The newly announced Sony XBR9 series builds on the impressive XBR range, which is known as Sony’s very best, flag ship HDTV model.
Like many other HDTVs we are seeing announced at this year’s CES show, The Sony Bravia XBR9 series are concentrating heavily on Internet connectivity of the sets. The Sony XBR9′s are the first models to feature Internet applications which Sony call widgets. These can deliver real time information along with streaming videos via the integrated Bravia Internet Video link, using the Ethernet connection.
This service offers a large collection of free and premium movies, sports, TV shows, music over the Internet connection from partners such as Amazon Video on demand, YouTube, Yahoo and more. The Sony XBR9 range are also fully DLNA compliant for great networked media support.
Featuring a full HD 1080p LCD panel, the 52-inch Sony KDL-52XBR9, 46-inch Sony KDL-46XBR9 and 40-inch Sony KDL-40XBR9 use a wide color gamut cold cathode fluorescent light backlight for a larger color palette, and more vibrant colors. New to the Sony XBR9 range is an improved and fast Motionflow 240Hz technology, which delivers crisp and sharp images, even in fast motion scenes. This is done by quadrupling the frame rate, and adding in three extra frames.
Other features of the Sony Bravia XBR9 series is the Sony Bravia Engine 3, 24p True Cinema support, 4x HDMI 1.3 inputs, XrossMediaBar (XMB) menu, an Internet powered TV guide, Bravia Sync / Link, and PC VGA and component inputs. A USB 2.0 input is also used for display photos or playing video or audio from a USB storage device.
A smaller 32-inch XBR9 model the Sony KDL-32XBR9, has also been added to the XBR lineup, which features a Full HD 1080p LCD panel, with Motionflow 120Hz technology. The KDL-32XBR9 makes use of the Sony Bravia Engine 2, but maintains the other features.
- Sony KDL-52XBR9 | 52-Inch, Spring ’09, Bravia Engine 3
- Sony KDL-46XBR9 | 46-Inch, Spring ’09, Bravia Engine 3
- Sony KDL-40XBR9 | 40-Inch, Spring ’09, Bravia Engine 3
- Sony KDL-32XBR9 | 32-Inch, Spring ’09, Bravia Engine 2