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 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.
Summary: I love this TV so far! I have researched the purchase of a new 55 inch LED TV for 3 months. I considered a Plasma, then thought I was going to get the Samsung 8000, but really liked the Sony 55HX929, but eventually I decided this one being $700 less then the 929 and basically being the same tv without the backlight and quad processors was going to be good enough. So far I have no disapointments at all.
Summary: I bought this TV after careful consideration, looking at Consumer Reports, reviews etc.. I can highly recommend it. The picture is excellent in the factory setting. I did very little tweaking. Little to no motion bluriness. I was concerned about that since that is an inherent disadvantage of LCD TVs. 3D picture is very good even though I usually do not use that feature. One has to buy the glasses separately which I did.
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. The streaming of Amazon videos works well and capitalizes on one of the benefits of being an Amazon Prime member.