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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    No Blooming, No Judder, No Lag, Evenly Lit Screen

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Picture, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Android, Contrast, Remote

    Best Buy and Sony at their BEST. The TV is Super Bright - Great Contrast Ratio - A Whopper of an 85 inch TV. I have it hooked up to an old, 2013 model, 2.1 Vizio non Bluetooth, non HDMI, 2.1 bar with connected sub-woofer. Sound and Base is great for normal family room listening. Everything is set to factory default except I turned the eco modes off, I also turned the Android TV Core Services to Disabled, as advised by Rtings.com. It avoids ads and suggestion bar on top at the home screen. I do not need any intrusion or suggestion. I know what to watch. Go the review of this XBR85X950G on Rtings.com and look under Ads to read about this. Look under Sony after you hit click “here” under the Ads part of this model review there. I had no problem NOT agreeing to google agreement for sign in and data collection at the initial setup, just don’t mark any of the agree boxes and just hit next. Do Not consent to installing SAMBA services, it will slow down your TV and more ads will be on the way. In my Picture setting, Auto Picture Mode is Off, Light Sensor Off, under Advanced Settings, adv. contrast enhancer is set to High and Auto Local Dimming is set to Medium. Under Audio, Audio System Prioritization is ON, Sound Mode Sync is ON, A/V sync is set to AUTO and eARC mode is OFF, for what it’s worth. Android sucks as an OS but there are options like Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire Stick etc., if you so desire. In android, you have to to go to the Home Screen from whatever you are watching to change to another app if needed. Samsung and LG’s Tizen OS works much better and faster. The TV key on the remote is assignable to any input, so that helps. BT remote at initial setup recognized the FIOS box, controls it fine. Remote itself gives a lousy cheap feel and sometimes some of the number buttons take more than one press. Simply put, the remote is not a good one. The TV itself is great, though. My sound system is non eARC, Non CEC, 2013 model, a simple Vizio 2.1 sound bar with wireless connected Sub Woofer so I have had no sound problems some mentioned with HDMI/eARC/CEC devices combination of equipment, Even so, I did notice some stuttering, sound/video sync off, and lag or no sound at all (all during the Netflix pausing, rewinding, fast forwarding and then resuming), out of the box, but have had no problem with the sound cutting or not in sync or stuttering on Netflix after the initial PIE update from Sony. I am not going to install the latest Post Pie Sony update as sometimes updates cause more issues than they resolve unless you have a specific need for it. I have nothing connected to the TV that is secure data so security is not a concern for me. All other Apps work fine with my particular unit. I turned the inputs to 4K enhanced as advised by Rtings.com. If you have NEST door bell, there is an app for that in this TV as well so you can see who is at the door while watching this TV. Sony’s VA panel is great. Much, much better than IPS. I noticed No Contrast loss because of the X-Wide viewing technology in the 85 (or 75 inch) model. Contrast and Brightness is wonderful. My family room is a very big, brightly lit, with lots of windows, 24 feet high ceiling room, and I have had no noticeable issue with reflections or other issues being caused by the X-Wide technology on this TV as some have mentioned on various boards. I believe they are being overly critical. Blacks are blacks and grays are gray on this TV’s VA panel. No blooming at all on my unit. No loss of contrast or degradation within wide viewing angles. In other words PERFECT in my experience. No problem connecting to WiFi. May be my Unit is a perfect one, lol. Best Buy, Annapolis, MD, phone buying service (due to Covid-19 restrictions) was exemplary. My dealing with the manager, Miss Spring, was wonderful. She is polite, patient, helpful and knowledgeable. Best Buy delivery was perfect. Totally satisfied with Beat Buy. I had some issues with the TV legs and remote and SONY response was nothing short of Exemplary and Perfect. They sent me the required parts right away within 2 days. 3 weeks and still looking for a stand. For now, I have it sitting on 2 side tables, I had it in the floor before, which btw, is not bad at all. It needs a stand, at BARE MINIMUM, 70 inch Wide and 16 inch Deep, but that is with legs corners barely on the bench top. It will work but an extra inch or so at both ends will be better. Good stands for this TV start very high around $500 or more, although Best Buy does have a low height stand for it, around $300 when not on sale, which is very good. DO NOT get a stand more than 24 inch high or you will end up tiring your eyes looking up if you are a binge watcher like I am. Ideal height is 12 to 18 inches in my opinion. Remember this 85 inch TV sits up very high in aspect. In the end, you simple can’t go wrong wit Best Buy and this Sony XBR85X950G TV. Remember, the reviews and the follow up criticism by the consumers is based upon equipment & software reviewing this TV’s technical specification. It has no bearing on what you actually see, unless your unit is defective, period. Take the criticism with a pinch of salt and enjoy the finest Non OLED TV experience you can buy today. This is a great TV indeed. Kudos for o SONY and Best Buy Annapolis. A totally satisfied paying customer. Go buy one and enjoy.

