Price: $5,000 At A Glance: State-of-the-art black level and shadow detail • Superior color and HD resolution • 480i video processing could be better • Poor off-axis viewing
XBR Goes LED
LCD flat panels now dominate the television marketplace. But despite their popularity, they have been notably inferior to the best plasma sets in the depth of their blacks and the quality of their shadow detail.
That's changing now, thanks to new high-end designs that use a revolutionary development: LED backlighting with local dimming. While the use of LEDs for this application can improve a set's color, the real story is what they can do for its contrast. The effect is not subtle. It's a whole new ball game, and the 46-inch Sony KDL-46XBR8 just scored a touchdown.