Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR9 LCD HDTV Review

52 in.


The Bravia KDL-52XBR9 is the top of the line in the XBR range from Sony; this 52-inch LCD HDTV had the best performance we've ever seen in many of our tests, including the deepest blacks and brightest whites. Plus, it includes support for Yahoo widgets and can stream video from a number of sources (including YouTube and Amazon video). But while it has excellent performance, the price is less than excellent; at about $2500, it's at the high end of the price range for this size.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Sony KDL52V5100
  14. Vs Samsung UN46B6000
  15. Vs Vizio VF550XVT
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison