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Sony BRAVIA KDL55NX720 55-inch 1080p 3D LED HDTV with Built-in WiFi, Black (2011 Model)

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  • Brilliant Full HD (1080p) picture quality for 2D & 3D
  • 55-inch display with full HD (1080p) 2D/3D picture (1920 x 1080 native panel resolution)
  • Power consumption operational:93 Watt,0.2 Watt (Standby)
  • Experience smooth and precise motion detail during fast-action video with Motionflow XR 240 technology
  • Wireless BRAVIA Internet TV and Widgets for a wide variety of streaming media and other Internet content
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Technical Details

Size: 55-Inch
  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: KDL55NX720
  • Display Technology: led-lit
  • Display Size: 55 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Details

Size: 55-Inch
  • Product Dimensions: 50.5 x 1.1 x 30.5 inches ; 50.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 78 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004QXJJIG
  • Item model number: KDL55NX720
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,554 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 15, 2011

Product Description

Size: 55-Inch

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Internet-Ready Television

Internet-Ready Television

Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.

Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.

Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.

Learn more about Internet TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.




3D Technology Checklist

This product is 3D-related. To help you get a great 3D experience, use the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need. 3D viewing requires:

A Display
First, you'll need a 3D-ready display--whether it's a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. These displays have more processing power than standard 2D models for displaying 3D images in rapid succession.
A Source
Your display may be ready for 3D playback, but you'll still need a device to read 3D content. This can be a cable box with a subscription to a 3D channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, or a PlayStation 3 system.
3D Content
3D content--the actual entertainment, in other words--will be played back using the source mentioned above, whether it's a 3D broadcast from your cable provider, a 3D Blu-ray Disc, or a 3D video game.
3D Glasses
For now, the vast majority of 3D HDTVs require glasses for 3D viewing. Many use powered "active shutter" glasses, others polarized "passive" glasses. You'll need one pair per viewer, and they'll have to be compatible with your display, whether they're the same brand, or a pair of "universal" glasses designed to work across brands.
HDMI Cable
To connect your source (such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player) to your display, you'll need a high-speed HDMI cable. Cables with this designation feature bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps (gigabits per second), for carrying the 3D signal without any loss of quality.

If you want to get more information about 3D, shop our 3D products, watch videos, or interact with other customers, we invite you to visit 3D 101, our customer center about everything 3D.


March 2011

Sony 3D Logo
Experience brilliant Full HD 1080p picture quality with Sony's 55-inch KDL-55NX720 LCD HDTV with 3D. Awarded as Editors' Choice for August 2011 by CNET, this HDTV features Dynamic Edge LED backlighting technology with local dimming, for serious contrast levels, deep blacks, and brilliant whites. It also features MotionFlow XR 240 for crisp, fluid motion in fast-action scenes. Pair with Sony 3D glasses and you'll be ready for another dimension of entertainment, with immersive playback of the latest 3D titles. Or use the built-in Wi-Fi to access connected entertainment options with BRAVIA Internet Video and Widgets, or your digital video, music, and photo files over your home network.
Sony 3D Logo


3D in Full HD 1080p

Sony KDL-55NX720 3D Viewers
Enjoy 3D action with razor-sharp detail.

Enjoy an immersive, realistic movie and gaming experience in Full HD 1080p using Sony's 3D active glasses and connecting a compatible 3D Blu-ray Disc Player or PlayStation 3 gaming console.

Sony's 3D glasses are adjustable and comfortable, designed with side panels to block out excess light that can create an annoying glare on other glasses. Better yet, they fit over prescription eyewear, and feature batteries that last up to 100 hours.

When viewed through the active shutter glasses, the on-screen image is precisely synchronized and delivered with the image intact, for an optimum 3D viewing experience. And since each frame you see is shown at Full HD resolution, the 3D action comes alive with razor-sharp detail.

In fact, from the moment you turn on the NX720, you'll notice a sharp, vibrant picture, whether you're enjoying 2D or 3D content. Sony's video processing technologies work together to deliver breathtaking picture quality with reduced visual noise, enhanced color and overall image detail, even on 1080p sources such as PlayStation 3 systems and Blu-ray Disc players.

Experience More in Sony 3D


Vivid, Lifelike Entertainment

Sony OptiContrast Panel
Sony's OptiContrast Panel produces deeper images with superior black levels even in bright rooms.
Dynamic Edge LED Backlight

Experience enhanced picture quality and contrast with Sony's Dynamic Edge LED backlighting technology, with local dimming. Get sharp image contrast, for a crisp, detailed picture. The added bonus? LED backlighting is easier on the environment (and your pocketbook), using substantially less energy than traditional CCFL-tube TVs.

Sleek Design

Sony's monolithic design consists of a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass stretching from edge-to-edge, adding some elegance to your viewing room. It looks just as good when it's off as it does when it's on.

