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: 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: 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.
Summary: Pro's -Amazing picture in gaming and 1080p blu-ray quality video -Matte screen, extremely helpful in preventing glare -multitude of methods to adjust picture settings, even though the picture looks amazing right out of the box. -Speakers are adequate -Price is sweet considering this is still one of the best tv's of all time. -Get full 18 month warranty -Motion processing does its job well, and works well in fast action.
Summary: TV was great while I temporarily had it for 2 weeks. Amazon's prices was too good to be true and you know what they say when that happens. They sold it at a 35% discount which is more than any of the vendors they had on their own site. The first shipment, the tv's front casing (boarder around the screen) had severe scratches and scoff marks which clearly indicates that it is a used one.
Summary: Does anyone know why the newest iteration of the XBR series (XBR 8) has 120hz motion flow while the previous one (XBR 7) has 240hz. thanks PS - my rating has no relevance - only picked it so my question could be submitted