Sony KDL-52XBR2 BRAVIA XBR series LCD Flat Panel HDTV

Sony Updated: 2007-08-11
Sony KDL-52XBR2 BRAVIA XBR series LCD Flat Panel HDTV

Take television to the next level with one of the clearest pictures imaginable. The KDL-52XBR2 LCD flat panel TV features the BRAVIA Engine® and a full high definition native LCD panel resolution and 1080p picture quality, which provides superior sharpness and color saturation for brilliant images. And at 52"1 it'll be the sharpest wall in the house.

Full HD 1080
There are a lot of ways to define high-definition but BRAVIA Full HD means you’re getting the best resolution that high-definition has to offer consumers. With Sony BRAVIA XBR HDTVs, Full HD 1080 means 1920 x 1080 pixels and 1080p video inputs. Your lifestyle demands the best in high-definition and with BRAVIA Full HD 1080 products you get it.

1920 x 1080 Panel Resolution
When it comes to high-definition TV the pinnacle of performance is achieved by using 1920 x 1080 display panels. And BRAVIA V-Series televisions have them. Full HD 1920 x 1080 panel resolution with over 2 million pixels (more than twice that of 720p HDTV) is exactly what you need to reproduce the 1080p content that can be delivered by our cutting edge 1080p Blu-ray disc™ player. And working with BRAVIA Engine™ PRO everything from standard definition and high definition is upconverted to 1080p for a picture so real it’s like you’re actually there.

BRAVIA Engine™ PRO Full Digital Video Processor
Presenting the next evolution of the BRAVIA Engine™ - BRAVIA Engine™ PRO. Sony improved on the great benefits of the BRAVIA Engine™ by adding a picture quality enhancement circuit called Digital Reality Creation Multi-function v2.5. DRC-MFv2.5 now has the added ability to process interlace and progressive video signals and because it has twice the processing power of previous DRC-MF circuits, it can do its processing and output them to 1080p. (Native 1080p input signals are not processed through DRC-MFv2.5.) Add to this the crisp details, outstanding contrast, eye popping colors, and dramatically reduced digital artifacts that DRC-MF circuitry is known for. And the best part of all is that DRC-MFv2.5 is user adjustable according to the video source. All of this helps define the reason why people want Sony TVs to begin with - unparalleled picture quality.

Live Color Creation System featuring WCG-CCFL
Decades of television know how allow us to realize that an LCD TV is more than just the panel; it’s actually a system. Uncompromised picture quality starts with combining carefully chosen components and circuits to optimize system quality, among these are the color creation and processing functions. That’s what Live Color Creation is all about. It starts with the BRAVIA Engine™ PRO video processing system, which enhances primary colors and corrects half-tone colors for natural overall color. Next, a WCG-CCFL backlight using Sony’s phosphor formula delivers a specific spectrum of light designed to work with our specially formulated color filters. The combination of these three components creates deep, deep blues and natural greens for overall colors that draw you right into the picture.

Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) Function
Sony’s Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) builds on our excellent on-contrast ratio performance. A Dynamic Contrast Ratio of up to 7000:11 is achieved by using real-time image processing to adjust the contrast along with optimizing backlight levels. But rather than focus on the "numbers", Sony focuses on actual picture performance avoiding exaggerated blacks where detail can be lost. ACE translates to blacker blacks in darker scenes, as well as better shadow detail in other scenes for a difference that you can see.

HDMI™ and PC Connectivity
Designed for maximum versatility, Sony’s BRAVIA XBR-Series LCD TVs are equipped with a comprehensive range of input interfaces. The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI technology supports enhanced or High Definition video, together with multi-channel digital audio to provide matchless image and sound reproduction. BRAVIA XBR Series TVs include (3) HDMI 1080/60p inputs. The PC input4 (HD-15-pin) offers easy connection to your PC, allowing you to use your high resolution BRAVIA XBR-Series Digital TV as a computer monitor.

Product Specifications
Aspect Ratio * 16:9
Screen Size * 52 inches measured diagonally
Television Type * Flat Panel
Closed Caption (CC) * Yes
ID1 Detection * Yes
Video Label * Yes
Native Resolution * 1080p
Contrast Ratio * 1300:1 (On-Screen)1
Display Resolution * 1920 x 1080
Tuner * ATSC, Clear QAM
Video Processing * Yes (BRAVIA Engine™ PRO)
Noise Reduction * Yes
Comb Filter * 3D
DRC® MultiFunction Circuitry * Yes (DRC MF V2.5)
Game Mode * On/Off
Light Sensor * Yes
Picture Modes * Vivid, Standard, Custom
Wide Mode * Wide Zoom/ Normal/ Full/ Zoom
Display Technology * LCD (178° wide viewing angle LCD display panels)
Backlight Type * WCG-CCFL (Wide Color Gamut - CCFL)
High Definition * Yes (Full HD 1080)
Audio Power Output * 22W (11W x2)
Steady Sound® Automatic Volume Control * Yes
Sound Mode * Dynamic, Standard, Custom
MTS Stereo Decoder * Yes
A/V Synch * Off/1/2/3
Digital Amplifier * Yes
SRS® TruSurround® XT Audio Effect * Yes
Dolby® Digital * Yes (AC3/ATSC only)
Channel Skip/Add * Yes
Favorite Channel * Yes
Speed Surf™ Channel Selection * Yes
Parental Control (V-Chip) * Yes
Programmable Timer * Yes
Sleep Timer * 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, Off
Timer Events * Timer 1, Timer 2
Clock * Yes
Power Save Mode * Yes
Picture Freeze * Yes
Input Skip * Yes
Analog Audio Input(s) * 5 (1 Side/4 Rear)
Audio Out (Variable/Fixed) * 1 (Rear)
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr ) Input(s) * 2 (Rear)
Composite Video Input(s) * 3 (2 Rear/1 Side)
Digital Audio Output(s) * 1 (Rear)
S-Video Input(s) * 1 (Rear)
Headphone Output(s) * 1 (Side)
PC Audio Input(s) * 1 (Rear)
HDMI™ Connection(s) * 3 (1 Side/ 2 Rear) - 1 rear input has L/R audio inputs
PC Input(s) * 1 (Rear) D-Sub 154
Audio In * 5 (1 Side/4 Rear)
Power Consumption (in Operation) * 298W
Power Consumption (in Standby) * Less than 0.5W
Energy Star® Compliant * Yes
Dimensions (Approx) Width * 55.71" (1415mm) with pedestal; 55.71" (1415mm) without pedestal
Dimensions (Approx) Height * 35.04" (890mm) with pedestal; 32.56" (827mm) without pedestal
Dimensions (Approx) Depth * 15.12" (384mm) with pedestal; 4.92" (125mm) without pedestal
Weight (Approx.) * 119.05lbs (54kg) with pedstal; 102.51lbs (46.5kg) without pedestal
Packaging * 145.51lbs (66kg)
VESA * Yes (VESA Hole Mount Compatibility for Mounting Applications)