Summary: It may be last year's model, but this TV has nothing the new ones don't, and fits nicely between 46 and 55 inch TVs. The full array backlighting renders blacks that are as deep as those on a plasma. The picture is stunning, especially after customizing it according to the recommendations on CNET.
Incredible Black Levels, Performance & Design with Good 3D
R. Sen Sharma "Rhubarb", Amazon
30 December 2011
Summary: Great 2D with incredible contrast and black levels. The only downside is, in extremely dark/black scenes with very bright/white visuals such as text, I will on occasion notice blooming. This is only noticeable if you look for it, and I've never had anyone else comment on it while watching with me. The 3D is good, but you need to keep your head fairly straight or cross-talk will creep into the visuals. These are minor quibbles, and I continue to be blown away by this TV.
Summary: If anyone has any doubts about buying this television (which is now a little out of date since a newer model has come out), I would tell you to not hesitate for a moment. This television offers the best LED/LCD picture quality of any set I have checked out. I bought this set this past Spring and I continue to be blown away by the PQ every time I turn it on.
Summary: I did not buy from Amazon but I'd like to say its overall performance has been excellent. As all products have pros/cons, my experience tilts the pros in its favor. The deep black is impressive as all the pro reviews state. Out of the box the picture looks great but can be overpowering after awhile, its so bright and vivid at least in my room setting (shady room). After 3wks+ ownership and some tweaking with tips from online sources its a pleasure.
Summary: Why I Chose This TV I did not buy this from Amazon.com but wanted to share my experience with you all just the same. I chose this TV with the Help of the salesperson from another store. I told him what I was looking for and the lighting situation in my living room. He recommended an LED LCD over a plasma TV based on me telling him that I would be viewing the TV while the room might be brightly lit.
Summary: This TV is just amazing. Right out of the box I was amazed at the picture and it just got better upon making picture adjustments. Even cable HD cable TV playback looks just awesome. I thought I would never like an LCD TV, but when you get one with a high quality resolution, full LED array, it just doesn't seem to get better. I've seen the Samsung, LG and Sharp models and this one kept coming out on top with the picture.
Great size, ease of use, 3D compatibility and internet content!
Christian Lenoir, Amazon
3 February 2011
Summary: I purchased this TV because I wanted something big (believe me, 52" is huge) and also with options for expanding possibilities, such as from its compatibility with internet ready content and 3D capability. The menus are a breeze. I read some reviews saying it took long to flip through the menu and/or channels, but that is not my impression and I think the menus are not only easy to understand but are also "visually intuitive", and changing channels and menu screens is a...
Summary: I recently decided I was going to purchase a new TV. I went online and spent a lot of time researching everything. It seemed like the Samsung UNC8000 was a well liked set by most reviewers. It is a edge lit LEd set with the added feature of local backlight control. So I go to BB to look at this set. I'm in a relatively bright area and I see flashlights in the bottom corners. No guessing where the light source is located.
Summary: I've been using my HX-909 for a couple of months and continue to be impressed with the quality of the picture it presents. The best description I can give is that it it's like looking out an open window. The LED backlight makes for vibrant colors. The black level is by far the best I've seen on an LCD set. It's nearly as black as the black plastic frame around the screen. The glass in front of the screen does an excellent job of eliminating glare from other sorces.
This dark horse has the best PQ that's available within Sony's 2010 HDTV lineup
23 October 2010
Summary: Hello- I am no expert here & I normally don't write reviews for things. But I've noticed this LCD/LED TV only had 1 review for it, so I'll show it some love. I've had it for a day now and after tweaking the "out of box" settings just a bit, this panel just came to life. It displays some very vibrant colors, crisp whites & very, very deep blacks. The sharp/clean image detail is way beyond my softer more subdued looking XBR2.