Summary: This TV is a great product. I am not one to delve into metrics to describe a product unless warranted. This does not require an analysis. Strictly from a users perspective I can only say wow! I saw several reviews about banding and was concerned however mine was received in perfect condition. I went ahead and ordered it based on the Sony name and having had a great experience with previous 40" Sony Bravia XBR TV.
Summary: Let me start out with this is the absolute best picture I've seen! period. it's hard to remember that this is an LED TV and not plasma. I read all the reviews and went to all the local stores to look at the TV and compare with others and nothing came close. My opinion is that the HX950 beats out the new 4K sony. the picture is excellent in a bright room. (my living room) and even better at night. The TV has many settings as for you to dial in the perfect picture.
Summary: Picture is great. As could be expected, the sound is weak. However, once I connected it to a Sony A/V receiver, it could not be better! Everything runs through one HDMI to the TV. My Dish remote turns on the TV, and the A/V receiver is linked to the TV, so it turns on at the same time.
Summary: I returned the Samsung UN65ES8000 due to horrible banding and flashlighting issues, and the price on the Sony finally got down to my range and I couldn't be happier. By far the best television in its category, last of the full arrays and it shows. Absolutely beautiful! Worth every penny.
Summary: I purchased this TV from my local Sony dealer, they did the set up. The picture quality is perfect, I have not seen anything close to the quality. They also installed a Golden Ear sound bar on the top which sounds great. We watch a lot of Hockey, basketball, baseball & football, the picture is fast and clean... Friends are blown away when they come over, and want to order one. If you like perfection this is the one, worth every penny..
Summary: We upgraded from a wonderful KDL-52XBR4 LCD, as we had no choice but to go with this set as we could not downgrade to a lesser TV after being "spoiled" by our previous XBR! We were ready for a larger TV, and had seen other 65 and 70 inch sets locally, but not only did they not impress, their pictures were blurry, bleedy, dizzying, and unacceptable.