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Sony Qualia and Sony XBR 4 TV

I recently visited a TV store and had 46" Sony Qualia and the 46" Sony XBR 4 hooked up to an Antenna signal. Each TV was hooked up to the same Antenna. The Sony XBR 4 never had a signal problem nor any signal loss at all. The Qualia on the other hand had signal disturbance and loss of picture for a few seconds and returned to the broadcast. This went on and off for the time I was viewing the station via Antenna. The picture quality, shapeness and detailing of the Qualia was much better than the XBR 4 when the signal was on constantly before it lost the signal. The Qualia has a LCD with an LED backlite which the XBR does not have. In any event what else would be the problem here other than an poor signal or weak Antenna strength? Would any of the internal parts have to be replace ie.,. tuners or the alike. The Qualia is about two years old and the XBR was new right out of the box. Please advise.

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The new XBR is optimized and designed for a digital signal. It will not process an analog signal as visualy good as the older analog sets. There are many technical reasons behind this.

Considering the newer set, the technology is farther ahead than a set that was made a few years ago. The new set would have improvements in its overall stability and capability for signal processing.

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Wow. mostly all new set from the last few years have a dual tuners
NTSC and ATSC and that would depend if or which set will get the better signal. Also remember that off air is analog and the sets are now design for digital.

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