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Sony BRAVIA XBR Series KDL-52XBR9 52-Inch 1080p 240 Hz LCD HDTV, Black

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  • 16:9 Full HD 1080p Resolution Panel (1920x1080)
  • BRAVIA Engine 3 fully digital video processor
  • Motionflow 240Hz
  • Live Color Creation technology w/ WCG-CCFL backlight
  • USB to view photo/music/video
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Brand NameSony
Item Weight57.1 pounds
Product Dimensions49 x 3.4 x 29.4 inches
Item model numberKDL-52XBR9
Color NameBlack
  
Additional Information
ASINB001VFMA5Q
Best Sellers Rank #82,133 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight140 pounds
ShippingThis item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
Date First AvailableApril 5, 2009
  
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  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: KDL-52XBR9
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 52 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

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16:9 Full HD 1080p Resolution Panel (1920x1080)16:9 Full HD 1080p resolution panel (1920x1080) accepts any high definition video signal and renders it with optimum resolution, so you can take full advantage of Blu-ray Disc™ players and Sony® PLAYSTATION®3 entertainment systems that can deliver 1080p content Motionflow™ 240Hz technology Motionflow™ 240Hz technology is Sony’s highest level of motion detail and clarity so you enjoy exceptional motion detail in sports, movies and games. Motionflow 240Hz technology quadruples the frame rate, resulting in a crisp fluid motion and a natural, realistic viewing experience BRAVIA™ Internet Video With BRAVIA Internet Video4 you can enjoy one of the largest collections of premium and free on-demand entertainment directly to your HDTV. Use your in-home broadband connection and the BRAVIA HDTV remote control to access online video, music, and more content from over 20 providers including Amazon Instant Video, YouTube™, Sports Illustrated, Sony Pictures, Sony Music,Slacker. Color System : NTSC 3.58. Tuner (Terrestrial) : ATSC Tuner, NTSC Tuner.

Review from Home Theater Magazine

Review from HomeTheaterMag.com: Sony KDL-52XBR9 LCD HDTV

Home Theater Magazine ReviewsI'm still not a fan of the XMB menu system, although Sony has improved it slightly in this generation. And I'm definitely not a fan of the online content I've seen so far. Finally, the overt dynamic darkening I saw after my second firmware update has me a bit concerned. But in every other respect, this is a worthy contender for your flat-panel dollars. Read the full review at HomeTheaterMag.com.

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3-4 hours on with customer support, service call (I had to take time off work to have the set picked up and returned), new circuit board and I am working again.
John Fletch
When I would turn the TV on, the left half would be dark, with horizontal lines and ghost images.
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144 of 150 people found the following review helpful By R. W. Patton on May 20, 2009
This is a very impressive TV. It replaces a 34-inch Sony WEGA tube-based high-def television that I bought in 2003, and I have an XBR6 in another room.

Picture quality is very good. I'm not an expert and won't quibble about technical details. All I know is that I can see the makeup that doesn't completely cover the news anchor's face, and I can examine his dental work. That's probably more than I really need to see. :-) The picture seems to pop out into the room, and that effect is enhanced by the TV's narrow frame. There's a little bit of what I guess is called "mura" when there is no picture on the screen, but it's hardly noticeable and vanishes completely when a picture appears, even if the picture doesn't occupy the entire screen. Not an issue at all.

Sound quality is also very good. I use a separate speaker and amp system if I'm watching something where sound is especially important, but the built-in speakers here serve their purpose quite well and are amply adequate for routine use.

For me the most interesting thing is the ethernet connection, though this is not for browsing the 'net. Sony is still in the process of updating its internet presentation, but I have used the TV to download high-definition movies from Amazon, and it worked very well. Some competition in that space would be useful. Why no NetFlix access? (8/4/09: After an automatic software update last night there's a NetFlix logo and a message that NetFlix access will be available in the fall.)

With movies and TV programs available from Amazon and others, with the Bravia's expanding internet access, and with local broadcast stations offering multiple digital channels with different content, this TV could compete with cable and DirecTV.
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78 of 80 people found the following review helpful By D. Bowman on December 24, 2009
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106 of 118 people found the following review helpful By J. Schmidt on July 1, 2009
I bought the 52" XBR9 based on rave reviews (both consumer and professional) but I am sadly disappointed in it.

The picture quality is as good as you'd expect for an HDTV these days but the black level and backlighting are a let down. It gets pretty dark but not as black as I expected from a Sony XBR in this price range. The back lighting is this TV's major flaw though. It is VERY noticeable. You can always see the backlights shining down from the top two corners in any dark scene of a Blu-Ray movie or in the letterbox bars. The backlight is also very non-uniform. In any dark scene or during a black transition you can see splotches of light scattered across the screen. It becomes quite noticeable when the camera pans across a dark room and you see the backlight splotches staying in place as the image on the screen moves around.

I don't want to sound too negative because I haven't compared this TV to anything else this size so I don't know if there is a better TV in this price range. And the XBR9 has a lot of cool features such as the internet widgets and the Digital TV Guide (which is great for people with basic cable like me because it is essentially like having a digital cable box with a guide and program information built in) NOTE: everthing about the image quality mentioned in this review was based off of viewing Blu-Rays or Xbox360 through HDMI input, not basic cable. The 240HZ MotionFlow produces incredibly smooth, life-like images that truly look real, though I prefer to leave it turned off and preserve the "film" look of movies.

The Sony XBR9 is a fine HDTV with nice features and good picture quality but I can't help feeling a little disappointed with the black level and backlight performance.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Luna on July 10, 2009
I replaced my 42" XBR Plasma Wega with this new model and believe me when I say that I LOVED my Plasma but it cannot hold a candle to the new XBR 9. The picture quality from any source just looks great. From cable shows to movies played on my PS3 the images just pop out of the screen. I did have my doubts about how well the XBR 9 would handle the fast action of sports or fast moving images but its just truly amazing how crisp the action looks with none of the 'smear' that I expected from a LCD TV. I read a previous review about how the Black was not Black enough, which I don't understand, with all the options on preset and custom settings I'm sure you can manipulate the picture to your hearts content. And I see none of the 'splotches' of lights in dark scenes or any other strange visual anomaly on my screen. Also this set has many input options, you'll be hard pressed to use all the inputs on the TV, 4 of them are HDMI. If you're looking to upgrade or get your first HD TV look no further - this is it. Well worth the price.

Just a quick note on the delivery -- I ordered the TV on a Sunday night and by early Wednesday morning I was watching it.

Edit--- After having the XBR9 for a couple of weeks I have noticed that there are some 'splotches' of light on the corners after a couple of hours of viewing, its very soft but it is there. It's only noticeable when the screen goes dark. It can be distracting to some but Im satisfied with the overall performance of the TV.
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