Bring 3D into your home with the Sony Bravia 52" 3D HX909 HDTV which an unprecedented infinite dynamic contrast ratio, 240 Hz smooth motion, Bravia Internet video and more for $3,600. Chris Hardwick and Kevin Pereira put this TV to the test.
What You Need To Know
- This Bravia features Sony's new "monolithic" design, which makes this one of the sleekest TV we've seen.
- It measures just under 3" thick.
- Some inputs are on the back and some are on the side (like 2 HDMIs), so you might not have to drill holes in your wall if you wall-mount it.
- The monolith design also gives the whole TV a uniform feel.
- Not only is this TV 3D, but also can up-convert normal 2D content to 3D.
- It also have streaming Bravia content, all of which works well.
- Sony's 3D is good but not the best we've seen.
- The ghosting of a second image (or crosstalk) is visible some of the time, and the glasses flicker just enough to annoy you, but it's not all the time.
- It's not better than Panasonic's 3D but definitely more watchable than Samsung's.
- The 2D to 3D conversion was also interesting, but not necessarily something you'd want to watch for long periods.
- The Bravia Internet content is always something we really like, because there's so much of it. The interface is also very easy to use.
- Somehow, the dynamic contrast ratio is not 5 million or 7 million to 1, but infinite, which translates into an amazing picture.
- This has some of the smoothest picture quality we've seen, meaning that fast moving scenes look amazing because of the details you can pick out.
- Blacks are incredibly deep and colors are vivid and accurate.
- Our one complaint is there is a little bit of washout from the LED backlight in darker scenes.
- Other than that, it's practically perfect.
- 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
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