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Sony Bravia XBR KDL-70XBR7 70-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV (2008 Model)

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  • 16:9 Full HD 1080p Resolution Panel (1920x1080)
  • Motionflow 120Hz technology delivers natural motion
  • BRAVIA Engine 2 PRO fully digital video processor
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer circuit (ACE)
  • DMex capable
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Technical Details
Brand NameSony
Item Weight160 pounds
Product Dimensions72.9 x 6.1 x 39.9 inches
Item model numberKDL70XBR7
Color NameBlack
  
Additional Information
ASINB001GIPMNK
Best Sellers Rank #560,314 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight300 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 AvailableOctober 10, 2008
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: KDL70XBR7
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 70 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

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From the Manufacturer

Don't just watch TV, experience it. The 70-inch, KDL-70XBR7 BRAVIA XBR LCD flat panel HDTV brings superior picture performance on a massive scale. In addition to Full HD 1080p resolution, this HDTV features Motionflow 120Hz technology, which enhances motion to deliver a smoother and clearer looking picture. It's also outfitted with a powerful BRAVIA Engine 2 PRO fully digital video processor that renders stunning images from any resolution. Enjoy exceptional ease-of-use with the Xross Media Bar user interface, integrated TV Guide Interactive Program Guide and BRAVIA Sync one-touch component control. You can even expand your HDTV's capabilities with optional BRAVIA Link modules (sold separately). This HDTV comes with an abundance connectivity options so you to connect the latest video sources. And with the gorgeous piano gloss black finish with floating glass accents, it will be the sharpest wall in your home.


Last updated September 30, 2008


Key Features

  • New: TV Guide IPG (Learn more)
  • New: Enhanced (XMB) User Interface with Rich 3D Graphics (Learn more)
  • New: DLNA Compliant (Learn more)
  • New: Digital Media Port (Learn more)
  • 16:9 Full HD 1080p Resolution Panel (1920 x 1080p) (Learn more)
  • BRAVIA Engine PRO fully digital video processor (Learn more)
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer circuit (ACE) (Learn more)
  • 24p True Cinema capable (Learn more)
  • Emmy-award winning Xross Media Bar user interface (Learn more)
  • DMeX capable (Learn more)
  • BRAVIA Sync capable (Learn more)
  • S-Force Front Surround Voice Zoom (Learn more)
  • Robust Connectivity with 4 HDMI inputs, 2 HD Component inputs, and a PC Input (Learn more)
  • Piano Gloss Black with Onyx Speaker Grille
  • Remote: RM-YD023
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Full HD 1080p

Full HD 1080p logoFull HD 1080p means our connections accept 1080p signals and the display will render that signal in Full HD 1080p. The flexibility of native 1920 x 1080 displays allows any high definition content to be viewed without the need to downconvert images to the native resolution of the display. Take full advantage of Blu-ray Disc players and PlayStation 3 systems that can deliver 1080p content.

(Found in S, V, W, Z, and XBR Series HDTVs)

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BRAVIA Engine Technology

The latest version of Sony’s respected BRAVIA Engine fully digital video processor uses a collection of unique SONY algorithms to significantly reduce noise and produce sharp, vibrant, life-like images.
  • Dynamic Noise Reduction: Intelligently identifies and dramatically reduces noise in the signal according to the motion and brightness of each scene for clearer, crisper images.
  • Detail Enhancement: Improved image enhancement algorithms render greater overall detail.
  • Contrast Enhancement: Works with the Advanced Contrast Enhancer circuit to optimize the contrast for every scene to create better depth and reality.
BRAVIA Engine technology optimizes the color, contrast, detail and clarity of every scene for the exceptional performance that BRAVIA HDTVs are known for.

  • Enhance the blacks
  • Match the color
  • Smooth the motion
  • Filter the Image
  • Clean the image
  • Widen the tone range
  • DRC-MFv1 (SD-HD Creation)
  • Digital Texture Enhancer
  • Enhance the blacks
  • Match the color
  • Smooth the motion
  • Filter the Image
  • Clean the image
  • Widen the tone range
  • DRC HD-HD (SD-HD Creation)
  • Digital Texture Enhancer
  • Enhance the blacks
  • Match the color
  • Smooth the motion
  • Filter the Image
  • Clean the image
  • Widen the tone range
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Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE)

Part of the cinematic drama in film-making comes from details found in shadows and dark areas of the picture. Sony’s Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE)n uses real-time image processing to dynamically adjust backlight levels for improved contrast without masking details the filmmaker intended you to see. ACE delivers deep blacks in darker scenes, as well as fine details in shadows and other dark areas of the picture for a difference you can truly see.

