Adapting old XBR1 Sony stand for XBR2:
Several Forum readers have asked for a description of how I adapted my XBR1 Sony stand for use with the XBR2 (the new base is wider than the base cutout in the SU GW12 stand)
Because I am dremel challenged I decided to mount my XBR2 on my SU GW12 using the fill-in board method described below.
The filler board was made from a 1 inch thick pressed particle board that is dropped into the cut out area in the top of the stand. The board sets back from the front of the stand so that the trim piece can be slid on in front of the board. Visualize that with the board in place and the trim piece installed, the surface of the stand is flat/flush across the entire top, except for clearance groves surrounding the filler board.
The XBR2 simply sits on top of this flat surface. It does not lock into anything and can be moved around so the back hangs over the stand about 1 inch, and the front of the base of the TV set will end up about 1/2 inch from the front of the stand.
I used a 2 foot by 4 foot 1 inch thick pressed particle board from the lumber company, and had them cut the board to the shape I needed. The cost was $15 for the board and $5 to make the cuts. Check that the thickness of the board is almost exactly 1 inch thick. Mine was about 4-8 thousandths of an inch thicker than the 2 side pieces of the stand (the base rests on both the filler and the 2 side pieces simultaneously, and I did not want to warp the base). Note: If you want, you can add about a 1 inch tab at the rear of the board 28 3/8 inch wide to support the rear base ovehang.
Here are the dimensions of my finished board:
Depth: 14 1/2 inch (total 15 1/2 inch if you add the 1 inch tab mentioned above)
Front width: 39 1/4 inch
Rear width: 28 3/8 inch
Diagonal cuts on each rear side of the board have to be made to match the recessed area in the stand: Measure back from the front 5 3/32 inches and draw a line across the board. This section is all 39 1/4 inch wide. Now draw 2 lines from the ends of this line to the rear -intersecting the 2 ends of the 28 3/8 wide board at the rear. Cut off the 2 slices so the board narrows toward the rear, matching the stand cutout. A cardboard template matching the bottom of the base is shown in photo 7255 and 7256. I have drawn the Board outline on the template so the relative size difference can be seen.
The front of the set will end up sitting on top of the trim piece. The trim piece has no support beneath it. As mentioned above, I recommend you provide base support at the front of the stand - to do this I plan to put some kind of filler blocks under the trim piece.
This is easy to do, works out well and looks natural -- the set simply sits on top of the stand. The board is covered by the wide base except for 2 small exposed wedges at the rear, as shown in 2 additional photos in an added post on the next page.
Originally Posted by KTTV Images
It worked well and was easy to do once I had the cutout made to drop into the opening in the stand. The downside is that the TV base overhangs the back 1 inch and overhangs the support given by the front of cutout board by about 3- 4 inches ( the front of the base rests on the trim piece in the front of the stand). I consider this acceptable but others may feel this isn't enough support for the front of the TV. I plan to put filler blocks betwen the table top and the trim piece to hold the weight of the TV in case it starts to tip foreward.
I do not have pictures of the cutout piece or the set on the stand, but the XBR2 simply sits on top of the entire stand with the cutout board completely covered by the new wider base. If anyone is interested I can list the dimensions of the board I cut to drop into the stand.