Summary: I received my 60" Sony R520A yesterday. Right out of the box the set was close to perfect. I reset the picture setting to Custom and did a little adjusting after I attached the stand. Today I used The World of Wonder Blu-ray to tweak it a bit more. I'm impressed with the black level, the lack of any light bleed, and the picture in general. I was afraid the set may have been too large for my great room, but I could have gone larger.
Review in progres - Too smart for it's own good...
Aaron J. Steinke "Aaron J. Steinke", Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I have just purchased this TV and it was delivered on 11/20/2013 - I will be updating this review in progess as I continue to explore different functions of the TV. SHIPPING AND DELIVERY - Although this has nothing to do with the TV itself, I will say that I was really disappointed with the delivery.
Summary: Excellent picture right out of the box. I originally had the Panasonic 65" S60 and within weeks it was randomly was going into safe mode and would not turn back on for several hours. I returned the panasonic and purchased the 60" sony from Amazon and couldn't be happier. I use OTA channels and Netflix. All channels look Great and streaming (ethernet cable) is faster then my other streaming sources. Paid less then $1300 shipped to my door!
Summary: This TV has three main functions, and it performs very differently at each: -Regular dumb TV receiver and signal processor - Excellent -Screen to display your media on - Excellent -Internet Browser (Smart TV) - Horrible So, if you are thinking of buying this TV set, keep in mind that you will only be able to use it as a dumb TV and as a giant screen. In these two functions, however, you will find it to be an excellent performer.
How to turn off Soap Opera Effect on this otherwise great model
Noel O., Amazon
7 November 2013
Summary: The picture is great, the sound quality is good, and the price is pretty unbeatable! My only gripe with it is that the default settings cause major Soap Opera Effect [Soap Opera Affect, SOE]. While this is a well known technical phenomenon, SONY still ships the tv with default settings that make this really annoying. Full disclosure: I don't know much about TVs, or their underlying technology. Frankly I don't really care either.
Summary: I'm using this TV for about 2 months now. It's connected to an antenna, netflix, hulu, and a mac mini. The picture is superb, from an angle not bad at all, I didn't need to adjust it and am using it right out of the box. The smart features are relatively easy to use but some other devices like apple tv, and roku devices are much easier. I have owned (own) both. Currently I do most stuff via a mac mini which I love.
Summary: This was a upgrade from a SONY 36 inch CRT HD television with a 4:3 screen. I replaced it because of the enormous bulk and the failure of the optical digital output that I was using for 5.1 surround sound. This TV is FANTASTIC! I really love the gorgeous picture and it is outstanding with HD material. I also like the fact that it DOES NOT have 3D which I hate. Not having 3D is why I selected this particular model in SONY's lineup of television sets.
Great LED TV! Picture quality is great, and Sony rocks!
4 October 2013
Summary: I bought this TV for a living room, with normal light conditions with large windows to the side of the TV, but they do have curtains to block out light. It looks great even with the factory picture settings out of the box. I am working on calibration to optimize picture settings, and with every adjustment it keeps on getting better. For this price, and especially a brand name like Sony you can't go wrong with this TV.