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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the sound and color are on the whole positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the tuner and build quality.

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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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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...

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Inconvenient control box

 

The idea of the control box is to separate the monitor from lots of wires, and of course make the monitor thinner. That is a great idea, if you put all your components in a shelf to the side of the monitor (or below the monitor), as most folks do. Then...

I do know know what I like about this product, as it is still in the box. What I do not like is the fine print about the unit's control box that one discovers for the first time in the owner's manual

The control module must face the TV, making placement of the system difficult and usually ugly. You only find this out in the fine print of the owner's manual, after you buy the unit

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Inconvenient control box

 

The idea of the control box is to separate the monitor from lots of wires, and of course make the monitor thinner. That is a great idea, if you put all your components in a shelf to the side of the monitor (or below the monitor), as most folks do. Then...

I do know know what I like about this product, as it is still in the box. What I do not like is the fine print about the unit's control box that one discovers for the first time in the owner's manual

The control module must face the TV, making placement of the system difficult and usually ugly. You only find this out in the fine print of the owner's manual, after you buy the unit

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Amazon review summary for Sony KDL / XBRKDL XBR Series TV (40", 46", 52")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Sony KDL / XBRKDL XBR Series TV (40", 46", 52") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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57% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BRAVIA XBR Series KDL-52XBR10 1080p 240 Hz LCD HDTVSony KDL-46XBR10 46 inch Full HD 1080p 240Hz LED Flat Panel HDTV

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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

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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

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Sony KDL-46XBR45

 

Sony's KDL-46XBR45 is very expensive, even when compared to its direct rivals like the Samsung Series 9 (LA46A950). It is part of Sony's flagship seri...

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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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
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