Rated 2 out of 5 by longtimesonyfan I love this tv ........but
I recently purchased this tv. I loved the design slim body the adjustable feet
I set it up and was surprised at the picture quality on HD antenna , dvd looked really good. even steaming 480 or higher video from my computer
was more than acceptable.
Here comes the but.....I have a large blu ray collection and most of the movies are in 2.35 aspect ratio which means black bars athe top and bottom ,thats good , it draws your eye to the image your watching.
On this set the black bars are not black, as in my present xbr.
on this xbr 850b are grey. .in some movies the lighter shade blends with the scene.
example 2001 , space scenes at times look like its filling the whole screen. then there is light emitting from the corners. This is XBR it should be better. I am very disappointed and really wanted this tv, , but because a lot of my viewing is blu ray , I could not accept this .
and have since returned it. pehaps local dimming would eliminate this problem, for normal viewing it is excellent.
November 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BluestarCK Love this TV but
I really love this TV there are only a couple of things that bring it down by 1 star. First the picture is excellent and I love the passive 3d, I hope Sony continues to produce TV's with passive 3d as I feel like I'm in the theater when I watch my 3d Movies, everyone who comes over to watch movies love the 3d effect. I also have a Panasonic 4k camera and the output to this TV is amazing. Now for the negatives, when I watch TV or Movies at night there is some light bleed from the corners and when the screen is supposed to be black I can see light bleed on many parts of the screen, it's not bad enough for me to return the TV and I've seen it on other brands as well. I wish there was better local dimming on this set, maybe it can be improved with a firmware update.
The other thing I noticed in the instructions is it only supports 3d up to 2k and I know with passive 3d that 4k would be amazing, I hope that Sony starts to support 4k passive 3d, if those things were fixed I would definitely give this TV 5 stars.
January 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by DavidUnti Something is wrong
The television delivers incredibly beautiful pictures that sadly are interrupted by occasional all black screens where picture and sound are lost . This makes it all but impossible to watch something without eye irritation and an eventual headache.
I am going to have my cable company check their connection to make sure that they aren't the culprits,, but in the meantime I can only rate the television 4 stars which under the circumstances I think is being generous.
Obviously if the problem can be isolated and fixed in the very near term a new star will be born. If this situation cannot be fixed fast, I will return the product and cancel cable.
Another irritation is that the bulk of the help system is online. If a TV doesn't work, online help doesn't work either. A detailed manual can, and should, be available in print and included with the product.
June 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AshlandRick Absolutely love it!
This is a great TV. The colors, the blacks, the vibrancy, the UHD picture (where there is content available) are fabulous. I love the 3D but wish things came out of the screen like in a movie theater (they don't on any 3D tv I know of). The 2D to 3D conversion is amazing. I use an amp and speakers so I can't comment on the built in speakers.
Love that I can surf the web and not just use the built in apps, but my gosh, there are tons of them.
I like that there is a direct to Netflix button on the remote, although I use my Directv remote the most.
I wish this TV would mirror my iPad. That is a shortcoming. Another is that I personally still prefer a printed manual, but it is easy enough to get the digital one on the TV.
I love this tv. Truly.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GottaLove4K Great 4K UHD TV Ever!!
When it comes to 4k uhd videos, photos & other 1080p videos upscaled to 4k uhd, the picture is out of this world!! Sony gives you 30% more true color then any other tv company. Sony also gives you the true natural color that other tv companies dont do. Has great apps & more. Great thing about tv is all hdmi inputs are hdmi 2.0, other companies make you pay hundreds to upgrade to hdmi 2.0 in future. Love how the tv stand legs can go in 2 different places. And Sony is the only tv company that gives you that 1:1 picture like you should see it, all other tv companies give you 4:1, cutting down hd graphics and picture. I suggest buying the ps4 & bdp-s7200 with the tv. Sony.Make.Believe. Tv is easy to use & set up.
November 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by marymary Great color and picture
We had another much less expensive TV selected and then saw this one. Wow! Amazing color and picture. The rest is history. We bought it. My only complaint is lousy sound. Why can't TV manufacturers get sound right? The reason I did not give 5 stars is the lack of sound quality.
May 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MichaelH Good HD. Good 4K? Who knows?
Great TV, but not noticeably better than my existing HDTV.
It's 4K, but I can't tell you if that's good, because there is no 4K content. Sony gives you nothing - not even a demo - unless you spend another $700 for a 4K media server. Netflix has a few 4K titles, but you can't see them (not even a sample or teaser) unless you bump your subscription up by $4 per month. Amazon Instant Video has committed to host 4K video someday.
Sony claims this TV will upscale content to 4K. Since there is no basis of comparison, I can't verify this.
So, it's a good TV which is, I suppose, ready for the future. Just don't expect any of that without spending more.
December 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mWheeler Great picture
Love the TV. Great picture even for antenna reception being I don't have cable. I have Amazon Prime and the HD movies look great. I hope it lasts as long as my huge Sony Wega which still worked and had a good picture but was outdated. The frustration at times is slow start up, slow to switch between app screens at times and at times I cannot use apps because the Sony server is down and that is what the apps connect through.
June 15, 2015