Pros

  • Fantastic Internet offerings
  • Excellent brightness and contrast

Cons

  • On-screen instructions are not always clear
  • Limited color adjustments

At A Glance

Good-looking images, interesting multimedia features, and a huge selection of Internet-video offerings justify the Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR9’s $2000 price tag.

Manufacturer’s Description

Sony's full HD 1920 x 1080 progressive (1080p) 52-inch KDL-52XBR9 televisions feature a wide color gamut cold cathode fluorescent light (WCG-CCFL) backlight providing a broader color palette. This results in on-screen images with more vibrant, ife-like colors.

The Specs

Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
S-Video Yes
VGA Yes
Number of HDMI Ports 4
Composite Video Yes
Component Video Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes
Headphone Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 52.00 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Digital Tuner ATSC
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
UPC Code 027242752856
Manufacturer Part Number KDL52XBR9
Brand Name Sony
Product Name BRAVIA KDL-52XBR9 52" LCD TV
Marketing Information

Sony's full HD 1920 x 1080 progressive (1080p) 52-inch KDL-52XBR9 televisions feature a wide color gamut cold cathode fluorescent light (WCG-CCFL) backlight providing a broader color palette. This results in on-screen images with more vibrant, ife-like colors.

Product Model KDL-52XBR9
Product Type LCD TV
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line BRAVIA
Product Series XBR9
Miscellaneous
Features Channel Labeling, Auto-off, Closed Caption
Physical Characteristics
Weight (Approximate) 1392.0 oz
Video
Analog Tuner NTSC
Video Signal Standard HDTV 1080p
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Comb Filter 3D Y/C
Scan Format 1080p
Sound
Sound System Dolby, Surround Sound
Built-in Devices
Speakers Yes
Technical Information
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178°
Vertical Viewing Angle 178°

Performance

Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Very Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 3.9
Color Quality Rating Good
Color Quality Score 3.3
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 3.1
Motion Rating Good
Motion Score 3.2
Power Usage
Green Rating Fair
Green score 65.0
Power off 0.0   watts
Power on 166.8   watts

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