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Motionflow 120Hz Technology


No Motion Flow

With Motion Flow
Motionflow 120Hz technology doubles the number of existingframes by calculating in real time and inserting 60 entirely new frames between the original 60 frames. It uses a special Sony-developed algorithm that detects specific objects, as well as the movement of the overall scene and intelligently applies the right amount of enhancement. There’s
more to the story.

Unlike some other high frame rate technologies, Motionflow also includes Sony’s unique Image Blur Reduction algorithm, which reduces blur from the original source image captured by a camera before applying motion enhancement technology.

Judder is a visual artifact that shows up in video content that has been converted from film-based content. A visible jerking or stuttering effect can sometimes be seen during motion sequences on converted film-based content that may be noticeable on scenes that include panning.

There are many forms of high frame rate technology in the market today, but only Motionflow 120Hz technology uses special Sony algorithms designed to intelligently detect and apply the right amount of enhancement to reduce judder and deliver a smoother, sharper picture with more natural motion of the original film.

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24p True Cinema

Movies and many prime time TV programs are shot at 24 frames per second. This means that TVs operating at any refresh rate that is not an even multiple of 24 will have to do some interpolation to present the content. TVs operating at at 30Hz or 60Hz traditionally solved this via a method called "2:3 pulldown". The television repeats the first film frame over the first two fields of video, and the second film frame over the next three fields of video (1, 1, 2, 2, 2), and continues to do this with the 3rd and 4th frames, the 5th and 6th framer (1,1,2,2,2 - 3,3,4,4,4 - 5,5,6,6,6), and so on until 24 frames are displayed over 60 refresh cycles. This discrepancy in the number of times frames are displayed can lead to a jerky motion in filmed material which some viewers notice  for example, especially with scenes that pan.

120, on the other hand, is an even multiple of 24. Televisions with 24p capability, operating at 120Hz, can display an equal number of frames for every refresh cycle.

The benefit—You can watch movies in natural, cinematic motion, the way they are seen at the cinema. Every single frame of the movie can now be seen without using additional video processing that converts film-based images to video reproduction. Additionally, 24p True Cinema input capability can be used along with Motionflow™ 120Hz technology for outstanding fluid motion beyond what you would typically see at the cinema. Once you experience 24p video it will be hard to view video without it.

(Found in S, V, W, Z, and XBR Series HDTVs).

Sony's Blu-ray disc players wisely take advantage of this by including 24p output capability.

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Xross Media Bar

Xross television interfaceXross (pronounced Cross) is Sony's Technical-Emmy award-winning graphic user interface for Sony WEGA and BRAVIA televisions and PS3 and PSX game systems. The interface features category icons spread horizontally across the screen that organize the viewing options (TV, Music, Internet, Tools, etc...). When a category icon is selected on the horizontal bar, a vertical bar appears showing the viewing options within that category. Using the directional pad on your remote, you can easily maneuver horizontally from category to category, then scroll vertically through individual viewing options to easily navigate through the wide range of programming available on today's televisions.

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Rich Graphic On-Screen Control Interface

Delivering a fun user experience is what the new rich graphics are designed to do. Accessing video content and sharing digital photos with your family and friends on an HDTV is now fast, easy and fun. Colorful thumbnails cascade before your eyes allowing you to visually choose what you want to see. Viewing digital images through Sony’s photo viewer is now more organized and can be quickly accessed.

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x.v Color

Standard RGB Color Profile
RGB Color Range
xvycc Color
xvYCC Color Range
Thanks to the adoption of a newly approved international color standard called xvYCC (an option in the HDMI v1.3 spec and which Sony participated in creating), the color space has been greatly expanded.

 All XBR HDTVs support the xvYCC color profile (Extended YCC Colorimetry for Video Applications), or "x.v. color" for short. Standard RGB color space allows the display of a portion of the colors that are viewable to the human eye. The next generation “xvYCC” color space actually offers  an available range of colors that exceeds what human eyes can recognize.
  • Next-generation “xvYCC” color space supports 1.8 times as many colors as existing HDTV signals
  • Lets HDTVs display colors more accurately
  • Enables displays with more natural and vivid colors
Select products such as four Sony Handycam High Definition camcorders include x.v.Color to reproduce color that takes you beyond HD.

