Sony Bravia KDL-46XBR2 46-inch 1080P LCD HDTV
Sony is looking to impress with their latest 46" LCD flat panel. As the title sugests, Sony's LCD panel is a full 1080p native LCD panel. Input wise, you have 3 HDMI inputs, 1 VGA and a host of analog inputs. Although it seems to be missing multi-media capabilities, it shines in the picture department. This is another report of a dynamic contrast ration not being so hot.
From the article:
For most of our evaluation, I kept the noise reduction and picture
processing circuitry on low or off, but I did experiment a bit with
these settings. The Black Corrector and Advanced Contrast Enhancer did
enhance the black levels, but darkened low light scenes to the point of
being nearly invisible and crushed the whites at the highest settings.
A noise reduction setting of "Low" did a nice job of softening overly
grainy SD content. Standard definition DVDs such as "Superman Returns"
looked great on the set, if lacking in detail and with some slightly
muted colors, when compared to high definition content. In fact, the
set's treatment of standard definition material is among the best we've
seen on an integrated set (without using an external processor)