Summary: I bought my 52" XBR two years ago, and it initially had incredible picture quality. But 6 months ago, and 6 months after the warranty expired, the panel started to go. I have spent the last 6 months dealing with the progressive worsening of horizontal lines, black spots, and flickering while the TV...
Summary: We bought this 52" TV in December of 09. We really enjoyed the image quality and liked the low profile frame/appearance. The sound was always an issue and we had to supplement with a speaker system because no one could hear when we only used the TV speaker (on the bottom of the TV).
Summary: In Nov of 09, after a lot of research, I finally decided to purchase Sony's new top of the line (at the time), a 52" LCD TV, model KDL-52XBR9-52 for almost $2,000. I received the unit and for almost a year I was very happy with it.
Summary: I purchased this TV in December 2009 along with my friend (so two TV purchased in the same day) from SonyStyle store in Scottsdale Arizona. The TV was great for 12 months, it started to have problem in Dec 2010.
Summary: This was a great TV while it lasted but I have similar issues to everyone else. I expected more (and received it from the 2 other Sony XBR TVs that I have), customer service was useless and I feel let down that Sony TV's have become a disposable product.
Summary: I bought my new Sony 14 months ago. Two months in the Ceneter speaker went out. 4 weeks later i got the system back from Warrantee repair shop. Back to normal and off nad running. A few months after the Screen got a black line down the right side, which promptly went away.
Summary: I'm either lucky or unlucky with this TV depending on your perspective. Apparently Sony is aware of the problem this TV experiences. Black lines and ghosting will show up on your TV at some point and it takes several minutes before the picture goes back to normal.
Summary: I have 2 Sony TV's that are less then 6 years old. The first (an XBR9) kept having connection drop out issues. The screen would go black for 5 to 10 seconds, then come back. Happened whether it was playing media via a cable box or Netflix via a tablet (HDMI). Finally the screen went blank.
Summary: As with many long time owners. I loved my TV. Then the panel went bad. I'm getting the lines on the top two thirds of the screen And a big vertical shadow in the middle. It's so sad. It was a great tv.
Sony KDL-52XBR9 52-Inch Black went bad after 18 months......
H. Vu, Amazon
11 September 2009
Summary: I got this TV on the 2009's black Friday and it lasted only little more than 17 months. Unlike all my Sony products, I didn't buy extended warranty this time. Its screen was starting to split into 4 horizontal sections and a green vertical line in the middle of the screen.