- 1080p native resolution
- 120Hz mode
- 10-bit panel, 10-bit processing
- DLNA support
- 24p True Cinema
- Bravia Engine 2 Pro
- Advanced Contrast Enhancer Pro with local dimming
- Inputs: 4xHDMI 1.3, 2xComponent, Composite
Differences in 2008 XBR lineup
XBR8 Series - LED based backlight with substantially higher dynamic contrast ratio compared to non-LED XBRs. Comparable to the Samsung Series 9 with local dimming and media streaming features.
XBR7 Series - Features are more advanced image processing engine than the XBR6 series, and adds a RS-232 port for home automation systems.
XBR6 Series - the least-expensive line of XBR models released in 2008. Still a premium television compared to Sony's wide array of LCD lines.
XBR and Z-Series specific features
DLNA compliant - Digital Lifestyle Network Alliance (DLNA) refers to a suite of protocols and standards agreed to by various media, computer, and electronics manufacturers that lets digital content be streamed and accessed by various devices. If you have a compatible DLNA server the Z-series TV will be able to view photos being stored.
Z-Series, XBR, and W-Series features
120Hz - to handle fast motion found in action movies, video games and sports the television's refresh rate is doubled from the usual 60Hz to 120Hz. This results in smoother motion and reduces the image artifacting known as judder.
24p True Cinema - movie's are filmed at 24 frames per second, traditional televisions display their images at 60Hz meaning the movie information needs to be converted. With the 120Hz mode, which is a direct multiple of 24, no conversion is necessary meaning you get the source exactly as it was filmed. 24p content comes primarily from Blu-Ray video.
Z-Series, XBR series, W-Series, and V-Series features
60p and 24p support - these sets can accept Blu-Ray content that is delivered at 24 frames per second with a progressive picture. They also accept a progressive signal that is delivered at 60 frames per second, this is most common in video games. Both the HDMI and Component video inputs can handle these signals.
Bravia Sync - control the other components in your home theater system, such as your A/V receiver and DVD player, directly from the TV. The other components must be Bravia sync compatible.
Features found on all 2008 Sony LCD TVs
Digital Media Extender - this is a proprietary port that acts as a central gateway for future add-ons to be installe to expand the functionality of the TV. The first add-on available is the Bravia Internet Link module that lets you view video content from the Internet. Sony claims future add-ons will be available with more features.