Sony Bravia XBR-Series KDL-52XBR5 52-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV
Too Skilled "Ace Collection", Amazon
23 February 2009
Summary: I already reviewed this perfect HDTV but I never seen it on this site. Maybe my review didn't fit the guidelines....oh well....(I only mess with 5 starz [or more....lol....] quality....^_^....
Summary: Superb picture, everything works from home theater sound to ordinary DVDs (on an upscaling player) to the Red Sox. Price through Amazon marketplace was excellent for the date, and vendor went out of his way to make replacement of the first set delivered in a damaged box quickly and without hassle.
Summary: We have had this Sony Bravia 52XBR5 for 8 months and it is the best TV picture we have seen. It arrived in great condition, easy to hook up to the satellite receiver. It made viewing TV a pleasure just to see the detail. It does take two people to move as one cannot lift it by using the bezel.
Summary: I actually bought the XBR4 version, which I didn't really see much difference between the XBR4 and the XBR5 except for $300. I did all my research and shopped around for months. I finally had my choices down between the XBR4 and the Samsung 8 series. The XBR4 won out, just by the fact that it doesn't have a shiny screen and doesn't have glare all that much.
Summary: I tried going for the Samsung deal and saving more than $500, but the reflections off the screen were just too much. The picture was stunning but you couldn't have any lights on in the background directly in front of the screen. So I'm happy to say that I just ordered this Sony and can't wait to get it. From what all of you say, this is the set to judge all others by.
Summary: I have had this television for about 4 months and I have to say it has exceeded my expectations. It is just beautiful on and off. The picture quality is the best I have ever seen...hands down.
Summary: I am a semi-professional photographer and I'm very sensitive about image quality. This TV replaced an existing wide screen tube TV that was working fine, so I was able to take my time and fully research a replacement. To cut to the chase, this TV represents the current state of the art in image quality. Period. No compromises. First, as to screen size.
Summary: Research and past expereince lead me to this TV. My rating before the line appeared would have been 5 Stars. I couldn't beleieve my eyes after ordering this TV, it was on the front cover of Consumer Reports. Made me feel real good about my decission. Most beautiful picture and TV out there in my opinion. However, after only 2 weeks of viewing my wife noticed a Red Dotted Line running straight down the middle of the screen.
Summary: What can I say, this TV rocks. Bright screen, deep beautiful colors, just excellent overall. Nice menu system, easy to navigate compared to other tv menu systems I've experienced. And aesthetically I love this TV. The piano black bezel it perfect, as well as the glass around the edges. Get a blu-ray player to fully enjoy it if you are a movie fan. Video Game fan, I'd say get a Xbox 360. Even wii games look great on it.