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Sony KDL-40XBR9

Sony KDL-40XBR9
alaScore 88

124 reviews

Dec, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews of Sony KDL-40XBR9. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KDL-40XBR9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Sony KDL-40XBR9 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (

Sony KDL-XBR9 review: Sony KDL-XBR9



Reproduces a relatively deep shade of black; generally accurate color; good dejudder processing in Standard mode; extensive feature set with Yahoo Widgets and built-in streaming video options including Amazon Video on Demand; attractive styling with...

Expensive; benefits of 240Hz difficult to discern; dejudder modes can produce artifacts; some screen uniformity and off-angle issues; dark areas tinged bluer; most free streaming-video options not compelling.

Sony's high-end KDL-XBR9 series of LCD TV offers a bundle of extras and solid picture quality, but the price will turn off most buyers.

May, 2009

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Sony KDL-40XBR9


If you're in the process of building a home-theater system, and are interested in exploring the possibilities of an Internet-connected TV, the Bravia KDL-40XBR9 is an excellent choice. Sony is way ahead of most of the competition in this area, and...

16:9 widescreen aspect ratioFull HD 1920 x 1080p resolutionBravia Internet Video featureBravia WidgetsIntegrated TV Guide Program Guide

The Bravia KDL-40XBR9 features Live Color Creation Technology with...

Sep, 2009

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Sony Bravia KDL-40XBR9 – Solid picture quality


Sony Bravia KDL-40XBR9 comes with XBR moniker which the manufacturer has reserved for its higher end models. These sets have lots of features but also come at a premium. On the other side, the quality is not as good as LED backlit LCDs or high end...

Black shade reproductions is relatively deep ; Color accuracy is good ; Standard mode has dejudder processing ; Feature set is extensive ; Attractive looks ; Lots of options for connectivity – 4 HDMI, 1 PC and 2 component video ports

Expensive ; Artifacts are produced by the dejudder modes ; Some issues with off angle viewing and screen uniformity ; Dark areas tinge blue ; Most of the options in video streaming are not compelling

Sony Bravia KDL-40XBR9 may have good picture quality and extras but the high price will certainly turn you off.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : HDTV Solutions (

Sony BRAVIA KDL-40XBR9 40" LCD Review


The Sony BRAVIA KDL-40XBR9 is a truly multifaceted 240Hz LCD display. You can spend many enjoyable hours peeling back the layers of this feature-rich, high performance HDTV.

Sep, 2009

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Sony KDL-40XBR9 Review – 40-inch LCD HDTV


Sony KDL-40XBR9. With the launch of 40” KDL-40XBR9 LCD TV, Sony plans to bring built-in, interactive entertainment directly to your television. This BRAVIA XBR9 series model with Internet applications called “widgets” is expected to deliver real-time...

Feb, 2009

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Love this television...


This customer did not provide a text review.

Beautiful picture quality and ease of set-up

Lacks WiFi

Feb, 2010

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worth every penny!


I love this tv! I've had it for a few weeks and I'm amazed at what it can offer, sure the netflix instant play offerings are slim but that will change quickly with all the new technology adapting to this new market. even being directly linked to my pc...

direct internet content, streaming video


Jan, 2010

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Read the Manual


I read some of the other reviews and almost considered buying some other product, even though i have been a loyal Sony customer for years. Glad I did not listen to some of the bad reviews. I bet those individuals probably did not read the operation...

Great picture & all around performance

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Dec, 2009

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Dec, 2009

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I bought a refurbished 40" XBR9 and it arrived in perfect condition. However, there was no included AC cord and when I called customer service I was told it would be "about 10 business days" for them to put a claim in to the freight company. She also...

Looks nice

no way to plug it in

Nov, 2009

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