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Sony 55" XBR 3D 1080p LED Internet HDTV - XBR55HX950

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Sony 55" XBR 3D 1080p LED Internet HDTV - XBR55HX950

The Sony XBR-55HX950 3D LED TV is the result when one of the leaders in television technology goes all out to dream up an LED TV with the greatest picture they've ever created. Sony pulled no punches in designing this TV, giving it not only reference-grade image quality, but also a wealth of connectivity features and an elegant, durable design.

At the heart of the Sony XBR-55HX950 LED TV are a variety of Sony innovations that work in conjunction to create quality never before seen in a 1080p LED TV. Leading the charge is the X-Reality PRO Picture Engine, which is responsible for rendering the image displayed on the TV. X-Reality PRO is Sony's premiere image-processing technology, which uses an intelligent technique to increase the detail of any video source, from Full HD 1080p to low-quality internet videos. That high-performance display is backed by full-array local dimming LED technology, which creates a vast improvement in brightness control compared to traditional, edge-lit LED TVs. As a result, you'll experience a picture with bright highlights, and deep dark blacks. Motionflow XR 960 keeps action blur-free, eliminating the ghosting often seen during fast-moving sports. And with Sony's Active 3D technology, you'll be blown away by Full 1080p 3D, in an experience that rivals the kind normally available only at the theaters.

Sony didn't settle for just producing ultimate picture quality, they also packed the XBR-55HX950 with the latest features that make it more than just a TV. Built-in Wi-Fi bring a whole new level of functionality to your TV. Easily stream movies or photos from other locations on your home network, or log onto the Sony Entertainment Network, where you can find thousands of TV shows, movies and more online. You'll also find apps adapted just for your Sony TV, like Netflix, Pandora and Facebook. Best friends stopped by and want to show off some photos from a recent vacation? Sony's Wi-Fi Direct Mode lets them stream content right to your XBR TV without having to connect to your home network. And we all know how often TV remotes disappear, but the Sony alleviates that worry with a free downloadable app that turns your iOS or Android phone or tablet into a fully functional remote, complete with QWERTY keyboard.

The Sony XBR-55-HX950 3D LED TV takes professional-level image quality and the most advanced additional features available, and wraps them in a robust, elegant package. While the frameless, monolithic design might seem to be mostly an aesthetic improvement, it's also a functional one. A seamless, full-screen 55-inch Gorilla Glass display helps reduce reflection, boost contrast, and protect your LED TV from the occasional flying remote or video-game controller.

Key Features:

  • Pro-grade detail for discerning eyes: X-Reality™ PRO
  • Full-array local dimming for our best color/contrast
  • Experience precise motion clarity w/ Motionflow™ XR 960
  • Frameless design with Corning’s Gorilla® Glass
  • 3D in Full HD 1080p for phenomenal 3D picture quality
  • Movies, music & apps w/ Sony Entertainment Network
  • Stream HD entertainment wirelessly with built-in Wi-Fi®
  • PC and tablet content on your TV w/ Intelligent Connect
  • Media Remote™ app to control your TV with a smartphone
  • Make life-sized video calls with Skype®
  • Connect to the TV via Wi-Fi® without using a router

Features:

  • Everything looks better
    This is picture quality so lifelike it's like looking through a window. Each scene in everything you watch—HD movies, sports, even YouTube™ clips and home movies—is presented with unprecedented detail, and astonishing color as Sony's exclusive X-Reality™ PRO picture engine draws on its database of real patterns, shapes and textures to display our most lifelike picture ever.

  • Peak Performance
    Experience Sony’s best picture quality and extraordinary contrast with full-array local dimming technology. This innovative technology consists of an array of LED lights that adjust the bright and dark levels in each area of the screen for more precise control of the picture.

  • Our clearest picture ever
    When you watch a kickoff at the stadium, the ball doesn’t blur from left to right. Recreating natural motion with reduced judder and less blur, Motionflow™ XR 960 helps you see each end-over-end rotation by taking motion clarity beyond refresh rates, which are only measured in Hz, to quadruple the motion effect so you see everything as if you were there.

  • Tough, yet beautiful
    Only Sony has it.7Corning's exclusive Gorilla® Glass lets you enjoy an incredibly durable, remarkably lightweight, frameless design with a seamless, sophisticated look. Paired with the OptiContrast™ panel, Gorilla Glass helps boost contrast and brightness while minimizing unwanted light reflections.

