If you have money to burn and want one of the best LCD TVs money can buy, the Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 should be on your short list. Many Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 reviews can't shout loudly enough about this 3D model. A Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 review by PC Mag says black levels are about as good as they can be for an LCD TV. Moreover, color accuracy is dead on and the picture is sharp, crisp, and detailed. The many Internet widgets only add to the appeal. On the down side, you'll have to buy your own 3D glasses, which adds to the cost of what's already an over-the-top buy. And CNET's Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 review says the 3D effect doesn't "pop" as much as competing 3D televisions and the 3D effect is easily lost if you tilt your head just a little. Still, this Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 review offers praise for the deep black levels, excellent picture quality, and good assortment of widgets.
The Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 is an LED LCD TV, but rather than providing an edge-lit display, the entire screen uses LEDs for the backlight. It's a 55-inch model with a 240Hz refresh rate and supports 1080p content. As for connections, the Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 has plenty: four HDMI ports, two USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, and component and composite connections. It also has built-in Wi-Fi and Internet widgets, such as Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora. There are three 10-watt speakers, including one subwoofer.
Most technophiles prefer plasma TVs to LCD TVs due to plasma's deeper black levels and wide viewing angles, but the Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 measures up even when compared with the best plasma models. This television is loaded with features, and its 2D quality is among the best of any TV available. So-so 3D quality is its Achilles heel.