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    Value
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    Ease of Use
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A good 85 inch tv

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    This my first high end product that I get, and I gotta say everything is good with this tv ive heard that the black levels are bad and theyre certainly not that great with this tv but everything else including viewing angles are pretty good with this tv I don't think youll be dissapointed picture quality is there the upscaling from 1080p content to 4k is there its noticeable the only issue I encountered is some sound synch issue with a sound bar but that has to do with the android os not the tv itself just disconnect it and connect the tv and it will go away the contrast takes a hit on the 75 and 85 inch models its noticeable at times but it helps you see at any angle thanks to that. The color and brightness are these tv strengths if you are a gamer this a tv for you the input lag is pretty low compared to last years tv. This tv is very sharp as well

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    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Reflections galore - Where is my Samsung!

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
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    Finally moved from a Samsung to a Sony. Fisrt thing I noticed was the kitchen lights that once the bulb was turned on in the ceiling spotlights, each one stretched across the entire screen and was a major distractor from the beautiful images it was producing below the reflections. I try to find the good in things and I can tell you with the lights out behind me, and even with windows open on the sides, the TV was beautiful! Colors were as expected on a Sony TV of this grade. Absolutely amazing TV viewing experience - if it were not for the reflections overtaking the screen. Waiting for COVID-19 restrictions to pass to return and pick up a Samsung 82" QLED and return this Sony as soon as I can. I have enjoyed its performance, I just cannot live with those reflections.

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    Ease of Use
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great overall but...

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    The tv itself is awesome but on certain movies and shows there is a bit of motion distortion. The refresh rate seems slower when streaming.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Man0001, We appreciate your feedback about your X950G TV. For issues with motion distortion on certain movies or shows, please try to turn off the Motionflow. Please refer to this link for instructions: https://helpguide.sony.net/tv/gusltn2/v1/en-003/08-02_02.html -Sam Sony_US

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV - Be cautious when buying open-box

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    Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Design, Picture
    Cons mentioned:
    Power cord, Remote

    I purchased this TV on an open box deal with best buy. Listed as Open Box-Satisfactory, it claims that Nonessential parts or accessories may be missing. Key word; Nonessential. To my surprise it didn't have a power cord OR a remote control. Two things I'd consider essential for a tv? My store was kind enough to give me a power cable "just in case" there wasn't one in the wrapping (it was a display model, so no box). Sure enough, no power cable. Thank goodness for their "just in case". Now the remote? I'd consider that essential. But whatever. Purchased one online for it. Other than that, it's a beautiful TV. HUGE TV, actually. I'm grateful there's no issues in picture or operation (yet).

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    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    1 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    1 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Even though I have this same TV in a 55 inch model and works to perfection I was disappointed on the 85 inch model. after mounting it up and ready to watch a movie that night I noticed a tremendous amount of light leakage . I never had this issue with the 55 inch model. I called Sony and they said this was normal. This is your high end model how is this normal? So I'm going to exchange It and hopefully its just a part of a bad batch.

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    1 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great and shows the best picture, we love it

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Design, Picture

    These screen is an amazing device. It is incredibly well designed and easy to use, we paired with a higher end Sony sound bar and that definitely made it all work great, we wanted a home theatre, and we definately got one, zero regrets. Best Buy made it it even better by delivering it during the pandemic no fuss, no muss, purely professional! (Tip your people with an envelope!) couldn't be happier. We absolutely love its performance and capability - it delivers excellence.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME TV

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Design, Picture

    I am a Sony fan for life now. This is just an AWESOME TV. It has Android TV built in which is a PLUS. I don't need my NVIDIA Shield TV hooked up anymore to get Kodi or to stream TV. It has a beautiful picture and it is HUGE! I LOVE THIS TV!

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome picture

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Picture, Sound quality

    Easy to use. Great app’s and picture. Good audio. Easy controls

    Features

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    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING screen

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Picture

    I probably did 30-40 hours of research and shopping and finally narrowed it down to this TV. Cannot say a bad thing about it. Got a 4K player to go with it and it's picture perfect!