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10-bit Processor and 10-bit Panel

deep color eliminates visible color banding 10-bit color While it’s great to state that a TV is capable of creating billions of colors it’s a whole lot better when you have a true 10-bit display that can actually display them. Sony combines 10-bit processing with a 10-bit panel, allowing 64 times the levels of color expression. What that translates to is smoother transitions from color to color and subtle color changes faithfully reproduced without a paint-by-numbers look.

So, where x.v. color expands the available range of colors your HDTV can display, Deep Color increases the number of colors your HDTV can display within that range, for smoother transitions from color to color.
  • Lets HDTVs and other displays go from millions of colors to billions of colors
  • Eliminates on-screen color banding, for smooth tonal transitions and subtle gradations between colors
  • Enables increased contrast ratio
  • Can represent many times more shades of gray between black and white.
 (Found in all Z and XBR Series HDTVs)

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TV Guide On-Screen Interactive Program Guide

TV GUIDE logo The TV Guide On-screen IPG delivers continually updated program listings to users. The guide requires no subscription fees or phone connection and is available at no extra cost to the consumer. Sony is the first company to integrate the TV Guide On-Screen User Interface into a custom interface — Sony’s exclusive Xross Media Bar user interface.

(Found in all V, W, Z, and XBR Series HDTVs)

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Digital Media Extender (DMex)

Sony's Digital Media Extender (DMex) offers a digital connection path for optional modules like the BRAVIA Internet Video Link, as well as other modules you can add in the future. Innovative DMex expansion capabilities integrate into the award-winning XMB user interface making HDTVs a powerful entertainment platform that not only meets current needs, but expands to meet tomorrow’s needs as well.

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Connectivity

In 2007 Sony included HDMI CEC capability in select HDTV and BRAVIA Theatre Home Audio products, which led to a one-touch function Sony feature called BRAVIA Theatre Sync. This feature allows the access and control multiple tasks and system operations with one button ease. BRAVIA Sync is now being introduced as the name for a new family of control features that not only includes BRAVIA Theatre Sync, but will now include BRAVIA Sync. This feature allows the user to control a CEC-enabled camcorder connected to a BRAVIA HDTV via an HDMI cable by using the HDTV’s remote control and an on-screen display that shows camcorder transport functions.

(Found in all V, W, Z, and XBR Series HDTVs)

All Connections
  • 4 HDMI — High Definition Multimedia
  • 2 component video inputs
  • PC Input: Limited to resolutions supported by both the PC and the Sony TV. See Sony TV users manual and PC documentation for supported resolutions
  • Digital Media Port connection allows the use of an optional Digital Media Port cradle to connect digital devices directly to your BRAVIA HDTV
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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)

DLNA logodlna daisy chainAll 2008 XBR and Z-Series BRAVIA HDTVs are DLNA-compliant.

You already know something about digital living. There’s the TV and digital video recorder in your family room. (And another set in your bedroom.) You have a PC and digital printer in your office, along with a network attached storage device. And you’ve copied all your music onto your portable music player and haven’t had to open a CD case for years. But getting them to talk to each other can be pretty tough. Why is it still so difficult to send digital content from one device to another?

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a collaboration of the world’s leading consumer electronics, PC and mobile companies that has created design guidelines for a new generation of products that can work together — no matter the brand.

Think for a moment about all of the photos “locked away” on your home PC that you wish you could access while entertaining your friends and family. Now, thanks to DLNA enabled devices, a DLNA-enabled PC can be accessed from the comfort of your living room or family room via a DLNA-enabled HDTV, where you can enjoy your memories with friends and family, without having to deal with the hassle and non-intuitive “PCexperience”.

Or, say you recently downloaded your daughter’s birthday party video from your digital camcorder to your PC. Now you want to share it with your parents who are visiting. Without DLNA, you probably have to burn a DVD of the video or hook up the camcorder to the TV. With DLNA, you can just use your TV’s remote to call up the video on your TV. That’s it.

