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 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: 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.
Amazing picture quality, excellent features but slow and clunky software
Gene Cloner, Amazon
26 November 2011
Summary: This review is for 55" HX820. Shipping and unpacking: The delivery truck driver called me ahead of time to schedule a delivery. The unit arrived very nicely packed. The unit is really light weight (~60 pounds).
Summary: I have this Sony 55HX820, which is replacing an old Samsung DLP in the living room. I have a Samsung's 2010 Flag Ship model 55C8000 in my bedroom for more than 9 months now. Price: I bought this Sony 55HX820 for $1399, including TV, a Sony 3D Bundle/Narnia Glasses and a Sony BDP-S480 Blu-ray Disc...
Summary: I spent a long time reviewing TVs before making a purchase and I'm very glad I took a chance on this relatively new Sony. It appears to have all the features of the more expensive XBR series but uses local-dimming edge lit LEDs rather than back-lighting.
Summary: Mine arrived this week and it is beautiful! The monolithic screen design with the Gorilla glass / Opticontrast panel is totally black when the set is off. When it is on, the image is stunning. Pair this with a nice Blu-Ray player and it will knock your socks off.