"I am in love"5.0 starson by mediaphile916
Pros: 240hz lives up to its claims. as full of wireless and multimedia features as any set on the market. unbelievable speed and clarity. mind boggling ergonomics. very aesthetically pleasing menu options integrates what you're viewing with menu options.
Cons: not as adept to warm color temps. menu options are pretty complex. slight glare in certain light. the stand that comes with it isn't the greatest.
Summary: i started out with an LG plasma "50ps60" which was.... ok. nothing special a grainy blu ray picture at best and average broadcast hd. i decided to upgrade to something bigger and better hah. i browsed through various 55" samsung led's and initially concluded they were the standard but i didn't feel like spending $1700. i perused through various best buys and fry's and didn't really find anything that was quite right until one day, i found this set as an "open box" buy resealed at Fry's for, get this, $987. i read its specs and was pretty skeptical of a 55" 240hz (or i think it's actually 480hz) LED Sony set for this price. i looked at the salesman and said "are you sure this is marked right?". i browsed through websites about it with my iphone on the floor, keeping my hand on the box while i did it. if i hadn't it would be gone several people eyed it. i've had it set up for about 2 hours and i can't believe it. whoever returned this set was either a flaming retard or suffering from buyers remorse. blacks are as dark as night and avatar or g.i joe look more like live broadcasts than they do blu ray movies. of course directv or comcast hd isn't quite the same as a blu ray disc, but, i'm watching despicable me on hbo on demmand and it looks more like a blu ray would've looked on my old set. to be honest i think it really is worth 16 or 1700. i didn't pay that and i'm thanking my lucky stars but this brings a new level of hd to my livingroom- i havent worked out the wifi on it yet. i tried a few times and it was a little complicated. but i'm sure once i get it right i'll not only be able to use pandora and netflix, but it'll let me browse the web too even with the remote (yes, that would be very tedious but it's still really cool). now here's the drawback of my review- i'm not really interested in 3d and i have not tested that part because i dont own any 3d blu rays & i dont care. i just want extremely high quality 2d and that i have obtained. i lucked the F#@k out with this set. yes, like the other reviews say, the hidden speakers in it are not very powerful, but, i think most people who own a 55" 240hz led of this caliber already have some more amped up audio options ready to go ;)another considerable con: this tv is fully capable of web browsing yet is made with a pretty standard non-qwerty remote? tsk tsk
Updated on Mar 4, 2012