Great for Blu-Ray and Gaming but just good for TV.
Jennifer D. Sullins, Amazon
11 June 2013
Summary: I bought this TV to replace my Samsung D630 that belongs in the bedroom as it's only a 46". 1st impressions of the 950 were great! After a few days I noticed a lot of TV Related content, Directv, was kind of crappy. A lot of HD Channels looked bad. After investigating further I found numerous 950 Owners experienced the same with Time Warner/Comcast/Dish. So it's the TV, not my DVR. The settings needed to be simplified on this set.
Summary: Well, it took 4 but I have a keeper! The first one was pristine, the delivery person just stripped out every hole and screw for the stand. I had to keep it for a few days due the holidays, but WOW! Even propped up with DVD cases I didn't want to give it back. It was perfect picture-wise. I used the AVS forums settings and the TV had the deepest blacks I have ever seen in an LCD and no loss of shadow detail. No motion artifacts, no dead pixels, no blooming, no banding.
Not a big improvement over the 5-year old set it replaced
21 October 2012
Summary: I displaced a 5-year old Sony KDL-52XBR5 and am having regrets. Even after extensive tweaking, the picture quality, primarily resolution, is quite not up to par with the older set. Same media, input devices, cables, etc. were utilized. Follow-up. Amazon is great! Following the above review many folks chimed in and recommended some picture quality adjustments. Hence forth the review gets bumped from two stars to four.
Summary: Sony XBR-HX950 We are awaiting Amazon delivery on the Sony XBR55HX950 55-inch 240HZ 1080p 3D Internet Full-Array LED HDTV. This is a rather new model that we believe was released in late August or early September 2012. I assume that is why it is stated that it will take so long to process & receive this order (5 to 7 weeks). (Note: This delivery time has changed since I posted this pre-review. The delivery time is now listed as 3 to 4 weeks.