CNET recently reviewed the Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR7 52-inch 240Hz LCD and found it to be one of the best performing non-LED-based HDTVs out there, assigning it a rating of 8.0 out of 10 ( or 4 out of 5 stars). The Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR7 has a base price of $3,500.

HDTV guru David Katzmaier liked the set’s black levels for a non-LED set, noting it “matched or beat the standard LCDs in our comparison.” Especially excellent was the shadow detail, which “definitely surpassed the standard 120Hz models” CNET has reviewed.

The KDL-52XBR7 also scored high marks for its accurate color reproduction, good video dejudder processing, and a comprehensive set of inputs, including 4 HDMI inputs and one PC.

CNET didn’t like its expensive price tag and found some screen uniformity issues. They also feel that a 240Hz refresh isn’t worth the hype as it only offers “minor improvements to picture quality.”


52-inch LCD screen
DLNA Networking
3,000:1 contrast ratio
Motionflow Technology
Bravia Engine 2
18 months warranty
7 analog audio inputs
2 component inputs
3 composite inputs
1 digital optical audio out
1 ethernet input
4 HDMI inputs
1 PC video input
1 S-video input
1 USB 2.0 input


CNET review of the Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR7

Official Sony site for the Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR7