xbr400 vs. xbr450

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ozwald, Jun 20, 2001.

  1. Ozwald

    Ozwald Auditioning

    May 9, 2001
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    i was planning to buy a 36xbr400, but now the 450 has come out and i am left wondering weather i should spend even more money on the 450. I don't have a lot of money to spend, but i have been saving up to buy this television. I guess my real question is, Is the 450 worth the extra money and what features does it have that the 400 doesn't. Thanks a lot and love the forum.
  2. Allan Mack

    Allan Mack Supporting Actor

    May 26, 2001
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    The XBR450 has CineMotion Reverse 3-2 Pull Down Technology, whereas the XBR400 does not.
    For more on 3-2 pull down, check out the following links:
    What the Heck is 3-2 Pulldown?
    DVD Benchmark - Part 5 - Progressive Scan DVD
    There are a few other, less significant differences:
    XBR400: http://www.sel.sony.com/SEL/consumer/ss5/home/television/fdtrinitronr tmwegatmxbrrtmtelevision/index.shtml
    XBR450: http://www.sel.sony.com/SEL/consumer/ss5/generic/xbr/fdtrinitrontmwegartmxbrb igscreen/index.shtml
    I am getting the 36XBR450 this Friday, and I personally think it's worth getting it over the XBR400. The picture quality I saw is good enough for me to hold off buying a progressive scan DVD player for at least another year or so.
  3. bently

    bently Extra

    Jun 19, 2001
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    i was also thinking about this when i was shopping around.
    and the price difference between the xbr400 vs. xbr450 was only $100 bucks
    so i went with the newer model. [​IMG]

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