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post #1 of 2 Old 07-25-2002, 07:56 AM - Thread Starter
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This email was in an HDTV newsgroup. Thought, I'd pass it on. buyer beware, of course


Hi, gang,

I've got a KD-34XBR2 34" direct view (tube) HDTV with integrated OTA
ATSC tuner that was shipped to me directly by Sony in California.
Unfortunately it was damaged in transit. It looks great on the
outside, until you turn it on. The picture has a rainbow distortion
pattern on the screen. The tech who looked at it thinks it's most
likely a tube problem. So anyway, since Sony didn't want it back,
I've stuck it up on eBay with no reserve and a 99 cent opening bid.

If anyone is interested in picking it up for their own nefarious
purposes, or to scavenge for parts, then check it out at:


This is for local pick-up only (New York City). Bring a friend 'cuz
it weighs around 250 pounds!


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Buyer doesn't have to beware too much though since I documented my trouble with this TV right here on the forum after I received it. Waited for months to get this puppy through my Sony connection and when it finally arrived, it had the display problem shown in the auction. :(

The Sony tech diagnosed it as a tube problem (without removing the case) and said it was "uneconomical to repair." I filed a claim with the carrier and was eventually reimbursed. Neither the carrier nor Sony wanted it back and they suggested I find a local repair shop to take it. But eBay was easier.

Other than the tube problem, it's in pretty nice shape and would probably make a fun project for someone who is technically astute in these matters. From what Sony Parts tells me, a replacement tube is $600.10 plus shipping (Sony Parts can be reached at 800-488-7669).

Anyway... if anyone has any additional questions, please let me know.



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