  • In-your-face action
    Brace yourself for pure 3D excitement that feels like you're standing on the 50-yard line. Through advanced Active 3D technology, immerse yourself in Full HD 1080p clarity and phenomenal 3D picture quality. Just slide on the comfortable 3D active glasses and enter a whole new dimension.

  • Go way beyond cable
    Welcome to the endless entertainment of the Sony Entertainment Network, where thousands of movies, TV shows, online videos, games and music are always at your fingertips. By connecting to the Internet you can access Full HD 1080p entertainment, 3D content and made-for-TV apps like Netflix®, Pandora®, YouTube™, Facebook® and more.

  • Goodbye wires, hello built-in Wi-Fi®
    Maximize your entertainment while reducing cable clutter. Wirelessly stream beautiful, HD entertainment straight from the internet or your home network using built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity.

  • All devices, together as one
    Don't all of your personal photos and videos deserve the big screen? Experience your content on a grand scale simply by connecting your compatible smartphone, computer or Xperia™ Tablet S via your existing Wi-Fi® network. Then you can easily "throw" your videos, photos and music files to your HDTV.

  • Control your TV with your phone
    Now there's one less remote control on the coffee table. Just download the free Media Remote™ app and turn your iPhone®, Android™ phone or Xperia™ Tablet S into a versatile remote control with a full QWERTY keyboard4. It makes changing channels and typing searches ultra fast and convenient.

  • Life-sized video calls
    It's like they're in the room with you. Skype® video calls bring your family and friends closer than ever as they appear as large as life on your big screen—for free.1 Just connect the easy-to-use Skype camera (sold separately) for a face-to-face look at the caller on the beauty of your Sony HDTV.

  • Wi-Fi® without a router
    Sometimes your friends want to share their personal photos and videos on your beautiful HDTV. With Sony's Wi-Fi Direct™ Mode, your friends can throw personal content to your TV without connecting to your home network. Wi-Fi Direct completely bypasses the Wi-Fi access point/router, so it’s easy to set up.

  • A sense for songs
    What’s that song in the TV show, movie or commercial you’re watching? Press 'TrackID' on your remote and get the song name and artist instantly. You can also start the TrackID® service by shaking a smartphone that’s running the Media Remote™ app. Very convenient.

  • Save power
    Enjoy reduced power consumption of up to 30% while maintaining beautiful image quality. First, the TV recognizes the type of program you’re watching. Then it optimizes the viewing settings, automatically reducing power consumption while enhancing color and detail on the screen and conserving energy used by the backlight.

  • Onboard manual
    You will never lose your TV manual again. The iManual is available through the menu system on the TV – always there if you need it.

  • Find it fast
    Searching for shows and music on your TV is so simple. Just press 'GUIDE' on your remote and see what's on and what's coming up with a handy image to go with it. You also get an episode synopsis, cast and crew details and suggestions to related shows, on-demand movies and Blu-ray Disc™ titles. Finding music is also a cinch. Music Search with the TrackID® button cleverly recognizes the melody of the music playing on your TV. Want to go further? Search to find more songs by the same artist and other related web content. Share your discovery with the world via Twitter™.

Specifications:

3D Features

  • 3D: Active
  • 3D Super-resolution: Yes
  • 3D Sync Transmitter Integrated: Yes
  • 4x High Speed 3D Panel: Yes
  • Full HD 3D: Yes
  • Simulated 3D: Yes

Audio

  • Audio Power Output: 10W+10W+10W
  • Speaker Configuration: 2.1 Full Range(30x150mm)x2,Woofer(60mm)x1
  • Speaker Position: Rear Facing

Audio Features

  • 5.1 Channel Audio Out: Yes
  • 5.1ch Through Out (Handycam): Yes
  • Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
  • Alternate Audio (Digital): Yes
  • Audio Out: Fixed/Variable
  • Clear Phase Speaker: Yes
  • Dolby®: Dolby Digital Dolby Didital Plus Dolby Pulse
  • Headphone/Speaker Link: Yes
  • Invisible Speaker: Yes
  • S-Master: Yes
  • Sony Original Surround: S-Force Front Surround 3D
  • Sound Booster: Yes(Not appeared for UI)
  • Sound Enhancer: Yes
  • Sound Mode: Dynamic
  • Sound Mode: Standard
  • Sound Mode: Clear Voice
  • Sound Mode: Custom
  • Stereo System: MTS(AUTO SAP)
  • Surround Effect: Cinema
  • Surround Effect: Sports
  • Surround Effect: Music
  • Surround Effect: Game

