Summary: I'm still enjoying this TV. Plenty of HDMI ports, HDMI-CEC so XBMC works perfectly on my Raspberry Pi. iPlayer and 5OD work fine, it's a shame there's no option for C4 or ITV. Picture quality is so far ahead of my previous Samsung. Startup time is a _little_ slow, but really not that bad. The stand tilting back the monitor is a little odd but you get used to it, it seems worse at wider viewing angles.
Summary: I always wanted a Sony television and have recommended them to friends and family but each time I went to buy a new set I would spot a great review of another manufacturer then go for that. This time all the reviews pointed to the HX853 series and so I went for it through Amazon for convenience and the ease of returns.
Summary: I got this TV for a bargain price of Â£720 so I am extremely pleased with it. I can understand that those who paid Â£2k when it was released may not be fully satisfied but i have not had any issues and i would recommend this to any one wanted a very good quality TV
Pros: Smart Functions on the Bravia are better than any other TV I have used Picture and Sound Quality are very good WiFi connection 3D Glasses (not included) look a lot better than other brands
Cons: I've not experiences anything that I would consider a weakness. The 3D according to other reviews isnt great but i have no preference and I havent had any issues
Brilliant, Brilliant, Every body must have one of these.
Big John, Amazon
28 February 2013
Summary: My wife and I ummed and ard as to wether we should spend the money on this product as we are on a limited income as pensioners. We are so glad we did, it is fantastic, easy to fix yourself with basic tools for wall fitting. and useing our PVR-9300T Humax, the set was up and running the same day as delivery. This 3D TV is amazing, if you've got the money? buy it, you will not be dissapointed. P.S. You may need someone with cable knowledge to extend the neccesary cables.
Summary: I bought the 55" version of the TV on the back of so many positive reviews but I have to say I felt let down by it and returned it. I currently have a 40" Sony LCD which is a little lost in our room so I've been looking for a good 55" set for a while that didn't come with Samsung ES8000 pricing. As I spend a reasonable amount of time on my PS3 input lag, motion clarity etc was all crucial which is why I opted for this set.
Summary: I have always liked Sony Bravia TVs for their crisp and clear screens but this one is out of this world the colours are so vibrant and clear. Like the other reviews the sound bar doesn't sound great but have been spoilt by the sound from using my Bose iPod doc as a speaker (highly recommended) for the past year so I recommend just using the sound bar as a stand.
Summary: Recently purchased KDL55HX853 and must say it is Amazing!!! Straight out of the box it is very easy to setup whether using the soundbar stand or wall mounting. All fixtures and fittings slot together easily and are very intuitive. When first powering up you are guided through a very easy to understand basic setup guide which guides you through all the normal language selection, tuning and network setup.
Summary: My review is about how to get the best picture out of your new Sony HX853, and calibrate it to a near professional standard. The Sony HX853 has a very good 'out of the box' picture, but you could have an excellent picture for a true cinematic experience 'as the director intended'. When you've spent all that money of a top of the range TV, why not now try and get the best possible picture out of it you can!
Summary: I'll keep this a short review. More like advice really. I've had this t.v for 8 months now. After months of researching i decided to stay away from the Samsung ES series. It's an amazing t.v but please read forums as i've read loads from people who have had problems with the Samsung's bleeeding & clouding and then having difficulty from samsung in getting repairs/replacements. I decided it was down to the Panasonic 55VT50 or the Sony 55HX853.