Originally Posted by HDplayer
. Is it only for xbr4 40" and up ? ( mine is 32" and i do not think there are different features between sizes ).Or i am missing some thing? I can not get in the picture custom either..Please help !!! This is driving me nuts. Any advice is greatly appreciated . Thanks again so much
Yes, there are differences on panel sizes above 32". There is sort of a (nearly completely) industry wide practice of differentiating TVs 40" and above into more of a Home Theatre class of TV with more advanced features and higher resolutions. LCD TVs below 40" typically max out at 720p resolution, and most new TVs 40" and above are 1080p (maybe Sharp's 37" has 1080p, but I'm not familiar with those). The general justification for this is the prevailing opinion that the benefits of 1080p resolution are lost on sizes under 40", therefore it's pretty hard to find 32" sets that are native 1080p displays.
That being said, the Sony XBR LCD line has basically been two-tiered over the last couple generations: 1) 26-32" and 2) 40-52". The 40-52" models of the XBR2 had the floating glass, while the 32" one did not. Ditto for this year. Also, the 32" model is 720p, and the 40" and above are 1080p. And as we've illustrated already, there are a few more advanced menu options in the higher sized models.
So, the 32XBR4 still has the top-of-the-line Sony image processing for that size of TV as well as a nice feature set, it doesn't include all of the trimmings that it's larger brethren do.