The NX720 series also features Sony's new OptiContrast panel, which features a design and surface treatment to minimize reflection, producing deeper images with superior black levels even in bright rooms.

Sony Motionflow XR 240
Sony's Motionflow XR 240 technology delivers smooth and precise detail during fast-action scenes.
MotionFlow XR 240

See smooth and precise detail during fast-action scenes. Sony's Motionflow XR 240 technology for fast action movies and sports by reducing blur caused by quick camera movements, enhancing image sharpness, and overall creates a clearer picture.

X-Reality Engine

Enjoy a vivid, lifelike picture experience. Sony's X-Reality engine brings out the best by analyzing each scene so you see sharpened images, and amazing contrast detail.

Smart Design, Smart Features

Corning Gorilla Glass

Enjoy an incredibly durable, remarkably lightweight, frameless design with Corning's exclusive Gorilla Glass. Combined with the Opti-Contrast panel, this HDTV boosts contrast, increases brightness, and minimizes unwanted light reflections.

Intelligent Presence Sensor

Enjoy an incredibly customized picture and sound experience every time. Sony's Intelligent Presence Sensor uses built-in Face Detection technology to turn itself off if no one is watching, warns children when they're too close to the screen and adjusts picture and sound based on where people are sitting in the room.

Energy Saving Switch

Even when turned off, most electronics are still using energy if they are plugged in. With Sony's Energy Saving Switch you can easily eliminate this standby power without the fuss of plugging and unplugging the cord. When the switch is turned in the "OFF" position it reduces the television's standby power to nearly nothing.

USB Photos, Videos & Music

Share your photos on the big screen or listen to your favorite music. Simply connect your digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or USB storage device directly to your HDTV's USB input.

Sony Intelligent Presence Sensor
Sony's Intelligent Presence Sensor uses built-in Face Detection technology to turn itself off if no one is watching.
LightSensor Technology

Enjoy customized picture brightness and save energy without lifting a finger. The built-in Light Sensor automatically adjusts the picture brightness based on the amount of light in the room.

BRAVIA Sync Compatible

Conveniently operate and control other BRAVIA Sync compatible devices--including BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc Players, surround sound systems, Handycam camcorders and Cyber-shot digital still cameras, all with one remote control when connected via HDMI.

Faster Start-Up

Quick Start & Viewing feature enables this Sony television to go from 'OFF' to 'ON' 2-3 times faster than previous Sony televisions.

BRAVIA Internet Video and Widgets: Endless Entertainment

With integrated BRAVIA Internet Video, there's always something on. Using your home broadband internet connection, you can access premium content including movies, TV shows, videos and music from providers like Qriocity, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and many more to instantly stream your favorite media.

Or perhaps you're a social media addict? Internet Widgets like Facebook and Twitter let you connect and share, and get up to the minute information while you enjoy your television.

Connecting is a breeze thanks to the NX720 series' built-in Wi-Fi. No need to addan external adapter--connect to your wireless network right out of the box (if you'd prefer a wired connection, use the built-in Ethernet port and you're all set).

You can also access and share photos, videos, and music on your TV by streaming them from compatible DLNA devices like your PC, Playstation 3 system, network storage, etc.

Finally, the KDL-55NX720 is Skype Ready: Easily connect to family and friends live on your HDTV wherever they are with Skype! Enjoy free high definition Skype-to–Skype video calls from the comfort of your living room. Simply attach the Sony compact microphone/camera for Skype (required, sold separately) and see your friends on the big screen.

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KDL-55NX720 Key Specifications

Display Sony HDTV Feature Logos
Screen Size (Diagonal): 55 Inches
Display Type: LCD (OptiContrast Panel)
Backlight Type: Dynamic Edge LED with Local Dimming
Resolution: Full HD 1080p (1920x1080)
Video Signal: 1080/24p (HDMI Only), 1080/60i, 1080/60p (HDMI / Component), 720/60p, 480/60i, 480/60p
Tuner: Clear QAM/ATSC/NTSC
Inputs and Outputs
HDMI: 4 ((2 Side/2 Bottom)
Component Video (Y/PB/PR): 1 (Adaptor/Bottom/Hybrid)
Composite Video: 2 (Adaptor/Bottom/1 Hybrid )
USB 2.0 Ports: 2 (Side)
RF Connection: 1 (Bottom)
Analog Audio Input: 2 (Adaptor/Bottom)
PC Input: D-Sub 1 (Side), Mini 1 (Side)
Ethernet 1 (Bottom)
Digital Audio Output: 1 (Side)
Analog Audio Output: 1(Side) Hybrid w/HP
Headphone Outputs: 1(Side) Hybrid w/Audio out
Weight and Dimensions
Dimensions (WxHxD): 50-1/2 x 30-1/2 x 1-1/8 Inches (50-1/2 x 31-3/4 x 12-1/4 Inches With Stand)
Weight: 50.9 lbs. (62.4 lbs. with stand)

