Bright, beautiful display, sharp contrast
NO 120hz refresh rate
I've had this TV for about a month now, and let me first say that it is an amazing monitor. It's bright, sharp, and I definitely concur with all of the other positive reviews about it. However, my low rating is more a reflection on sites like Amazon ... Read full review
I've had this TV for about a month now, and let me first say that it is an amazing monitor. It's bright, sharp, and I definitely concur with all of the other positive reviews about it. However, my low rating is more a reflection on sites like Amazon and other websites that continue to "cut and paste" their product descriptions either from previous year model specifications or from really flawed research. In purchasing a new TV, the 3 criteria I had was LCD (Plasma is great but a real drain on electricity); 1080p (we have HD satelite and a Sony PS3/blu-ray); and last but probably the most important for me was 120hz capability. If you look both on this site and on others (ZDnet, Amazon), they all describe this as having Motionflow (Sony's version of 120hz) which dramatically reduces judder. I know that some people don't find the "sopa opera" effect all that appealing, but I really like it for some things and wanted it for my next TV.
THE SONY KDL-32XBR6 DOES NOT HAVE MOTIONFLOW/120hz.
I've researched the forums and because of coflicting reporst (some coming directly from Sony Technical Support) I know that their is still debate on whether it does or not. I've concluded that it DOES NOT. I've spoken with Sony's tech guys...they say it doesn't. Their website suggest from an ommission of this specification on their product description that it does not. And finally, I've spent the better have of a month renting Blu-Ray after Blu-Ray trying to replicate the 120hz "look" and have not been able to do it. I've played with settings on both the tv and my PS3 and their is nothing to indicate that it has Motionflow. It does have Cinemotion which is definitely NOT Motionflow. Even the manual for the TV idicates that only their new "W" series has Motion Enhancer which activates Motionflow (even this isn't entirely accurate because I know that some of the other larger XBR4, 5 and 6 models do have Motionflow.
Anyway, as I said, this is a non-essential feature for some people, but it was a major reason for me choosing this model, and I'm now extremely irritated by Amazon and CNET for posting misleading product information.
With all of this said, I am still satisfied with the TV for all of my other needs. The PS3 games and movies look beatiful, and I've seriously become spoiled for HD (it's actually pretty jarrig to go back to standard definition when switching to non-HD channels). Would I still recomend this TV?...yes but as most know, Sony relies heavily on its name recognition which allows them to hike up the price point of their stuff. I would certainly look at Samsung's LCDs as well. Just as good (if not better) and usually marked $50-$200 less.