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post #961 of 980 Old 01-05-2014, 08:40 AM
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Those widescreen CRT HDTV's have been going fast here on the Craigslist free section here in D/FW. Stating it's calibrated and still looks amazing would be a bonus. Another bonus is if you can help load the beast (most ads I see say to bring help).

I recently learned from a wise poster here that there's a classified section on AVS:

https://www.avsforum.com/f/256/direct-view-crt

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Panasonic's professional plasma monitors support higher refresh rates for various PC broadcasts, the three I have owned will go as high as 85Hz, but this isn't done with television. I have never seen a "120Hz" plasma but I can't say nobody had offered one.

Because the current 120, and even 240 Hz screens do not actually accept those refresh rates but rather interpolate frames to achieve that rate with standard television broadcasts, the usefulness is questionable due to the artifacts introduced. Until television broadcast can be done at 120Hz, this feature's best use is to allow for elimination of 2:3 pulldown for DVD and BluRay movies.

Good to know, thanks again! Marketing strikes again. Hopefully they're allowing that to be turned off if one doesn't like the artifacts generated.

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Thanks for the tip, Floydage - I will take a look at the Classifieds.

"glittering prizes and endless compromises..."

51" Samsung F8500 Plasma & 60" Panasonic ST60 Plasma for Sale
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I posted the ad in the classified section: https://www.avsforum.com/t/1510247/sony-kd-34xs955n-super-fine-pitch-crt-hdtv/0_100

Thanks for your help, Floydage. cool.gif

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51" Samsung F8500 Plasma & 60" Panasonic ST60 Plasma for Sale
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I posted the ad in the classified section: https://www.avsforum.com/t/1510247/sony-kd-34xs955n-super-fine-pitch-crt-hdtv/0_100

Thanks for your help, Floydage. cool.gif

You're welcome and GL!

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My TV is still kicking strong (knock on wood). Can't wait until all the kinks are worked out of OLED and the prices come down (they're starting to!).
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I have a set available free to anyone willing to carry it out of my house!

The picture has started to expand horizontally so the right and left edges are cut off. I assume there is some kind of internal setting to fix it? Other than that the picture is good.

I'm moving to a 50" which is the largest that will fit in my space.

I am located North of Charlotte, NC....post if by chance anyone wants it before it heads to the recycle center.
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I am located North of Charlotte, NC....post if by chance anyone wants it before it heads to the recycle center.
Nice to offer it to the comrades here first but afterward you'll get a bigger audience on Craigslist.

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So, turns out the set is perfectly fine. Just before we disconnected everything for the new TV my son says something about, "What if its the Onkyo receiver causing the problem?" I went hmmmm.

We have to turn our receiver on 8 - 10 times every time it cools down to get it to stay on, works fine once its one. Well that comment led to some investigation and testing of various direct and indirect hookups involving DirecTV dvr, Sony blu-ray, Onkyo HT-RC360 receiver and the KD-36 To sum up somehow the format button had gotten pushed on the DirecTV remote...twice. I had checked the screen button on the Sony remote multiple times...but never on the DirecTV remote. Never even noticed it had one.

In over a decade of having DirecTV, I've never had this button pushed twice (it takes two pushes to change the setting)!

Anyway, the TV is still going out so the offer still stands. I won the made by Samsung screen lottery for my new TV and love the bigger screen size, though I can't really say the new TV beats the Sony in PQ. Of course the screen size is much larger so not a completely fair comparison. I just started tweaking settings on the new one as well. The venerable Sony is heading to the recycle center early next week...its been a good run.

I forgot what a beast this thing is! I remembered it was heavy, but it was ridiculous getting the thing out and loaded. 3 person job...one on each end and one on the front screen side...it is way front lopsided in weight.

Final note for other Sony owners. I thought the TV had gone out a few times before, but all it required was to unplug the power and plug back in...may help someone hopefully.
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Well, the set is gone. Recycle center...it had a good run.

I am amazed at how much larger a picture we have now with the 50" in the same space, we have a built-in entertainment center, since the bezels are so thin now. It is also easy to mess with and change cables now vs moving the previous beast to try to get to the back of the thick CRT Sony.

The Sony was a good TV with an very good picture and got us through the family small kids phase of balls and countless other things thrown around our family room that harmlessly bounced of the solid glass front!
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Is there something wrong with my KD-36XS955? There Red, Green and Blue lines across the screen (they don't defect my viewing experience at all but it could be distracting at times) and I was wondering if there's anything in the service menu that could fix it?

*Thumbnails in link to other thread*:

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/64-dir...d-36xs955.html

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I still have this baby and I'm really struggling with getting rid of it.

The picture is just great, and when I look at TV's in bars, or in store, the all look like crap when showing HD cable/satellite.

I would really like a bigger screen at this point though, and I'm probably going to pick up an Xbox One soon. Does anyone know if the Sony CRT actually shows 60fps? I'm picking up an Xbox One primarily for Forza 6, which runs at 60 fps. Not sure I can actually get that on this TV though. I've tried Googling without a clear answer.
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Just wanted to comment that the first pages of this thread are a very funny read
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I just picked up one of these on cl locally but am having one heck of a time finding a stand or anything to put it on due to the extreme weight. Anybody have some suggestions?
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I just picked up one of these on cl locally but am having one heck of a time finding a stand or anything to put it on due to the extreme weight. Anybody have some suggestions?
I have two, and they're both on solid oak stands.
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I'm currently back to using this since my 960 is down. Everything works except the HDMI port which is apparently shot and since the stupid analog sunset crap that means I'm pretty much out of luck trying to run Blu-rays in 1080i or upscaled DVDs. So time to keep spinning LDs! I need to do some work on the geometry in the morning but I already did overscan adjustments.

Only thing is that when powering on I get some wavy lines in the 1080i image of my PS3 home screen for about 30 seconds which then go away after it warms up.
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Does anyone know how to adjust the zoom parameters on the service menu of this set? I’d like to use it for 4:3 content that’s HD but when you do the zoom it cuts off way too much.
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My 36 went yellow green
Five red flashes
I fixed it 3 yeas ago I think it’s time to say good bye


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I bought another Samsung UN32J5500AFXZA 32" LCD/LED TV to replace the last tube TV that I had (the SONY KD-36XS955) at my lake cabin. They're now $250 again this week at BB, and with a 10% BB coupon that I got in the mail for my birthday, I couldn't resist. I was hesitant to replace the SONY tube TV, since no one is going to break into my cabin just to steal it (it's upwards of 300 lbs!). However, the 7 flash issue that is common with these SONY tube TVs was starting up with it, and I was constantly unplugging/replugging it just to turn it on. I just hope that this $250 Samsung 32" TV isn't enough of a reason for someone to break into my cabin!

Obviously, I'm very happy with the Samsung UN32J5500AFXZA. This is my third one (one at my daughter's apartment, one in the bedroom, and now one at the cabin) along with my main living room 43" TV (a Samsung UN43MU6300FXZA). I can't believe that BB hasn't discontinued the UN32J5500AFXZA yet; it was introduced in 2015 -- that's a long shelf life for any model of TV in this day in age!

Cheers.
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