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Sony Bravia KDL V-XBR1 Series TV (26",32",40")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews of Sony Bravia KDL V-XBR1 Series TV (26",32",40"). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and sound. The design and usability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the reliability and remote control.

image quality, usability, design, sound, durability

price, remote control, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia KDL V-XBR1 Series TV (26",32",40") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL V-XBR1 Series TV (26",32",40") from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The sound and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the price, while some have doubts about the reliability and color.

image quality, usability, sound, design, size

durability, color, reliability

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY KDL-V40XBR1 BRAVIA 40" XBR(R) LCD TelevisionSONY KDL-V40XBR1 BRAVIA 40" XBR(R) LCD Television

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Robert Heron (

Sony Bravia KDL-V40XBR1


The Sony Bravia KDL-V40XBR1 looks great when you are watching HDTV, but standard-definition video with the TV's default settings looks worse than it should.

Detailed imagery with HD sources. Customizable menu system. Good color representation.

Single digital video input is limiting. Default picture settings degrade standard-definition viewing experience. Scrolling through broadcast channel guide also caused the TV to change channels, with odd blank-screen pause between channel changes.

To test the V40XBR1's ability to upscale standard-definition video to its native high-definition resolution, I configured a Denon DVD-3910 disc player to provide the V40XBR1 with a 480i signal via component video input and an upscaled 720p signal via...

May, 2006

Expert review by: Laura Blackwell (

Sony Bravia KDL-V32XBR1 HDTV


The Sony Bravia KDL-V32XBR1 offers some interesting, high-end features that help explain its high price ($2700 on 3/24/06). However, its image quality, though generally good, falls short of what you see on some less expensive LCD TVs.

Prominent, well-labeled inputs CableCard slot

So-so image quality on HDTV content Pricey

The chief attraction of the Sony Bravia KDL-V32XBR1 is its well-conceived physical design. Details like the CableCard slot and the neatly secured remote battery compartment make this a TV that would be easy to live with. And if you have use for the...

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: shub (

No competition to it


Excellent picture, excellent resolution and excellent sound


Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: slick (

Sony Bravia KDL-V40XBR1


excellent right out the box


Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: genetsutsik (



Amazing Picture and style

Remorte control

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (

Mixed review.


Nice style, hHDprograming and dvd's look great.

Regular TV stations look grainy, even blurry. :(

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (

Outstanding LCD TV


Stunning picture quality, fantastic color fidelity

None found

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: VMody0 (

Sony KDL-V40XBR1 40 in Flat Screen LCD TV

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: b_man381 (

Disappointed due to product reliability


thin, quiet, good picture

quits working and costs alot to fix

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: wilsdude49 (

Great Picture!


HD on this set makes one feel like they are actually there! The first thing I saw was a Yosemite Park winter scene from our local KCET HD channel in Los Angeles (Marina del Rey).

Picture clarity, and easy set up.

No 1080i display for this size set, although it may not be needed?

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

It's flat, but not when it comes to brilliance of color or superb functionality. Packed with the latest technology, Sony's 26" KDL-V26XBR1 BRAVIA LCD Flat Panel HDTV features a WEGA Engine technology, which delivers superb picture quality from any video source minimizing signal deterioration. The new PC Input function allows the user to connect a PC to the KDL-V26XBR1 for viewing PC activity in a 16:9 HD Resolution environment. Other features such as WEGA GATE guide allow the user to easily navigate television functions: favorite channels, television channel lists and external input list of settings. And with Integrated HDTV capabilities, the user can enjoy digital programming with enhanced audio and video reproduction.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Product Line:Sony BRAVIA XBR


Diagonal Size:26in
Diagonal Size (cm):66cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:720p
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:170 degrees

TV Tuner

HDTV Tuner: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-and-picture (PAP)
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes