-in Stereo Speakers (10W x 2)
Antenna 75 ohm External

So now, that should lay to rest the confusion, it is a HDTV/Digital LCD televison with a Media Box that does have Dual NSTC tuners (are those not digital?) maybe I've been wrong on what that means, at least it does have tuners and
The resolution is 1280 x 768.

If you so desire just "google" the model number and find the one that refers you to the review of the televison from EDG.

Next time I'll do my research before posting so there is no mis-undertanding on what I am trying to post, sorry. :(

BrianO
05-19-2007, 12:01 PM
I know you fellows are trying to help but, you're just causing confusion.

I've listened to what was posted earlier and assumed that the poster knew what he was posting was totally correct.

I finally got tired of all these conflicting posts and went and checked the "Manufacturer's Spotlight" from www.sonyavdesigner.com and it states my TV is the KLV-30XBR900 that comes with the MBT-XBR900L Media Box, which contains:

Sony's Prorietary WEGA Engine System
Direct Digital Circuitry (DDC)
Digital Reality Creation Mutifunction Circuitry
Multi Image Driver (MID X)
Cinemotion Reverse 3-2 Pulldown Technology
Sony Proprietary panel Driver LSI for LCD
HDTV Monitor with Floating panel Design
DVI-HDTV Interface
Memory Stick Media Playback
Dual built-in NTSC Tuners (Media Box)
American TV Tuner-Channel Coverage(VHF 2-13, UHF 14-69, CATV 1-125)
TruSurround SRS Effect built-in Stereo Speakers (10W x 2)
Antenna 75 ohm External

So now, that should lay to rest the confusion, it is a HDTV/Digital LCD televison with a Media Box that does have Dual NSTC tuners (are those not digital?) maybe I've been wrong on what that means, at least it does have tuners and
The resolution is 1280 x 768.

If you so desire just "google" the model number and find the one that refers you to the review of the televison from EDG.

Next time I'll do my research before posting so there is no mis-undertanding on what I am trying to post, sorry. :(



Sorry, but you are the one who is confused because you apparently do not understand the specs or the terminology. There is nothing in the specs you have posted that contradicts anything in my previous posts. There is nothing in your post that is not contained in the manuals and specifications that I have referenced previously (I have copies and I have read them), or the review that you cited (which I have also read). My previous comments about the KLV-30XBR900 and its MBT-XBR900L media receiver are correct.

Your TV and its media receiver contain no digital tuner of any sort and cannot receive any HD programming or SD digital programming without a separate box such as a satellite tuner, HD cable box, ATSC/QAM tuner or a straight ATSC tuner. If such a box is plugged into the component-video inputs or DVI-input of your TV/media receiver, then the set can display HD programming at a resolution of 1280x768. That is why it is called an HD monitor by Sony. An HD monitor with one or more NTSC tuners is more often referred to as an HD Ready TV.

The "Dual built-in NTSC tuners" that you highlight refers to the two analogue tuners in the "set". They are not digital tuners. They can only tune in NTSC analogue TV broadcasts; not HD and not SD digital broadcasts. The other features of your TV that contain the word "digital" are not tuners, but signal processors.

You are trying to sell your TV. It is an excellent TV but don't make claims about it that are untrue, even if you are doing so unwittingly. Otherwise, you could end up with an extremely unhappy buyer. Call it what it is: an HD Monitor or an HD Ready TV. Both terms are valid in describing it. But do not claim it contains a digital tuner, because it definitely does not and it cannot be legitimately called an HDTV. It can only handle HD broadcasts with the help of a separate, external tuner that is not supplied with the TV.

unotis
05-19-2007, 12:41 PM
So okay it is a HDTV monitor with dual analogue tuners (the confusion I got is because Sony refers to it as a HDTV LCD television in their paperwork) so blame them, I gave the reference to read up on it and I said I've never had it hooked up to anything but cable.

Most people would never do anything but hook the TV up to cable or satilite like me so it never was needed to be looked into.

Thanks for your help but I was not very clear on your meaning either (until your last post) and we got our lines crossed up with me getting confused as to your meaning.

unotis
05-19-2007, 01:04 PM
My TV is the Sony WEGA KLV-30XBR900 that comes with the MBT-XBR900L Media Box, it is actually a HD ready Television which needs to be hooked up to an external HD box to show HD televison which contains:

Sony's Prorietary WEGA Engine System
Direct Digital Circuitry (DDC)
Digital Reality Creation Mutifunction Circuitry
Multi Image Driver (MID X)
Cinemotion Reverse 3-2 Pulldown Technology
Sony Proprietary panel Driver LSI for LCD
HDTV Monitor with Floating panel Design
DVI-HDTV Interface
Memory Stick Media Playback
Dual built-in NTSC Tuners (Media Box)
American TV Tuner-Channel Coverage(VHF 2-13, UHF 14-69, CATV 1-125)
TruSurround SRS Effect built-in Stereo Speakers (10W x 2)
Antenna 75 ohm External

So now, that should lay to rest the confusion, it is a HDTV/Digital LCD televison with a Media Box that does have Dual NSTC tuners ( those are not digital but analogue) I've been wrong on what that means, at least it does have tuners and when hooked up to HD tuners like cable box or satallite box the resolution is 1280 x 768.

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There, that is the correct information to the best of my knowledge.

Please let me know if there is anything else I need to correct. :hithere:

BrianO
05-19-2007, 05:14 PM
There, that is the correct information to the best of my knowledge.

Please let me know if there is anything else I need to correct. :hithere:

I've read your revised post in the new thread and it is fine. I hope you get what you are asking for it, or even more. It really is an excellent TV. Good luck.

unotis
05-20-2007, 02:34 PM
I've read your revised post in the new thread and it is fine. I hope you get what you are asking for it, or even more. It really is an excellent TV. Good luck.

Thanks BrianO for your help and education, this is one of the reasons this forum is so good and helpful.