46” (diag) LED HX929-Series Internet TV
My first HD display - and loving every pixel of it
I've had this display for about 10mos at this point (sorry to hear that it has already been discontinued), and it really has *blown me away* as a total package. It has truly stunning picture quality... I've adjusted it per a HD Blu-ray calibration disc I have: the blacks are as black as they get (IMO), the picture colors are as vibrant and solid as I have ever seen (without contributing any artifacts), the surround mode (not to replace a surround receiver of course) is a nice option to simulate surround sound from 2-ch sources, etc. The looks of the unit are also beyond reproach... the gorilla glass, the frameless design, the simple but functional stand, the wireless support works fine (i.e. even without advertising my SSID as someone had trouble with earlier).
Tip: I would also recommend using AES encryption when using the wireless option with this display... the display won't operate at full-802.11n rates if you use TKIP encr (this is the way that the 802.11n protocol was designed, it's actually in the spec). And don't even consider operating this display with anything less than 802.11n if using wireless… have found some issues with loading large videos on youtube when running my older 802.11g w/54mbps transfer rates.
This display *does* need a better browser, keyboard input would've also been nice (to at least make internet surfing more usable). The browser could also support more of the standard browser plugins- some site pages aren't fully functional because of this. And the fact that some of the internet apps (like Netflix) aren't consistent between the display and some other Sony devices- like the PS3 and some of their smaller home theater in-a-box systems- is a pain, and doesn't make sense to me.
All of this aside- this is just a *stunning* display, and I would purchase it at near twice the price. Fantastic job, Sony (despite the small issues)… can't wait to see what you do for an encore.
November 25, 2012
No Picture after 2 weeks
Was working fine for two weeks then the picture faded to a green then black. called Sony Customer support and was informed it would take up to 5 business days before someone could look at it. I bought the TV for viewing the Olympics but would miss 1/3 of them. Returned to story for money back.
July 26, 2012
Great Picture and Stunning Performace
Fantastic Picture make sure you have the correct cables,the 3D content is amazing. Was going to get the 55" Model but this 46" Model meets the needs plus I saved a few dollars for more stuff from Sony. Great Job Sony!
May 28, 2012
Great TV go Sony
This tv has a great pic the motion flow 960 is great , I also have the HX800 model with the 240 motion flow and it gives u a great pic... That's why I love the XBR 960 motion flow.. Good job Sony... The built in wifi works well. Easy set up, the PS3 looks great on this XBR. Deep blacks , and great bright colors... I have not found nothing I could say bad about the XBR... Great Job Sony ... This is my 3rd tv from Sony .
May 8, 2012