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.
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 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: got this t.v.. the 55inch version last weekend from my local sony shop (come on amazon keep up with the best possible deals) got a free bluray player s490 and a 5 year warranty 6 blurays and i can send off for the james bond boxset and spiderman trilogy and the new spiderman in 3d for £1399 inc delivery..
Summary: Brilliant tv. Picture quality excellent. This uses active 3d which is superior to passive 3d systems in most respects: It has a higher 3d resolution. It doesn't have such a small "sweet spot", by which I mean, with passive systems, you lose the focus when viewed from the side, or more obviously, when above or below the screen The downside to active systems is that they can affect people more than passive systems, causing nausea and dizzyness in extreme cases
Summary: Bought this last week to replace a 40" Sony set. 55" takes a little getting used to, it certainly is a focal point! However it rapidly becomes normalised on your wall, I have wall mounted mine, despite being a large set, it is almost flush to the wall, so looks as discrete as it can. I have mine hooked up to a decent 3d capable AV receiver, and therefore have no issues with the sound!