Rated 4 out of 5
by cmndrrdr Crisp & Clear
The picture on this TV is excellent, in initial setup it pulled in 40+ digital channels (I have cable, no set-top box) and the digital channels are so crisp it blew my mind, couldn't believe what I've been missing. I could of cared less that it was 3D but after checking it out its kinda neat. In regular everday programming it gives everything depth, don't expext things to look like there flying at you. If watching a high action movie on DVD the 3D is awesome. Couple of cons is the apps, for you sports fans it does support NFL or NHL apps, but you can easily plug your laptop or smartphone in to run them. Another annoying littlle thing is there is no ASPECT button on remote. To switch between Wide, Normal, Zoom, Cinama you have to go to the menu and pick your way through, but thats just minor. It does come with two remotes, one standard and one mouse pad type, it takes a little getting used to but is nice. Sound is good and if playing music, with some tweaking can make it sound decent. If you Skype the camera is clear w/wide angle camera, if not it flips up, easy on/off Skyping. Its got all the bells and whistles that you would want in a smart TV, I'm happy with it and recommend.
September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doctor1 Wonder Television! Have no fear.
There has been a lot of bad reviews from review websites on this TV- mostly regarding black levels and uniformity issues- I only found a small few of these reviewers actually say that 99% of buyers won't notice or care about these 'horrible issues' with this television which is what they all should be saying. I just want to reassure those who will be buying this television for a living room(which I assume are the majority of people out there) to take any and all reviews including mine with a grain of salt. I hardly trust reviews these days as a lot of them seem to be biased. With that being said, in terms of 1080p picture quality in my living room, this TV matches up against any 1080p on the market today. It is spectacular. The 3D is also better than I expected considering some of the reviews. I will not compare this to a 4K because it is not a direct comparison of like tv's. I felt I needed to reassure those on the fence as I hardly ever submit a product review. You won't be disappointed.
January 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ICIowa The good, the bad, and the ugly
The good is the picture: Sony has the most beautiful picture out there, rivaling all those 4D sets flooding the market, and anyone suggesting the black level is anything short of pitch black needs their eyes examined. The viewing angles are also extraordinary, as good as any of the high priced curved screens.The bad is the shiny screen; looks beautiful when turned off, but really reflective of lights and windows. The ugly is the menu and related functions, one thousand one, one thousand two, that is how long it takes to switch channels. Go into the "channels" icon to scroll more quickly and if you do not have your stations memorized, the "boxes" fly by so fast you cannot read them. Which takes you back to clicking the remote to advance to the next channel. Really? Such a fantastic TV dragged down with such poor user functions is a shame. Sorry Sony, you can do better.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Knuckles Best TV I Have Owned
I have owned a new TV every year for the past 4 years. Sadly they were all Samsung TV's. Every TV before that was a sony. I switched over to samsung because everything you read says Samsung is one of the best or is the best. Well, I have 4 years of experence that says otherwise. 2 of the TV's in that four year went bad within the first year. That being said, I have had the 55W950B for a week now and have been playing with setting every day. This is by far the best TV I have ever owned. Great black levels. Beautiful colors. The Playstation 4 looks sick on this TV as well as blu-ray movies. The TV sound is also great on its own . I purchased the CT770 sound bar with it and makes this a complete package. I am so happy I purchased this TV and will never try another brand. If your looking for the best 2K TV of 2014 Please try this TV. You will not regret it!!!
April 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LouieNYC Awesome Non-4k TV
Awesome TV, picture is extremely vivid, the blacks are rich for a non 4k TV... the sound is the super feature on this TV... rich bass and really loud! have to mention that this TV is not super slim at all, it seems the engineers designed this TV for a stand... it is somewhat heavy,.. and yes even though it's wedged it can be hanged on the wall... it comes with 4 different size spacers... the interface is much better than older models... still not user friendly...this is still Sony achilles heel but its getting better.. I personally don't like the touch pad remote... it was not responding well.. and was all over the place... the other remote was great.. one feature that blew me away was the camera on top... great for Skype...movies are insanely good and sport look fantastic.. Gotta hand it to Sony... when it comes to picture... no one comes close...
May 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Larry82 Incredible Picture
I just installed this TV and am impressed every day by its incredible picture, color clarity and lifelike recreation of detail. I am so happy that I purchased a SONY 2.1 sound-bar along with the television. Although the sound form the TV speakers is good the sound using the sound bar and sub-woofer is equally incredible and matches the picture in quality. The TV is easy to set up, however I am a bit of a techie so the set up is a bit more intuitive and easier for me. I highly recommend pairing a Sony TV with other Sony products (sound-bar and or blue-ray, etc) for seamless integration of the components. A great TV and it arrived on time and in great shape. No problems with online purchase or delivery!
Again all I can say is WOW for the picture
February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jasef Glad I bought it!
This replaces a 46" XBR Sony TV. There is nothing wrong with it but I wanted a bigger screen and this TV, the top of Sony's line for HD, does not disappoint. Color saturation, clarity and detail are important for me and this one delivers in spades. My only regret now is that I didn't go for the 65" version. Oh wait...I did! I just got the 65" this week and it is wonderful. I was afraid it would be too big and overpowering for the space but not so. In fact I could go another 10 inches and be comfortable. I looked briefly at other brands but never seriously considered anything but a Sony. Happy, happy, happy with this purchase.
December 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ffrog Great picture and colors.
Picture and colors are great.
Sound is OK for such small speakers. I use surround sound for DVDs but for news etc. I just use TV speakers.
Wedge design is not noticeable as some have complained about. Overall the TV is a good looking device.
Support legs are chrome and reflect the TVs picture. They should have used non-reflective legs. This can be solved by covering legs with tape.
With this model after turning off a connected device such as a DVD player you have to physically select the input mode to go back to the TV. With my other Sony (40”) you only have to push one button (channel up or down) to go back to the previous channel. Not a real big deal but consistency would be nice.
July 18, 2014