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Sony 70" Black 1080P LED HDTV - KDL-70R550A

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Sony 70" Black 1080P LED HDTV, Model KDL70R550A

Go beyond simply "watching" movies, and immerse yourself in the experience with the Sony KDL-70R550A 70" 3D LED HDTV. Although only 2 ¼ inches deep, its massive screen and brilliant picture quality will engulf you in a view so realistic you'll forget you're just watching TV.

Dazzling Display with Full HD 1080p and 3D

Sony employs an array of video enhancing technologies to get the absolute best picture possible out of the Full HD 1080p LED TV screen. A dynamic contrast ratio of over 1 Million helps achieve a picture with stunning brights and deep, true blacks. Sony's Motionflow XR 240 technology reduces motion blur, keeping fast action looking sharp. The Sony KDL-70R550A's passive 3D technology (the same used in movie theaters) creates immersive, lifelike 3D images, using lightweight, battery-free glasses. And gamers will love Sony Simulview, which uses the Sony 3D technology to simultaneously display a different image to each of a pair of players wearing the 3D glasses. So, instead of a split-screen view, each gamer sees a full 70 inches of screen, with only their half of the game.

Internet TV, Your Favorite Apps, and DirecTV Genie Compatibility

The way we receive multimedia content is always changing, and the Sony KDL-70R550A offers multiple options. You'll find all of the typical inputs for connecting video games or a blu-ray player, including a component input, two USB ports and four HDMI connections. But because the R550A series are smart TVs, you'll also have the power of the internet available through your remote. The Sony Entertainment Network gives you access to popular apps like Netflix, Youtube, Pandora and more. You'll also be able to wirelessly stream media straight from your home network, so you can store home videos on your computer, but watch them on the big screen in stunning HD. DirecTV customers who use the Genie™ will also have one less component to deal with, because the R550 series TVs offer full DirecTV functionality without needing an additional receiver.

Easily View Smartphone Media on Your Sony TV

Nearly everyone today has photos and videos on their smartphone or tablet that they'd like to share, and the Sony KDL-70R550A gives you two options to get them on the TV. If your phone is compatible with the Mobile High Definition Link standard, you can connect it to the Sony R550 TVs and enjoy all of your photos and videos, resized to fit the larger screen. The connection will charge your phone, and you can even use the Sony TV remote to navigate your media. The second option lets you connect through Miracast™, a wireless standard that uses Wi-Fi to connect two devices without the need for a wireless access point. Using Miracast, your phone's display will be mirrored on the screen of the Sony TV.

Features:

  • So bright and so thin
    Powerful yet thin LEDs deliver a radically brighter picture than conventional LCD backlighting. They also help achieve an ultra-slim TV design that looks beautiful in your home. What's more, Sony's Edge LED Backlight technology delivers outstanding contrast, rich colors and enhanced dark-scene detail
  • Lifelike motion
    Watch the football retain its detail during a kickoff and move smoothly as the camera follows it from left to right. Even quick motion seen in action movies appears amazingly realistic as Motionflow™ XR 240 technology, which takes motion clarity beyond refresh rates, smoothes out the picture where the camera can't for clearer and more natural movement
  • Receiver-less TV
    For DIRECTV customers with a Genie™ Whole-Home HD DVR, the Sony R550A series allows you to enjoy full DIRECTV service and HD DVR functionality without an additional receiver. Place the Genie™ Whole-Home HD DVR in any room of the house and enjoy the clean look of your big screen on the wall without the clutter of connecting a DIRECTV receiver to it
  • Go beyond cable with Internet TV
    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 and touching the ‘SEN’ button the TV remote, you can access Full HD 1080p entertainment, and made-for-TV apps like Netflix®, Pandora®, YouTube™, Facebook® and more
  • Goodbye wires, hello 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
  • Your smartphone, now on TV
    Movies, music and apps from your smartphone can now be viewed big on your TV. With two ways to connect Android phones and tablets to the R550A, Sony is helping you add value to the entertainment you already own. 1. Using a Mobile High Definition Link cable, you can connect your smartphone to the TV to literally “mirror” what’s seen on the smartphone screen. Video, photos and apps are re-sized and scaled to fit the larger TV screen. You can then use the TV remote to navigate the phone, while it’s charging from the TV4. 2. Using screen mirroring technology, you can connect phones that are Miracast™ enabled to the TV
  • Theater-like 3D
    Using the same passive 3D technology used in movie theaters, feel the explosive excitement of theater-like 3D. Even the sound profile is enhanced for 3D viewing to provide a more immersive experience3. Slip on the latest generation of light, comfortable 3D glasses to enjoy your favorite 3D movies. Four pair of glasses included
  • Clearly different
    Fine details and textures appear in whatever you’re watching, even in flat areas. Powered by Sony’s advanced noise reduction algorithm, this technology boosts image clarity with heightened contrast and depth that you won’t find on most televisions
  • Against the grain
    Dazzle the whole family with ultra-crisp HD clarity and less grain. Digital Noise Reduction enhances detail in whatever you're watching with meticulous processing. It even helps clean up video from USB and other PC sources so the picture looks pristine and vivid

