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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and color. The usability and sound are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the size. There are some negative reviews about the reliability and remote control.

image quality, sound, usability, color, design

value for money, 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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Bravia KDL V-XBR1 Series TV (26",32",40")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL V-XBR1 Series TV (26",32",40") from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

image quality, sound, tuner, design, size

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: SONY KDL-V40XBR1 BRAVIA 40" XBR(R) LCD TelevisionSONY BRAVIA 32" XBR(R) LCD TV KDL-V32XBR1SONY KD-LV26XBR1 26 Inch LCD XBR(R) Television

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Sony Bravia KDL-V40XBR1

 

Supported EDTV and HDTV Resolutions: 480i pixels, Aspect Ratio: 16:9, Screen Size: 40 inches, Type: Monitor, Type: ...

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.

The Sony Bravia KDL-V40XBR1 delivers a pleasing picture when paired with a high-definition source, but disappoints with anything lessuntil you dig into the menu settings. That the TV has only one digital video input (HDMI) also stood out as a limita

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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...

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No competition to it

 

Excellent picture, excellent resolution and excellent sound

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Sony Bravia KDL-V40XBR1

 

excellent right out the box

NONE

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Outstanding

 

Amazing Picture and style

Remorte control

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Mixed review.

 

Nice style, hHDprograming and dvd's look great.

Regular TV stations look grainy, even blurry. :(

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Outstanding LCD TV

 

Stunning picture quality, fantastic color fidelity

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Sony KDL-V40XBR1 40 in Flat Screen LCD TV

 

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Disappointed due to product reliability

 

thin, quiet, good picture

quits working and costs alot to fix

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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?

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

Depth:4.5in
Height:18.6in
Weight:30lbs
Width:26.6in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:KDL-V26XBR1
Product Line:Sony BRAVIA XBR

Television

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
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:170 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

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