Summary: I bought this TV back in 2008 Dec and we really loved it. The picture was amazing. It has perfect blacks. My kids enjoy gaming with PS3 and XBOX . Picture quality of streaming content from Netflix and Amazon was nice. But for the last month , i am seeing vertical lines from specific content from basic cable and ROKU. But no lines if i use PS3 or XBOX . I am not sure what is the problem. Sony said its out of warranty and can give 15% on any new TV i want to buy from them.
absolutely stunning picture when all of the settings are custom, looks okay out of box...but custom settings are much better!
Afton and Mark S., Amazon
25 November 2013
Summary: I currently own the KDL-46XBR7 and I can't say enough about the TV. I have it in a high end home theater setup and I'd put it up against any tv in comparable price range. There are so many settings that it's difficult to know what to set it too, but if you do your research on online forums and experiment, you'll really learn to see how realistic this TV can look.
Summary: I bought this TV a couple of years ago and I would buy again. The picture quality is excellent. The colors are vibrant! It has a crisp, clear picture! I still have it and am not wanting a 3-D TV just yet ..
Summary: 7.21/2011- I brought the Sony XBR series TV on Amazon 1 year and 8 months ago. The TV failed; a tech verified the LCD panel has gone bad after 1 year and 8 months of service. In the tech's own words-the panel is a factory defect since it should not failed after just a little over a year of service.
Summary: A few months after purchasing a Sony XBR KDL-46XBR8 Triluminos LED LCD HDTV the audio suddenly stopped in the middle of a show. Thinking it was a problem with the cable, we asked for a power boost and reset, after which the sound came on. This happened a few more times over the following weeks and finally the sound would not come back on.
Summary: I bought my first Sony 17" Trinitron CRT TV in 1976. I used it in college and it had fabulous color. My mom used it when I bought the first xbr series KV-20xbr in 1985. I moved up to several 27 and 32 Sony xbr series tvs over the years. In 2006, I bought the 40xbr6 LCD. Fabulous color and picture. But the real treat is the 46xbr8 which is a LED Triluminos tv. It is LED face mounted not LED edge lit.
Summary: The Tv was great. I liked it except for the floating speakers. I did not like to see the gap between the speakers and the tv edges. My solution: I bought the foam that was made for air conditioner ( gray color from Home Depot )and covered the gap, believe me, perfect match. Try it and you will like it.
Summary: The quality of the picture is the best attribute of the 46XBR8. The blacks are jet black and the colors pop. The matte screen is great for avoiding reflections in rooms with windows and bright natural sunlight. The quality of the built in audio is reasonable for a television but does not compare with a dedicated home theater system. Installation was simple and the packaging was protective but easy to unpack. The 46XBR8 is not particularly featureful..
Summary: the sony led tv as the best picture and the sound is the best for any 46 inch.the playstation works and looks great with this tv the remote will work with playstation with a HDMI wire which is a plus. this led tv with the floating speakers looks great on the wall.
Summary: Don't understand why e1 keeps saying this TV is pricey. Just purchased one yesterday from Best Buy who was running a special to get rid of their Sony surround sound units with wires. For the TV AND Blue Ray Player & Sony surround sound, including PA's 6% sales tax, it was $1670. Now that is not cheap. But it's not out of hand compared to other TV's and packages. I hope it lasts as long as the Sony Console that we purchased in 1989 for $999.