HX820 holds it own even compared to the newest models
20 January 2014
Summary: Purchased this model TV in December fully knowing this model was over 2 years old. Why? Well today tv manufacturers are cutting corners left and right to produce tv's that seem like they offer high end features and picture quality but at a lower price. This model was one of sonys high end models from 2011 that still today runs circles around many sets on the market today. At 1499 this set was exactly what I wanted and produces a fantastic picture with some nice features.
Summary: I have owned this TV since November 2011 and thought I had done my research. Well, not enough apparently. Pros: -AMAZING picture in MOST (see cons) 2D situations. -TV is sleek, thin and beautiful -Easy to tilt/turn Cons: -Since this is one step down from the full-array LED TV, you will likely notice blotchy patches of light on a black screen or very dark scenes. Not a huge deal, but kind of annoying.
Summary: Bought the 46hx820 on Dec 2011. After lightly used for over 1 year, there is a vertical red line and a black horizontal line on the screen. Sony support said that the warranty period is over, sorry.... Will not buy Sony again.
Summary: I purchased this TV because of many reviews saying it was a high quality TV with awesome picture. I agree with them as it has been awesome, for 10 months until it just went black and stopped working. Now I remember another person who wrote a review and complained about SONY customer service. It is horrible. My TV stopped working mid-December and they said I had to wait for the 5 business day "processing".
Summary: I got a never used refurb item (everything in original bags not opened) for an excellent deal on amazon. The picture is also excellent but per LED not quite as vibrant as old plasma set though much better detail and black support.
Summary: I have been waiting a long time for a new TV. Our 15 year old SONY 32" behemoth died suddenly in January of 2008. We quickly replaced it with a small 27" RCA LCD TV, that was meant to be temporary. 4 long years later, I finally said "That's it. I will not be watching another Super Bowl on this tiny TV." We had been shopping around, and actually I almost bought the HX820 on Cyber Monday 2011. Looking back, I should have because it was priced at $1750.
Summary: Great features. I especially enjoy the WIFI capability, its accurate ambient lighting adjustment, the vivid color, and crisp image clarity. It's an A-1, top shelf LCD-TV. A Sony QWERTY keypad, however, would be very helpful to manage streaming movie search input, etc. I wonder if they make one? If so, it should be included out-of-the-box.