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Sony XBR10 - Is Sony done with local-dimming, Tri-Luminous LED TVs?


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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Darren Pillans

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Posted September 14 2009 - 02:35 AM

I'm hoping to get some clarification.

The XBR10 is an edge-lit, white LED, 1080P wireless TV.

Is it the official replacement of the XBR8?

If so, it would confirm that Sony has abandoned its local-dimming, Tri-Luminous, LED technology. If this is the next generation of Sony's top-of-the line, consider me disappointed.

It was a happy day when the set-top-box was done away with and tuners were incorporated into TVs. Now Sony has taken it out again! I don't want another box to deal with! Plus, I can't figure out if, or where the speakers are on this thing. If it does actually have speakers, I'm sure they sound terrible.

Is reducing thickness so important as to compromise the TV in so many other ways?

And the price? Is this their attempt to compete with Samsung?

Sony are making it harder for me to want one of their TVs.


#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Gregg Loewen

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Posted September 16 2009 - 12:14 AM

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 Is reducing thickness so important as to compromise the TV in so many other ways? And the price? Is this their attempt to compete with Samsung?  
If you are really concerned about audio quality you would not be using the tv speakers anyways. They desperately need to adjust their pricing as Samsung is making some extremely nice panels.

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#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Darren Pillans

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Posted September 16 2009 - 12:41 AM

It matters because most of the time, I just want to turn on the TV and watch it.

As I have no interest in wall mounting, does it really matter how thin it is?  I find TVs look more stylish with their stand on a nice cabinet anyway.

Sony's XBR10 and Samsung's latest thin LED LCDs are a good example where the aesthetic is infringing upon the performance of a product.

I agree with you about Sony's pricing. I assumed they copied Samsung's edge-lit approach to compete. And then Sony lists the XBR10 at obscene prices. Does Sony want to keep coming second to Samsung? Looks like they do.





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