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Live Color Creation

Many colors in the real world such as deep reds, greens and clear blues cannot be expressed with conventional display technologies. Live Color Creation technology achieves wide color reproduction using advanced chroma signal processing algorithms. The primary benefits are clear blues, natural greens and an overall vibrant color for all scenes.

(Found in XBR6 Series HDTVs)

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Optimized Theater Mode

Developed in consultation with the Sony Pictures Entertainment movie studio, most 2008 Sony BRAVIA LCD HDTVs feature our optimized Theater Mode. Selecting the THEATER mode on the BRAVIA HDTV remote automatically adjusts a number of key elements that have an important impact on reproducing movies better. Skin tones and lighting are seen as natural without over-enhancing color and contrast. The picture is fine-tuned for a dark viewing environment just like the cinema and optimized for LCD display technology. Even the right amount of film grain is included. All of this helps preserve the mood and detail so you enjoy the cinema
experience that you go to the theater to see, right in the comfort of your home.

Optimized Theater Mode is another great example of Sony HDNA in action. We not only create the exciting movies that you see at the cinema but also enhance the home viewing experience to
recreate it as only Sony can.

(Found on most Sony® BRAVIA LCD HDTVs.)

Note: Optimized “Theater Mode” was developed in consultation Columbia Pictures, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

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Audio Features

S-Force Front Surround
Built around a sophisticated set of Sony algorithms, the S-Force Front Surround enhancement function generates realistic surround sound from the two speakers in the TV. Unlike some other "virtual surround" technologies, S-Force Front Surround sound does not need to be bounced off of side walls or other surfaces to hear three-dimensional sound. No matter what the size or shape of the room it's possible to hear sounds from behind you.

SRS TruSurround XT
TruSurround is a patented SRS technology that solves the problem of playing 5.1 multichannel content over two speakers. TruSurround delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound experience through any two-speaker playback system, including internal television speakers and headphones. It is fully compatible with all multichannel formats up to 5.1 channels. High-quality virtual surround sound can be experienced with just the two hidden, downward-firing side-mounted 2.2-channel dome speakers built into the TV.

SRS TruSurround XT technology delivers an amazing, simulated 3D effect with clear dialog and powerful bass.

TruSurround XT audio also adds three audio enhancement technologies to produce an amazingly immersive sound experience.
  • Dialog Clarity brings movie dialog into Focus during the playback of any surround-encoded material to make speech much clearer and crisper.
  • TruBass creates incredible deep rich bass allowing a person to perceive significantly deeper, richer low bass tones that are far beyond the physical low frequency capabilities of the speaker itself.
  • The SRS WOW feature widens the soundstage by processing standard two-channel stereo material as well as multi-channel encoded material for a dramatic improvement in the playback of any stereo audio over a two-speaker system.
Stereo broadcast reception is offered for MTS and SAP with 181-channel capacity. A sound leveler keeps audio volume consistent during channel changing.

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Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

size chart
With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience. If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.
  • Minimum size= Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5
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Which Sony Bravia Series is Right For You?


Series
Size Range
Resolution Bravia Engine ACE True 24p DMex TV Guide IPG 3D Graphic Onscreen Controls 120 Hz 10-Bit
Deep Color x.v. Color DLNA
Backlight Dynamic Contrast Multi Device Control Component Inputs HDMI Inputs Speakers Standard Features
L 32",37"
720p
(1366x768)












8,000:1
1 2 2 x 10W
1 PC Input

178 degree viewing angle

VESA mounting compatible

8 ms panel response

ATSC/NTSC tuner with QAM







M (19-inch) 19"
720p
(1440x900)












9,000:1
1 1 2 x 5W
M 26",32",37"
720p
(1366x768)
BE2 ACE









9,000:1 Bravia Theatre Sync 2 2 2 x 10W
N 26",32",37" 720p
(1366x768)
BE2 ACE









9,000:1 Bravia Theatre Sync 2 2 6 (2x7W + 20W internal subwoofer + 2x7W external)
S 40",46"
1080p
(1920x1080)

ACE check








25,000:1
2 3 2 x 10W
V 40",42",46",52"
1080p
(1920x1080)
BE2 ACE check check check check





25,000:1 Bravia Sync 2 4 2 x 10W
W 40",46",52"
1080p
(1920x1080
BE2 ACE check check check check check




