The Sony XBR-LX900 series offers the company's best assortment of features and comes with 3D glasses as well as built-in Wi-Fi for its interactive features.
LAS VEGAS--Sony announced a trio of 3D-capable HDTVs at CES 2010, but only the most expensive model, the XBR-LX900, actually includes a pair of the glasses you'll need to enjoy 3D content. Of course, other family members will have to get their own pairs, sold separately (pricing TBD). Along with the Panasonic TC-PVT25 series, it's the only 3D-capable TV announced so far to include glasses. Like other makers, Sony's glasses use an active LC shutter system. The right and left lenses in the glasses alternately darken and lighten, too quickly to perceive, while the TV synchronously displays the corresponding right- and left-eye-specific images. The result: when you're watching 3D content, is a stereoscopic 3D effect.
The LX900 also distinguishes itself with a built-in Wi-Fi connection, allowing wireless access to your home network and the Internet. Of course, this flagship Sony includes all of the interactive goodies found on other Sony TVs, such as Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, and more (see the
We also liked the presence sensor included on the
Unlike the step-down XBR-HX900, the other Sony set to earn the company's high-end "XBR" prefix, the LX900 lacks the full-array local-dimming LED backlight, instead making due with edge-lit LED technology sans dimming. The result is a thin panel but, if past experience is any indication, the LX900 won't equal the level of performance we've seen on LED sets with true local dimming. Of course, we'll have to wait to review one before we can see for sure.
Sony XBR-LX900 features:
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