Sony XBR9 streams Internet video, costs a mint
The Sony KDL-XBR9 series includes extensive built-in Internet streaming as well as Yahoo widgets, but it doesn't come cheap.
Sony has always reserved its XBR moniker for its most expensive HDTVs, and the 2009 KDL-XBR9 lineup is no exception. These sets cost a bundle, and while they deliver plenty of features, including a lot of built-in interactive add-ons, they can't match the video quality of the best plasma andon the market, nor the ultrathin style of .
The Sony KDL-XBR9 series exhibited respectable enough performance, to be sure, and we're sure gadget freaks will find a lot to like about its streaming capabilities and its Yahoo Widgets, but if you don't care about those extras, it's hard to justify the high price tag.