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Sony XBR6

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by smiddy, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I just received an email from Sony for a 52" XBR6. It said $700.00 off, but I can't tell from the website, which it is pointing to, that that is really the deal or not. That aside, I was wondering, since Mrs. Smiddy and I are intent on replacing our 47" Sharp LCD in the living room with a 1080p set, like this one. Does anyone have this set and how well do you like it? What is it's best and worst attributes? Thanks!
     
  2. Greg Alsobrook

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    I have a 37" XBR6 in my bedroom and absolutely love it. Only issue I've had is IR interference with my HR20. I ended up having to switch over to RF. But I've had absolutely no issues with the TV itself and the picture is stellar.
     
  3. Hutchinshouse

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    For what it's worth, I have the Sony 52XBR4 and I'm 100% happy. No issues at all. The color, sharpness and contrast are all excellent. I have the ability to set the TV to zero overscan via the STD menu (not service menu). The XBR6 has better black levels than my XBR4. You cannot go wrong! Also, the couple of times I requested firmware from Sony, I had it within 5 days. They send firmware on a USB stick. Very easy to upgrade firmware.
     
  4. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I don't know about the XBR4, but this one has Ethernet so I would suspect I could do the download dance via the internet, if I were to get it.
     
  5. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Thanks, BTW, can you move this to the HDTV forum, I goofed and put it in the Blu Ray forum, my bone. :(
     
  6. Hutchinshouse

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    Sounds like an awesome option!
     
  7. sigma1914

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    Take a look at the Samsungs a650 series...it's highly recomended by me (lol) and many avsforum members.
     
  8. Stuart Sweet

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    Moved to the HD Displays forum at thread starter's request.
     
  9. smiddy

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    Thanks Stuart!
     
  10. smiddy

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    I don't go over there at all. Do you have a link with some comparisons?
     
  11. dettxw

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    Not sure how well models and sizes correlate, but my Samsung LN46A630 has a beautiful picture while the picture on the Sony 40Z4100 (same glass as the XBR6) is dull and dim. No amount of fiddling with DVE helps much. I would have gotten a Samsung for the bedroom instead of the Sony except that I was trying to fit a 40-incher in my hutch.
     
  12. smiddy

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    There are some differences between that model and the ones with XBR6 in the part number. How or where did you compare them?
     
  13. Phil T

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    I have a 52"XBR4 and my father in law has a 46"XBR6. No issue with either one and we are both very happy.
     
  14. sigma1914

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    Here's the AVS thread (it's looooong). Be careful, with any forum, there are people posting issues. But, they're there for help. Who logs on to praise a product? ;)

    There is a b650 model, which is newer.

    Here's a specs comparison of the XBR6 & A650 , both 52" from Best Buy.

    Samsungs a650 has beautiful deep blacks, and it's easy to calibrate.
     
  15. smiddy

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    Thanks!
     
  16. Brandon428

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    Get a nice projector. :)
     
  17. spartanstew

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    Agreed. I just convinced my brother to buy the 46" model yesterday. They're currently at closeout prices most places (since the b650 just came out). He was able to get the 46" for $1400 and you can probably get the 52" version for <$1800.

    I'm a big Sony fan (TV's), but after researching these sets for him over the last few weeks, I thought the Samsung was better.
     
  18. Greg Alsobrook

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    Samsung/Sony... Can't go wrong either way IMO...
     
  19. dave29

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    Interesting thread, as I have been looking at both of those exact models to replace a Toshiba DLP in my living room.
     
  20. Herdfan

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    I personally have an XBR2 and could not be happier.:)

    I finally talked my dad into replacing the first gen DLP as it was taking several minutes to power on. We looked at the Sony and Samsung LCD's. We decided ont he Sony because the screen had more of a matte finish and he has some glare issues in his living room.

    So it came down to the 52" XBR6 and the 52W4100 which is one step below. For the difference in price of $1200, we could not find a reason to go with the XBR over the W. He has been extremely pleased with the 4100, so the extra $ would not have been worth it. The 4100 has been replaced by the 5100.
     

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