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 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: After many months of careful product research and price comparisons I finally opted to go HD. Truthfully, I had second thoughts about getting rid of "ole faithful"-a 1999 36" Toshiba, which has not required one bit of maintenance nor experienced any downtime whatsoever since I've owned it. Nevertheless, the time came to jump ship from SD to HD, especially since I subscribe to most of the sports packages DirecTv has to offer.I chose correctly.
Summary: Pros: Easy to use and an excellent picture quality. Impressive look. Cons: Above average in price but it is worth it if you enjoy viewing movies and HD programming. I recommend the product without hesitation.
Summary: With many choices in HDTV, the Sony is geared toward those who don't want to compromise. As the owner of two HDTVs, I put off replacing my primary TV until I could find one that would be good enough to last a while and would not be a compromise. Sony has done an excellent job of producing a product that allows me to achieve that goal. But they met that goal in a limited fashion. HDTVs took a while to mature.
Summary: After almost a year of doing research on all 52 inch LCD's, my wife and I finally took the plunge and bought the XBR5. We already had a Samsung 32 inch HI DEF with great picture quality, and, the Samsung 71 and 81F's were in the running; but, as with a good portion of reviewers on Amazon, we, too, found the glare of the Samsungs a big negative.