Specifications:

3D

  • 3D: Passive - 4 pairs of passive glasses included.
  • 3D Format Support: HDMI: Frame Packing/Side-By-Side/Over-Under USB/MHL: Side-By-Side/Over-Under
  • Simulated 3D: Yes

Audio

  • Audio Power Output: 10W + 10W
  • Speaker Configuration: Full Range (45x200mm) x2
  • Speaker Position: Bottom
  • 5.1 Channel Audio Out: Yes
  • 5.1ch Through Out (Handycam): Yes
  • Alternate Audio (Digital): Yes
  • Audio Out: Variable/Fixed
  • Dolby®: MS10 (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse)
  • Invisible Speaker: Yes
  • Sound Booster: Yes
  • Sound Mode: Standard
  • Sound Mode: Music
  • Sound Mode: Cinema
  • Sound Mode: Game
  • Sound Mode: Sports
  • SteadySound® Automatic Volume Control: Yes
  • Stereo System: MTS(AUTO SAP)

Convenience

  • Auto Shut-off: Yes
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • Channel Block (with password): Yes
  • Channel Jump: Yes
  • Channel Surf: Yes
  • Edit Channel Labels: Yes
  • Favorites (Simple UI): Yes
  • Info Banner: Yes
  • Input Skip: Yes
  • Label Inputs: Yes
  • Multiple Language Display: English/Spanish /French
  • On-Screen Clock: Yes
  • On-Screen Display for External Input: Yes
  • On/Off Timer: Yes
  • Parental Control: Yes
  • Photo Frame Mode: Yes
  • Picture Adjustments Lock: Yes
  • Scene Select
    • Music
    • Cinema
    • Game
    • Graphics
    • Sports
  • Show/Hide Channels: Yes
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • Twin Picture: PAP(Fixed),PIP
  • USB Play: Yes
  • USB Play (Contents): MPEG1/MPEG2TS/MPEG2PS/MPEG4Visual/MPEG4AVC/H.264/WMV/Xvid/MP3/LPCM/AAC/HE-AAC/DolbyDigitalAC3/DTS/WMA/Jpeg
  • USB Super Multi-Format Play: Yes

Design

  • Stand Design: Steel Rod / Chrome Plating

Display

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Display Resolution: Full HD
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: over 1 million
  • Screen Size (measured diagonally): 70"(69.5")
  • Viewing Angle (Right/Left): 176(88/88)
  • Viewing Angle (Up/Down): 176(88/88)
  • Backlight Type: Edge LED
  • Dimming Type: Frame Dimming
  • Display Device: LCD

Energy Saving & Efficiency

  • Backlight Off Mode: Yes
  • Dynamic Backlight Control: Yes
  • Energy Star® compliant: Ver6
  • Power Consumption (On Mode) for Energy Star: 102.6W
  • Power Consumption (Standby Mode) for Energy Star: 0.153W

General

  • Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • Closed Captions (CC): Yes
  • Demo Mode: Yes
  • Finish (Surface Color): Black
  • Hotel Mode Menu: Yes
  • Start Up Sony Logo Display: Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • AC Power Input: 1 (Rear)
  • Analog Audio Input(s) (Total): 1(Rear)
  • Audio Out: 1(Rear)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s): 1 (Rear Hybrid w/Component)
  • Composite Video Input(s): 1 (Rear Hybrid w/Component)
  • Digital Audio Output(s): 1(Rear)
  • Ethernet Connection(s): 1 (Rear)
  • HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total): 4 (2Rear,2Side)
  • HDMI™ PC Input: Yes
  • MHL: Yes
  • RF Connection Input(s): 1 (Rear)
  • USB 2.0: 2 (Side)

