We have yet to find any disadvantages on this model.
So we give it our platinum review!!!
MANUFACTURE STATED FEATURES
This is our favorite model BRAVIA.
Featuring a 1080p Full high definition, It also boast a 240Hz refresh rate, Sony's
Motion flow technology motion blur becomes a thing of the past.
It also boast rich vivid color and distinct blacks.
This HDTV will suite all gamers, action movie fans, and anyone who wants brilliant
vivid motion blur free images.
24p True Cinema, 3D comb filter
Advanced contrast enhancer, Deep Color, Game mode and many more are jam packed in
this feature rich power horse!
Fast action at full speed.
Also has broad band connectivity, enjoy media like youtube directly on your HDTV
with a home network present.
This 52" powerhouse has it all! Excellent picture quality. It is jam packed with
lots of features. Great Dejudder process, and a fast panel response time makes this
HDTV very desirable. Not to mention it's diverse connectivity features. All-in-all
we give it two thumbs up! So were proud to inject this 52” powerhouse into the great
LCD Hall of Fame! Videophiles and gamers get your blu-ray players and joysticks geared
16:9 Full HD 1080p Resolution Panel
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
Personalize your HDTV with BRAVIA® widgets
Personalize your viewing experience by selecting, positioning, and resizing widgets
on your BRAVIA HDTV display. BRAVIA Internet Widgets are small applications that
can be accessed with the touch of one button providing you with the latest in news,
weather, stock info, and much more right on your BRAVIA XBR9-Series.
USB to view photos, music, and video
Connect your camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or USB storage device directly to the
HDTV's USB input to view photos on the big screen or control your latest music playlist.
BRAVIA® XBR9-Series HDTVs also include MPEG2 video file support, so you can go straight
from shooting video to screening it over USB.
HD input x 7
Get versatile HD connection options with seven HD inputs. Four HDMI™ inputs (up to
1080/60p capable) let you connect a Sony® PlayStation®3 entertainment system, Blu-ray
Disc™ player, or any other HDMI-capable equipment and get uncompressed digital video
and multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. An HD combo input, which includes
HD component (1080/60p capable) and composite inputs, provide added HD-capable connectivity,
and a PC input4 (HD-15 pin) offers the added versatility of using your HDTV as a
BRAVIA® Link compatibility
BRAVIA Link compatibility expands your HDTV’s capabilities by letting you connect
optional BRAVIA Link modules, including the BRAVIA DVD Link, BRAVIA Wireless Link,
and BRAVIA Input Link (all sold separately).
ATSC™/NTSC tuner with QAM
A built-in ATSC/NTSC tuner with QAM delivers over-the-air digital TV and unencrypted
HDTV broadcast signals, as well as traditional analog TV broadcasts.
BRAVIA™ Internet Video
With BRAVIA Internet Video 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 Video On Demand, YouTube™, Sports
Illustrated, Sony Pictures, Sony Music,Slacker, and Epicurious.com.
Live Color Creation™ technology w/ WCG-CCFL backlight
Live Color Creation technology works with the BRAVIA XBR9-Series' WCG-CCFL (Wide
Color Gamut - Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) backlight to achieve wide color reproduction
for more natural and vibrant colors. The technology combines advanced chroma signal
processing with enhanced filters and purer light to reproduce 105 percent of the
NTSC (National Television System Committee) color standard. This means deeper reds
and greens with overall color that's truer and more life-like.
Networked TV Guide® Interactive Program Guide
Sony® has integrated the TV Guide® Interactive Program Guide into the exclusive
Xross Media Bar™ (XMB™) user interface to deliver regularly updated program listings
via your existing Internet connection -- with no subscription fees or phone connection
Favorites Menu function
The Favorites Menu function makes it easy to quickly access your favorite channels
and frequently used video inputs.
Scene Select lets you easily manage your settings
Scene Select makes choosing the appropriate settings for the best HDTV experience
easier than ever. Scene Select packages different picture and audio settings based
on the type of content you want to view. For example, the "Sports" package configures
the perfect picture and audio settings to make you feel like you're right in the
stadium. Other packages include "Cinema," "Photo," "Game," and "Music."
Exceeds Energy Star 3.0 requirements
Sony® XBR-series HDTVs exceed Energy Star 3.0 requirements by incorporating advanced
power saving features such as Light Sensor® technology that adjusts backlight intensity
based on ambient room lighting conditions.
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 Engine™ 3 fully digital video processor
BRAVIA Engine 3 is the newest fully digital video processor from Sony®. It uses a
collection of enhanced algorithms to significantly reduce noise, enhance overall
image detail, and optimize contrast so every scene produces sharp, vibrant, life-like
DLNA® with photos, music, and video
Compliance with DLNA® (Digital Living Network Alliance) allows BRAVIA® XBR9-Series
HDTVs to access digital photos, music, and video from DLNA-enabled PCs and other
devices, so you can enjoy your memories with friends and family in the comfort of
your living room instead of crowding around a PC.
Xross Media Bar™ menu navigation
The award-winning Sony® Xross Media Bar™ (XMB™) user interface allows you easily
navigate through your favorite photos, music, channels, and connected devices.
BRAVIA Sync™ capable
BRAVIA Sync capability combines the one-touch access and control functionality of
BRAVIA Theatre Sync™ with the ability to control HDMI CEC-enabled Sony® Handycam®
camcorders and Cybershot® digital still cameras using the TV's remote and an on-screen
x.v.Color technology takes HDTV color expression to new levels. When connected to
x.v.Color capable video sources, such as select Sony® camcorders, BRAVIA® XBR9-Series
HDTVs can display nearly twice as many (1.8x) viewable colors as the existing RGB
color standard, resulting in more natural, life-like images.