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.