Rated 5 out of 5
by BlueWaterSWO Clean crisp color ... Great viewing
Just moved to the Honolulu area and picked this up for the house ... No regrets after 3-weeks of viewing everything from the news to pre-season football. The TV is super light weight for its size, 45lbs with its stand, and very easy to set up. Viewing is a pleasure, great color and brightness with a wide viewing angle. I paired it with the SWF-BR100 wireless sub made for the Bravia series, so the sound was kicked up a few notches as well. The sub set-up was plug and play as well; however, Sony does have a good sub set-up menu in the TVs settings menu that allows you set as much base as you can stand. All-in-all, this is a great TV, especially at this price point, and the added wireless sub makes it an even better viewing experience ... I would Highly recommend this TV to both family and friends.
August 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1Doc Best Choice for bright rooms
I researched several brands including LG, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and Vizio. For picture brightness, contrast ratio and true color representation this Sony was among the very best. However, the most important factor beyond that was screen reflectivity. Since this TV was to be in a room with lots of windows, Sony was the single best choice - offering the least reflective screen. Actually viewing in the store helped confirm this, and I could not be happier with the real results in my own home. The "smart" setup was simple and makes internet video streaming a breeze. The access to video and sound optimization for sports, cinema and other settings is easy to change and works very well (one button push for "football" settings, and other settings require only another selection from a drop down list). Sony's attention to operational performance and ease of use still makes them the best.
November 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ocruiser Great TV, with great appearance.
Really good picture, nice and slim frame around the screen.
I think the Sony TV looks less "plasticky", than most of the competition.
I don't love the remote that came with the TV, it has the volume and channel buttons on the bottom, which doesn't feel natural in the hand. So I am using a Logitech Harmony 700.
The app store is a little limited, and the menu slightly clumsy.
But I also have a Samsung TV, and there is room for improvement there too.
The built in speakers are surprisingly good.
Overall I am very happy with the TV, I chose this model because the 4K tv's are still too expensive, and there is very little 4K material on the marked yet.
I compared picture quality in the store with many high end TV's, and side by side this TV is as good as any out there, it also has less soap opera effect than my Samsung.
I have owned many Sony products over the years, and they have been very reliable, hopefully this TV will prove to be the same.
Overall a great value for my use..
Will stand out a bit if mounted on the wall.
Limited app store.
Remote is a little clumsy.
App menu could be more intuitive to navigate.
November 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Socal52 Great Smart HDTV
I bought this TV to replace a slowly dying 52" DLP TV. I looked at all the TV's and felt that the Sony had the best picture quality for it's size and price. The TV was amazingly easy to install and set-up and when I finished setting it up I was thoroughly amazed at how fantastic the TV picture looked. Crystal clear, bright, natural looking colors. I felt like I could reach into the screen and touch whatever I was looking at. Connecting to the Internet was also a breeze and navigating thru the menus was a snap also. I was very impressed and quite pleased with my purchase. I only have two disappointments with this Sony TV, but I was somewhat prepared for one of them after reading reviews of this model before I purchased. The sound quality was less than what I would expect from Sony. The sound has a very hollow feel to it, as if standing in an empty room. The speakers for the TV point downward rather than facing the viewer. When the TV is sitting on a cabinet, the sound reverberates off the cabinet top and sounds very weak and unappealing. I then mounted the TV on the wall and it vastly improved the quality of the sound but still a long way from what I would expect from a Sony. I finally attached the Sony to my surround sound system....problem solved!!!! The other disappointment was the Skype feature. The TV does not come with a webcam which I was aware of, but what I didn't know or realize was that the Sony TV "only" works with a "Sony" webcam. Sony only offers two webcams for their Bravia TV's and neither is very pleasing to look at. They both look like they were designed back in 1990.They are both large, obtrusive and neither has any glowing reviews. The better one of the two is very expensive for a webcam by todays standards, so it looks like I won't be able to use the Skyping feature on this TV. Other than these two disappointments, I couldn't be happier with this TV and would highly recommend it. I'm amazed every time I turn it on, I should have bought this TV sooner!!!
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ruibing Amazing TV
This is one of the best TV for the money. There is no other 50-65" TV in this price range that can match it's style, features, and picture quality. The colors are vibrant and blacks are deep/consistent. Unlike some other manufacturers that have "panel lotteries", you know exactly what you are getting with this TV. There is no need to spend hours tweaking the picture settings as its calibrated very well right out of the box. I usually use the gaming mode for my PS4 and general/auto for everything else. The only manual change I've made is lowering the default brightness. Buy this TV. You will not regret it.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aklip Great TV, Great Price
Upgraded from an older Sony and have not been disappointed. It's great how it syncs with other Sony devices. The picture quality is fantastic. I was worried about the sound from looking at other TVs on the market but was pleasantly impressed with the internal speakers. The wifi connectivity is a huge plus and it also helps to be able to control the TV with a phone app. Searching with the remote was a bit time consuming. Over very happy with my purchase.
November 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KenVtown Excellent Picture, Easy Set-Up
No problems setting up the TV. Beautiful picture. Effortless connection to Wi-Fi even though mine is an Apple Airport Extreme. The rest of the system includes an old Bose Lifestyle 25 surround sound system connected directly to the cable box, Comcast Xfinity box connected to TV via HDMI, an Apple TV to HDMI 2, and a Sony Blueray DVD connected to HDMI 3. Remote control is intuitive and built-in help screens are a quick way to find answers.
September 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rptucker Best HD TV in this price range as of 10/14/2014
Always enjoyed Sony products and this tv does not disappoint. I'm waiting for an OLED 4K at a reasonable price so I bought this KDL60w630b to hold me over. It's so nice I may not need the OLED. Well, not right now anyway.
Not much into the apps yet. The wifi setup was a breeze. I really only cared about the picture quality and this model IS the best bang for your buck. I have a 10 year old top of the line Sony HD tv and this low end Sony is so much better. Technology is a wonderful thing. Sony too!!!
October 14, 2014