Broadcast Features

  • TV Guide On-Screen: Yes(Rovi)

Convenience Features

  • Auto Shut-off: Yes
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • Channel Block (with password): Analog & Digital
  • Channel Jump: Yes
  • Channel Surf: Yes
  • Edit Channel Labels: Yes
  • Favorites: Yes
  • Info Banner: Yes
  • Input Skip: Automatic
  • Label Inputs: Yes
  • Multiple Language Display: English/Spanish /French
  • On-Screen Clock: Yes
  • On-Screen Display for External Input: Yes
  • On-Screen Operating Instructions: Yes
  • On/Off Timer: Yes
  • Panorama: Yes
  • Parental Control: Yes
  • Picture Adjustments Lock: Yes
  • Picture Frame Mode: Yes
  • Scene Select: Photo
  • Scene Select: Music
  • Scene Select: Cinema
  • Scene Select: Game
  • Scene Select: Graphics
  • Scene Select: Sports
  • Scene Select: Animation
  • Show/Hide Channels: Yes
  • Skin Naturalizer: Video/Photo
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • Twin Picture: PAP(Variable)
  • USB Play: Yes (USB viewer supports FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT file systems.)
  • USB Play (Contents): MPEG1/MPEG2PS/MPEG2TS/AVCHD/MP4Part10/MP4Part2/WMV/MP3/WMA/LPCM/WAV/JPEG/MPO

Design Features

  • Illuminated Sony Logo: Yes
  • Monolithic Design: Yes
  • Stand Design: Loop

Display

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Display Resolution: Full HD
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: over 1 million
  • Screen Size (cm): 138.8cm
  • Screen Size (measured diagonally): 55"(54.6")
  • Viewing Angle (Right/Left): 178(89/89)
  • Viewing Angle (Up/Down): 178(89/89)

Display Features

  • Backlight Type: Intelligent Peak LED
  • Dimming Type: Local Dimming
  • Display Device: LCD
  • OptiContrast Panel: Yes

Energy Saving & Efficiency

  • Backlight Off Mode: Yes
  • Dynamic Backlight Control: Yes
  • Energy Star® compliant: Meets Energy Star® version 5.3
  • Power Consumption (On Mode) for Energy Star: 89.4W
  • Power Consumption (Standby Mode) for Energy Star: 0.131

General Features

  • Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • Closed Captions (CC): Closed Caption
  • Demo Mode: Yes
  • Finish (Surface Color): BLACK
  • HDMI™ InstaPort: Yes
  • Hotel Mode Menu: Yes
  • Start Up Sony Logo Display: Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • AC Power Input: 1 (Rear)
  • Analog Audio Input(s) (Total): 3 (2 Rear/1 Side)
  • Analog Audio Input(s) for HDMI: 1 (Side Hybrid w/PC)
  • Audio Out: 1 (Side/Hybrid w/HP)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s): 1 (Rear Hybrid w/Composite)
  • Composite Video Input(s): 2 (1Rear/1Rear Hybrid w/Component)
  • Digital Audio Output(s): 1 (Bottom)
  • Ethernet Connection(s): 1 (Bottom)
  • HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total): 4 (2 Side/2 Bottom)
  • HDMI™ PC Input: Yes
  • Headphone Output(s): 1 (Side/Hybrid w/Audio Out)
  • PC In (D-Sub) + Audio In (Stereo Mini): 1 (D-Sub : Side, Audio IN : Side Hybrid w/HDMI)
  • PC Input Format Support: 640x480@60Hz
  • PC Input Format Support: 800x600@60Hz
  • PC Input Format Support: 1280x768@60Hz-R
  • PC Input Format Support: 1280x768@60Hz
  • PC Input Format Support: 1360x768@60Hz
  • PC Input Format Support: 1024x768@60Hz
  • PC Input Format Support: 1280x1024@60Hz
  • PC Input Format Support: 1920x1080@60Hz
  • RF Connection Input(s): 1 (Bottom)
  • Service Port: Yes
  • USB 2.0: 2 (Side)