Network

  • BIVL (System): Yes
  • DLNA Content: JPG/ MP3/ LPCM/ WMA/ MPEG1/ MPEG2PS/ MPEG2TS/ AVCHD/ MP4/ WMV
  • Internet_Browser: Yes (Opera)
  • Opera Apps (System): Yes
  • Screen mirroring: Yes
  • Sony Entertainment Network: Yes
  • TV Tweet: Yes (Opera)
  • Wi-Fi Certified: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
  • Wireless LAN: Integrated

Power

  • Power Consumption (in Operation) max.: 240W
  • Power Consumption (in Standby): 0.2W
  • Power Requirements (frequency): 60Hz
  • Power Requirements (voltage): AC120V

Recycled & Recyclable Materials

  • Packaging Materials: Recycled Carton (more than 40%)

Regulation and Standards Compliance

  • VESA® Hole Pitch: 300x300 mm
  • VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible: Yes

Sensing

  • 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 (Analog): M
  • TV System (Digital Cable): Clear QAM
  • TV System (Digital Terrestrial): ATSC

Video

  • Video Signal
    • 1080/24p (HDMI only)
    • 1080/60i
    • 1080/60p(HDMI / Component)
    • 480/60i
    • 480/60p
    • 720/60p
    • 1080/30p (HDMI™ only)
    • 720/30p (HDMI™ only)
    • 720/24p (HDMI™ only)
  • 24p True Cinema™ Technology: Yes
  • 3D Comb Filter: Yes
  • 4:3 Default: Yes
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): Yes
  • Auto Wide: Yes
  • Blinking Type: Frame Blinking
  • CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology: Yes
  • Clear Resolution Enhancer: Yes
  • Digital Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Intelligent Picture Plus with Signal Booster: Yes
  • LED Motion Mode: Yes
  • Live Color™ Technology: Yes
  • MPEG Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Motionflow™ Technology: Motionflow XR 240
  • Picture Mode
    • Vivid
    • Standard
    • Custom
    • Cinema
    • Graphics
  • SimulView™: Yes
  • Wide Mode
    • Full
    • Normal
    • Wide Zoom
    • Zoom
    • Caption
    • Normal/Full1/Full2 for PC

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Without Stand (W x H x D): 62-1/2" x 36-3/4" x 3-5/8"
  • With Stand (W x H x D): 62-1/2" x 38-1/2" x 15"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 79.3 lbs
  • With Stand: 83.8 lbs
  • Shipping: 104 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Television TypeLED
TypeLED
LED TechnologyYes
Screen Size70
Aspect Ratio16:09
Resolution1080p
3DYes
Refresh Rate120Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power20 Watts
LEDYes
Built-In WiFiYes
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs4
USB PortYes
PC ConnectionNo
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, Analog Audio, Ethernet, MHL, USB, RF
Output ConnectorsAnalog Audio, Digital Audio
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)62.5
Height (inches)36.75
Panel Depth (inches)3.63
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Sony 70" Black 1080P LED HDTV
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great picture quality (8)
  • Good remote control (7)
  • Reduces glare (7)
  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Energy efficient (6)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home theater (8)
  • Wall mounting (5)
  • Movies (4)
  • Home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (5), Casual user (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Brand Period

I needed a large TV for my living room and Sony did not have anything larger than 60" at that time so I was compelled to buy a Sharp 70" 3D...Read complete review

I needed a large TV for my living room and Sony did not have anything larger than 60" at that time so I was compelled to buy a Sharp 70" 3D TV# But as soon as I learned that Sony is releasing the KDL-70R550A on April 16th, I returned the Sharp 3D TV right away and preordered the KDL-70R550A# I received the TV 3 days later with the free delivery! WOW and I mean WOWWW! This TV is purely awesome! Talking about perfect precise colors with resolution as close to an Ipad# Then the 3D, it's mind blowing! You will not see any double edging or blurring from the image that you typically see from other 3D TV# The images remains clear with no distortion at any angle or distance# I also owned a previous 3D TV from Sony KDL-55NX810 that uses those emitter and shutter glasses but this new unit uses the same technology used in movie theater that only uses those polarized glasses and even better# Yes, those 3D movie theater glasses will work# The 240Mhz refresh rate is far superior than anything I have ever seen# Also much improved from that of the KDL-55NX810# I watched the UEFA Champions League and OMG, it's like having a front row seat in the stadium# Here's my staright forward first hand comparison on a scale of 1{poor} through 10{best} to the Sharp 3D TV vs the Sony: Sharp = 2 ; Sony = 10. Sharp claims a 480Mhz refresh rate which is a joke! Glad I returned that TV. The Sony is worth every Penny. Combine this TV with a premiere sound system and you will never want to leave your house anymore.

