Summary: The Sony arrived yesterday and I had it up and running in no time. The picture quality is stunning to say the least. The full-array LED backlight allows incredible contrast and inky blacks with no cloud effect from corners. Color rendition is flawless right out of the box. The Samsung 55 inch side lit LED it replaces (which was going bad after only 3.5 years with bad panel) did have a very nice picture when new but the Bravia XBR has it beat.
Summary: I work for a company that hangs TVs and installs home theaters. I did research for six months before buying. You won't be disappointed. Modern & classy design. The absolute best picture. You get what you pay for, worth every penny.
Summary: We received our XBR55HX950 about 2 weeks ago. We have it wall mounted in a very bright room with many windows, and the glare on the gorilla glass has not been a problem. Overall, it is a beautiful TV, and I personally think it is the nicest LCD/LED currently on the market. One negative is that it is expensive, but you know that when you are buying it so I am not holding that against it. Also, the speakers on all new TVs are not very good.
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.
Summary: PROS: 1. There's no difference between a dark scene and the TV Off...in other words, it gets really dark! Glass is just plain beautiful, and a lot more pleasant to look at when the TV is off than my old XBR3. It's just a work of ART. 2. It takes about half the time to start than the XBR3. Colors are very nice, and the 3D feature works nicely.
Summary: The picture quality is extremely impressive.Nice and rich colors, correct black levels, and great motion rendering. TRILUMINOS is really a WOW factor and really makes a difference. Sony proves once again and Bestbuy is awesome in getting them to us.