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40 Sony Bravia Xbr 1080p Lcd Hdtv

Reviewing: Sony Kdl40 Xbr2  |  Rating:
k2boarderdude By k2boarderdude on
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Sony's Bravia line of LCD televisions are for the most part some of the best LCD HDTVs you can buy. But it is when you dive into the top of the line XBR series is where they really begin to shine. Using the Bravia Engine Pro, this TV produces some of the most beautiful HD pictures I have seen on a 40" screen. Using a full 1080p source like a HD-DVD or Blu-ray player is where this TV flexes its muscles, and with 3 HDMI inputs, you can have both without buying a switcher.

Not only is the XBRs display beautiful, its styling is breathtaking. With colour changable faceplaces, and a clear glass edge topped off by a metal rim, it is nice too look at even when it is off. And when it is on white LEDs light up the laser etched SONY logo in the glass (a feature you can turn off if you like).

With 3 HDMI, 2 Component (up to 1080i), 2 Composite, 1 S-Video, 1 VGA PC, and 2 Coaxial (with ATSC Digital Tuner) inputs, the XBR has connections for just about anything you can imagine. Although its treatment of standard definition is not the greatest, it is afterall being upscaled to 1920x1080.

Overall the XBR is an amazing TV if you are willing to spend the extra cash over the standard Bravias. Not only will the picture quality amaze you, but it adds a touch of class to any room you choose to put it in.