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

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

299 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the color and sound. The usability and design also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed views about the energy efficiency. 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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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-46HX929

 

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-46HX929

 

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.

Some of the best color and deepest blacks you’ll find in any modern LCD. Tons of streaming media options, plus built-in Wi-Fi to deliver them. Supports 1080p/24 video sources

Priced like a 46-inch TV from 2008. No 3-D glasses included, though maybe that’s for the best. Slightly muffled-sounding audio. Overcrowded and unintuitive remote

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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 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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Sony Bravia XBR-65HX929

 

WE HAVE OWNED SEVERAL TVS. THIS XBR HX929 LED HAD THE BRIGHTEST PICTURE AND THE BEST COLOR OF ALL THE TVS WE LOOKED AT. OUTSTANDING QUALITY.

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"Good TV but not for me, back to plasma for me."

 

I was extremely excited to get a new and slightly bigger TV. As a home theater junkie I had been wanting to upgrade to a full 1080p set and something that would compete on black levels with my four year old Pioneer plasma. I had basically decided LED...

This TV gets extremely bright. The black levels can be very impressive. The detail and sharpness when given an excellent feed is very impressive.

The TV struggles on anything less than an optimum source. Our cable tv generally looked average to poor with some channels look significantly worse than others, almost youtube quality. My four year old Pioneer 5080HD outperforms in most situation.

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The Bigger the Better

 

After recently purchasing a 55EX621 and 46EX651, I was no longer pleased with the picture on my 52XBR3 that I purchased five years ago. Although I looked forward to a larger set to replace my 52XBR3 located in my den, I hestiated since the cost was...

Bright, vivid color. Excellent contrast. No distortion in sports. Built in Wi-Fi leaves USB ports for charging BR250 3D glasses. Exceptional 3D. No more real estate than my 52XBR3. Low level of glare positioned in room with many large windows

Price, but you get what you pay for in this case

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"Sony 65'' HX-XBR929 will not Play AVI Video flash Drive"

 

I had my 65'' 929 for a few months now and it plays almost 24/7.

I had my 65'' 929 for a few months now and it plays almost 24/7.

I'm hoping that Sony soon implement ''AVI '' Flash Drive video viewing from this set soon.