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi U45812,

      We are happy to hear you are enjoying the picture quality of the X950G 4K HDR TV. We always strive to deliver the best picture quality with our TVs. The X950G’s Full Array Local Dimming and Boosting technology provides a dramatic increase in contrast and brightness while the X1 Ultimate Processor, Sony’s best processor ever, delivers a picture with ultimate realism and upscales everything you watch to 4K HDR.


      -Erin Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV

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    I highly recommend, it truly is everything sony claims. It's going to be difficult watching tv on any other screen. Say at a friends house or a sports bar, hotel airport ect. Worth every penny, and then some. And best buy makes the decision making simple, with knowledge of the products. I recommend both sony and best buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony 85 inch tv

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Picture

    Picture is crisp and not distorted. A good choice.

    Features

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Sleepy,

      Great! We're glad that you're having an excellent time using the TV. Its Acoustic Multi-Audio system adds two sound-positioning tweeters in the rear of the TV to the bass reflex speakers for Sound-from-Picture Reality. With action and sound precisely aligned, your viewing becomes so much more immersive. Thanks for choosing Sony.

      ~Ralph Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great picture and was very quick to install setup

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Picture

    Great picture and was very quick to install and setup

    Features

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    Ease of Use
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Satified Customer

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    We had the Geek Squad set up the TV the week before the Super Bowl. So we watched it in 4k. WOW ! Is all I can say. This TV exceeds all of our expectations. We reviewed and researched all of the major players in this size range. We could not be happier with our choice. I've been a Sony consumer for many years and this is another prime example why. Also would like to give a huge pat on the back to the Geek Squad. They were very professional and courteous, answering all of our questions and concerns clearly and concise. Recommending this TV and the Geek Squad service to all looking for a great TV watching experience is a NO brainer. Thanks Sony and Geek Squad !!!

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Randy, Awesome! We're very pleased to hear you're enjoying the picture quality of the X950G. The X950G’s Full Array Local Dimming and Boosting technology provides a dramatic increase in contrast and brightness while the X1 Ultimate Processor, Sony’s best processor ever, delivers a picture with ultimate realism and upscales everything you watch to 4K HDR. -Sam Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great in bright light.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Wasn't going to buy an LCD 4k at first. Wanted an OLED which wouldn't mount on the current wall mount. I am very happy that the Geel Squad talked me into this TV.

    Features

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome 85 in tv.

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    Owned for 8 months when reviewed.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Love the tv, great picture, remote easy to use. I would give 5 stars, but having trouble with sound cutting out during programing. Using Sony sound bar with subwoofer. I think there might be compatability issues with software. Have to turn tv off and on again to get the spund back.Geek aquad coming monday to sort out

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi, Ray123, We are glad you love your new Sony Bravia TV! The X950G’s Full Array Local Dimming and Boosting technology provides a dramatic increase in contrast and brightness, while the X1 Ultimate Processor, Sony’s best processor ever, delivers a picture with ultimate realism and upscales everything you watch to 4K HDR. We are sorry to hear you are having a sound issue with your TV. Make sure your TV is updated by downloading and installing the latest firmware: https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/televisions-projectors-lcd-tvs-android-/xbr-85x950g/downloads.

      Should you need further assistance, you can email us at socialsupport@am.sony.com with the following details:

      Name:
      Best Buy Username:
      Model Number:
      Issue:
      Telephone Number:

      Sincerely,
      Vincent Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value for the price!!!

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    One step down from OLED. Have had a few glitches with the WI-FI networking. Had to delete and re-configure. Same for setting up Phillips HUE lighting app to work with streaming movies. Watched a few movies and documentaries and felt like I was there! Overall Im satisfied.

    Features

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Coronavirus Stopping Geek Squad From Setting Up.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I purchased a Complete Home Theater System March 10th. Due to the Caronavirus, Geek Squad has not been able to come into my house and set everything up. The question is, when will the Geek Squad be able to set my Home Theater System up? I will review it again after it has been set up.Until then I will give a generic review based on others reviews.Right now everything is in boxes in my dining room.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi eagle, We appreciate the feedback. Please continue reaching out to your retailer for further assistance with the installation. Thanks for choosing Sony and we look forward to seeing more of your reviews in the future. -Sam Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    STUNNING

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Picture

    Amazing TV. Literally the best picture that I have ever seen. But it-you will love it!

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Was on the fence about 77" OLED Black levels or this 85" LED. Glad I went with the bigger and Brighter TV. I love black levels but realized I don't watch that many movies with dark scenes and when I do I don't really notice any blooming.

    Features

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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