Summary: Nice TV, but I do have a corner that has darken compared to the rest of the screen. The whole screeen would need to be replaced to correct - pretty expensive fix. Don't use the 3-D feature like I thought I would. Newer TV's hreless feature for updates, get the later model.
Summary: Easy set up. Great picture. Sound has stopped for a few minutes three times since I have had it. Not just the speakers, tried to use stereo still no sound. sound came back within a few minutes. Hopefully an Hdmi cable. Will check that next if it becomes a problem.
Summary: I had resisted the whole Flat Panel TV craze for a long time, at least for my largest "Home Theater" display, to the point that when I bought this TV in March, 2011, my best TV was a CRT Sony KV-36HS500. That's a 36" 4:3 tube TV with a 1080i widescreen 16:9 picture of 30-32" depending on material.
Summary: I purchased the Sony Bravia KDL HX800 55, brand new, for just $680 plus tax (total $736) thru Sony's customer loyalty program and I feel like I stole it! This set is awesome! The picture is stunning and it has so many features that you will never use them all.
Summary: I bought the KDL-55HX800 directly from Sony Style. After a bad experience with a Samsung LN52B750 CCFL-LCD, I returned to Sony for quality and reliability -- and I bought the five year extended warranty - just in case.
Summary: Another thing you are going to want to disable is the ambient light sensor. When I first used the TV, I thought everything was kind of dull.. whites were really grey.. I figured there must be a setting to improve this.. Thats when I discovered the Ambient light setting..
Pros: I picked up this TV from a local store where I live. My first impressions were off the charts. This TV looks AMAZING with most content. I have not spent the extra $200 for the 3D transmitter/glasses yet, so I can't comment on the 3D quality. I was a little concerned how this TV would perform with...
Cons: I get some clouding in dark scenes.. This isn't a problem for 90 percent of content.. But for darker scenes it can be distracting. You notice the clouding mostly during credits and older hand drawn animated movies that have a dark scene.. It isn't that bad, and for most it probably isn't an issue...
Summary: The hx800 has great picture quality, but there are some things buyers should know. 1. the screen is very highly reflective. in fact, it's as bad or worse than any plasma on the market. if this tv will be in a room with light, you'll see reflections and prisms. 2. the automotion isn't that great.
Summary: I recently upgraded from a Samsung 40" LCD to this masterpiece @ 55". I obtained this @ an amazing deal that came with a PS3 (with Grown Ups BLURAY and Gran Turismo PS3 game) as well as Alice in Wonderland BLURAY/3D starter kit including 2 pair of active shutter glasses as well as adaptor and HDMI.