Sony BRAVIA KDL-52XBR6: 52″ 1080p LCD TV with 120Hz

Sony BRAVIA KDL-52XBR6 Specifications

Display: 52″ PVA (Patterned Vertical Alignment) 10-bit TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 (static), 50000:1 (dynamic)
Backlight: WCG-CCFL (Wide Color Gamut CCFL)
Color Gamut: 91%-102% NTSC
Viewing Angles: 178/178
Frequency: 120Hz Motionflow
Connectivity: Component (2), Ethernet, HDMI (4), VGA, RF, S-Video, USB 2.0 (1)
Power Consumption: 295W (operational), 0.2W (standby), Energy Star
Dimensions:
49.5 x 32.8 x 4.8″ (w/o stand)
Weight: 79lbs (w/o stand)
Price: MSRP US$3499 ($2477.95 at Amazon.com)

Sony BRAVIA KDL-52XBR6: 52

Sony‘s BRAVIA KDL-52XBR6 is a very expensive 52″ LCD TV. The KDL-52XBR6 sports the usual high-end features: 120Hz frequencies to reduce motion blur, 1920 x 1080 pixel format for unscaled 1080p HD viewing, a 3000:1 static contrast ratio for excellent color and good black levels, very wide 178/178 viewing angles and a higher-than-average color gamut using a WCG-CCFL backlight. The 52″ XBR6 unit also sports an Ethernet connection and a USB 2.0 port.

There are 16 customer reviews on Amazon.com and 13 of them gave a 5/5 stars rating touting “great picture”, “terrific color”, “everything on the digital channels is gorgeous”, “blackest blacks”, “no reflections”.

If you are in the market for a really high-end LCD TV, I would recommend one with a LED backlight. CCFL backlights are old technology, even the WCG (Wide Color Gamut) variety. Also, CCFL contains Mercury, a poisonous substance that needs to be disposed of correctly. Although the dynamic contrast ratio of the KDL-52XBR6 at 3000:1 is very high, with a LED backlight and local dimming a dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 can be achieved. Of course a number that big just doesn’t mean much to me: just know that LED backlit local dimming LCD TVs have really good contrast and very deep black levels. Of course, you’ll be paying a bit more for the performance. Want the best? Check out the KDL-55XBR8!

Source: Amazon.com

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