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). I placed the order with Amazon on a Monday morning and the television, delivered by CEVA Logistics Freight, was on my wall by Saturday afternoon.
Summary: This TV is awesome. I have to make a tough call between the Sony and Samsung and I went with the Sony. I already own a Sansung and love it too. This Sony is a beautifil TV and it has a beautiful picture even without cable. I only used an enhanced antennae. It is a very thin TV and can easily be mounted on a wall. This TV is internet ready, I have viewed my pictures on it, and will soon being do more. This TV is an entertainment center.
Summary: UPDATE: I was able to connect the television to the internet. For some reason the scan setup feature would not work. I had to go into my router setting to enable WPS and use the push button to connect it. I still give the tv 4 stars for the god awful stand that was included with it, but 5 stars if you mount it. I'll keep this simple as other users have written fantastic reviews already on this tv. Picture quality is excellent on this.
Summary: I WAS HESTIATE ABOUT INTERNET SHOPPING, HOWEVER I AM PLEASE WITH MY ORDER AND STILL LEARNING THE FUNCTIONS OF THE TELEVISION, IT PLAYS BEAUTIFUL, FAST MOVING AND CLEAR, AT THIS TIME I HAVE NOT ACTIVATE A LOT OF THE FEATURES.
Pros: - beautiful monolithic design - great 3D quality - built-in wifi - internet widgets - great picture quality I recommend getting the proforma hanging mount. It hangs the tv about an inch from the wall for an impressive finish.
Cons: - some quirks with the user-interface. - 3D glasses not included - does not include a media reader
Summary: My previous TV was a 720p rear projection Panasonic. Pros: 1) When I turned this TV on, the picture right out of the box was stunning. 2) Really really thin. I have no idea what the thinnest TV is out there, but the profile of this TV is a little more than an inch. 3) Looks stunning even when it's off. The glass cover front of the TV gives it a nice uniform look. Cons: 1) The stand is a bit small, so the TV flexes and bends with any slight movement.
Summary: I've used this TV for several months and am very happy with the decision to pay the extra. I enjoy the usability of the interface for accessing non-broadcast content. Unfortunately, the first unit arrived broken in the Sony box. There was no visible shipping damage so this must have happened at the factory. So I highly recommend opening the box with the delivery guys there. THey boxed it right back up and Amazon shipped out another one that day.
Summary: We had an almost new Vizio go bad and after Amazon took it back, we decided to purchase this SONY HDTV. The features are amazing and I couldn't ask for a more beautiful picture right out of the box! Did not need to "tweak" anything. The wireless feature works flawlessly and have found it to be a great asset. I'm not a video/audio expert but I know when somethings right and that's the feel you will get. It took awhile to learn how to get around all the features.
Summary: The Sony Bravia KDL55HX820 thus far has been a great tv for me. Excellent picture quality, plenty of internet content (incl. 3D samples) and many adjustable settings. As others have said, the sound isn't great but good enough for most tv shows. I also found the wireless receiver's strength to be weak - it would pause constantly streaming Pandora. I hooked it up to a wireless bridge (i.e.