Summary: Very clear picture and easy set up. I favor Sony TV's because of their life like picture response. I was comparing them with other brands at various places, most people in the business, without hesitation recommended Sony. The new 4K sets obviously produce a clearer picture but the price is out of sight. This TV is hanging on our wall and even though it weighs 95 lbs there was no problem installing it.
Cons: The manual is in the TV but; you can download a PDF file from Sony and either print a copy, or keep it on your computer The installation manual that does come with it has very small print and if you have eyes like mine, very hard to read. I had to use my magnifier head piece for reference items that I needed to know more about.
Summary: If you're looking for a pretty good TV in the 70" size at this price, this is worth looking at. I find the color accuracy to be excellent, the high resolution very satisfying and the aesthetics of the TV itself are top notch. However, if you're looking for a plasma replacement, this is not it. I'm not sure what is (possibly the XBR series, but get ready to shell out a lot of $$).
Pros: Beautiful picture, the wedge design looks perfectly nice (don't really notice the wedge design where it's mounted on my wall).
Summary: The TV is excellent - large screen, very smooth, color looks fantastic. No extraneous markings or equipment; pared down and simple and lovely. Software works well and intuitively. Nice features in the SmartTV tech. Best TV I've ever owned. I've had Sony products in the past - I'll be sticking with Sony from now Also, Crutchfield had great service and pricing. Shipped quickly, no problems with delivery, great customer service. Thumbs up, guys!
Pros: Beautiful picture and casing. Quality software and interface. Crutchfield has the best value - pricing, free shipping. Can't be beat!
Cons: Very heavy; significantly heavier than my old 60 in. (Although this is to be expected with a 70 in or bigger.) Needed to get a new TV stand because the old one was too narrow. The feet need to stay at the corners of the TV; if moved to the middle, the TV doesn't have a stable enough foundation for my tastes. Small complaints for an otherwise perfect device!
Summary: The new 70W850b is a great TV. Sony just replaced my 70R550a with this one as I previously had issues with the 550 and it seems that they corrected all their issues with the new 850. The picture looks nice and crisp. Although it is missing the Triluminous feature that was included in the previous W800 series, this TV still will not dissapoint. I noticed that it also looks great when watching sporting events.