Summary: I must admit I am very pleasantly surprised. Picture is excellent, its easy to move around the different functions. It looks rich and well made. The only thing missing and this is industry wide, and that's a keyboard. If you're going to give someone access to the internet then we need a keyboard. I would have to add the only "CON" which is a pretty BIG one. You can only steam videos from the few apps that are available.
Summary: The picture was much nicer than I expected. I have a 55" Samsung, 8000 series in another room and although it appears to be slightly brighter, the Sony's picture is clear and more real life. Connection to the web was easy and I have been able to stream videos from Netflix (wireless) without any issues. My Verizon router is located approximately 25 feet from the TV. It is thin and the stand appears to be very stable. I have it set on a TV console.
Summary: Let me state upfront, I never, ever impulse buy a TV I put months into seeking cost V quality / features before I buy. So first of all let me state that sony was an upfront option because it goes with my receivers and PS3 in the most effortless way, but that wasn't all. My first wide-screen was about ten years ago, a 42 Bravia 3LED LCD projection that still works and still looks great to this day.
Summary: Excellent quality, and sturdy. The Sony KDL-55W802A has an excellent picture. It is obvious the TV was designed for high definition. I initially has some distortion when I turned on the TV. Once the satellite company installed the HD service the picture was perfect. Recommend with HD service for best performance.
For gamers and movie night, reflection a bit annoying
3 February 2014
Summary: When it comes to the picture it depends on the source. I think this tv looks amazing I got the 55in $1400 almost a year since it was released in 2013. What people say about reflection is true but it doesn't bother me, I got it for movie "night." If I'm watching sports during the day it I'm not to focus on the blacks and stuff, I agree it could bit more blacker during the day but I don't know if that is a realistic expectation in a bright room.
Summary: I really like the picture quality on this TV. I find the colors good and realistic, and the TV is plenty bright as well. I also own a Samsung TV and I would say that the picture quality of this Sony TV is better. The smart TV interface is easy to use, though I haven't used any apps besides Netflix, Amazon or Youtube. I have watched some short 3D content on this TV and it works well. Overall, I would say that I am satisfied with this purchase.
Summary: This TV has a beautiful picture. The only problem I have is the use of the owner's manual. When you are dealing with people that aren't tech savvy like us, it would be very helpful if the instructions came with descriptions of what things are and what they do, not just how to do them. We have been having issues with connections between the Cable company and the TV trying to get the 3D channels that the cable company provides.
Summary: Purchased this to replace a 40 inch Sony tv that was about six years old, which was a little small for my room. Setup was easy including internet access via WiFi. The sound is good enough for regular viewing, but I use a Bose 3 2 1 when watching movies. The picture quality is fantastic right out of the box. Would recommend this set for anyone needing a 55 inch tv.