Network Features

  • Apps: Yes
  • BIVL (System): Yes
  • DLNA Content: MPEG1/MPEG2PS/MPEG2TS/AVCHD/MP4Part10/MP4Part2/WMV/MP3/WMA/LPCM/JPEG
  • Google TV Sync: Yes
  • Internet_Browser: Yes(Opera)
  • Media Remote: Yes
  • Music Search: Yes
  • Photo MAP: Yes
  • Seamless Streaming: Yes
  • Skype™: Ready
  • Sony Entertainment Network: Yes
  • TrackID: Yes
  • Video Search: Yes
  • What's New: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Certified: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
  • Wireless LAN: Integrated
  • X2 Widget (System): Yes
  • Yahoo! Widgets: Yes

Power

  • Power Consumption (in Download Acquisition Mode): 0.02kWh / Day
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) max.: 190W
  • Power Consumption (in Standby): 120V : 0.20W / 240V : 0.35W
  • Power Requirements (frequency): 60Hz for UL cUL 50/60Hz for other
  • Power Requirements (voltage): AC120V for UL cUL AC110-240V for other

Sensing Features

  • LightSensor™ Technology: Yes

TV System

  • Channel Coverage (Analog): VHF: 2-13/UHF: 14-69/CATV: 1-135
  • Channel Coverage (Digital Cable): CATV: 1-135
  • Channel Coverage (Digital Terrestrial): VHF: 2-13/UHF: 14-69
  • Color System: NTSC
  • Number of Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable): 1(Digital/Analog)
  • TV System (Digital Cable): Clear QAM
  • TV System (Digital Terrestrial): ATSC

Video

  • Video Signal: 1080/24p (HDMI™ only)
  • Video Signal: 720/60p
  • Video Signal: 1080/30p (HDMI™ only)
  • Video Signal: 720/30p (HDMI™ only)
  • Video Signal: 720/24p (HDMI™ only)
  • Video Signal: 1080/60i
  • Video Signal: 1080/60p (HDMI™ / Component)
  • Video Signal: 480/60i
  • Video Signal: 480/60p

Video Features

  • 24p True Cinema™ Technology: Yes
  • 3D Comb Filter: Yes
  • 4:3 Default: Yes
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): Yes
  • Auto Wide: Yes
  • Blinking Type: Line Blinking
  • CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology: Yes
  • Clear Mode: Yes
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • Face Area Detection: Yes
  • Impulse Mode: Yes
  • Intelligent MPEG Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Live Color™ Technology: Yes
  • Motionflow™ Technology: Motionflow XR 960
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • Picture Mode: Vivid
  • Picture Mode: Game-Standard
  • Picture Mode: Game-Original
  • Picture Mode: Graphics
  • Picture Mode: Sports
  • Picture Mode: Animation
  • Picture Mode: Standard
  • Picture Mode: Custom
  • Picture Mode: Photo-Vivid
  • Picture Mode: Photo-Standard
  • Picture Mode: Photo-Original
  • Picture Mode: Photo-Custom
  • Picture Mode: Cinema 1
  • Picture Mode: Cinema 2
  • Portable Game Mode: Fine Full
  • Portable Game Mode: Fine Normal
  • Portable Game Mode: PortableGame 1
  • Portable Game Mode: PortableGame 2
  • Scene Optimized Energy Saving: Yes
  • Super-resolution for Game Mode: Yes
  • Video Area Detection: Yes
  • Video Processing: X-Reality PRO™
  • Wide Mode: Full
  • Wide Mode: Normal
  • Wide Mode: Wide Zoom
  • Wide Mode: Zoom
  • Wide Mode: Caption
  • Wide Mode: Normal/Full1/Full2 for PC

Approximate Dimensions:

  • TV Only (W x H x D): 50-1/2 x 30-1/2 x 1-15/16(1-7/8) inch
  • TV with Stand (W x H x D): 50-1/2 x 32-3/4 x 14-5/8 inch

Approximate Weight:

  • TV Only: 58.9 lbs
  • TV With Stand: 65.2 lbs
  • Shipping: 77 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty (authorized online retailer): 18 Months Parts And Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Footnotes:

  1. Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD). Content subject to change and may require fees. Wireless connectivity requires 802.11 home network (802.11n recommended). Skype requires CMU-BR100 camera sold sep. Subject to Skype's terms and conditions.
  2. Requires 3D content, 3D player, HDMI® cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) and 3D active glasses sold separately.
  3. .Requires home network and one device on network to be setup as a DLNA server. Streaming content, copy-protected content and certain formats are not supported.
  4. Requires devices connected to the same wireless home network.
  5. .Requires active internet connection.
  6. Compared to normal viewing. Based on a 55-inch LED TV with Picture Setting Standard.
  7. As of January 1, 2012 8.Streaming content, copy-protected content and certain formats are not supported.

