...the Sony SXRD set in your choice of
L or XL 50-inch
Sure, an SED set would be the ultimate, but
they're not generally available just yet. That being the case, the Sony hits home on many levels, as evidenced by our earlier review as well as a featured reader review.
Simply put the 1920 x 1080 resolution in a progressive format displays one of the clearest and most fluid pictures
we've seen to date. The contrast is more than acceptable and the brightness is on par with any of the quality sets on
the market. Couple that with PC inputs, HDMI jack, CableCard slot, an available Memory Stick viewer, integrated ATSC
tuner and more and how could you argue with it?
Better yet, look at it this way. If you woke up on
Christmas morning and found Sony's KDS-R60XBR1,
would you be asking someone for the receipt? Heck, no! You'd be hooking up every digital entertainment gadget you have
to it and we wouldn't see you until 2006!
These sets retail for $3,999 and $4,999
respectively, but we've seen
typos ads that have got them in your home for
less than that. We expect these prices to drop over the holidays, but you're still talking about a great set if you
just can't wait.
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