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I have a Sony XBR250, is a HI-Scan? What exactly is high scan TV is not digital or HD.
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I have a Sony XBR250, is a HI-Scan? What exactly is high scan TV is not digital or HD.

Yes the KV-36XBR250 is a HI Scan TV. It displays in 853x1080i and is a HDTV.

Maybe someone else can tell you more about it. I thought I would respond to get the ball rolling.

Meanwhile here is a chart with all the Sony Trinitron TV's listed along with their features. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FD_Trinitron/WEGA

I might be wrong about that TV being HD.
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Hi-scan is a marketing term for trinitron displays with a screen aperture grill able to resolve a 1080x853 resolution. What this means is there is there is moderately more resolution than from a TV with a more basic aperture grill.

I found your TV's manual here
http://www.docs.sony.com/release/KV32XBR250.pdf

From what I've found online it looks like there is very little chance your TV will accept a HD signal or do anything in HD. But it should do SD really well, better than most of Sony's HD CRTs do at least.

It supports S-video and yPbPr inputs so hook up your equipment via those instead of via composite and it should give good quality.
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The manual linked above indicates nothing about this set being HiScan. It appears to be a 480i set but does do vertical compression of widescreen sources.

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I have another one a KVFS120 specifically says 480i only on progressive input in manual no mention in the XBR's will it take 480p? They both have excellent PQ
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But it should do SD really well, better than most of Sony's HD CRTs do at least.
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So the HD CRT's don't do SD very good I was thinking of looking for one, can be had cheap even free working properly. Was going to say I heard they did it good but now that I think about it was always coached with 'compared to others' tubes and especially LED's etc.
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HD CRTs do better with SD than say an HD LCD imo. But HD anything makes SD look crappier. SD sets will always handle SD better than HD sets.
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