Summary: I love the widgets that are available on the Sony BRAVIA. Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, etc. on the big screen looks great. My only complaint is the delayed start-up when the TV is powered on (its like having to warmup the car in the winter -- a bother).
Summary: I have had this television for nearly a year now and have tried many different features on it and found I love the features, the picture is great, the online channels available are awesome (hulu, netflix, etc..). The only complaint I have on this TV is when you first turn it on it takes a few in order to change the input's, should be instantly able to change input, because of this I dropped it a star. Other than that, this TV has tons of pro's and barely any con's.
Summary: I wanted this screen when it was twice the price. Still love the picture. Rich, clear color and contrast and good from any angle in the room. Settings are a little "clunky" but can't beat the view!
Summary: A beautiful set. No tech jargon here . . . Sony has given plenty of access to adjusting the picture but in truth, unless you're an Edison, very little fuss is necessary to get the most frighteningly beautiful image. Some friends were a little taken aback by the lifelike quality of the picture. Reality TV for sure. There was a glitch or two however. . . the first set did not function at all. No picture or sound and would not run the setup.
Summary: For the HDTV, I cannot tell the TV had ever been used. However, the table stand that was supposed to be included with the TV had a missing part upon arrival. The stand consisted of three parts, and the part that sits on the table, a large flat metal piece, was not in the box when the TV was delivered. Otherwise, I am completely satisfied with the quality and performance of the TV.
Summary: The picture and sound quality on this TV is great! Although it is expensive, I would highly recommend this TV. I also have Sony's top of the line BRAVIA HX929 and honestly, I can not tell the difference in the picture quality between the 2 TVs. My understanding is the difference is in the 3D picture quality. I have not used the 3D function on either TV so I can not comment on that.
Summary: The feature list on this thing is extensive. The software that it uses (or operating system) for navigation and control is very slow. I have tested every feature except for the wireless receiver and the 3D. Network streaming is very nice for both music and movies. Netflix/Amazom streaming works well but is slow to navigate. Sometimes the picture doesn't display blacks very well but when I have 1080p media it seems to do just fine so I can't blame the TV for this.
Summary: Let me start by saying, I love the Sony Televisions. I replaced my 10 year old Sony because it is 32" and my family was making fun of it when we gathered for football, etc. It is still good! The new one is sooo much better. The picture is wonderfully clear and I am amazed at the HDTV. I am in my 70's so I will be learning the Wifi, 3D, etc. part very slowly. Everything works so I am happy.
Summary: I do not purchase televisions very often, so I am quite particular when I do. This go-round, I was specifically waiting for an full-array local dimming LCD television. Some years (3 or 4?) back Sony introduced an XBR model that fit the bill, but was extremely expensive. At the time, I assumed that the very next year, Sony would drive full-array local dimming down into more mainstream (read: affordable) models.
It's a joy to own and visitors say "wow" when they see it.
7 May 2012
Summary: This TV has an astonishing picture and is absolutely the most stylish available today, more so than the Samsung 8000. However, plasma renders dark detail and motion more reliably and the menu interface is in desperate need of an overhaul: you may well die of old age whilst trying to use the fussy on screen keyboard to search on YouTube for example. The remote could do more to match the sleek design of the TV.