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Sony KDL-46XBR2 Reviewed

Sony KDL-46XBR2The Sony KDL-46XBR2 is a few months old now and has proven to be a very popular and strong selling 46-inch LCD HDTV. The KDL-46XBR2 is from Sony’s higher end Bravia XBR2 range and has a 1920x1080p pixel resolution for 1080p “Full HD” format for the best imagery, and boasts very impressive black levels for a detailed and vivid colors. The 46-inch LCD makes use of Sony’s Live Color Creation backlight system for a wider color gamut which improves the red and green color range by 30% to enhance color depth and image quality.

The LCD screen of the Sony KDL-46XBR2 offers not only a 1920x1080p resolution, but a high 7,000:1 contrast ratio with a fast 8ms response time to minimize motion blur. Also included are internal ATSC / NTSC tuners, 2 x 11 Watt speakers with TruSurround XT technology, and a healthy selection of inputs including, 2x HDMI, 2x component, s-video, 5x RCA audio inputs, 2x composite, and VGA PC input, and at the front of the HDTV, an extra HDMI and component inputs for quick and easy connecting.

As I mentioned earlier, the KDL-46XBR2 has received great reviews from many owners, and here is what Cnet have to say, color accuracy and clarity are the XBR2′s main strengths, and it produced color more accurately than any other LCD flat panel we’ve ever evaluated. HD material appeared exceptionally sharp on the Sony KDL-46XBR2. A program on the Discovery HD channel, looked awesome, but there was some visible noise in darker scenes. Tennis also looked virtually razor sharp, with excellent color saturation and natural-looking skin tones.