Summary: The image is OK but the sound is very weak. I decided to buy an additional sound bar for this TV to compensate for this as well. The software tends to crash once in a while, causing a "reboot" of the TV. I experience this for example when I watch streaming video and there are issues with the network. Generally, for a "Smart TV" they could have used a faster processor. Many commands take long until you see a reaction on the screen.
Summary: I love this TV! Beautiful picture. Just perfect. Sound quality is good, although I will eventually add speakers. Haven't tried the 3 D out, yet. I think the picture is better than LG or Samsung. I have a Sony Bravia 42 incher from 2006, which hasn't given me a minute of trouble. I'm not an electronic wizard, so take that into consideration when viewing my review. I thought setup was easy.
Excerpt: I wish I could give this TV 4 and a half stars, because it is ALMOST perfect, but I rounded up to 5. First of all, if you are a gamer, than stop right here and buy this TV. The input lag is among the lowest available. I love how the HDMI-CEC works with my ps4. I can controls the ps4 with the TV remote, and it automatically changes the video settings based on the source.
Summary: I didn't knew display lag was a thing since I was a victim of it, at first i thought it was my fault but when I started failling in things that i succeeded all the time I knew there was something wrong. You start by seeing funny movement of your game and it seems like you have a slow reaction and by the time you react it's already too late. This is strictly talking about games in which a good reaction time is needed like FPS, plataforming, etc.
Summary: Purchased this tv in late December 2013, it went black with 6 red light flashes about six weeks ago. After various calls, they sent a tech out a few weeks ago with a new motherboard, which was the wrong part or also was broken. The tech called Sony then and there to find out the issue and had to wait at least 30 minutes before she (yes, a Sony technician) could get support? Tech left saying they would send her new parts and should be there within a week.
Incredible High Def TV, but some things to note.....
20 October 2014
Summary: I start all of my reviews with a confirmation of the specific model of the product I am reviewing. I get really frustrated when I see reviews here on Amazon lumped together for multiple models and even multiple products. The TV I am reviewing here is the Sony KDL55W700B, purchased from Best Buy. It specs the same as the KDL55W800B sold here on Amazon but lacks the 3D feature.