Rated 5 out of 5
by erickd Changed my life!
This TV is too amazing for words! Picture quality and size makes me feel that I'm actually paying for actors to act in front of me at this point.
This TV will make you rethink your whole life. It will make you think about the choices you have made that lead you up to this point of being in it's presence.
I swear, sometimes I hear the TV calling out to me and whispering, "watch me," "look at my deep blacks" and stuff like that. Almost feels a little suggestive at this point.
Anyway, stop wasting your hard earned money on silly things like rent, utilities, food etc. This TV will provide everything you need to sustain your life!
December 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5
by KingAirCaptain Broken after 3 months
Screen started displaying a vertical line 16” from the left edge after 3 months of use. The line runs from the top of the picture to the bottom. The picture to the left of this line has washed out colors and is blurrier than the rest of the picture. Internet is full of similar issues. Sony is replacing TV under warranty. What's it's life expectancy? Gave it one star because it's required.
April 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Defjamz Great 4K set
After reviewing available 4K sets, we decided to go with the 70X850B from Sony. Competing sets from Samsung were nice as well, but they offered no 70" options, and 75" was too expensive. The Sony is not perfect, but it does offer fantastic colors, good motion handling, and decent black levels (i'm used to plasmas). 4K resolution is awesome (what little content that is available anyways), and gaming is a joy on this set. My major gripes are a lack of full color management controls, and no 10 point white balance. I have performed a full calibration with my meter and calman 5, but I can only go so far without those controls. But, I am able to get a nice, saturated image with good 'pop'. Gamma curve is difficult to get flat, but 'cinema 1' does get fairly close. Panel uniformity can also be an issue for some, but I lucked out with mine having minimal clouding. It is certainly no plasma, but the image is generally very pleasing to watch, particularly with ambient light. Overall, highly recommended!
October 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Whatmeworry Sharpest picture of them all
Everything positive i have read on this set is true, it has the sharpest picture, easiest to setup and use all of the many features i have never seen so many apps on anything truly mind boggling, and best of all its 70" , doesn't sound like much over a 65" ,but after 3 weeks the 65" Samsung curved screen looks much smaller to me.
Having said all of this i may return this to Best Buy ,i have until the 15th of Jan.to do so.
The reason ,and i have not seen this on any review is that when the picture is viewed very little from center the color fades drastically especially skin tones, i have had Geek squad out to check it and they said although it is very noticeable ,it is normal for matte screens due to the texture of the screen. Might be right ,the gloss screened ,curved Samsung doesn't have this issue, but the glossy curved screen is a turn off to me. so not sure at this point .otherwise completely satisfied ,but my issue is why i kept a star back
December 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sts66charger Great TV poor customer service
I love my new Sony TV. The picture quality is superb and the features are awesome. However, when I made the purchase through Sony I had been debating on whether to buy it at Best Buy so I could get local support if needed and Best Buy had 45 day price guarantee to their Elite Members, which I am. I was very concerned with the price knowing that the 2015 models were weeks away. The Sony representative that sold me the TV assured me there was no plan to lower the price but if there was, Sony would be more than happy to match best buy. No less than two weeks after I received my TV, Sony dropped the price through all distributors by $1000. As soon as I was aware of the drop, approximately 35 days after purchase, 29 days after receiving the product, Sony refused to honor the price match. I told them I had been on vacation and had proof of my vacation, but that didn't matter. The price drop occurred within the 30 days and that's exactly what their policy states would be covered for a price match.
So, I will not be recommending the purchase through Sony. I do however recommend the TV - it's fantastic. Too bad Sony' s customer service or customer care isn't up to the same standard as their product. I will purchase from any other source other than Sony in the future. This is shameful and deceiving.
June 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sony87 Great Picture , Great Price!!!!
I did a lot of thinking, researching and add seeking before I purchased my 4K from Best Buy. I was seriously thinking of buying it at 3400.00 but remained patient and calm until the price dropped to 2999.00. A couple weeks later the price dropped again at Best Buy and I was credited 320.00 towards my original purchase. Sony has the best price for the extended warranty you can ask for. 300.00 for 5 years protection, cannot be beat.
July 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by booba great display, all smart features are terrible
The actual viewing experience is wonderful and I feel spoiled everyday. The "smart" part of the TV not only adds nothing, it detracts from the experience. The wifi, and networking are buggy, and support has thus far been somewhat poor. The user-interface is probably average for TVs, but when your baseline is a computer, it never feels easy to do anything. Hooking up your own media (movies etc) should be straight-forward, but the ability to look though large folders in a compact list view is very difficult to figure out (I still haven't but assume that I haven't found it yet, rather than the absurd alternative that its not possible). Trying to set up a network drive or media server has been a bust so far. The best compromise I've made so far (and not an option for all) is to completely give up on the "smart" features and buy another computer to plug into the display. With that solution, it turns out that I've paid a lot of money for features that I've given up on and opted for a computer to do them instead. I don't completely blame sony, its hard to compete against a computer interface here, but honestly, I would have been much more happy to buy a "dumb" TV with same display quality and let a computer company worry about the software and the gui.
July 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JTMD Excellent 4K HD TV
Extremely happy with Sony's new 70 inch 4K HD TV. Worth the extra price over their 65 inch model. Great colors, excellent blacks, outstanding upscaling. I prefer this model's active 3D versus passive 3D, VA screen versus IPS screen.
This 70 inch HD TV has approximately 35% more screen area than my previous 60 Inch Sony HD TV. I can sit a lot closer for a more immersive effect without seeing any pixelation.
September 26, 2014