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Sony Bravia KDL-XBR6 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40", 46", 52")

Sony Bravia KDL-XBR6 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40", 46", 52")
alaScore 86

1169 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1169 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design. The sound and value for money also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia KDL-XBR6 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1006 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-XBR6 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40", 46", 52") from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Bravia XBR KDL-40XBR6 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTVSony Bravia XBR KDL-52XBR6 52-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTVSony Bravia XBR KDL-46XBR6 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV


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Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR6


Winter is a wonderful time of the year—especially for those who want to sled downhill. If you can't find hills or snow nearby, just look at a diagram showing prices of LCD HDTVs—it's a sweet downward angle that'll make any prospective buyer a happy...

Attractive ; great black levels ; solid quality ; sound system ; out-of-box settings

Sony's price premium ; remote could use improvement ; noticeable screen door effect ; no memory card slots

It's not plasma, but it's definitely a top tier-one television.

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Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR6


Editors' note: The rating on this review has been lowered because of changes in the competitive marketplace.

Produces the deepest black levels of any non-LED LCD TV we've tested; accurate color temperature and color decoding; solid dejudder video processing; numerous picture controls; comprehensive complement of inputs including four HDMI and one PC; optional...

Expensive; some color accuracy issues; black levels fluctuate somewhat in dark scenes; below-average screen uniformity; dejudder modes produce artifacts

The 52-inch Sony KDL-52XBR6 LCD is a bit too expensive for the level of picture quality it delivers, but its styling and best-in-class black levels help its case.



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Sony KDL-32XBR6


Depending on the source you read, Sony is among the top television sellers in the United States. Ever since the fabled Trinitron (introduced way back in 1968 if you can believe it), the company is practically synonymous with TV. After a few missteps...

Excellent picture and sound; good picture presets; menu system is simple to use

Expensive; remote control could be better

Walk into a retailer and you'll clearly see the difference between this one and competitors.

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Sony KDL46XBR6


If you're looking for an LCD TV around which to build a multimedia system with lots of components, then the 46XBR6 is an ideal choice. The price is competitive and the picture quality is outstanding. Sony has been making some of the best and most...

46 inch LCD with 108p resolutionWealth of multimedia connectivity optionsOutstanding picture qualityMinimal glare and reflection from bright lightsBuilt-in 3 speaker surround sound technology

Sony's latest addition to their acclaimed Bravia XBR series...

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Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR6


Sony's Bravia KDL-52XBR6 is one of their best performing TV's right now and it is definitely packed with a very large feature set and lots of functionality. The prices of LCD TV's has been falling dramatically and this model from Sony is no exception....

Very sleek, attractive TV ; Good sound quality ; Very deep, rich black levels

No memory card slots ; Bluish tint in some dark scenes, such as shadows

The audio quality of the built-in speakers along the bottom of the TV itself are decent enough for a small room, but if you want something more "realistic" when watching movies or for a bigger room, you'll want to hookup a 5.1 digital surround sound...

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Sony KDL-40XBR6 Review – 40-inch LCD HDTV


Screen: 40” LCD Aspect Ratio : 16:9 Dynamic Contrast Ratio : 50,000:1 Display Resolution : 1920 x 1080p full HD Panel bit : 10 bit Backlight Type : WCG-CCFL Digital Amplifier : Yes Dolby : Dolby Digital 5.1 Channel Audio Out : Yes DLNA : Yes IP Network...

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Sony KDL-46XBR6 Review – 46-inch LCD HDTV


The 120 Hz Motionflow technology doubles the video frame rate and guards against blurring, resulting in smooth and fluid movements in action scenes. An Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) circuit uses real time image processing to produce extremely...

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Sony KDL-52XBR6 Review – 52-inch LCD HDTV


The XBR6 series has the capability to reproduce the deepest black through its ACE (Advanced Contrast Enhancer) circuit. Its dynamic backlight lends strength to a wide range of natural and vibrant colors. The number of viewable colors is twice that of a...

The XCross Media Bar accelerates navigation between the menus, controls and settings. This user interface regularly updates the program listings in conjunction with TV Guide Interactive Program Guide providing the most sophisticated menu systems ever....

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Sony KDL 32XBR6


Sony has proven that it can build some of the best TVs and the Sony KDL-32XBR6 shows us just that

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Sony KDL 37XBR6


The Sony KDL-37XBR6 represents one of the best TVs from one of the best TV manufacturers

Product Specifications

The 52-inch KDL-52XBR6 delivers just what youd expect from Sonys high-performance XBR series: pinpoint picture clarity with gorgeous colors and naturally fluid motion. Actually this TV looks striking even before you turn it on. The piano-black bezel contrasts nicely with the silver speaker grille which is suspended in Sonys unique "floating glass" accent. A wider color range for deeply saturated huesIn an LCD television the backlight determines the range of colors the TV can reproduce. A wider color range means that more vivid colors can be displayed. The KDL-52XBR6s "wide color gamut" backlight produces a specific spectrum of light optimized for Sonys special color filters. The system reproduces more of the full broadcast TV color range — 25% more than standard backlights. Youll notice more realistic color and skin tones on all your video sources from movies and TV shows to digital photos.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Product Line:Sony


Color:Gloss piano black

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Diagonal Size:32in
Diagonal Size (cm):81cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:25000:1
HDMI Ports Qty:4
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:2500:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video / SCART

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:8-VSB / ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-and-picture (PAP) / Picture-in-picture (PIP)
TV Tuner Presence: Yes