Summary: Until OLED television sets become the standard mainstream, this will be my primary television for high definition movies and gaming. The first so-called LED TVs were local-dimming models, where the LEDs behind the screen could be dimmed or brightened in different areas to correspond to darker or brighter areas of the picture. The result was noticeable excellent contrast, even in extremely dark scenes.
Summary: We absolutely love this TV (have 2 of them, both 55 inch) In the living area with a lot of light, the picture is great during the day and at night at theatre time. The auto intensity adjustment just works great.
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: Replaced a 55" Visio HDTV with this Sony Bravia and am very pleased with the purchase. I viewed movies from a Oppo 93 BluRay player as well as a WDTV Live media player. Each gave excellent viewing. In some cases, it appeared as though I was looking thru glass. Viewing broadcast HDTV channels was excellent.
Summary: I work in the industry, and look at carefully calibrated, reference-quality monitors all day. So I knew I couldn't get the Wal-Mart special for home and be happy with it. This one was a bit pricey, but Sound and Vision magazine rated it extremely well, and I was not disappointed in any way. Great TV.
Summary: I bought a 60 inch samsung 8000 series tv, ruturned it and got this one instead. This sony bravia blows all the other tv out of the water. The samsung was brighter but the color on this sony bravia was richer and fuller. Motion on it was superb compared to the samsung. Samsung may look shiny on the outside but does not compare to the video quality of the sony bravia. I am so glad I paid a little more and got the sony bravia.
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 .