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Best New TV For Watching Old Movies?

Our TV, a stately Sony Trinitron that's served us since 1999, is dying. We need a new 42 inch-ish TV. I have no idea what to look for in this new flat/plasma/HD market. All I want to avoid is that godawful HD thing where old movies look like cheap soap operas and everything is too sharp and flat. No interest in a smart TV or 3D or anything like that. What should I buy to make our media diet of old movies and Netflix TV shows look the best?
posted by The Whelk on Jan 28, 2016 - 17 answers

Where can i buy a Walkman(plays cassettes) online?

Where can i buy a walkman online or at the very least a place that does repairs? I've been looking for a sony walkman for awhile now to no avail. All the ones i've found on Ebay either don't work or the radio works but it needs new parts. I would buy one that doesn't work if i knew i could send it somewhere for repairs. So, are there any websites besides ebay/craigslist that would sell old walkmans or do repairs that you know of?
posted by earthquakeglue on Jun 14, 2015 - 10 answers

I got an Experia X10 Mini pro, but I can't get it to work

I just got a phone from Amazon; we have verified that it is unocked, but when we put the sim card in (wind provider) it doesn't work, and in the settings is has it listed as "wind away" as though it thinks that I am out of their signal range. [more inside]
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 on May 14, 2015 - 5 answers

Help replacing the screen on a Sony RX1 camera

I recently purchased a highly discounted Sony RX1 that has a crack in the screen. I would like to replace it, but I cannot find a single thing online about how to. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Dec 31, 2014 - 6 answers

North Korea Internet Outages

As of this writing, North Korea has had two Internet outages in 48 hours. A lot of people seem to watch when Internet service goes down for countries and companies. But I don't recall anyone saying North Korea's Internet had gone down until within the last couple of days. Has anyone reported North Korea's Internet going down in the past?
posted by CollectiveMind on Dec 23, 2014 - 4 answers

Where are all the Sony documents?

Every journalist on earth seems to be able to search the sony douments. Where are they?? Any search of terms like "sony stolen documents" or "sony hacked documents" brings up links to news stories about the documents, but not the documents themselves. nothing I could find on the smoing gun, wikileaks or wikipedia. I feel like a complete idiot. Where are they hiding in plain sight??
posted by jdkoerner on Dec 15, 2014 - 10 answers

Sony DVM63PS vs. DVM60PRR DVC tapes?

Can anyone tell me how these two (Sony DVM63PS vs. DVM60PRR) DVC tapes compare? Is this a trivial thing, here? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by ancient star on Sep 25, 2014 - 3 answers

Help me hack my Sony DVD player (Model DVP-SR210P)

I'm trying to play Region 2 European DVDs on my US DVD player. I know you can hack DVD players to be region-free, and have read the previous threads on AskMeFi from several years ago, but I cannot find a hack for my specific Sony player, model DVP-SR210P. Any tips appreciated!
posted by J-Do on Aug 24, 2014 - 7 answers

Best way to get audio from youtube videos into a Sony Walkman?

I just received a Sony Walkman NWZ-W262 for my birthday. I am psyched about filling it up with music and using it at the gym. I'd love to transfer some music from my own CD's, but most of them are in storage. I don't have money to pay for new music. What I do have is a bunch of youtube videos saved whose audio I'd love to use for workouts. [more inside]
posted by mysterious_stranger on Jun 17, 2014 - 7 answers

Sony VAIO VGN FW 34OD won't power on

A few months ago a friend gave me a VGN FW34OD that had had coffee spilled on it. I took it apart, cleaned with rubbing alcohol, everything worked fine except the keyboard--some keys didn't work at all, some would just repeatedly fire. Annoying. But it worked and was fine for watching movies and tv and stuff. [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Apr 18, 2014 - 6 answers

How to get Google 2-step verification to work in Sony Blu-ray Player?

After turning on Google 2-step verification, I am having trouble signing into YouTube on my Sony Blu-ray player. Any work-around? It seems like the Sony app makes no accommodation for 2-step verification.
posted by Exchequer on Mar 9, 2014 - 2 answers

Is the 13" MacBook Air the right laptop for me?

Needing to get a new portable, because the battery in my workhorse laptop is borked, I ordered a refurbished 13" MacBook Pro - which I am typing on at the moment. So far, it seems fine for what I need, but I was wondering whether the hive mind could think of a better solution. Generic snowflake detail inside. [more inside]
posted by running order squabble fest on Jan 24, 2014 - 10 answers

Want a (used?) PS3 - but which model?

PS4 is out, so time for me to get a PS3 and enjoy a sweet, sweet back catalogue of cheap, cheap games. But given that I also like to 'open' my consoles for media playing / emulator goodness, which new or used model should I buy? The main concern seems to be downgrading the official firmware from whatever it is now to 3.55 so that unofficial firmware can be installed. Is this easily done on all models (for example, the latest 12gb or 500gb jobs) or only older slim / fat models?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Dec 15, 2013 - 1 answer

Where can I find Sony Featherweight headphones at a reasonable price?

