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Sony BRAVIA XBR-46HX909 LED 46" Preview

Sony 46" BRAVIA XBR HX909 Series 3D

Sony 46" BRAVIA XBR HX909 Series 3D


  • Product Name: BRAVIA XBR-46HX909 LED 46" Preview
  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • Review Date: May 06, 2010 02:10
  • MSRP: $3499.99
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
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Model#: XBR-46HX909 

•Video Signal : 1080/60p (HDMI / COMPONENT), 1080/24p (HDMI ONLY), 1080/60i, 720/60p, 480/60p, 480/60i

•BRAVIA Internet Video : Yes

•DLNA : Renderer (Photo/JPEG); Renderer (Music/LPCM,MP3); Renderer (Video/MPEG2,AVCHD); Client (Photo/JPEG); Client (Music/LPCM,MP3); Client (Video/MPEG2,AVCHD)

•DLNA : Yes

•Photo MAP : Yes

Video Features

•24p True Cinema Technology : Yes

•3D : Ready

•3D Comb Filter : Yes

•4:3 Default : Yes

•Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) : Yes

•Auto Wide : Yes

•CineMotion Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology : Yes

•Cinema Mode : Yes

•Deep Color : Yes

•Intelligent Image Enhancer : Yes

•Intelligent MPEG Noise Reduction : Yes

•Live Color Technology : Yes

•Motionflow PRO Technology : 240Hz

•PhotoTV HD : Yes

•Picture Mode : Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Game-Standard, Game-Original, Graphics, Sports, Photo-Vivid, Photo-Standard, Photo-Original, Photo-Custom

•Video Processing : BRAVIA Engine 3™ Technology

•Wide Mode : Normal, Zoom, Wide Zoom, Full (Full1-2 for PC), H Stretch


•Audio Power Output : 20W (10W x 2)

•Speaker Configuration : 2

•Speakers (Total) : 2

Regulation and Standard Compliance

•VESA Hole Pitch : 300x300 M6

•VESA Hole Spacing Compatible : Yes

Inputs and Outputs

•AC Power Input : 1 (Rear)

•Analog Audio Input(s) (Total) : 4 (1 Side / 3 Rear)

•Audio Out : 1 (Rear)

•Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) : 2 (1 Rear / 1 Rear (Composite input common use))

•Composite Video Input(s) : 2 ( 1 Rear (Component input common use)/ 1 Side)

•Digital Audio Output(s) : Optical Digital Output - 1 (Rear)

•Ethernet Connection(s) : 1 (Rear)

•HDMI Connection(s) (Total) : 4(2 Side/2 Rear)

•HDMI PC Input : Yes (see owner's manual for supported timings)

•PC In (D-Sub) + Audio In (Stereo Mini) : 1 (Rear)

•RF Connection Input(s) : 1 (Rear)

•RS-232C Input(s) : 1 (Rear)

•USB 2.0 : 1 (Side)

Weights and Measurements

•Dimensions (Approx.) : 44 3/8 x 28 5/8 x 15 3/4" (1124 x 727 x 400mm) with pedestal; 44 3/8 x 27 3/8 x 2 3/4" (1124 x 695 x 67mm) without pedestal

•Packaging (Approx.) : 55 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 7 1/4" (1407 x 772 x 182mm)

•Weight (Approx.) : 79.8 lbs. (36.2kg) with pedestal; 66.6 lbs. (30.2kg) without pedestal

Energy Saving & Efficiency

•Backlight Off Mode : Yes

•Dynamic Backlight Control : Yes

•Eco Settings : Yes

•Energy Saving Switch : Yes

•Energy Star compliant : Yes

•Idle TV Standby : Yes

•LightSensor Technology : Yes

•Power Saving Modes : Yes


•Aspect Ratio : 16:9

•Display Resolution : Full HD 1080(1920x1080)

•Dynamic Contrast Ratio : Infinite6

•Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 46"

•Viewing Angle (Right/Left) : 178(89/89)

•Viewing Angle (Up/Down) : 178(89/89)

