Conclusion: The Sony KDL-40XBR2 exceeds its predecessor in almost every way—more pixels, more digital video inputs, and a lower price—though its treatment of standard-definition video leaves room for improvement.
Pros: Excellent image contrast. Superb color quality. Stylish design with customizable features.
Cons: Lackluster standard definition video processing. Useless EPG. Decreased color saturation at relatively acute viewing angles.