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Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929

alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the remote control and sound. The usability and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability and value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929

 

Amazing black level and contrast ; Super bright white levels ; Slick, flat panel with darkened, anti-glare glass ; Built-in Wi-Fi, plenty of Internet apps ; Quick network media access ; Backlit remote

Oddly placed RS-232 jack adds unnecessary depth ; 3D glasses not included ; Expensive

Enthusiasts searching for the very best in cutting-edge, performance TVs give the Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 a serious look.

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Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929

 

The first so-called LED TVs were local-dimming models, where the LEDs behind the screen could be dimmed or brightened in different areas to correspond to darker or brighter areas of the picture. The result was excellent contrast, on a level no other...

The Sony XBR-HX929 series produces deeper black levels than any current LCD or plasma TV, giving excellent overall picture quality. It evinces accurate shadow detail and color; offers plenty of video processing options; and can properly handle 1080p/24...

The extremely expensive XBR-HX929 shows some blooming artifacts, and its picture deteriorates more noticeably than usual when seen from off-angle. Its menu and Internet service design is lackluster, and Sony does not include 3D glasses. When displaying...

One of the best-performing LED-based LCDs we've ever tested, the expensive local-dimming Sony XBR-HX929 competes well with the top plasmas.

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Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929

 

The XBR-55HX929 is Sony's new 3D LED flagship, which comes with built-in WiFi. The TV should be available in April, although a price point hasn't been announced yet. There isn't much about this TV that's really revolutionary. The best we can tell it's...

We’re a bit confused about the Sony XBR-HX929. Sony’s press conference was full of pageantry, such as a 2-minute Seth Rogan appearance and Cirque de Soleil Elvis dancers, but their TV line is suspiciously devoid of any. There were no ticker-tape...

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Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 3D LED LCD HDTV

 

With the growing popularity of LED backlighting for LCD HDTVs, it's easy to forget that not all such backlighting is created equal. LEDs can be configured to provide either backlighting or edge lighting. In either case, the lighting can be steady, with...

At $3,800 plus extra for 3D glasses, the Sony XBR-55HX929 is hardly a blue-light special. But you definitely get what you’re paying for. There are several other new local-dimming sets in our review pipeline, and it will be interesting to see how they...

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Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 3D LED LCD HDTV

 

With the growing popularity of LED backlighting for LCD HDTVs, it's easy to forget that not all such backlighting is created equal. LEDs can be configured to provide either backlighting or edge lighting. In either case, the lighting can be steady, with...

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Sony Bravia XBR55HX929

 

If you're looking for the absolute best LED-backlit LCD TV, the Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 is, without question, the most complete LED TV on the market today. With an amazing contrast ratio, unheard-of refresh rates and local dimming capabilities, you...

The Sony Bravia is the only TV with a 960Hz refresh rate and an infinite contrast ratio

The 1.5-inch panel thickness is slightly greater than the average LED-backlit LCD TV

With display features that put other LED-backlit TVs to shame, the Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 is indisputably the best LED TV on the market.

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Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929

 

If you're looking for the absolute best LED-backlit LCD TV, the Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 is, without question, the most complete LED TV on the market today. With an amazing contrast ratio, unheard-of refresh rates and local dimming capabilities, you...

The Sony Bravia is the only TV with a 960Hz refresh rate and an infinite contrast ratio

The 1.5-inch panel thickness is slightly greater than the average LED-backlit LCD TV

With display features that put other LED-backlit TVs to shame, the Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 is indisputably the best LED TV on the market.

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Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929

 

The Sony XBR-55HX929 is a 55-inch LED 3D HDTV that has really great black levels and overall picture performance. It also has an attractive, solidly built design that encompasses many Internet-connected services, but viewing angles are a little off and...

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"I have no regrets! I am totally thrilled with thi Sony!"

 

I have owned this set for two months now and absolutely love it. If it had lips, I would kiss it! After much research to replace our aging Hitachi rear-projection set, it came down to two possibilities: This Sony 55" XBR 929 or a 65" Panasonic VT30...

Near perfect picture. Black levels are amazing. Wireless built in - big plus! Easy setup! Gorilla glass is beautiful - keeps glare down. Power consumption is very low! Extensive internet content built-in.

Some off-angle blooming - not as bad as I had expected based on other reviews. Sound system is adequate, but only just. Needs a decent sound system and speakers. Menu is a little clunky. Pricy set, although I got it on sale for under $2800.

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"Great Smart TV. I do agree with most of the review"

 

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