Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR4

by Sony

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by HP

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by Norcent

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by Sharp

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Pros
  • Very good performance scores
  • Rich, full-sounding speakers
  • Excellent image quality
  • Front-mounted ports
  • Generally decent image quality
  • Excellent display of HD content
Cons
  • Picture-in-picture with PC plus TV only
  • Relatively wide bezel
  • Other TVs offer more for the same money
  • Very wobbly stand
At A Glance

Sony's premium TV earns a stellar score for high-definition performance and also gets points for design.

DLP set aced our image-quality tests handily, and has unique, easily accessible front-mounted ports.

This budget model offers pleasing image quality in a simple, easy-to-use design--but others offer more for the same money.

Though it shares some components with the HP LC3200N, this set doesn't have as many ports or image controls as the HP.

Specs

Display

Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p      
Broadcast Format Supported 1080i|1080p|720p 1080i|1080p|720p 1080i|720p 1080i|720p
Display size 52.0  inches 58.0  inches 42.0  inches 32.0  inches
Contrast ratio 18000:1 12000:1 10000:1 800:1
Viewable size 52.0  inches      
Display type LCD DLP Plasma LCD
Aspect ratio 16:9      
Horizontal viewing angle 178.0  âˆž   160.0  âˆž 170.0  âˆž
Vertical viewing angle 178.0  âˆž   160.0  âˆž 170.0  âˆž
Resolution 1080p  pixels      
Brightness     1100.0  lumens 450.0  lumens
Pitch       0.81  mm
Response time       12.0

General Information

UPC Code 027242717404   803802612170 074000362994

Ports and Connections

S-Video-In S-Video (Input) S-Video (Input)|S-Video (Input) (x3) S-Video (Input)|S-Video (Input) (x2) S-Video (Input)
Audio Input RCA Audio (Input) RCA Audio (Input x5) RCA Audio (Input x4) RCA Audio (Input x3)
HDMI HDMI (Input x3)|HDMI (Input) Input HDMI (Input) Input|HDMI (Input x2) HDMI (Input) Input HDMI (Input) Input
Audio Digital Optical Digital Optical Audio (Output)     Digital Optical Audio (Output)
Component Video Component (Input x2) Component (Input x2) Component (Input x2) Component (Input x2)
S-Video-Out   Yes Output   Yes Output
Composite   Composite (Output)    
Audio Output   RCA Audio (Output) (x2)   RCA Audio (Output)
Video Interfaces   Coaxial (Input)    

Other Features

Components Speakers|Stand ATSC Tuner|Media card slots|NTSC Tuner|Speakers Remote Control|Speakers Remote Control|Speakers
Remote Control   IR    
General features   Anti-Reflection Glass Coating |Primary Color Controls|Reset to Factory Settings    

Size and Weight

Wall-Mountable 1 0 1 1

Adjustability

Swivel 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Panel Tilt   0.0    
Height-Adjustable Base   0.0    
Panel Pivot   0.0    

Pricing

Part Number   L1798A    
Inventory Number   24838    

Dimensions

Width   60.24  inches    
Depth   18.98  inches    
Height   38.07  inches    
Weight   119.0  pounds    

Other

cable_card   Yes