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lakersin2025's Avatar lakersin2025 01:40 PM 03-05-2015
Any place to download the firmware other than Sony? I think my dad fried his plugging in a chromecast today.

Hamlet00's Avatar Hamlet00 06:55 PM 07-24-2015
Hello fellow KDLXBR owners.

I have had my KDL52XBR5 since 2008 and it still works great. I recently looked into selling it and was shocked at the demand and prices these sets are fetching for a 7 year old TV. Is it just me or is this unusual?

I've seen these snapped right up at $600 or so with no sitting time. I figured with the advancement in panel tech and dropping prices for TVs in general, that the going price for it would be a lot less. Does this model have some sort of cultish following or something?

I also noticed far less demand and sales prices for the proceeding models, like the KDLXBR6+ (they did away with the floating glass design). Perhaps the design and look has something to do with it? I must admit that it is a great looking TV just sitting there powered off. I've not see a better looking design since. I've since upgraded to 4k Samsung TVs and have no real need for it. I do have a sort of nostalgic attachment to it and seeing this odd bit of demand for it makes me want to hold onto it for myself, even though that makes no logical sense.
TheSlider's Avatar TheSlider 12:55 PM 08-05-2015
I have the 40 inch XBR4 and mine is going strong still too! The only thing I've noticed is a bit of a dark/reddish trail that rears it's head during hockey games at times. Messing with picture settings will generally alleviate it for the most part.

Regarding the value - I had a tech in my house when they had a recall on one of the components that could start a fire. He took the tv apart and did the test while talking about the quality of this particular model the whole time. He said the Standard Def converter in this TV is crazy high quality and expensive - and TV makers don't use the same converter any more as there really is no need - I think ours is the last model to use it. I have compared watching laserdiscs on this TV vs a newer model and the older one wins hands down to my eyes. This is all what the tech told me so I'm passing the info on second hand - but maybe that offers some insight to the value. I wasn't aware they were fetching good coin still. Good to hear. It's a great looking set and I hope mine lasts!


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Originally Posted by Hamlet00 View Post
Hello fellow KDLXBR owners.

I have had my KDL52XBR5 since 2008 and it still works great. I recently looked into selling it and was shocked at the demand and prices these sets are fetching for a 7 year old TV. Is it just me or is this unusual?

I've seen these snapped right up at $600 or so with no sitting time. I figured with the advancement in panel tech and dropping prices for TVs in general, that the going price for it would be a lot less. Does this model have some sort of cultish following or something?

I also noticed far less demand and sales prices for the proceeding models, like the KDLXBR6+ (they did away with the floating glass design). Perhaps the design and look has something to do with it? I must admit that it is a great looking TV just sitting there powered off. I've not see a better looking design since. I've since upgraded to 4k Samsung TVs and have no real need for it. I do have a sort of nostalgic attachment to it and seeing this odd bit of demand for it makes me want to hold onto it for myself, even though that makes no logical sense.

PlasmaMan's Avatar PlasmaMan 07:38 AM 12-31-2015
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Thanks, but it is a 46". I wonder if the screws are the same for your 52". If you could figure out the size/diameter of the screws (the ones that hold the tv to the base) it would be much appreciated.

Two pics, one of 52" stand for comparison, one closeup of screw. The screw is metric, namely an M5 x 0.8mm pitch. The good thing is that if this isn't available, a 10x32 is a good replacement. Just a little smaller in diameter so it will be a tiny bit looser, but you'd still get good thread engagement.
Other dimensions:
#1 phillips pan head - probably not important you could use any available head
overall length 5/8"
both a split ring and flat washer
effective thread length 3/8"

Hope this helps.

For anyone looking for these (like me) they are the M5x16
Sony part # 2-580-608-01
That will get you the screw + washers.

Sony 2-580-608-01 Screw +Psw M5x16

Edit: I went to Home Depot and picked up the pan head M5x16 stainless screws and matching stainless flat and split washers all for for $3. Fits perfect. Need to search for a larger outer diameter washer to look more like the Sony combo but this setup works.
Morac's Avatar Morac 02:46 PM 05-06-2016
I got an email today reminding me about the 2011 safety issue with the 40" Bravia TVs. It said if the TV was already inspected there was no need to do it again, but I couldn't remember if I had done it or not. I had to go back and check this thread to see that, yes, I had done it.

I have no idea why they are sending out a reminder 5 years later. Here's the email:

https://esupport.sony.com/perl/news-...=1&region_id=1
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