8 ms is a high response time for a model with a high price tag.
Price is a disadvantage, it's one of the most expensive models.
Very few disadvantages keep this model from achieving a 5 star.
MANUFACTURE STATED FEATURES
Great picture color, this is due to a few factors. A 10-bit processor / 10 bit panel
allows for 64 times the level of color expression in 8 bit panels giving the ability
to display billions of colors.
Deep rich blacks is a result of a LED backlight, and the x.v.Color™ technology adopts
the x.v.YCC international color standard to display nearly twice as many (1.8x) viewable
colors than the existing RGB color standard.
1,000,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio gives deeper blacks and vivid color.
It's 24p True Cinema™ capable, this mode enables you to enjoy films at their intended
24fps (frames per second)
Motion flow™ 120Hz PRO Technology couples a high 120Hz frame rate with sequential
scanning technology, which controls the backlight and in turn reduces motion blur.
All-in-all this BRAVIA XBR8 is a real show stopper. All it's combined features leaves
little to be desired. If your wanting a TV that will wow your optical inputs and
impress your audience this will fit the bill. Sony has been making products for decades,
they have a reputation for quality. We give it a raving 4 stars!
16:9 Full HD 1080p Resolution Panel
16:9 Full HD 1080p resolution panel (1920 x 1080) accepts any HDTV signal and renders
it with optimum resolution.
Motionflow™ 120Hz PRO technology
Motionflow™ 120Hz PRO technology couples a high 120Hz frame rate with sequential
scanning technology, which controls the backlight to horizontally divide frames and
reduce visual flickering. The combination of high frame rate and sequential scanning
significantly reduces source image blur and judder in film sources, HD content, broadcast
movies, and primetime programming, and helps create smoother, more fluid motion for
a natural and realistic viewing experience.
x.v.Color™ technology2 adopts the x.v.YCC international color standard to display
nearly twice as many (1.8x) viewable colors than the existing RGB color standard.
DMex™ functionality expands your HDTV’s capabilities by letting you connect optional
BRAVIA® Link modules, including the BRAVIA Internet Video Link, BRAVIA DVD Link,
BRAVIA Wireless Link, and BRAVIA Input Link (all sold separately)3.
DLNA® (Digital Living Network Alliance) compliance allows BRAVIA® XBR®8-Series HDTVs
to access digital photos from DLNA-enabled PCs and other devices4.
TV Guide® Interactive Program Guide
Sony® has integrated the TV Guide® Interactive Program Guide into the exclusive Xross
Media Bar™ user interface to deliver regularly updated program listings.
PC Input1 x1:
A PC input connector (HD-15 pin) allows you to connect your PC (up to 1920x1080p
resolution) and use the BRAVIA® XBR®8-Series HDTV as a computer monitor1.
BRAVIA Engine™ 2 PRO
BRAVIA Engine™ 2 PRO is Sony’s most advanced video processing system, utilizing the
latest generation of Digital Reality Creation technology to render a supremely sharp,
crystal clear image from any video resolution.
Live Color Creation™ technology
Live Color Creation™ technology utilizes special processing to refine colors and
deliver a more realistic picture.
24p True Cinema™ capable
24p True Cinema™ mode enables you to enjoy films at their intended 24 fps (frames
per second) when viewed using a 24p capable output device, such as a Blu-ray Disc™
BRAVIA® Sync capability allows you to control CEC-enabled components connected via
HDMI™ input. Use your BRAVIA® HDTV remote control to play Blu-ray Disc™ or DVD movies,
access home theater settings, and even operate compatible Handycam® camcorders with
a convenient on-screen display6.
Xross Media Bar™ (XMB™) user interface
Xross Media Bar™ (XMB™) makes it simple and intuitive to navigate the television's
menus, controls, and user settings.
Ample Connection Options
BRAVIA® XBR®8-Series LCD HDTVs offers four HDMI™ inputs (up to 1080/60p capable)
that transmit uncompressed digital video and multi-channel audio over one cable,
as well as two HD component connections (1080/60p capable), giving you the flexibility
you need to connect the latest video sources.
VESA® compatible hole spacing
VESA® compatible hole spacing uses an industry-standard mounting hole pattern that
can be used with VESA-compliant mounting brackets, taking the guesswork out of selecting
the proper hardware for hanging your TV on the wall.
TRILUMINOS® RGB Dynamic LED Backlight
TRILUMINOS® RGB LED backlight technology aligns individual clusters of red, green,
and blue LEDs to produce a significantly higher purity of primary colors than single
white LED backlights, resulting in more accurate color reproduction. This clustered
arrangement also allows the XBR®8 to adjust the brightness of the backlight in units
of small blocks, so it can display deep blacks in one portion of the screen and bright
whites in another, producing images with enhanced depth, three-dimensionality and
exceptionally accurate shadow detail. And, because it uses LEDs rather than the fluorescent
tubes found in many HDTVs, the TRILUMINOS® RGB Dynamic LED backlight also promises
exceptionally long life.
10-bit processor / 10-bit panel:
The BRAVIA® XBR®8-Series HDTV combines a 10-bit processor and 10-bit panel to create
and display billions of colors. Using both a 10-bit processor and 10-bit panel allows
for 64 times the level of color expression in 8-bit panels, resulting in smoother
color transitions and helping to avoid giving the picture a “paint-by-numbers” look.
Dynamic Video Noise Reduction
Dynamic Video Noise Reduction adaptive technology analyzes the motion, sharpness,
and brightness of each scene in real time to identify various types of noise and
reduce unwanted artifacts without compromising the video signal.
DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
The DIGITAL MEDIA PORT connection allows the use of an optional DIGITAL MEDIA PORT
cradle to connect digital devices directly to your BRAVIA® HDTV.
Bring your photos to life and enjoy highly detailed, Full HD 1920x1080p images with
the PhotoTV HD5 mode. PhotoTV HD fine tunes settings on your BRAVIA® XBR®8-Series
HDTV, such as sharpness, gradation, and color to display images that more closely
match the look of printed photographs.
Favorites & Photo Slideshow functions with rich 3D graphics
Favorites and Photo Slideshow functions feature rich 3D graphics that make it easy
and fun to quickly access video content and digital photos to share with family and
RS-232C connectivity enables you to operate your BRAVIA® HDTV using home control
and automation systems.