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Sony Bravia XBR-52HX909 52" LCD 3D HDTV Preview

Sony 52” Bravia XBR-52HX909

Sony 52” Bravia XBR-52HX909


  • Product Name: 52” Bravia XBR-52HX909
  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • Review Date: June 02, 2010 02:15
  • MSRP: $3599.99
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
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Model #: Sony Bravia XBR-52HX909 

•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

•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) : 52"

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

•Viewing Angle (Up/Down) : 178(89/89)

•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

•Dimensions (Approx.) : 49 3/4 x 31 7/8 x 15 3/4" (1263 x 807 x 400mm) with pedestal; 49 3/4 x 30 5/8 x 2 3/4" (1263 x 775 x 67mm) without pedestal

•Packaging (Approx.) : 61 1/8 x 33 5/8 x 9 3/8" (1552 x 852 x 237mm)

•Weight (Approx.) : 94.5 lbs. (42.9kg) with pedestal; 81.3 lbs. (36.9kg) without pedestal

•Power Consumption (in Operation) max. : 201W

•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

•Audio Power Output : 20W (10W x 2)

•Speaker Configuration : 2

•Speakers (Total) : 2

•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

•Backlight Type : Intelligent Dynamic LED

•Display Device : LCD

•OptiContrast Panel : Yes

•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

•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

•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

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

•Online Instruction Manual (Reference Book) : Yes

•VESA Hole Pitch : 300x300 M6

•VESA Hole Spacing Compatible : Yes

•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)


Executive Overview

The Sony BRAVIA XBR-52HX909 is a high-end, 52", 3D HDTV to be released in July 2010. The unit's key feature, aside from its 3D capability, is full-array local LED dimming, which allows parts of the backlight to shut off independently, producing higher black levels. Motionflow PRO 240Hz technology enables ultra-smooth motion reproduction, while Sony's BRAVIA Engine 3 processor aims to optimize image detail, contrast, and color. The XBR-52HX909 can connect wirelessly (with an additional adapter) or via ethernet to a home network, and is DLNA-certified, allowing users to play movies and music stored on a computer or media server, as well as access online content via YouTube, Netflix, and other providers. An iPod or other portable media player can also be connected easily using the television's USB input. Sony's 46" XBR-46HX909 features virtually identical specs.

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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