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Sony XEL-1

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Overall 6

Sony XEL-1

4 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Rarely is a test quite this interesting — or ambivalent. On the one hand, the miniature Sony impresses with perfect black and extraordinary motion-clarity. On the other hand, the low resolution disappoints and stops the screen displaying that sought-after ‘perfect picture’. Nevertheless, OLED technology promises much for the future — if development keeps going steady, OLED will one day outstrip both plasma and LCD. We await future developments with bated breath.
  • Pros: Extremely high motion-clarity., Excellent colors., Top-notch 24p reproduction., Sensational contrast when viewed in the dark.
  • Cons: Very (!) small picture., Resolution is too low., Way too expensive.
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Overall 8

Sony XEL-1 OLED Digital TV

PC Magazine
16 April 2009
  • Conclusion: Sony's 11-inch OLED wonder costs as much as our favorite 50-inch plasma, but given its sublime picture and stellar contrast, we're not complaining one bit.
  • Pros: Excellent picture contrast. Superb motion resolution (minimal blurring). Low power consumption.
  • Cons: Expensive. Very small screen.
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Expert Review

1 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Sony XEL-1 is the world's first OLED TV, at 3 mm thin with impressive image quality. It is so small that it only weighs 1.9 kg, and measures 287 x 253 x 140 mm (stand included). It comes in black, has headphone outputs, memory stick slot, and even has LightSensor Tehcnology.
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Sony XEL1- 11-Inch OLED Digital Television: Vivid Splendor

Personal Electronics buzz
20 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Sony's XEL1 11-inch OLED digital TV must be seen to appreciate the difference compared to LCD or Plasma technology. OLED shows the true color of a leaf and its veins with true to nature detail and shadowing. How can you describe in words a million- to-one contrast ratio.
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Overall 8

Sony XEL-1 Review

13 July 2009
  • Summary: Lust after it from a distance, but keep hold of your cash for the time being.
  • Pros: Astounding picture quality and cracking design
  • Cons: Absurdly expensive, and far too small
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Overall 6

This amazing Sony OLED television is hamstrung by a tiny screen and a massive price-tag

Good Gear Guide.au
21 January 2009
  • Summary: We could never recommend that anyone purchase this television given its tiny size and incredible price. But as a glimpse into the promising future of OLED televisions, the Sony XEL-1 is technically brilliant.
  • Pros: The best picture quality we’ve seen -- absolute blacks, good colour saturation and control
  • Cons: Unattainably expensive, reflective screen, non-HD resolution
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Overall 8

Sony XEL-1 OLED television review

Pocket Lint
3 December 2008
  • Pros: Fluid picture, no blur, stunning colours
  • Cons: Tiny, not high-def, very expensive
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Sony XEL-1

TechRadar UK
16 September 2008
  • Excerpt: Like robot servants, solar-powered hovercars and affordable energy bills, OLED has been touted as the future, but unlike those other examples, it's actually become a reality.
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Overall 8

Sony XEL-1: teurer OLED-TV mit tollem Bild

8 April 2009
  • Summary: Mit seinem XEL-1 hat Sony den ersten Fernseher mit OLED-Display auf den Markt gebracht. Der Hersteller fertigt sein Prestige-Objekt in geringen Stückzahlen. Entsprechend hoch ist der Preis. Der XEL-1 kostet satte 4300 Euro – und das trotz seines winzigen 11-Zoll-Bildschirms. Wir haben getestet, ob es sich trotzdem lohnt, den Preis eines guten Gebrauchtwagens zu zahlen.
  • Pros: herausragende Bildqualität, hoher Blickwinkel, einfache Bedienung, kurze Umschaltzeiten, schöne Menüs, edles Design, flacher Screen, gutes DVB-T-Bild
  • Cons: hoher Preis, geringe Auflösung, kleines Display, verfälschte Farben, Probleme bei 1080i-De-Interlacing
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Sony XEL-1

6 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Etrafınızdakilerden farklı olmak, alışılagelmişin dışına çıkmak, başkalarının çizdiği sınırları ihlal ederek bu sınırları bir iki adım da olsa öteye taşımaya kalkışmak pek çok kez bulunduğunuz çevredekilerin garip bakışlarını üzerinize çekebilir. Hatta bazen öyle tepkilerle karşılaşırsınız ki, yılmakla yılmamak arasında gider gelir, her şeyden vazgeçmek, hayallerinizi, çevrenizdekilerin sahip olmadığı ‘farklı’ bakış açısını bir kenara bırakmayı bile düşünürsünüz.
  • Pros: Yüksek kontrast değeri, doygun görüntü ve ses kalitesi, şık tasarım, ince ekran, geniş görüş açısı
  • Cons: Yüzeyin parmak izi tutması, inanılmaz yüksek satış fiyatı
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