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sony 3d 70 1080p

im not sure yet if I like ths 70 sony..cant seem to get the pix clear..ive tried adjusting same o same.o..quality is not good..i would not buy this brand...Read complete review

im not sure yet if I like ths 70 sony..cant seem to get the pix clear..ive tried adjusting same o same.o..quality is not good..i would not buy this brand for a large t.v...plasma is the way to go

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4.0

Great TV for the $$$

By cc350

from hacienda heights, CA

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • All the connections options I could ever need
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Energy Efficient
  • Good Remote Control
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great Sound Quality
  • LED-backlit
  • Reduced Glare

Cons

  • Slow Internet Connection

Best Uses

  • Business
  • Home
  • Home Theater
  • Movies
  • Video Games
  • Wall Mounting

Comments about Sony 70" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

Amazing! There are a ton of settings that I still havent had time to adjust however with the default settings I have no complaints so far. The only issue I have is the lag in response time when using the remote and connecting to the internet could be a little quicker. The 3D capable part is a true Plus if you like that sort of experience, just a added bonus of this TV.

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5.0

Far Beyond My Expectations

By LR

from Fort Collins, CO

About Me Casual User

Site Member

Pros

  • All the connections options I could ever need
  • Best looking TV out there
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Energy Efficient
  • Flawless Picture
  • Good Remote Control
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Outstanding 3D

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater
    • Movies
    • Wall Mounting

    Comments about Sony 70" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

    I am not an impulse buyer and, therefore, research for months before taking the plunge on electronics. My friends were encouraging me to purchase either a Vizio or a Sharp. The ratings for those sets range from one star to five stars, and the reviews are very inconsistent. However, when I looked at the Sony KDL-70R550A, all of the reviews were four to five stars. I perused a lot of on-line articles, and none of them had anything negative to say about the Sony.

    I ordered the KDL-70R550A from ABT, and the set has been in use for over a month now. It is absolutely AWESOME! Comparing the quality to other sets I have seen in the stores, it is superior in performance. I do not use the web browsing features or the cell phone connections; however, I do wireless streaming of movies from Amazon and Netflix and have experienced flawless performance. I have absolutely no regrets purchasing this television. In my opinion the quality of the Sony is equal to if not better than some of the more expensive brands.

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    5.0

    I would buy again !!!

    By Bob boy

    from Monroe new Jersey

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Reduced Glare

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater

    Comments about Sony 70" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

    SErvice delivery perfect

    Service and delivery comments:

    Great fast delivery, arrived in perfect condition, and customer service from start to finish a nice experience

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    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nearly Perfect

    By ShoppingFanCA

    from CA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Site Member

    Pros

    • All the connections options I could ever need
    • Best looking TV out there
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Energy Efficient
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Picture Quality
    • LED-backlit
    • Reduced Glare

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Attached to Computer
      • Home
      • Home Theater
      • Movies
      • Video Games

      Comments about Sony 70" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

      We purchased to replace our Family Room TV to upgrade to LED and 3D. I was in no rush so we had a good look at many models and makes and in the end I was almost ready to take the plunge on the Samsung UN65F8000BF or UN75F8000AFXZA. Then we saw the Sony side by side and could not find any feature about the picture quality that we felt the Samsungs to be superior at. Then factoring in paying $1,100 more for 5 inches less of screen or $4,700 more for just 5 inches more it was a no-brainer. I will say the Samsungs viewing at greater angles seemed a little better but in all other areas the Sony seemed equal or better. the passive 3D is another feature that helped guide us to the Sony.
      Now with over a month's worth of viewing SD, HD, 3D etc we can't believe what we got for the price in this size category.
      The only negative I can find is the sound. I'm not really complaining though as I couldn't find any other flat screen except the Sony 4K which had what we would call great sound.

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      5.0

      Almost perfect

      By ShoppingFanCA

      from Central California

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • All the connections options I could ever need
      • Best looking TV out there
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Picture Quality
      • LED-backlit
      • Reduced Glare

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony 70" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

          This took the place of our family room television. Hooked up to either SD or HD the picture surpasses competitor models. The only other TV that I felt had a comparable picture for 65" or more was the Samsung UN75F8000AFXZA. But at over 3500 more in cost it is a no brainer as it only seemed to exceed the Sony when viewing at more severe angles.
          Both are smart TV's and both seem a little clunky here but otherwise both are great with almost any source. The passive 3D of the Sony is another plus.

