05-17-2011, 06:20 AM
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Review of Sony Bravia XBR series 46" LCD HD TV
Sony Bravia XBR series 46" LCD HD TV
out of 5
Bringing a new Sony into our house is almost an annual ritual. So, last year we got our 46" Sony Bravia XBR High Definition LCD TV. I must say I was impressed. Extremely sharp picture, very fine details, great colors, almost like looking at the real life.
With a 46-inch screen, you do not need your glasses, every little detail is perfectly clear. This TV has
1080p with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, the highest resolution that exists on the market today.
The KDL-46XBR uses the latest Sony's HDMI 1.3 interface, for both audio and video signals, with the bandwidth to support both audio and video data.
I was worried that I would not be able to watch my old DVDs with such advanced technology, but Sony thought of that by their Bravia Engine Pro Full Digital Video Processor, which converts all different resolutions to 1080p so you can watch the old shows on your new fantastic screen.
Compared to most other displays, which are 8-bit, the KDL-46XBR is a 10-b it display with 10-bit processing. The added bit allows for a larger color palette for more natural color.
There are enough connections to plug in anything you want: three HDMI connections for Blu-Ray, HD DVD, two component video inputs, three composite video inputs, one S-Video input, one PC Audio and Video input. It does not have a popcorn machine included, but I have trust in Sony.
On top of all the technical features, this TV also looks fantastic. The one we bought has Sony's famous floating glass frame with a black bezel, but the bezel comes in different colors to fit your décor.
I am sure that this TV has been designed by men for men, because the only problem with it has to do with dark colors, making it very hard to watch old movies like Casablanca. I was told that all LCDs have that problem, which is not a good excuse, not for almost $1900, what we paid for this TV last year at the Sony shop.
Review by professional reviewer
, Oct. 2, 2010