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: 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: 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: This TV is amazing. The blacks are so deep that you literally cannot see a difference in color between the black in the picture and the one inch black border. Friends are shocked at the depth of the picture when they first see it. This replaced a Pioneer Elite Plasma and there is no comparison. Yes, it is expensive, but you get what you pay for, and in nearly 40 years when I bought my first Trinitron, Sony has never disappointed.
Summary: A bit pricey but, the best I have seen. The picture is superb and the 3d will knock your socks off. My location for the TV faces two large picture windows and I experience very little glare during the day. The set up is quite easy. If I could afford it, I would buy another one for my bedroom (maybe a little smaller size).