Rated 5 out of 5
by Ceej Amazing
I have been wanting a Sony TV for a VERY long time, I can't believe I finally purchased this model. Fairly easy setup. Excellent picture! Wonderful 3D quality! I had to purchase a 3rd pair of 3D glasses and the TDG-BT500A was very easy to pair.
Great refresh rate. Motionflow works great on movies (both Blu-Ray and DVD) and my games. I got to get use to it on 3D, though. My brain can't seem to process all the information of smooth flowing 3D cinema. LOL!
Trying the Playstation Now is great! It was even easy to pair my Dualshock 3 controller. Downsides are that it stays on when I stop playing Playstation Now and that I have to pair it to my PS3 when I need it for the console.
It is pretty cool that I can control my PS3 XMB using the TV remote. Downside of that is you need to make sure the TV can sense the remote so it can send the signal via HDMI. It is understandable, however.
Wonderful idea that the stand can convert to a wall mount with included hardware setup.
Coming from a 42" other brand, I am so grateful I purchased this TV.
July 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by UnionAve Hits and misses
This TV has a beautiful STANDARD picture when sitting directly facing the screen. The colors become more muted when viewing it from an angle so its best suited to small groups that can crowd in front.
The 3D quality is absolutely abysmal. The picture is filled with crosstalk. Close-up images near the edges of the frame are blurry, distorted and it's almost impossible to get your eyes to focus on them. I am shocked that a manufacturer with Sony's history and brand recognition would market a 3D TV with such poor image quality.
This is a "smart" TV and connecting it to the internet was easy. The network setup practically runs itself. Sony gives you access to a wide range of providers, including Amazon Prime, Netflix and MLB-TV. The smart TV menus are simple and easy to navigate.
For some unfathomable reason, Sony chose to use a non-VESA mounting system. This means that you're out of luck if you want to use an articulating, adjustable wall mount. You're stuck with the Sony mount which only lets you put it flat against the wall or on a tabletop.
All in all, this TV has it's good points but if you're looking for a 3D TV you'd best look elsewhere.
September 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jrow1 Good TV; poor information
The picture quality of our new tV is great, but we have had this TV since May and my exasperation with sound issues finally led me to do a live chat (which didn't solve the problem but at least led me to the section of the I Manuel which helped me solve my problem). SONY needs to create a much more user friendly manuel. I would never find the audio info (the word is not referenced in the hard copy manuel) without the direction of the online chat. I knew that our 10 year old Sony had audio options, and I couldn't believe that this TV did not. For over 40 users, you need to spend a bit more on paper and regardless, Sony needs to at least reference WHERE a person can control the audio settings. The problem for us was the factory set surround sound (which tended to drown out the dialogue on most programs). I am now happy with my TV, but that was after questioning the audio for three months.
August 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Matt065 GREAT PICTURE, AWFUL APPS
I purchased this TV as I work at a major retailer that sells these and I absolutely loved the picture. I have yet to be let down by the picture of this TV, but I have been let down by the lack of usability of the Smart TV aspect of it. It seems as though Sony has kept every video service except for its own Video Unlimited out of the picture. This TV replaced a smaller Samsung Smart TV and I had already purchased several movies on VUDU and have many linked to my ultraviolet account. This TV offers no way to watch those movies as it does not offer VUDU OR Cinema Now as apps, and to my knowledge no other way to access your ultraviolet movies.
Until this is changed I refuse to purchase a single thing through the Sony Unlimited applications as I will not allow any company to dictate who I may purchase from. I almost entertained the thought of purchasing the Sony Internet TV with Google but then realized that for the price I paid my TV should be able to do this.
Again, GREAT PICTURE, and I recommend it for that when I have customers looking for a great quality TV, but if someone comes in looking for a TV that has a lot of Smart Apps, I immediately put Sony on the chopping block, and I will have to continue to do so until this is changed.
Come on Sony, the product is great, give your customers what they want!
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cyrano818 The Best Is Here
After a few minor hitches,(bit of non information),and a software update,all I can say is, WOW,yes this TV has a WOW factor of 5 stars,anyone wanting more,simply will never be happy,this TV has done everything I wanted and way way more,in fact the only problem is the transmission of the TV networks, mostly in 570i,GET your act together,As sony has given me so much fine tuning but it does know good unless transmission is state of the art.This is truely a positive step into a fantasy world come true.
All you lucky people who get the next c series will have all the bugs worked out,A real Masterpiece to be proud of Sony Thank You
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brushbuster FANTASTIC
This TV is outstanding. The colors great. The blacks are black and the whites are white. Haven't tried the 3D yet. Sound is good for the size of the speakers. We use the surround sound when watching movies. No jump or jitter at all no mater what we are watching. Best when watched straight on. We are so happy with it. Our older Sony was moved to another room. Don't
hesitate on this one it's a great buy.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MikeK Perfectly Met Our Needs
This 50" Sony W800B was the perfect size for our small den. We really didn't want one any larger than this. The quality of the picture is amazing compared to our old 32" XBR Sony from about eight years ago. So we are delighted with the purchase. The set needed no adjustment at all. The picture was perfect with the initial settings. The setup went smoothly as well. We paired this set with a new Sony sound bar and we have been delighted with the combination. I don't think that the 4k sets would have much advantage over this one.
August 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BDeVe Excellent TV
I recently purchased the KDL-50W800B after doing weeks worth of research on a new TV. There are better TV's out there, but they are literally double the price. This TV has an exceptional picture in bright rooms as well as dark rooms, has a simple to use Smart TV interface, and is razor thin. In my opinion the only features that are better on a more expensive TV are the speakers and 3D performance.
July 16, 2014