HDTV Lounge

Sony XBR8 | KDL-46XBR8, KDL-55XBR8

For 2008 Sony have released a whole new range of their very impressive XBR HDTVs, and at the very top of the range are the new Sony Bravia XBR8 series. These XBR8 series are replacing the very popular and successful XBR5 range, and will be avaliable in large two sizes. As the 46-inch Sony KDL-46XBR8 and as the 55-inch Sony KDL-55XBR8.

Sony really has gone all out of the Bravia XBR8 series to make it the most modern and top of the range HDTV, which looks set to be one of the very best for 2008. The most notable feature of the Sony XBR8 series is the Triluminos RGB LED backlight, and it’s Advanced Contrast Enhancer Pro (ACE Pro) local dimming technology. By using LEDs as the backlight the contrast is improved, power consumption is reduced and local dimming of individual LED areas can enhanced the image further by dimming the brightness of the darker areas of the image. This leads to an overall better image with higher contrast ratios and deeper black levels.

Sony Bravia XBR8

We don’t have an image of the Sony XBR8 yet, only a silhouette, but we know it has the elegant floating glass design with piano black gloss finish and optional speaker grilles in a range of colors.

The two Sony Bravia XBR6′s are of course Full HD (1080p) with Motionflow 120Hz technology, 24p support, and feature a 10-bit panel and processing. Other features include the brand new Bravia Engine 2 Pro with HD video processor, TV Guide IPG, Enhanced XMB user interface, DLNA Ethernet compliant input and 4x HDMI 1.3 inputs.

Sony Bravia XBR8: