Pros Easy to set up. Beautiful picture with black blacks and real flesh colors. Bravia internet is amazingly easy to set up. Perfect for everyone in the family! The XBR-46HX929 premiered so this Sony is priced to sell to customers that love big discounts!
Cons Still enjoying a movie or tv show with panoramic views.... you feel like you are there!
Summary This is great hdtv for anyone: a casual tv viewer or avid consumer of tv, young or old and even techies that are difficult to impress! I had heard that Samsung had usurped Sony's crown as 'the best TV manufacturer' but happy to say not yet. There is still Sony Style!
Pros Clear, precise picture quality; ability to customize and tweak image is great; nice black levels. Aesthetically pleasing design.
Cons The speakers stink. Benefits of MotionFlow could be better.
Summary I don't really understand the Editor's rating on this TV, as I don't agree with some of the review. It seems like the TV was tested with the default setting, which aren't great. You need to tweak this TV and especially turn down the backlighting for it to really shine. The black levels are not tinted blue IMO, but are deep black. The picture quality is outstanding and very realistic looking- it is simply the best TV I have ever viewed (I haven't seen the 929 series). The controls give you the option to really tweak the PQ as you like, and there is a far cry from the factory settings to the image you can actually get - it is striking. I haven't used the Internet options, so I can't comment on them. As far as the MothionFlow goes, it does the job, but could be a little better IMO - depending on the setting it can influence the image (darkness and color). The speakers are really anemic (the biggest downfall of the TV), but that isn't unusual for TV these days. Get a seperate system (I purchases a ZVOX 555) and you will be rockin'!
I think the review is dated because I get the impression the TV was docked due to the cost. If you are patient, you can get a fantastic deal on this TV, making it one of the best values around. It is possible to get it at about half the cost of the 929. From what I have read, the PQ on the 929 is better, but not light-years ahead of the 909... some say they are somewhat comparable.
I couldn't be happier with my 46-HX909. It is a beautiful TV with a lot of options that fit the bill for me perfectly.
Pros Picture quality is beyond amazing. Easy to hook up and use. 3D works well, and so does Netflix streaming movies.
Cons As with all flat screens, speakers are poor. I knew this going in and got a sound bar and bass box to got with it and its great.
Summary This is last year's model and I got it for a great price. I don't know why I wanted so long to upgrade to the quality of a Sony.