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Sony Bravia KDL-55XBR8

Although not quite the best HDTV we've tested so far, the wallet-busting, LED-powered Sony KDL-55XBR8 comes mighty close.

October 30, 2008

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Sony LED-based 3D TV exhibits blacks, bloomers

Although its black levels challenge the best ever, some other picture-related aspects of the Sony XBR-HX909 series don't live up to the high price.

By June 29, 2010


Sony XBR goes over edge with full-array local dimming

The Sony XBR-HX900 series of LED-based LCD TVs offers local dimming in a full array, as opposed to edge-lit, design.

By January 7, 2010


Sony's Z-series of LCDs gets widgets, 240Hz

The Sony KDL-Z5100 series of flat-panel LCDs includes the same Internet "widgets" found on the higher-end XBR series.

By January 7, 2009


Sony's LED-based LCD claims 'best' crown

The Sony KDL-55XBR8 is officially the best LCD TV CNET has ever tested. It can't overcome the picture quality of the best plasma, however, and it still costs a mint.

By October 16, 2008


Sony XBR9 HDTVs up interactive ante with widgets

New series of Sony LCD TVs include Internet connectivity featuring onscreen apps that provide real-time information such as weather reports.

By January 7, 2009


The price of thin: Samsung reveals its edge-lit LED-based LCDs

CNET previews Samsung's new lineup of edge-lit LED-based LCD displays, which are finally starting to appear on store shelves.

By March 31, 2009


'One million' to one: Why contrast ratio is the Dr. Evil of HDTV specs

CNET editor David Katzmaier tackles the question of the value of contrast ratio spec in high-def televisions.

By January 22, 2009


Flagship LG sails with LED, 240Hz and wireless

The top-of-the-line LG 55LHX includes LED backlighting, a 240Hz refresh rate, and wireless reception of video signals.

By January 7, 2009


Are DLNA-certified HDTVs worth it right now? Ask the Editors

We explain why it's best to wait on buying a DLNA-certified television based on the televisions we tested this year.

By November 14, 2008