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Sony KDL / XBRKDL XBR Series TV (40", 46", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Sony KDL / XBRKDL XBR Series TV (40", 46", 52"). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and color. The usability and design also get good comments. Comments are divided on the sound. Some have doubts about the tuner and remote control.

image quality, design, usability, color, durability

price, size, remote control, tuner

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL / XBRKDL XBR Series TV (40", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Mike Flacy (avrev.com)

Sony KDL-52XBR10 LED HDTV Preview

 

The 52" Bravia XBR10 Edge lit LED High Definition Television is one of the thinnest HDTVs that Sony has produced. Bypassing plasma or LCD technology, the XBR10 series uses edge lit LED backlighting to produce a high contrast image. Sony claims the...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony KDL46XBR45

 

Great contrast and black levels, LED back-lighting

Expensive, imperfect build quality, sharpness issues

Sony's KDL-46XBR45 produces fantastic quality images, but this excellence comes at a price.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony KDL-46XBR45

 

One of the best televisions we have seen, but it has a hefty price tag.

Great contrast and black levels, LED back-lighting

Expensive, imperfect build quality, sharpness issues

Sony’s KDL-46XBR45 produces fantastic quality images, but this excellence comes at a price.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Bravia KDL46XBR

 

Sony is really hitting the 1080p market hard with its latest Bravia line-up. Where most companies have a 1080p line of televisions to complement their...

Crystal clear pictures, brilliant colour, no noise in high definition, PC connectivity works flawlessly, motion flow technology smooths out the picture

Motion flow creates blurring and looks quite unnatural, contrast issues particularly when running via PC, minor noise during standard definition

Sony's Bravia KDL46XBR is a brilliant 1080p TV. It performed above par across all our tests and while it wasn't perfect, the issues we did spot did not detract. If you're after a full high definition screen that excels in all areas this is a great choice.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Sony KDL46XBR

 

The Sony KDL46XBR is an excellent example of the LCD art, and includes up-to-date -- and working! -- features, and sumptuous styling.

Excellent colour and blacks ; Great contrast ; Able to outperform last year's plasmas ; Luxurious finish

Still some clouding issues ; Colour favours green over blue ; Can save money choosing X series instead

The Sony XBR makes a very good case for the state of LCD circa 2007. It boasts impressive image quality, luxury styling and ease of use. It's not perfect, but when compared to the plasmas of only 12 months ago you're getting comparable image quality at...

Nov, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Sony KDL46XBR Review - LCD TVs

 

sony kdl46xbr review: The Sony KDL46XBR is an excellent example of the LCD art, and includes up-to-date -- and working! -- features, and sumptuous styling.

Excellent colour and blacks, Great contrast, Able to outperform last year's plasmas, Luxurious finish

Still some clouding issues, Colour favours green over blue, Can save money choosing X series instead

The Sony KDL46XBR is an excellent example of the LCD art, and includes up-to-date -- and working! -- features, and sumptuous styling.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Randolph Ramsay (cnet.com.au)

Sony Bravia KDL-46X LCD television Preview - LCD TVs

 
Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (smarthouse.com.au)

Sony Bravia KDL-46XBR

 

If there is one word to describe the new Sony Bravia, it would be the word “better.” The new KDL-46XBR is one of those LCDs in the market that is well worth its asking price because of its new technology and picture quality. The TV shines with all...

Product design; Various connectivity ports; Customisable colour settings; Rich and vibrant colours

It took us quite some time before we got used to the unit’s menu and remote control

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: Anonymous (sony.com)

XBR10 BEST AND WORST

 

I love this TV! And I hate this TV! So disappointed that the signal waivers if the media unit is not exactly placed in the narrow bandwidth area. I place the monitor on my media cabinet with the wireless unit stacked underneath and the signal is...

DESIGN AND PIC QLTY

CONSISTENT SIGNAL FROM WIRELESS

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Anonymous (sony.com)

Excellent design, ok performance, great features

 

The GOOD: This TV looks really slick, would look great in any room. Has a Glossy screen which I prefer despite the occasional glare. I have been waiting for a Sony that could compete in design with the Samsung Edge lit LED TVs, this one is a step...

Slim Design, this was the first LED that really competed with the Samsung LED series of TVs

Does not perform as well with SD channels, picture is a little washed out white

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Thanks to the supplied BRAVIA 1080p wireless media box, you can place your XBR10 series on the wall and keep your video components where they belong - out of sight. The media box allows you to wirelessly transmit high-definition 1080p quality video and audio to the TV, so you can keep your components inside a cabinet and still control them with ease. Featuring an edge lit LED backlight, and the BRAVIA XBR10 series is the thinnest HD television Sony has yet to produce. Designed to deliver unbelievable blacks and brilliant whites, this HDTV also boasts an unbelievably slim form factor and an amazing 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio which will leave you wondering if the view is nicer with the TV on or off.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.6in
Height:30in/33.1in
Weight:59.3lbs/71.4lbs
Width:44.5in/50in

DVD

Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:KDL-46XBR10/KDL-52XBR10
Product Line:Sony BRAVIA XBR

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Service & Support

Type:18 months warranty

Television

Combined with:Wireless media receiver
Diagonal Size:46in/52in
Diagonal Size (cm):117cm/132cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:1000000:1
Enhanced Refresh Rate:240 Hz
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:4
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:4000:1
LCD Backlight Technology:LED backlight
LED Backlight Type:Edge-lit
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Series:BRAVIA XBR
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI
Viewing Angle:178 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes