View Full Version : Owners of SONY Wega XBR TV's ... please advise
06-30-2000, 12:55 AM
I was under the impression that the WEGA is NOT an HDTV. In addition, you usually have to buy and HD decoder in addition to the HDTV...I thought the WEGA was just a really nice regular TV.
06-30-2000, 12:59 AM
Hey, neat, 300 posts...err, make that 301.
06-30-2000, 11:17 AM
I'm in the market to buy the 36"XBR. And yesterday a salesmen told me the TV is not HDTV READY. Is this correct? Why would Sony's top of the line Wega not be HDTV ready??
I know I read a few of you have this TV already, so I was wondering if you could confirm this.
06-30-2000, 02:15 PM
i believe that it's HDTV READY....but you need the converter box...i think.
The newbie was here.
06-30-2000, 03:35 PM
yeah, the high end models are HDTV ready, they just need a box.
07-02-2000, 07:32 AM
Just some more info... There IS a widescreen HDTV model of wega TV. Look for it in Sony's web site http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
07-02-2000, 06:13 PM
*wow*, i was right!!! http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/eek.gif
The newbie was here.
07-03-2000, 08:10 AM
FYI, in case anyone else is in the market for one.
</P> I went to the SONY BLDG here in NYC and asked one of their salesmen for some info. He said the current 36" Wega XBR (model 250) is NOT HDTV ready. But in the coming month, a new model (he thinks it will be model 400) will be. Now this box that everyone is talking about, I think those converter boxes only work for HDTV ready TV's.
</P> Tongyang, you are correct, the widescreen model is HDTV ready, but I can't afford that one. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif I think I will wait for the model 400. According to the salesmen, the current model will drop in price to around $1600, so the new one whould still be a little over $2K.
</P> Thanks for the help everyone.
07-04-2000, 09:33 PM
Did they change the icons? Cool! I like those better http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
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