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          5.0

          Awesome TV

          By Timewarpone

          from Central California

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • All the connections options I could ever need
          • Best looking TV out there
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Picture Quality
          • LED-backlit
          • Reduced Glare

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Movies
          • Wall Mounting

          Comments about Sony 70" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

          Best TV I Ever Owned. Picture quality is excellent. The 3D effect blew me away. My first 3D movie was Avatar and it was like watching a different movie only better.

          No ghosting issues and no artifact/motion issues when watching a football game in HD. I did get a "Soap Opera" effect with some of my HD programming which comes and goes.

          If you have any 3D connection issues make sure you check the HDMI cables you are using. It is required to use v1.4 HDMI cables 10.2 Gbps or faster between the 3D BD/DVD player and the TV.

          The only room for improvement, I felt, was in the sound. There are 2 down firing speakers with no bass at all. The sound was acceptable.

          I didn't buy the TV for its internet capabilities. I have a host of other devices for that but I did hook it up to my wireless router in order to receive updates automatically.

          Fantastic product. NO REGRETS AT ALL!!!

          Service and delivery comments:

          I received the TV in pristine unopened condition. It traveled 2100 miles without a scratch

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          4.0

          Abt saved the day

          By Logue

          from West Chester PA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • All the connections options I could ever need
          • Energy Efficient
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound Quality
          • LED-backlit
          • Reduced Glare

          Cons

          • Internet Browser Problems

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater
          • Wall Mounting

          Comments about Sony 70" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

          If it weren't for Abt's technical support department, I would have returned the set because of an internet browser problem. Within 24 hours, Abt technicians analyzed the problem and provided a solution to make the browser functional. Thanks to Judy, Spiro and David for making me a happy Abt customer.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worth talking about "just say en"

          By Jaguar

          from Laguna Beach, CA

          Comments about Sony 70" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

          I have got to say this KDL-70R550A has been in the house for a few weeks now and am I glad I made the choice. This Internet, 3D set is better in person then it shows in the stores. I looked for a few months comparing and must admit I have zero buyers remorse.

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          5.0

          Awesome TV!!!!

          By Timewarpone

          from Central California

          Comments about Sony 70" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

          Best Bang For Your Buck!!! I have had this TV for a few weeks now and WOW!!! this TV is HUGE!!! Brilliant picture quality. The 3D effect blew me away. Even standard SD Programming looks great. If you are experiencing connection issues with 3D than make sure that you are using a v1.4 HDMI cable 10.2 Gbps or faster. This is a must for 3D!!! This TV converts any input to 3D. Not the same impact as 3D Blu-Ray but very good. This is my first 3D TV. The biggest reason I didn't take the leap years ago was because previous models were ACTIVE technology which required ACTIVE glasses. I had read way to many reviews about Active glasses being to heavy, causing headaches and difficult for eye glass wearers to wear, which I am.. This TV utilizes PASSIVE 3D Technology. The glasses are very light weight and easily fit over my eye glasses. I sat through Avatar and Cars 2 both in 3D without any issues at all. The only area I felt that could have been improved upon was the sound. There are 2 down firing speakers with no bass at all but the sound was acceptable. I did see a "SOAP OPERA EFFECT" with some of my HD programming but it comes and goes. Never with a Live HD broadcast such as a baseball or football game. No artifact or motion issues while watching a football game in HD and no ghosting issues either. I had no issues at all with the remote and start up time was about 8 seconds after I hit the on button. The only adjustments I made was to turn off the light sensor in the "ECO" menu under settings then I used a simple calibration DVD with good results. The adjustments were minor at best. I do not place much emphasis on the internet capabilities since I already have a host of internet devices in my home and a wireless 3D BD/DVD player so I can't comment much in this area but I did hook it up wirelessly to my router in order to receive updates automatically. Overall the best TV I have ever owned!!! Simply Awesome!!!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great price for quality picture and 3d

          By Andrea

          from Chicago

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

          • Glare

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater

          Comments about Sony 70" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

          Really nice tv. 3d looks great! Some glare with lights on.

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          • No

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          Sony 70" Black 1080P LED HDTV

          Sony 70" Black 1080P LED HDTV

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