Rated 5 out of 5 by graphique Wow and More...
This 4K (55") TV is more than awesome. Even without a lot of 4K content yet, it improves our viewing experience...from news, regular broadcast TV, and movies. If you have any access to 4K content...it moves your whole TV watching experience up several (positive) notches. The fact that this TV is getter "smarter" helps too. Am thrilled with being able to mirror my Surface Pro 2 and display virtually anything on it to the TV. As a photographer, it is becoming a valuable "assistant" as I can show clients my work in such fantastic clarity and detail...it's a "wow" session.
Of course, there are ALWAYS things we would like...e.g., the Sony's 4K Media Player should be discounted for loyal Sony (early) adopters. These are not inexpensive devices...nor (to my knowledge) are they Energy Star Certified. However, if you truly want a better viewing experience for nearly everything you watch...this (to us) is the way to go. We have absolutely NO regrets making this purchase.
June 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MBL80 Flawed Perfection
Bought a 4K TV to play 4K videos, seems reasonable to assume that's how it will work. NOPE. The ONLY way to play 4K videos is if you shell out even more money for their special 4K player. Now I find out that my new TV can't play 4K video through streaming services like Netflix, now you need to buy their new 2014 4K player. Sony completely botched the execution of this TV, though likely by design to keep taking more of your money.
At least the upscaling works very well on 1080p material. The picture is very, very good on this TV. Sound is above average for a flat screen TV as well. Apps are great and work better than the other leading manufacturer's apps suite.
TV is slow to wake up when you turn it on. At first you're not allowed to even change channels. Accessing apps take even longer, and the menus drag their feet until this TV fully boots up. Very strange to see this kind of behavior in technology in 2014.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deviator Stunning And Flawless!!
This 4K tv is so amazing, and even more so when pairing it up to a well respected sound projector.
This tv does an amazing job upscaling, the current price is unbeatable!
All the features one could want, plus out of the box HDMI port #4 already ready for 2.0 without the need for an update.
The XBR series EXUDES quality, Triluminous is better than I even thought it would be. Side viewing angles don't fade and aren't an issue in case your not wall mounting this beautiful beast since the stand does not swivel. Motionflow and Cinema mode are cool, too!
Ordering from Sony.com and their Sony store was a hassle free purchase, and the ultra friendly folks on the live chat do an amazing job and SHOULD BE complimented.
Lastly, it's a Sony!!
March 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by arnoldadams2003 GREAT TV!!!!!
Love this tv. Was torn between Sony and Samsung, after research and lots of talking with reps. I bought this one. Bought the soundbar as well and the pair are awesome. the only problem is the soundbar blocks the IR for the remote as stated in an earlier review. The Picture is amazing and crystal clear. Cant wait to pair it up with the 4K player, gonna wait till it's been around longer to work out the kinks I've read about. Can't go wrong with this purchase, you'll be very happy! I am.
February 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by joshot Great picture with the 55 inch XBR 4K Bravia
Awesome picture and color depth detail even with 1080 broadcast. Good to see Sony eliminate the side speakers so folks like us can fit the TV in a cabinet space. Very satisfied so far; would highly recommend.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Honestreviews What's the point of it?
Tv is amazing!!! But it's a joke you don't come out with movies in 4k what was the point of buying a 500$ box for unpopular movies and not even have a lot choices. And then on top of it you come out with new 4k tv that upscales everything to 4k and mine doesn't so what's the point in keeping this or telling people to buy one? It's not needed. You need to start taking care of your customers and make this tv better by having more movies and creat a box that will upscale anything I put in it. Then you will make billions
May 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Vendro It's not worth buying
The quality of the picture is amazing, but other than that. The TV internet and Apps barely load. My internet speed is extremely fast, so I started to use my PS4 to watch Netflix because the TV Netflix App is the slowest I have ever seen. It takes more than 10 minutes to open. I only buy Sony TV's for the past 18 years, but this will be my last. I expected more for the $3,000 I paid.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SomewhereinPortland best pic
We are really happy with the set and media player. Wish we had gotten the $1500 cheaper price, but we have enjoyed having it. If you choose to buy movies that are not featured, be ready for long downloads. We purchased "Laurence of Arabia" and it took over 12 hours (background download).
May 25, 2014