Cnet Reviews Sony’s 55 inch LED TV

Just out of Cnet’s lab comes the first review of Sony’s flagship LED based TV – KDL-55XBR8. There was a lot of talk on AVS forum in regards to its release as well as its younger brother 46XBR8. These TVs use Triluminos technology first introduced in Qualia TV KDX-46Q005 (I have been a happy owner of), which uses three different colors of LEDs – two green, one each red and blue.

Cnet has given this TV a 4 star out of 5 and was pretty impressed with its enhanced picture tweaking features, its deepest blacks they have ever seen on an LCD TV and highly accurate primary color points and gray scale tracking.

Of course the down sides were also depicted and one of them is pretty obvious – this TV’s price. If 7 grand is something you want to spend on a 55 incher, than be our guest… though it is interesting to note that when the first Sony LCD hit the market – KLV-30XBR900, it was priced at $5000 and I remember going to Circuit City and drooling over that 30 inch goodness…after a couple years I picked one up for a very affordable price and hung it on my bedroom wall. The new toys will always run at its highest price and as the market grows and dictates its rules we’ll see pretty affordable LED backlit TVs.

For a full Cnet review please go here and see for yourself if this TV is droolworthy for you.

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Oct 2008
POSTED BY Stan M
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DISCUSSION 21 Comments
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  • http://www.vigrxplus-reviewed.com/blog/ Cadie Gail

    Yes, I agree. $5000 is too hefty price for a TV. In very short span of time, these gadgets will be outdated with new technology with more features at lesser price. But how long to wait for that? Till your budget and feature requirements meet at affordable limit. But not certainly at $5000 or more.

  • http://www.vigrxplus-reviewed.com/blog/ Cadie Gail

    Yes, I agree. $5000 is too hefty price for a TV. In very short span of time, these gadgets will be outdated with new technology with more features at lesser price. But how long to wait for that? Till your budget and feature requirements meet at affordable limit. But not certainly at $5000 or more.

  • nick

    Hi.

    Has anyone an idea about the life span of a LED TV?
    Plasma & LCD are supposed to last some 10 yrs.
    So – how’bout LED ?

  • nick

    Hi.

    Has anyone an idea about the life span of a LED TV?
    Plasma & LCD are supposed to last some 10 yrs.
    So – how’bout LED ?

  • Shanie

    Nick – I think it’s roughly around 13-15 years on good use.

    I love the X-series BRAVIA’s, the best thing about spending the most money on a X-series is it usually takes around 3 years to be outdated by a newer model, unlike if you brought say, a W series BRAVIA which usually gets a new model in around 3-5 months.

    So yes, Cadie, technology keeps on evolving, some with everything in this world these days, if it didn’t we wouldn’t improve and we wouldn’t get anywhere. When it comes to Sony, you pay the price of the highest spec you can get on a product on Sony’s top range now, it will last you much longer for the future. Even the first 4 and a half year old X-series have the MotionFlow 100hz and 10bit panels that Sony have just started to put in their high-medium-range BRAVIA’s.

  • Shanie

    Nick – I think it’s roughly around 13-15 years on good use.

    I love the X-series BRAVIA’s, the best thing about spending the most money on a X-series is it usually takes around 3 years to be outdated by a newer model, unlike if you brought say, a W series BRAVIA which usually gets a new model in around 3-5 months.

    So yes, Cadie, technology keeps on evolving, some with everything in this world these days, if it didn’t we wouldn’t improve and we wouldn’t get anywhere. When it comes to Sony, you pay the price of the highest spec you can get on a product on Sony’s top range now, it will last you much longer for the future. Even the first 4 and a half year old X-series have the MotionFlow 100hz and 10bit panels that Sony have just started to put in their high-medium-range BRAVIA’s.

  • jvc

    i dont like sony products

  • Joseph

    Sony is expensive but not better than other brands.I had SonyTV ,videorecorder,video camera so I should know.I had bad experience with Sony products so I will never buy it.

  • kavehbs

    please send me all of the price for oled tv and lcd tv all brand thanks

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  • kavehbs

    please send me all of the price for oled tv and lcd tv all brand thanks

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  • ziggyt

    i have a sony with the purple cloud issue after 5 years of limited use. No sony products ever again

  • http://www.infowars.com Pat Riote

    I have a Sony KDL-32M3000, and it lasted about 4 years now but it’s just about done now. Getting video lag, like a blurring effect. Paid a hefty sum of $1,200 for it, so not bad considering $300 a year basically. Not going to buy another Sony product again though, this is just dumb it can’t be repaired without costing as much as I paid for it.

  • Tanu_09shree

    No.. not again! I don,t want to be in the same problem like earlier with my sony LED. Now after a careful analysis i decided to go for LG LED Infinia 55 inch, its based on awesome tech call IPS panel. It gives better viewing angle, vivid and clear motion picture, stable touch panel and high brightness.

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