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Sony BRAVIA XBR KDL-32XBR9 32-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV

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  • A 16:9 Full HD 1080p Resolution Panel provides optimum resolution from any HDTV source that delivers 1080p content
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer creates a dynamic contrast level of 40,000:1 to produce deep blacks in darker scenes and fine details in shadows
  • Motionflow 120Hz technology reduces judder and sharpens fast-moving images for a crisp, more natural picture
  • The BRAVIA Engine 2 fully digital video processor uses unique Sony technology to reduce visual noise, improve color, and sharpen image
  • Get versatile HD connection options with seven HD inputs, including four HDMI inputs and a PC input
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model Number: KDL-32XBR9
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 32.00 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

For consumers who want an HDTV that keeps pace with fast-action movies, sports, and game play in a great size comes the Sony® BRAVIA® 32XBR9 Flat Panel HDTV. This great TV combines Full HD 1080p performance and Motionflow™ 120Hz technology in a compact size, great for a dorm room, bedroom, or even a kitchen. Motionflow 120Hz takes both high-definition and standard programming a step further by increasing sharpness and detail in fast-moving images for more fluid, natural motion. In addition, BRAVIA® 32XBR9 HDTVs use proprietary Image Blur Reduction technology to further enhance the picture for even better performance. The HDTVs also feature BRAVIA Engine™ 2, which uses exclusive Sony algorithms to reduce visual noise and sharpen and enhance an already-striking dynamic contrast ratio. Additionally, they include seven versatile HD connections to ensure you get impressive image quality from all your HD components. Take advantage of four HDMI™ inputs, component and composite inputs, and a PC input, as well as a USB input that lets you play audio files from USB storage devices, or connect a compatible camera to your HDTV for a quick and easy slide show. Sony knows your home theater set-up doesn't stop with your HDTV, which is why the BRAVIA 32XBR9 HDTVs are compatible with BRAVIA Link Modules -- including the BRAVIA Wireless Link, BRAVIA DVD Link, and BRAVIA Input Link Modules. The HDTVs also support BRAVIA Sync, so you can control all of your compatible devices with a single remote. And all BRAVIA HDTVs exceed ENERGY STAR® 3.0 requirements for in-use and stand-by power consumption, meaning you don't need a lot of power to get a lot of performance.

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Technical Details

Brand Name Sony
Item Weight 26.9 pounds
Product Dimensions 31.5 x 3.6 x 21.2 inches
Item model number KDL-32XBR9

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3.0 out of 5 stars 95 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #167,882 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#1,959 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > LED & LCD TVs
Shipping Weight 35.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
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Date First Available February 20, 2009

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This is a great HDTV. Hands down is one of the most beautiful displays in this size. You can buy a fancier ultra-thin 32" TV from Samsung right now but it's almost twice the price!

Pros: The blacks are black! When you start it up, the Bravia logo appears on a black background and it's as black as when the TV is off! People say that edge LED lighting will make the blacks truer with less backlight bleeding but this TV is already great in this aspect. The colors and settings are very good out of the box for a few of the styles but need adjustment like any TV. The nice thing is that when you change your input, the TV remembers all the settings for that input! So it's like you never have to re-adjust your settings unless you plug your stuff in differently.

The motionflow frame interpolation technology is astounding! 120HZ with the motionflow is worth every penny for bluray and other high-def sources. That's why I waited for this over the XBR6. I however prefer the lifelike "soap-opera" look, but that's me (I have to say PE or the Pirates movies look stunning with it on!). You can turn it off or have this appear more more subtle (the default). The motionflow is basically a side-effect of the necessity to combat blurriness and the staggering "judder" effect inherent to LCDs. It adds one or more frames in between each frame of your source by interpolating entirely NEW frames that were never there by the TV's processor. technology is amazing, isn't it? You have to see it in person to get exactly what this looks like. Other companies are following suit but I find others like the 32 TOC Samsung have more motion artifacts (basically errors ie grabbing parts of the audience behind a fast-moving player in a sports event and dragging them along for the ride).
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First, let me say this TV excels on many levels. Picture quality is great, pre-set picture settings are almost spot on, but plenty of flexibility to adjust, decent off-angel viewing, matte screen deals well w/ bright lighting (we have a lamp directly across from the TV and only notice a reflection in truly dark scenes), and of course the long history of Sony quality standing behind it. However, unless the 120hz is a must for you, see if you can get your hands on a XBR6 on clearance. The XBR9 doesn't add much more, and you do lose some features, like the on-screen tv guide, PAP/PIP, and the proprietary input for things like the ipod dock, etc.
Minor Issues: Sound quality is decent for a TV of this size, but audiophiles will want to add an external speaker system. The bezel is highly reflective, which can be distracting depending on the lighting in the room. Another thing to note is that the input menu has to be navigated with the arrow keys on the remote - can't just keep hitting the input button to scroll through - so depending on your satellite or cable remote, like us (we have DirectTV), you may not be able to use it to change inputs, and will have to use the Sony remote to switch b/t the SD box and HD antenna.
Major Issue: The biggest drawback on this set, for me, is the function that automatically adjusts the backlight based on screen brightness, and, so far, we cannot find any way to shut this off. (Note, this is NOT the same as the light sensor, which you can, and I think should disable, as I think it produces kind of a muddy picture in all but optimal room light conditions.
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We were unhappy with this TV and then found that Sony has fixed the back light issue so you can adjust it or turn it off and this has fixed the screen changing from dark to light with different scenes. It was easy to down load this onto a usb memory stick and the TV automatically did the update. The channels seem to change faster also. Here is the web site for downloading it from Sony - just make sure you follow all of the steps and read the info first. They will mail you the update on stick also.


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We bought this for our master bedroom - my wife loves the picture, thinks the sound is fine and doesn't mind waiting for 30 seconds or so for the TV to "boot up" as she believes that following the Energy Star guidelines is the right thing to do.

The one issue we had is that this unit had clearly been opened previously. Although the box was sealed and it was delivered by the outfit Amazon uses in our area, when I opened the box, it was clear that this was probably a return unit. The packaging was not sealed with blue tape that you often see on Sony products and the screws for the stand were missing. I called the Sony hotline and they were very nice and willing to send me the four screws, but it would take about a week or so. So, I asked the agent for the size of the screws or the part number which took her only about 2-3 minutes to retrieve. She didn't know the size, but when she told me the part number, it was obvious that the 4 missing screws were metric (M5 X 12). So, a quick trip to ACE yielded replacement screws for 19 cents apiece and I was able to attach the stand and set the TV up.

This experience has made me wonder about how carefully Amazon is monitoring its vendors. This was clearly not a factory-sealed item - so one immediately jumps to the conclusion that there might be other ways to sell items for less than just volume buying. However, I must say that our general experience with Amazon has been outstanding, so this could just be a one-off, isolated incident. Anyway, if you end up needing the correct screws to attach the stand, now you know to purchase M5 X 12.
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