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The BRAVIA XBR9 line of HDVT televisions is Sony's first expansion of the XBR product line for 2009.

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Pros

proprietary Sony XMB crossbar menu system

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excellent picture quality compared to comparably sized HDTVs

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produces some of the deepest black levels available through LCD panels

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Cons

120HZ motionflow refresh rate is not 3D compatible

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integrated speakers produce shallow, tinny sound

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input menu must be navigated with the remote's arrow keys - users can't hit the input button repeatedly to scroll through

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buggy automatic brightness/contrast adjustment feature - requires a firmware update from the manufacturer

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many side inputs - potentially a cable management nightmare

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The BRAVIA XBR9 line of HDVT televisions is Sony's first expansion of the XBR product line for 2009. While the larger sized sets in the XBR9 series offer Motionflow 240Hz technology, this 32" model is limited to Motionflow 120Hz. Furthermore, this set loses the integrated Internet connectivity and uses the BRAVIA Engine 2, not 3. For more information refer to the full XBR9 Series report.

Specifications
  • 1080p native resolution
  • Motionflow 120Hz Technology
  • BRAVIA Engine 2
  • WCG-CCFL backlighlighting
  • BRAVIA Link
  • BRAVIA Sync
  • XMB Interface
  • Inputs: 4xHDMI, Component, VGA
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