Rated 4 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5 out of 5 by mattliptak Awesome picture and all around beautiful TV
I just received this TV today and first off delivery was somewhat smooth with one or two bumps but nothing big. This TV is everything you hear about minus the silly speakers along the side bar edges. The 4K is something to see and with this set buying the Media Player along with it is essential since you won't have to bring a technician to upgrade your TV like the XBR65X900A. This set is already up to date and has the latest upgrades. Within 10 minutes I was up and running and turning this on it literally blew me away. The 4K and even the HD are beautiful with no sign of pixels and the 65" shows this off even more than I would imagine the 55". What I noticed is that Sony did a very good job of streamlining their applications and internet content and now has tons more similar to a Roku box. Also the menus and preferences are picture icons and are larger. They also did away with the flat stand and went to a chrome heavy duty ring which is heavier but they did do away with a feature I enjoyed which was the tilt screen and now it is totally vertical which I can live with.
The 4K content on the media player is quite impressive with all sorts of demos of how cool this set looks and they also loaded up 10 movies in 4K of all new titles and TV shows to show off how glamorous 4K looks. For this price, the picture needs to look pristine and it does and was worth every penny. I am very satisfied with this purchase. One thing, be careful ordering from Amazon when it comes to Ceva shipping, They came through in the end but the tracking was sub par and never clued me in to where this item was the entire time to delivery window. For those other reviews saying this is not worth it and not ready for prime time, just wait, Sony is not a dumb company,...remember they were the first to jump on board with Blu Ray loading it into the new PS3s. 4K is here to stay and you won't be sorry. I have owned 4 Sony TVs and not one has done me wrong.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SONY1ONLY Best TV ever!
great value, delivery perfect, easy setup, best picture, looks really great!
September 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by HumanStealth Great TV. ALMOST perfect.
This TV is great. Setup was simple and everything worked perfect right out of the box. With all the fancy features in the setting it took a little tweaking to get the colors and black levels just the way I wanted. The 3D, both simulated and integrated, works very well and the glasses themselves were a godsend for someone like myself who already wears glasses. They sit comfortably on top of my glasses so there is no discomfort. The TV itself does a great job upscaling content to 4k. Even content streamed at 720P looks good considering all the compression we have from YouTube and Netflix. Of course it's only as good as the original source so there is only so much it can do for older content of lesser quality. I really only have two complaints about this awesome TV. The first is that the backlight isn't an LED full-array. When there is a dark scene that happens to have some white color (flashlight in a dark scene or even subtitles) it leaks all over the place but that really can't be helped with it's current backlight. Not a game changer, but a minor annoyance. The second is that this TV doesn't have the hardware to decode HEVC required for 4k streaming. A bit of a letdown for a 4k TV to not support 4k streaming out of the box specially at this price. I know there isn't much 4k content to stream right now but it would future-proof my TV. Hopefully Sony offers us some sort of discount on the separate hardware to do this.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYNative Amazing
Amazing ... The colors will take your breath away! Avatar 3D a must see movie on this awesome television! Worth every dollar and than some!
July 15, 2014