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...
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.
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.
Summary: This review is for the Sony 55HX820. I have had this television for several weeks now. If you're reading this, you probably already know that this edge-lit LED television sits between the top of the line XBR929 (a full array LED) and the NX720 and the HX729 in Sony's 2011 television lineup.
Summary: While I won't get so technical like many of the reviewers here, let me say I am very pleased with this Sony product. It replaced a still-working-fine Sony Bravia 52XBR4. I purchased the KDL55HX820 because of the thinness and the updated features (compared to my Bravia).
Summary: This is a great TV - if you're a discriminating viewer and want a gorgeous product with top shelf functionality, this is it. I compared this against multiple competing products, and the Sony was clearly the winner. Easy to set up, especially if you have an HDMI-based system.