I'm trying to track down a pair of Sony Featherweight headphones for Mrs_Eep, but the prices have quadrupled. Is there a similar pair that anyone can recommend? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Nov 26, 2013 - 1 answer

Sony RX100 or Panasonic Lumix LX7?

After being disappointed in yet another set of vacation photos because I didn't want to lug my dSLR around and ended up relying on my phone's mediocre camera, I've decided it's time for a high-end point-and-shoot. I've spent a couple weeks researching and have narrowed it down to two: the Sony RX100 and the Panasonic Lumix LX7. But I'm having a hard time deciding between the two! Do you have experience with either/both that can help me decide? I don't mind spending the extra money on the RX100 if it's worth it, but is it? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Oct 29, 2013 - 11 answers

TV optimised web pages.

I'm looking for tv optimised web pages for streaming and similar like the YouTube TV browser or the BBC iPlayer's Big Screen. [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Oct 7, 2013 - 1 answer

RFID for fun and profit

I just got my hands on a Sony Xperia with near field technology. In the box were two Xperia SmartTags. I am exited but lacking inspiration. What can I do with my tags? [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Aug 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Sony a57 + Sigma 18-250 Lens: How do I use lens correction in Aperture?

Forgive me if this is more obvious than I expect, but I recently purchased a Sony a57 Camera, which I really, really enjoy. I will be doing some traveling, and purchased a Sigma 18-250mm 1:3.5-6.3 Macro HSM lens to pair with my camera. I have read that many people will use "lens profiles" to correct their images when they import them into Aperture. How can I find a lens profile for my lens? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Aug 12, 2013 - 1 answer

Sony Xperia J Not Reading Sim Card

Hi all, my Sony Xperia J isn't reading sim cards. The sim card (3) that came with the phone works on other phones; the Xperia won't read other sim cards. What can I do to get this handset working? This is my work phone and I'm the breadwinner around here, so it's a bit urgent! Thanks. I've got two Win7 PCs to assist in fixing it.
posted by Mistress on Aug 10, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me decide if I should sell my Canon Rebel DSLR and buy a Sony RX100

Help me decide if I should sell my Canon Rebel Xti (EOS 400D) and buy a Sony RX100. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Mar 1, 2013 - 19 answers

How do I open up my Sony TV projectors?

I have a Sony VPL-PX40 and a Sony VPL-PX41. How can I open them up to swap the lenses? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Jan 28, 2013 - 2 answers

International eReader Dilemma

Which is the best eReader for a Canadian who wants access to lots of free reading material? [more inside]
posted by snorkmaiden on Jan 1, 2013 - 16 answers

Techie Not.

Completely clueless: Can I use this Sony Blu-ray player with my Haier Full HD LCD TV Model: L39Z10A? Will they be compatible?
posted by LittleMissItneg on Dec 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Combining a broken Sony KDS60A2000 and a broken Sony KDS50A2000 into one working TV?

I recently inherited both a broken Sony KDS60A2000 and a broken Sony KDS50A2000 from a friend. They're both broken, but they're both broken in different ways. Can I cobble together one working television from the two of them? [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on Dec 12, 2012 - 4 answers

We ain't got no budget!

CHALLENGE TIME! You are lent some expensive, professional grade video equipment for 18 hours and told that you may use it as you see fit in the time you have. Assuming little to no preparation beforehand, what do you do and/or film with it? Ideally you'd like the owner (or anyone else who sees your work) to be mildly impressed, knowing that you have no actual solo film making experience whatsoever. [more inside]
posted by Seiten Taisei on Oct 17, 2012 - 14 answers

PS3 controllers going bad awfully fast

Playstation 3 controllers have both lost battery chargability, they were bought in late November 2011. Seven months ago. Is that just about par for the course? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Jun 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Stream laptop screen to TV?

Wondering if I can stream the screen image from my laptop to my TV... [more inside]
posted by Exchequer on Jun 23, 2012 - 10 answers

1. Internet appliance *with browser*. 2. Hotel wifi. 3. ??? 4. Netflix!

I have a Blu-ray player *with an internet browser* that still can't authenticate with my hotel's wifi. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on May 14, 2012 - 7 answers

Hacking Sony and getting away with it?

Old news, but in regards to the Sony massive breach (hackers stole 77M account details, incl credit cards), how intelligent would the hackers be to remain uncaught? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on May 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Internet Browsing on PS3

Since the Xbox 360 doesn't have a browser I am unable to connect to Xbox Live on a public internet connection because the 360 cannot give me access to the user agreement (if anyone knows a way around that, I'd like to know). Does anyone know if the PS3 has a browser capable of going on a public wifi and agreeing to the user agreement? I ask this because I am considering purchasing one for the library I work at. This will allow me to download updates for our games.
posted by zzazazz on Feb 24, 2012 - 3 answers

What? I can't hear you!

