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Sony BRAVIA KDL40BX450 40-Inch HDTV Reviews

PGHammer21A

Basic But Solid!

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Pros: 1080p, LED, low price

Cons: None for price

I waited until today to set up this particular TV (which replaces a 42" Philips plasma) in my bedroom - it's getting a steady diet of ClearQAM via Comcast of Prince George's County (MD) for now (the Philips supprted CableCARD, which the Sony does not - hence a Tivo Premiere will be feeding it content via HDMI in the immediate future). Still, at the same resolutions and with the same source material, it flat-out spanks the plasma it replaced - badly - despite being one-fourth its price; the Philips was $1800 (new closeout from BJ's Wholesale). Bouncing between 720p and 1080i is not a problem, either (even double-bounce or triple-bounce - one example is going between "Extreme Makeover" on...
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