Someone is selling a SONY 32" XBR FD TRINITRON WEGA near my city, but he is pretty far and I don't have a vehicle to get out to him. He said he would deliver it to me, as he works in the city. But I have no easy way of previewing this set (ie the image quality) before purchase.
The price might be right though?
SONY 32" XBR FD TRINITRON WEGA - KV32XBR450
Which supports: 1080i, 960p (?), 480p, 480i
He is including a JVC 5.1 speaker system too.
Total: $450 Canadian.
He has dropped it down from a previous ad, from $550. He bought a plasma, so has no need for this. I could probably bring the price down.
Is this worth a blind buy ? The money is not an issue for me, it's the possibility of buying a piece of crap which weighs 170 pounds and I may have to dispose of, which bothers me.
I am trying to figure out when did the KV32XBR450 come out... it looks like 2002 (by looking at reviews on the net). So at max, this set is 5 years old.
It doesn't have 720p, but I assume that 720p signals will be converted to 1080i. How will that look? And a lot of people say 720p looks better than 1080i too.
There are new Samsung Slimfit CRT's for sale around here, in retail and classifieds. They have HDMI ports and 720p, and so much smaller and lighter... but I read nothing but horrible things about picture quality, humming, and failed sets.
Any tips or advice would be appreciated!