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: 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.
Summary: This TV looks great and sounds great. It has all the features I wanted. Here is a list of a few cons. 1. GUI is a bit slow. especially during booting up time. 2. NetFlix has no "closed caption" feature. and the UI is a lot worse than what we have on a Sharp 40LE830U (also from Amazon.
Summary: As others have mentioned, this TV produces a great picture with very deep blacks and smooth motion. There are, however, a couple of issues that have been raised in other reviews that I'd like to address: (1) This model suffers from a screen abnormality also known as "the crease.
Summary: Let me start by saying that I am very pleased with this TV. I've had it for about a month and I've held off adding my review until I've had a chance to watch the TV in different setting and learn all its features. Let me first say that AMAZON has the best price that I've seen.