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: I was nervous about buying this tv due to the negative reports. So far I have been very pleased. The shipment was very quick and the delivery was great. They brought the tv in the house and did the unpacking. I love sports and am trying to get the best settings. The only problem I have had was with AT&T. I noticed that the siginal coming in was at 720, not 1080. They told me my tv was not a 1080 .
Summary: This television will blow you away. I had what I thought was a great picture in my last Sony DLP KDF-55WF655. This television was a 2004 model and continued to outperform most models today. I had an issue with the optical block going bad and considered repairing it, but parts were hard to find so I looked into a new set. Wow, am I happy with this TV. Never was interested in the 3D aspect of the new models so it was not a selling point for me.
I have learned to take the reviews with a grain of salt....and some nuts
M. C. Stith "frozintime", Amazon
18 March 2012
Summary: I bought on a Sunday and had by Wednesday....on the opposite coast. I also ordered a Sony home theatre and wall bracket...all arrived within 3 days. I think it took me 10 minutes after I hung the tv on the wall to hook everything up to it. I turned it on, fiddled my way around to settings and calibrated.
Summary: I bought the 55VT30 plasma back in may 2011. I never liked the picture, after actually wasting money on calibration, and not being happy with it, I bought this tv from amazon.com 7-10 days ago. Right out of the box the PQ is significantly better. Movies/tv is brighter, crisper, sharper, and the games (xbox and ps3) are a million times better than game mode or custom mode on the Vt30.
Excerpt: This is a fantastic flat screen. The color and clarity is wonderful. We love watching movies and sports on it. We have it mounted on the wall and it looks great. We have not bought any 3-D glasses yet, but we were pleased that the tv came with that option. The unit and glasses to use the 3-D feature is a bit expensive still so we are waiting for a nice sale to purchase that. We recommend this tv.
Summary: I don't want to get too wordy here since everything that's been written is essentially spot on. I took the plunge on the more expensive Sony XBR 55" flatscreen over the Samsung option based on these reviews. The critical aspect of the TV is the depth of the blacks. A lot of LCDs have good color nowadays, and every sort of post processing in order to 'liven' or 'smooth' the picture if that's your cup of tea.