Summary: Got the XBR55HX929 and just love the screen's output. The colors are vibrant, sound is great, without any soundbar, or amplifier. I found the remote's joystick a little annoying are the up/down and left/right arrows are sunken below the surrounding buttons and you tend to hit the outside buttons while trying to navigate, but the sharp look in contrast makes up for the annoyance.
Summary: This unit replaced a three year old 50 inch Sony XBR LCOS projection TV that I thought had an excellent picture once it warmed up; but the clarity, color purity and black detail on this set is simply astonishing, especially when viewing refernce Blue Ray discs on my Oppo 95 player. I strongly recommend anyone buying any TV set of this caliber carefully set it up, preferably with a video test disc, in order to get the best experience.
Summary: I have been a loyal purchaser of SONY products for years and the BRAVIA XBR55HX929 has surpassed my expectations. The detail and colors make everything seem so lifelike and the 3D pops right off the screen. Highly recommend it to anyone that is willing to pay for the best.
Summary: THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST TV I HAVE EVER SEEN. The HD picture quality is amazing. The speakers are very good. I cannot say enough about the picture quality of this television. The internet TV and other apps are good. I would keep in mind that the corning gorilla glass is a little reflective (like that of an iphone or imac). So would definitely make sure that any light (sun or lamps, bulbs, etc) do not hit the screen directly.
Summary: Recently, I decided to upgrade my old Sony LCD TV (40" XBR4 which still works great till this day and is now on my bedroom) with this new TV, and all I can say is WOW! The picture quality is superb and so much better than the competition when viewed side by side at the electronics store. The blacks are truly black, and I had to do very little tweaking to the picture to make it look slightly better than out of the box.
Summary: We have owned the XBR2 since 2006 and were looking for an upgrade. We did a lot of research and compared several models from Samsung, Sharp, and Panasonic. Put simply, this is set blew everything out of the water. We felt that the plasmas did not deliver the intense and bright picture that we loved from LCDs. So, that left us with comparing the LCD's from Samsung and Sony. This Sony LCD has incredible black levels.
Summary: There have been some good and extensive reviews done of this TV. I will not try to duplicate the content of those reviews. I really like the TV, but I feel people should be warned about the difficulty of setting up and keeping external systems connected. I watch a lot of Netflix moves on the TV through the Internet. The TV does an incredible job of displaying those movies.
Summary: After a good bit of hand-wringing over the price, I finally decided to buy the XBR65HX929. What tipped me to this decision was a visit to a local store that had every imaginable brand of 65 inch plus TV on display side-by-side with the same video. I spent several hours there tweaking settings and viewing different videos to be sure that I was seeing a broad range of conditions with the best settings possible for each set. At the end of that exercise my mind was made up.
My Research Paid Off - The XBR 929 is the Perfect Set for us!
Cyril J. Stanton "Basil Fawlty", Amazon
1 July 2012
Summary: For our 36th anniversary, my wife and I decided that it was time to replace our brobdingdagian (look it up) Hitachi Rear Projection set that we purchased back when real flat screen sets were out of our price range. Anyway, it seems there are enough choices out there for flat screens that it can make your head swim! So, I decided to do due diligence and research the possibilities and see if I could at least narrow the possibilities.