Keep and fix or junk? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Feb 15, 2012 - 5 answers

I am remote control dumb and my 14 month old is not.

I have a Sony RM-VZ320 Universal Remote and I can't seem to remove favorite channels. [more inside]
posted by Jacob G on Jan 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Damn you old technology

Back again. In a previous question I asked about Sony 8mm videotapes in the Philadelphia area. Sadly the price for converting Sony HG120 tape, Sony 8mm MP120 tapes and Sony Video8 MP60 tapes is too expensive for the 3 or 4 tapes I have. I'd rather not pay $150 when the tapes might be mostly blank, have crap on them, or otherwise not be worth spending $120 on. Any ideas? Should I try to buy a cheap camera for these? Anybody want to lend their for a few hours? [more inside]
posted by furious on Sep 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Freshly reinstalled Sony Vegas won't open the video edits I produced with it before

I recently had to reinstall Windows (XP) on my PC to kill some malware. Subsequently, I reinstalled Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9, which I've been using for the last couple of years on this machine. Today I went to open one of my video edits for the first time... but Vegas chokes on it. Can you help me figure out why? Error log after the jump. [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Aug 29, 2011 - 11 answers

What camera should I get?

I want a new digital camera. Amazon has the Sony DSC-HX5V for $190. Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Aug 19, 2011 - 7 answers

I need something new to geek out about.

An idle stereo upgrade question: If I were to upgrade any part of my stereo system, would I get more bang for the buck upgrading my receiver, my speakers, or it would it probably not make a difference given my listening habits? Details on my setup inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Aug 15, 2011 - 12 answers

How Do You Archive Old DV Footage?

A/V Filter: What's the best long-term way to archive and view miniDV tapes recorded on a Sony video camera? [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman on Aug 13, 2011 - 3 answers

"Megapixels" "What? "MEGAPIXELS!"

I'm looking for an Sony TV spot for digital cameras. I'm guessing it was out around 2003. It had a guy walking around town asking anyone he could find about digital cameras police officers, construction workers, maybe a crossing guard. In one scene he is yelling down a manhole asking about megapixels. I've Googgled all I can Google and haven't been able to find it online anywhere. [more inside]
posted by jmsta on Aug 6, 2011 - 1 answer

Extreme macro photography with a Sony NEX-5k

Using various relatively cheap adaptors, zoom lenses and lens-reversal rings (the greatest thing that ever happened to Nikon dSLRs!), I had fun taking lots of pictures of really tiny things with my previous cameras. However, now I have a Sony NEX-5k which, for its wonderful optics, great features and excellent resolution doesn't seem to have anything that I can find to do the same type of work. Can anyone recommend a hack or accessory that will let me take more pics like those I used to (or even of smaller things!)?
posted by luriete on Jul 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Life Without Amazon Prime

I need a Sony Type3b USB cable (for my Cybershot DSC-WX9). I'm in Prague and can't receive packages or have it shipped. Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by shew on Jul 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me wade through this DSLR nonsense?

I'm looking to up my camera game. Help me wade through all of the nonsense and figure out what I want. [more inside]
posted by burlsube on Jul 13, 2011 - 17 answers

Where can I get my PSP fixed for a reasonable price?

Where can I get a PSP repaired for less than the cost of a used/refurbished one? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Jul 10, 2011 - 1 answer

Camera Me, Please?

Best current pocket camera? [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Jun 28, 2011 - 20 answers

Sound on sound

I'm looking to buy a good quality digital audio recorder, mainly for recording gigs and rehearsals. I already have a little Olympus voice recorder - is upgrading worthwhile? [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Jun 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Sony NEX VG10 suddently stopped talking to iMovie - any ideas?

Sony NEX VG10 camcorder. Mac Mini, 2010 version, iMovie 09. Previously, video would import effortlessly (also into my own copy of iMovie 11) but now the device doesn't show up at all when we click the magic iMovie import button. Any clues about changes, bugs, or configuration issues that may be causing it to not appear? (The camera *does* show up as a USB disk, but I don't want to much with the massive files it generates directly - it tells me that the USB interface and cable are okay, though).
posted by davemee on Jun 2, 2011 - 2 answers

Canon 5D, 7D, or something else?

For video and still shooting, should I get Canon 5D, 7D, or wait for something new? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime on May 11, 2011 - 16 answers

What is the best low budget HD camcorder for Mac Users?

Best Low Budget HD Camcorder for Mac Users? [more inside]
posted by dbbaily on May 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Help with Fuji x100

Fuji x100, why should I pay so much for a fixed lens camera? Is this a rangefinder? I don't really know what that is.... [more inside]
posted by sadieglass on Mar 25, 2011 - 8 answers

There has to be an easy way to make lo-fi copies of this video, right?

Video file conversion woes! [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Mar 23, 2011 - 16 answers

I'm not turning Japanese, so must sell it.

What is the best way for me to sell (in the United States) an electronic device designed for the Japanese market? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jan 12, 2011 - 6 answers

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