2 yrs later & this is still the best TV in the house!
Panda Bear, Amazon
16 June 2012
Summary: I wanted to wait to write a review until I owned it long enough to make a fair assessment. I bought this TV 2 years ago. It was the first of a total of 4 LCD TV's I would purchase for my home. This one is by far the best in the house on every comparable level. The picture quality is amazing, the sound is amazing, it's all amazing. And as a mom one thing I really love is how easy the screen is to clean off dirty finger prints!
Summary: I love this tv!!!! We already have the 46xbr9 and were looking for a replacement for our bedroom. After looking at and reviewing; Samsung 6400, LG 5500, Vizio Razor, Panasonic Viera I found this 40xbr9. I just couldn't beat the price for the picture quality. My wife also likes the web enabled extras (I suggest the D-Link dap-1522 wireless bridge). Stacked up against the other tvs even though they're newer the picture quality of the xbr9 is just outstanding.
Summary: The Bravia was delivered when promised in pristine condition by FedEx, so I was to do the unpacking and setup by myself. I had downloaded the PDF doc of the manual from Sony while waiting for delivery so was well prepared for the set up. Once I had the Comcast HD cable box and DVR HDMI cables connected it was only a matter of turning on the TV and following the on-screen instructions to complete the set up.
Summary: Jorge R. H February 3, 2010 I'll tell you something I am sure they will not believe. Last week, buy one and these TV, turn off the computer and went to work. After 15 minutes but I was billed 2 TV for $ 2600.les swear I do not buy them. When I returned in the afternoon I found this strange purchase, immediately cancel the order of these 2 TV. Rest assured, I received the Emal of cofirmacion.
Summary: This is an excellent intermediate sized television. It has a brilliant color spectrum with good blacks. Off axis viewing is the best I have encountered in an LCD set. There is no trace of motion blur. A perfect match for a bedroom or small family room.
Summary: After much comparison I decided to go with the XBR9 lcd over the Samsung LED. My main reasons were gaming needs and energy consumption. Now for gaming I must advise you to turn off the motion blur as it tends to add lag to your gaming. Aside from that the tv is flawless, dark blacks bright whites the whole 9. I especially like the fact that netflix is built into the television. Now as far as energy consumption goes this tv is tops.
Summary: Having made an extensive review of HDTV's including LEDs, I would say that overall the XBR9 series is the best. I read a ton of online reviews and went to the stores to compare first hand. The LEDs from Samsung and Sony are pretty good with very wide dynamic range. But the dynamic range was too high and at times the picture became difficult to watch. The blacks dominated most of the picture.