Sony SXRD KDS-R50XBR1 and KDS-R60XBR1 Info and Review Roundup

Filed Under: Home Theater Reviews, Rear Projection

sony sxrd KDS-R60XBR1 and KDS-R50XBR1These 2 models are the hottest and most popular rear projection sets available today.

Excellent image quality coupled with the Sony brand makes these two HDTVs tough to beat.

I’ve covered several reviews and lots of info about these units here, so I decided to consolidate everything to make it all very easy to find.


Sony SXRD KDS-R50XBR1 50 Inch HDTV

50 inch SXRD Review
“I’ll lay bets that Sony’s newest SXRD offerings are going to shake things up in HDTV-land.” – Full review at Sound and Vision

User Review
“All in all, the Sony SXRD 50 (it also comes in a 60 inch screen) is an awesome HDTV with a large range of features and high quality screen.” – Full review at HDBeat

SXRD 50 Review
“If you are looking for a great picture from DVDs and HD, consider this TV. Sure it is expensive, but man the picture is amazing.” – Full Review at HDBeat

Sony SXRD KDS-R60XBR1 60 Inch HDTV

60 inch SXRD Review
“By today’s standards, the Sony KDS-R60XBR1 is expensive, but its fabulous performance and feature set make it well worth the price for early adopters.” – Full review at Cnet

60 Review
“This set appears to put Sony back on top. It’s really something special.” – Full review at UltimateAV

User Review at AVS (non-technical “blind test”)
“Wow did you see that… it looks so three dimensional… I’m getting dizzy watching this it so real… look at that picture its so realistic”

Press Release Announcement

Ongoing Discussions
Tweaks and Settings thread at AVS
Complete setup tips and tweaks for these sets.

Official Owners’ Thread at AVS
Long thread (over 4000 posts) for owners – all types of info covered.

Sony SXRD and Gaming Info
Gets the thumbs-up.

Plasma vs. Sony SXRDanother one: SXRD or Panasonic Plasma
A tough decision, but you typically get a bigger screen for your buck with rear projection.

Announcement and Info Thread
Another huge thread, but still running currently and has a ton of info.

Improving SXRD Picture for Standard Definition Content
Watch a lot of SD content? (regular cable/satellite – not digital) Here are a couple of tips and tweaks.

Problems and Potential Problems
Sony SXRD Hype?
General discussion about the SXRD technology used in these sets.

60XBR1 Issues
A few minor quibbles here.

Build Dates, Quality Control, Problems
Still looking for the few minor problems, trying to associate a build date. Most owners report no problems.

I hope this helps consolidate all the available info. If I missed something or if you know of something to add, please let me know.

2 Responses to “Sony SXRD KDS-R50XBR1 and KDS-R60XBR1 Info and Review Roundup”
  1. Says:

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  2. chuck Says:

    this tv sucks. do not buy this tv. it has yellow hue covering entire screen. wast of 3500 dollars