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Sony Bravia XBR HX929 Series HDTV (46", 55", 65")

Sony Bravia XBR HX929 Series HDTV (46", 55", 65")
alaScore 90

581 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 581 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the color and sound. The usability and design also get good views. Comments are divided on the energy efficiency, while some have doubts about the 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 HX929 Series HDTV (46", 55", 65") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Bravia XBR HX929 Series HDTV (46", 55", 65")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 381 user reviews of Sony Bravia XBR HX929 Series HDTV (46", 55", 65") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Last Year’s Sony HDTV Is Still This Year’s LCD to Beat

 

The flagship of Sony's 2011 HDTV line will probably sail into the end-of-life sunset at the end of this year. That's actually a good thing, because you might be able to score one at a price that more accurately reflects its size and capabilities.

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Sony Bravia XBR-46HX929

 

For approximately $2,500, you should be getting a gem of a television out of the Sony Bravia XBR-46HX929. The list of features puts it at the top: online streaming video, apps, a web browser, strong 3D imaging, two multimedia ports, a stunning design,...

Great contrast ratio ; Outstanding color performance ; Solid 3D display

Some difficulty with alternate formats

The XBR-46HX929 ($2,500 MSRP) is the high-end Sony smart television from 2011, displaying 1080p natively. With 3D and internet capabilities, this TV is top of its class. Consider the performance on our tests, and it’s competing for one of the best of...

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Sony Bravia XBR-65HX929

 

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-65HX929 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 XBR-46HX929

 

We're not sure the performance is worth the price for this one

Great contrast ratio; Outstanding color performance; Solid 3D display

Some difficulty with alternate formats

The XBR-46HX929 ($2,500 MSRP) is the high-end Sony smart television from 2011, displaying 1080p natively. With 3D and internet capabilities, this TV is top of its class. Consider the performance on our tests, and it’s competing for one of the best of...

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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 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 XBR-HX929

 

Overall, we found the XBR-HX929 to be an excellent TV for 3D viewing. It offers lifelike colors and smooth, fluid motion. Plus, with the slim profile you can easily mount it on your wall or use the included TV stand. This 3D television also features...

The Sony XBR-HX929 has an infinite contrast ratio and an extended warranty

You'll have to purchase your active 3D glasses separately

Because of the sharp contrast and the anti-glare Corning Gorilla Glass, this TV will give you an amazing viewing experience.

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