Pros The picture quality is fantastic especially when watching Bluray movies and playing video games. It also has passive 3D which is the same tech as you would find from the cinema. The 3D works great and it really pops out.
Cons The smart TV feature is a bit slow and not that intuitive.
Summary It's an excellent big TV for the price. The picture quality won't disappoint and I have not experienced any flickering at all.
Pros Bright, sharp picture. Excellent, immersive 3D experience. Built-in wireless works well (including DNLA). Reasonable control of picture and audio functions allowing a basic calibration leading to a pleasing, overall picture.
Cons It's an LED. It suffers from motion lag. You can't get a real black out of it and the screen uniformity is inconsistent, especially when viewing things like a lot of green (football, golf) or white (hockey) and blue (sky). Does my wife care? No.
Summary As I said in the "Cons", it is an edge-lit LED. Don't get me wrong, though, I'm picky... but I am very happy that I bought this TV. The overall experience is excellent and I'm a huge fan of 3D. If you watch 3D as much as I do then passive is the way to go. And, who knows, by the time this one dies (and I bought the 4 year extended!) maybe OLED in a 70" passive 3D will be affordable... And, I do occasionally have the same issue as 'giantsfan30' in that it does not recognise my PS3, especially if the bluray has animated menus. Odd.
So, in conclusion, if you're in the market for a 70" TV your choices are not large. This is not a bad choice.
Pros Excellent picture quality. Great for watching sports. Watching blue ray movies are fantastic, especially on a 70 inch TV. Passive 3D experience is very good. Semi matte screen is great for reducing reflections, while still maintaining PQ.
Cons Smart functions are a tad slow. A couple times I encountered a circumstance when the TV did not auto recognize my Sony blue ray player. The chrome stand is not the most aesthetic accessory.
Summary If you are interested in getting a 70 inch TV, you can't go wrong with the Sony KDL-70R550A
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