30,000:1 Bravia Sync 2 4 2 x 10W
Z 40",46"
1080p
(1920x1080
BE2 ACE check check check check check check check


30,000:1 Bravia Sync 2 4 2 x 10W
XBR6
(37-inch
or smaller)
32",37"
1080p
(1920x1080
)
BE2 ACE
check check






25,000:1 Bravia Sync 2 4 2 x 10W
XBR6
(40-inch
or larger)
40",46",52"
1080p
(1920x1080
BE2 ACE check check check check check check check check check WCG-CCFL 50,000:1 Bravia Sync 2 4 2 x 10W
XBR8 46",55"
1080p
(1920x1080
BE2
Pro
ACE Pro check check check check check check check check check TRILUMINOS RGB LED over 1,000,000:1 Bravia Sync 2 4 TBD

Product Description

With a 70-Inch diagonal screen, the largest of any Sony HDTV, the BRAVIA XBR7 brings you Full HD 1080p resolution and superior picture performance on a massive scale. A powerful BRAVIA Engine 2 PRO fully digital video processor harnesses Digital Reality Creation technology to render stunning images from any resolution, and Motionflow 120Hz technology enhances motion to deliver a smoother and clearer looking picture. The Xross Media Bar (XMB) user interface, integrated TV Guide Interactive Program Guide and BRAVIA Sync one-touch component control provide exceptional ease-of-use, and ample connectivity options allow you to connect the latest video sources. And, with DMex functionality, you can expand your HDTV’s capabilities with optional BRAVIA Link modules (sold separately).

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Pna on March 21, 2013
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This is an actual review of this TV. Not sarcasm. I bought tv about a 1 1/2 ago for about $6,ooo from amazon. Shipping was quick and hassle free. If I would have had problems with set, which I didn't, amazon would have picked it up with no problems, as they did with other sets prior to finding this tv.I am impressed with television, it has a great picture and very sharp. Colors are right on and can be tweaked very easily if the need arose. Sound is poor but not a concern when hooked up to a decent surround sound system. Sony also has provided a premium in home service contract if needed. Overall I am happy with set. Of course as with all technology it will become out dated soon.
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44 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Perry E. Camp on April 21, 2009
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true 1080p video with bells and whistles to make it usable. The sound is good (I never use it because it is part of the theater experience) the video and adjustment features terrific. I haven't found a problem with it yet.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Gariti on January 21, 2013
First off, if you're just looking for a beautiful 70" 1080p TV, you can go with virtually any other brand, get full 480Hz 3D, and only spend $2500-$4500. Did I mention that this TV doesn't even have LED backlighting? All of those cheaper sets will, which provides a clearer picture and a 5-10x longer lifetime. Oh, and this one's not 3D, either.

Secondly, if you ARE anxious to spend in the area of $20,000 to $30,000 for a TV, just wait 2 months for 4160p (4k) TVs to come out. 4k TVs are up to stadium sized (like a Jumbo-tron, up to 420"; but also room-size, 34"+) The picture is marvelous, and they provide 3D without 3D-glasses. (Once again, no 3D at all on this one).
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Roubaix Rider on January 18, 2013
Ordered this puppy for my wall. Delivered and wrapped in about 100 yards of cardboard and weight a ton. First attempt to mount it resulted in structural damage to my wall. Had to reenforce my foundation and add in some joists to support the TV. After construction completed, my family sat down to an impressive view of yards and yards of a blank screen. All we saw was a billion black pixels. "Ship it back and will send another" Big A said. Easier said than done, I had to scourge around in a dozen dumpsters to get enough cardboard to make a box big enough (I foolishly turned the original box into a kids playhouse/tank) and used 10 rolls of duct tape to package this monstrosity. Next hurdle was trying to pack this roughly 10 foot by 5 foot box into my Kia Rio sports car. Finally had to just duct tape it to the roof. We looked like a Schweizer 1-26 as we headed off to the UPS drop off station. I could tell that the UPS people were impressed with my box making skills. Now anxiously awaiting the second unit to arrive, and shipping was only half price! Life is good.
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14 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Manuel E. Martinez on December 14, 2011
I bought this TV several months before I had my house forclosed. The image is excellent. The dimension is fantastic. The weight of this TV is amaizing considering it is of a jumbo size. The only drawback (temporary) is that because its size, its hard to fit in my mobile home. I recomend this TV.
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