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Television TypeLCD
LED TechnologyYes
Screen Size55"
Aspect Ratio16:09
Resolution1080p
3DYes
Refresh Rate240Hz
Number of Speakers3
Speaker Power10W x 10W x 10W
LEDYes
Built-In WiFiYes
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs4
USB PortYes
PC ConnectionYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, USB, Compnent, PC
Output ConnectorsAnalog Audio, Digital Audio, Composite Video
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)50.5"
Height (inches)30.5"
Panel Depth (inches)1.9"
  

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5.0

The best in class Feb 2013

By BC1973

from Hong Kong

A large investment - yes. But like any large investment, the last thing you want is to ask after a few weeks - "Maybe i should have paid more for a better one". This is something which is going to last years until the 4K TV is standard and we have sources recorded in 4K, non of this artificial interpolated nonsense. Plus the cost of 4K TV is going to waaay too high - if available in 55" that is. By the time 4K TV is popular the technology of 4K now will be very dated. Like many others, i looked at the HX850 55"..looks excellent and was top of the list for me. But in the showroom there was a HX950, i auditioned both from the same source and it was obvious why the premium. The contrast is just so much better in dim scenes, if you watch movies on blueray/dvd and appreciate details then the HX950 delivers the "cream" - like froth on your expresso :-) It's like listening to standard headphones and moving on to audiophile headphones - you don't know what you are missing until you experienced it! The competitors also do very good top end (similar to HX850)..but HX950 still is king for me anyway. People who say blooming problems etc..check out some forums where experts has the settings tuned to perfection after hours/days of experimenting - plus i do not look at the white logo of a spinning object all day long. 3D was admittedly not the best of the crop - off horizontal did show some flaws and flickers. The depth of the 3D was improved by some contrast settings (dedicated forums..) t But considering i have only four 3D movies in blueray - it was not a killer for me. If you want the best, feel sexy and proud to own a sexy TV + willing to play around and research the best settings - this is for you. Be the envy of your friends - get the HX950 or be the envier of your friend who owns the HX950.

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5.0

The *Best* LED TV ever made

By Jonrm5000

from New Hampshire

This is the best LED TV ever made. I work in a big box store and sell TV's all day. This XBR HX 950 and the Panasonic VT50 are the best TV's on the market. This TV is beyond any other LED, even LED's that are much more expensive. It looks better than all the plasma's I have seen, other than the VT50 series. Personally I think that the HX950 produces better colors and deeper blacks than the VT50, but to each his/her own. SONY is the only company that has created an LED TV that looks like a plasma! This was always thought to be impossible! I finally purchased this TV after selling it for a few months. I'm thoroughly impressed, and I hope Sony will continue to prove that they are still the best.

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5.0

Exceptional Quality

By WIN2

from Savannah, GA

I purchased this TV from Sony early October and have been very pleased since. Over all quality and experience have been outstanding. There are some issues with the boot up time of certain applications. It would be nice for the kids to just press the Netflix button on the remote and begin watching after turning it on but it takes several minutes to begin working. The menues are a bit convoluted at times, it was not intuitive at all to find where to turn off Overscan. [Home Menu > Settings > Picture and Display > Screen > Auto Display Area “Off� > Display Area “Full Pixel. Thats right, not in options > picture adjustments...] There is a bit of tweaking you will need to do to get the picture perfect, this is due to the local-dimming I think but well worth the effort. Changing the LED Dynamic Control setting to Low will help a great deal with the "Halos" you will see people mention. If you are shopping around do not make the mistake of comparing this TV to anything less than local-dimming. If picture quality is your goal then you will need to pay more for it...

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5.0

Amazing!!!!!!

By Lilly02

from Massachusetts

This TV preformed flawlessly right out of the box! Wireless set was a snap. Sports and action movies are incredible to watch with real life color and amazing detail. Friends who stop over are very impressed with the picture quality. What a difference full array LED makes. I did a lot of homework and comparisons before making this purchase and I am completely satisfied with Sony and this tv.

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5.0

Sony makes the best TVs period !!

By Howie the Hat

from Wheaton,Ill

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Pros

  • Features
  • Picture
  • Remote
  • Setup

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

    In my family room
    the great things about it are enumerated above

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    5.0

    BEST EVER

    By Byron

    from Austin

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    BEST LOOKING PICTURE I HAVE EVER SEEN AND I HAVE OWNED MANY TOP TVs.

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