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Sony KDL-46XBR8

Editor's Choice for Quality

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LCD TV Buying Guide Commentary

Sony's top of the line offering for 2008 is the XBR8 series LCDs. In addition to many of the standout features present on the XBR5, XBR6 and XBR7 the KDL-46XBR8 has a local dimming feature for improved contrast in “localized” areas of the screen in order to enhance contrast in some areas while leaving it as is in others. It's an interesting feature and we're looking forward to testing it as soon as this model (due out in September or October of 2008) comes out. Another step up feature of this LCD is LED (light emitting diode) backlighting (rather than the standard fluorescent style bulbs). This will drastically improve the brightness and thus the contrast of the LCD over other models. Sony calls this specification TRILUMINOS RGB LED because it contains all three color LEDs. Also present in this LED TV are the DLNA compliance feature for more natural color rendition, and of course the ubiquitous specification for all new Sony Bravia LCDs – the ever present optional colored speaker grille.

Features:

  • 1080p native resolution
  • 120Hz refresh rate with dejudder processing
  • 24p True Cinema compatible
  • 10 bit processing and 10 bit panel
  • Deep Color (HDMI 1.3)
  • 4 HDMI Inputs
  • PC Input
  • TV Guide onscreen EPG
  • Enhanced 'XMB' Menu System
  • DLNA Compliant
  • optional colored speaker grille
  • RS-232 port
  • Bravia Engine 2 video processing
  • TRILUMINOS RGB LED Backlighting
  • Local Dimming for Improved Contrast
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer PRO


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