Summary: Hello, I recently purchased Sony Xbr65hx929, it is discontinued for a reason being the BEST OF THE BEST, and I don't want to waste the time writing a whole story pages about it so I will try to keep it simple... Do not hesitate to buy this TV, in the long run you will not be disappointed because it is the OVERALL package. This is the TOP of the LINE TV Model of 2011, mesmerizing even till today minus the 4k resolution feature.
Summary: I have owned Sony TV's since the 70's. When I was in college I purchased a 13" Sony Trinitron and loved it. After purchasing about 15 Sony's since, this was the first flat screen Sony that we ever owned. WOW! We were amazed at the clarity of the picture and our 14 year old son thought the WiFi features were really "cool".
Summary: My 65HX929 has caused no end of grief here in our house. Having fallen for it's dashing looks, I had to have one. I forked out the whopping 6 Grand for this set and have been nothing but dissapointed. The colors are very artificial and despite every effort to calibrate this thing into delivering natural colors I gave up and excepted that this technology is just not ready to take on plasmas in color reproduction. Also the motion is jittery and cartoon like.
Summary: After a good bit of hand-wringing over the price, I finally decided to buy the XBR65HX929. What tipped me to this decision was a visit to a local store that had every imaginable brand of 65 inch plus TV on display side-by-side with the same video. I spent several hours there tweaking settings and viewing different videos to be sure that I was seeing a broad range of conditions with the best settings possible for each set. At the end of that exercise my mind was made up.
Summary: Sony does not make TVs like it used to be. I bought NX model 18 months ago and it just died. Look at the 1 star reviews for all sony TVs. They seem to have common problems. You have been warned!
Summary: Holy cow the picture is stunning! The first time I saw this TV was at the Sony store in the Galleria in Houston. At $6,000 I knew I had to sell a kidney to get one (JK). It finally went on sale and I was able to buy it from AMZN for $4K. Yes it's expensive but it's worth every penny. I watch mostly Blu-Ray action movies and sports (NFL & NBA), this is the perfect TV for that. Not a big fan of 3-D so I haven't try watching it on this TV.
Summary: I had my reservations about buying this tv after reading so many stories about production problems like "screen creases", but Amazon has a great return policy so I gave it a shot and fortunately didn't have any problems. The sticker on the back of my tv states it was built in March 2012. This is an excellent tv, but the big question is whether the high price is justified. I can't answer that question for anyone, but I can point out the advantages of this tv over others.