Sony KDL52XBR9 Television Review-Do We Look Like Idiots?

Frankly, I don’t take Sony to task very often. I don’t have much call to.  But with the release of the Sony KDL52XBR9, now I do.  I don’t like that I do, but I do nonetheless.

The Sony KDL52XBR9 is a fifty two inch 1080p LCD television with Bravia Link and Bravia Sync capability, as well as a host of ports and slots, including four HDMI inputs, one component input, one combination input, and a PC input.

It’s not that I have a problem with the slots and ports available–it’s that I have a problem with the fact that I only just covered a Samsung that was about the same price as this particular Sony model (the Sony KDL52XBR9 retails for thirty one hundred dollars depending on where you shop), and slightly larger, and yet the Samsung just literally BLEW the Sony out of the water on every available front.

If I can buy a bigger, better TV for the same price as a smaller inferior model then why on EARTH would I ever encourage anyone to buy the lesser model?  I can’t, not in any good conscience, and so I’m telling you you probably want to stay away from the Sony KDL52XBR9.