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 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 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 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 5 out of 5 by BillH Simply Outstanding
I own a high end HD TV and love"d" it. I'm amazed at the difference in picture quality. It's comparable to buying High Def for the first time.
November 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by proff Easy to use and what a GREAT picture
It was very easy to set up and believe me --- I am not a TECH type person. Taking out the old system took 2x longer than setting the new one up.
Once it was up = WOW!! You will not believe how great it is.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by homerdan WOW! what a clear picture. Brilliant colors
Big changes for viewers who demand clarity and brightness. Remote control with more features than I expected. It takes a while to appreciate all the improvements and technology inside
December 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by serg2001 get something else
I just bought this TV and needless to say it was expensive. I expected a quality product from Sony but instead I find a TV riddled with features that don't work. For example the Social Viewing feature doesn't work. You can't login into Twitter and this is acknowledged as a bug but there isn't a fix. The facebook app also doesn't seem to work correctly; login is hit or miss. The TV sideview facebook feature is also not working; when you login you get a Server Error with no additional information. Now, most importantly, there is a lag between audio and video which you perceive as bad lip syncing. All in all a very expensive piece of equipment and very poor support from Sony. If you are going to spend this kind of money I recommend you get something else.
November 4, 2014