General Features

•Audio Return Channel : Yes

•Closed Captions (CC) : Analog, Digital

•Finish (Surface Color) : Black

•HDMI InstaPort : Yes

•Illuminated Sony Logo : Yes

•RS-232C Control : Yes

•XMB : Yes

Audio Features

•5.1 Channel Audio Out : Yes

•5.1ch Through Out (Handycam) : Yes

•Alternate Audio (Digital) : yes

•Audio Out : Variable/Fixed

•Auto Mute (on no signal) : Yes

•Auto SAP : Yes

•Clear Voice : Yes

•Dolby : Dolby Digital

•Invisible Speaker (w/Sound Elevation) : Yes

•S-Master : Yes

•Sound Enhancer : Yes

•Sound Mode : Dynamic, Standard, Clear Voice, Custom

•SteadySound Automatic Volume Control : Yes

•Stereo System : MTS

•Surround Effect : Cinema, Music, Live Sports, Game


•Power Consumption (in Operation) max. : 184W

•Power Consumption (in Standby) : 0.12W

•Power Requirements (frequency) : 60Hz for UL,cUL 50/60Hz for other

•Power Requirements (voltage) : AC 120V for UL,cUL AC110-240V for other

Service and Warranty Information

•Limited Warranty Term : 18 Months Labor / 18 Months Parts

•Online Instruction Manual (Reference Book) : Yes

Convenience Features

•Ambient Sensor : Yes

•Auto Photo Mode : via HDMI, via DLNA, via USB

•Auto Picture Setting w/ HDMI : Cinema, Sport, Music, Photo, Graphics, Game

•Auto Shut-off : Yes

•BRAVIA Sync : Yes

•BRAVIA Sync Menu Button : Yes (on Remote Control)

•Channel Block (with password) : Yes

•Channel Jump : Yes

•Channel Labels : Yes

•Channel Surf : Yes

•Control for HDMI (HDMI CEC) : Yes

•Edit Channel Labels : Yes

•Favorites : Yes

•Info Banner : TV Guide on Screen, PSIP, XDS

•Input Skip : Automatic

•Label Inputs : Yes

•Multiple Language Display : English, French, Spanish

•On-Screen Clock : Yes

•On-Screen Display for External Input : Yes

•On-Screen Operating Instructions : Yes

•On/Off Timer : Yes

•PIP (Picture in Picture) : PC Input/TV Channel&CVBS

•Parental Control : Yes

•Picture Adjustments Lock : Yes

•Picture Frame Mode : Yes

•Quick Start : Yes

•Scene Select : Auto, Cinema, Sports, Photo, Music, Game, Graphics, General

•Show/Hide Channels : Yes

•Skin Naturalizer : Yes

•Sleep Timer : Yes

•Stand Swivel : Yes

•Stand Swivel Range : Left 20°/Right 20°

•Stand Tilt : Yes

•Stand Tilt Range : 2 position 0°/Back6°

•Start Up Sony Logo Display : Yes

•TV Guide On-Screen : Yes

•Theatre Mode (Theatre Button) : Yes

•Theatre Mode with Cinema Surround : Yes

•USB Application(s) : Photo Viewer (jpeg), Photo Viewer (RAW), Music Player (mp3), Video Player (AVCHD), Video Player (AVC), Video Player (MPEG4)

•USB Player : Yes

•Upward Style : Yes

•White Balance : RGB Gain/Bias

•Wireless LAN : Ready

Display Features

•Backlight Type : Intelligent Dynamic LED

•Display Device : LCD

•OptiContrast Panel : Yes

TV System

•Channel Coverage : VHF: 2-13ch UHF: 14-69ch CATV (analog): 1-135ch CATV (digital) : 1-135ch

•Color System : NTSC

•Number of Tuners (Digital) : 1(Hybrid)

•TV System (Analog) : M

•Tuner (Cable) : Clear QAM

•Tuner (Terrestrial) : ATSC / NTSC

Executive Overview

The Sony BRAVIA XBR-46HX909 is a high-end, 46", 3D HDTV to be released in July 2010. The 1080p XBR-46HX909 – 3D glasses sold separately – features 240Hz technology for ultra-smooth motion reproduction. With full-array local LED dimming, parts of the backlight can dim independently to produce deeper blacks and higher contrast. The mostly identical XBR-46HX800 lacks this feature and costs $800 less. The XBR-46HX909 features an ethernet port, internet TV capability, and DLNA certification, users can access media stored on a computer or media server, or available from online providers like YouTube, Netflix, and Pandora. A USB input adds further versatility. A 52" model is also available.

Audioholics hasn't yet done a formal review of this product, but we wanted to get as much information as possible to our readers in order to help them make the best possible purchasing decisions. If possible, we will provide additional info or even a product review at a later date.

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