Sony Bravia KDL-70XBR7 LCD HDTV Preview 
Home Theater Flat Panel HDTVs LCD HDTVs
Written by Dick Ward   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009

The Sony KDL-70XBR7 BRAVIA is one of a small number of options available to the consumer looking for a seventy inch picture but not wanting to use a projector.  The largest of the XBR7 series, the 70” KDL-70XBR7 offers a large screen and 1080p resolution along with a range of picture enhancement technologies.

Sony’s 70” XBR7 offers a full 1080p/24 experience, as well as Motionflow 120Hz technology, which effectively doubles the frame rate of HD content to help smooth out fast movements.  An on screen contrast ratio of 1,500:1 is achieved through the Advanced Contrast Enhancer circuit, which creates darker blacks without losing fine details.

10-bit technology is featured in both the KDL-70XBR7’s processor, but in the panel as well.  The combination of the two allows a much greater ability to transition between colors and helps to eliminate sharp changes.

With the BRAVIA name comes Sony’s much touted BRAVIA Engine 2 Pro.  The company’s most advanced video processing system, the BRAVIA Engine 2 Pro works to ensure clarity of picture, and includes Sony’s Digital Reality Creation technology.

A total of four HDMI inputs are available on the 70XBR7, as well as two component ins, three composite, and one each of S-Video and PC.  The television features 5.1 channel audio outputs including one analog and one optical.

The 70” XBR7 BRAVIA features an Ethernet port which lets users access JPEG files from DLNA enabled PCs and other devices.  An included USB port allows for viewing of JPEGs as well, along with playback of MP3 audio files.

The Sony KDL-70XBR7 BRAVIA is available for $19,999 directly from Sony and a variety of online and brick and mortar retailers.


Compatible Video Signals: 480i, 720p, 1080p, 480/60p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 1080/60p

Additional Features: SteadySound Auto Volume, S-Force Surround Sound, Virtual Dolby Digital, Picture-in-Picture, Picture-and-Picture, 3D Digital, Progressive Scan, 
Digital Phots/Music from USB, Bravia Engine 2 EX

Audio Features: 2 x Right/left channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt, 2 x Subwoofer - Built-in - 12 Watt

Video Features: 1920 x 1080 Display Resolution, ATSC, NTSC

Approximate Size: Panel with stand - 72.8 in x 15.8 in x 41.7 in, Panel without stand - 72.8 in x 6 in x 39.8 in

Weight: 190.9 lbs with stand, 160.1 lbs without stand

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