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Question about my Sony FB Wega Trinitron 32..

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by Italfra1, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Rich

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    The box the 40" came in said 500 pounds. The delivery guys were bitching about heavy they were and how much they hated them for that. The 36" set I'm not sure of.

    Are you sure you looked at the specs for the last Sony 40" set? MSRP was around $4,000. It had a DVI connection instead of an HDMI connection. I took it apart once and you would have to see what was in that sucker. Even had a large (for a TV) sub-woofer hidden inside. Excellent PQ, but the HD display was very small. (If anyone is wondering about me paying that much for a TV, I didn't, paid ~ $1,750 for it.)

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  2. CCarncross

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    Those tvs with the stands may have been 500 lbs....but the tv's by themselves were only about 325. I dont think anyone in their right minds moved them as one unit...
     
  3. Rich

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    The stand came in it's own box, the TV came in its own box. Both boxes had weights on them. The stand wasn't heavy, I remember that.

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  4. Italfra1

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    You had mentioned going into the Sony Service menu and stretching the video to fill the entire screen. Do you mean the Sony remote menu or actually accessing some type of services I that allows you to manipulate the size of the picture. Just curious?
     
  5. CCarncross

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    Whatever you do will distort the natural shape of the image....display a rectangular image on a squarish tv, to make it fit correctly, there will be black bars. Anything else is blasphemy.
     
  6. P Smith

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    Actually (follow you ;) ), you are not allowed to change anything in Service Settings.
    Drop the idea, as my intention was before all tidbits came - to change overscan, but it has small room to changes, usually 10% max and will not get desired 16:9 to 4:3 crop.
     
  7. Rich

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    Called Sony today and a CSR tracked down the weight of the 40" set. You're correct, I'm wrong, don't really know where I got the 500 pounds from. I asked my son if he remembered mentioning the box said 500 pounds and he replied, "That was the elliptical trainer, not the TV". My bad... :nono2:

    Just out of curiosity, where did you find the weight of that monster? The CSR from Sony had a hard time finding it, had to go back in their records to get the weight.

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  8. CCarncross

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    Rich, Google is your friend....

    I just googled "sony 40" crt weight and saw this link a few down the page. I had a 35" Mits CRT back in the day and know it was around 180lbs, so I extrapolated and thought it didnt make a lot of sense for the 40's to weigh 2 1/2 times as much. The whole weight of the crt's was basically glass tube.

    http://www.amazon.com/SONY-KV-40XBR800-Trinitron-Wega-Color/dp/B0000789GB
     
  9. Rich

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    I had a 40" Mitsubishi at that time, too. It was light enough for my son and I to lift. I couldn't believe how much heavier the Sony was, but the Mitsubishi wasn't HD. Now, let me read that link.

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  10. Rich

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    OK, read the link and I'm not surprised by how many folks remarked about it's weight. Damn thing certainly felt like 500 pounds.

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  11. satcrazy

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    Took 2 rather large guys to remove mine, and they were struggling. That 32" was amost 170lbs. Dead weight. Front end heavy. Never again.

    Nice picture though!:lol:

    Oh yeah, going into any service menu to make changes can be very tricky, and could result in a real "boat anchor".
     
  12. acostapimps

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    I have the same TV but we moved it to one of bedrooms in the basement after we upgraded to HDTV, Darn thing is so heavy me and my dad were really struggling down the stairs to the basement, it's like moving a 300 pound rock, But I agree nice picture when we only had cable service.
     
  13. CDJohnson25

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    When my friend bought a new 55" flat panel, he couldn't sell his 40" Sony, so he "gave" the TV and stand to me. After moving it in, I felt like I got the short end of that stick! :D

    I was curious how much that beast weighed, so I pulled up the manual online and it stated 350 lbs for the 40".

    I told my wife the TV stays with the house when we move... And it did
     
  14. Cholly

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    I have the same model - Sony KV32-HS5500 - in my den. According to the specs, it weighs 176.5 pounds.
    Regarding the black bars at the top and bottom. Spartanstew is absolutely right. The bars belong there because you are viewing a 16:9 picture on a 4:3 screen. For best enjoyment, deal with the black bars. You'll eventually get used to them. If you set the picure mode to zoom, you'll lose part of the picture.
     

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