What's in the Box

KDL-55NX720 55-Inch BRAVIA NX720-Series LED LCD HDTV, Remote Control (RM-YD061), AC Power Cord (Attached), Table Top Stand (Assembly Required), Documentation




Sony 2011 HDTV Comparison

Series:
BX320
BX420
EX520
EX523
EX620
EX720
NX720
HX820
HX929
Models:

Picture Quality

                 
Full HD 1080p Resolution
3D in Full HD 1080p




Picture Engine

LED Backlight

Motionflow Technology



OptiContrast Panel





Corning Gorilla Glass





Connectivity

                 
Skype Ready

Internet Streaming

Built-in Wi-Fi




Wi-Fi Ready





"Media Remote" App

USB Input
HDMI Inputs

Energy Efficiency

                 
Energy Star

Product Description

Experience brilliant Full HD 1080p picture quality with Sony's 55-inch KDL-55NX720 LCD HDTV with 3D. This HDTV features Dynamic Edge LED backlighting technology with local dimming, for serious contrast levels, deep blacks, and brilliant whites. It also features MotionFlow XR 240 for crisp, fluid motion in fast-action scenes. Pair with Sony 3D glasses and you'll be ready for another dimension of entertainment, with immersive playback of the latest 3D titles. Or use the built-in Wi-Fi to access connected entertainment options with BRAVIA Internet Video and Widgets, or your digital video, music, and photo files over your home network.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Pictures are crystal clear, 3D is good. Read more ›
Glare could be an…Viewing angle is perfect , if you can see the front of the TV the picture is perfectly clear , so viewing angle is as close to 180 degrees as you can get. Read more ›
I have had this TV for 18 months now (purchased from Best Buy on huge sale) and all the positive reviews given here are absolutely true: the picture quality is quite… Read more ›
I have not had to adjust anything. The 3D picture is great and the WIFI has had two updates. Sony has done it again only this time at a competative price. Read more ›
I must say this is by far the best tv I've ever owned or seen. The picture quality is amazing! After watching a 3d blu ray on this set I was convinced I made the right… Read more ›
Lots of options that can be overwhelming, but it all works. 3D picture is good but not outstanding and that could be due to being a 120hz instead of a 240hz. Read more ›
Set up was a breeze. Navigation for features is excellent. The "General" setting is generally perfect for all video types. Read more ›
This model of TV is the best I've seen, the monolithic design is incredible as it has also has gorilla glass that protects the screen from scratches, the built in wireless… Read more ›
I wish they can add storage device for uniterrupted movies from netflix. Wifi streaming is slow. Read more ›
Firs…The internet features are weak... Sites that are free, are limited, ex: to play music from one site, clic on one song at a time and not a big selection to choose from. Read more ›
True, it lacks some features and some of the apps look half ass. But it's not like the Samsung ones are any better!! Read more ›
So far, no problems at all. Highly recommended ... great price and lots of useful features. Read more ›
Have looked at the 4K and OLED…The picture with its sharp images and vivid colors is still gorgeous and the super durable Gorilla Glass opti-contrast panel is flawless. A… Read more ›
We love this set. The motion-image clarity and color is amazing. I highly recommend this set. Read more ›
Even when you look at it from the side. The colors are nice and vivid and the picture is smooth. Plus, the Sony brand really is the most energy efficient TV out there when… Read more ›
In summary, I am glad I did not spend the extra money for an HX929, just to get a smaller TV. The black levels are very good. The picture quality is great and with the 240… Read more ›
2. The viewing angle quality could be a bit better. If you are right in front of the TV, the contrast and colors look wonderful. As soon as you stray a bit to the left,… Read more ›
The picture is outstanding. Black level is outstanding. The TV can be set up for a very bright picture or a normal picture. Read more ›
The black are perfect, and it just has a great 2D picture quality. As other reviews have said the sound isn't great, but I have a good sound system to compensate for that. T… Read more ›
Picture quality is phenominal! Sound is fantastic! I really don't care about the 3-D but I bought some glasses and a movie and it works well. Read more ›
The picture is just so crisp and is possibly the…The one problem (if I had to name one) would be the sound quality is lacking somewhat, but I didn't buy it for the sound. Read more ›
The default setting was of no help. Sound is good but it's hooked to a sony entainment center anyway. Hope it lasts longer then the 2 year Sony LCD it replaced that didn't… Read more ›
Great pix, has wireless internet and gives me a lot more choices in what I can download instantly. Sound is great over my home theater system. 3D is pretty good but not why… Read more ›
* Picture quality is amazing * Sound is awful (the only reason I couldn't give it 5 stars), but what can you expect from a TV this thin. It's sounds tinny and hollow. Read more ›
The display was great on all devices with the exception of the cable box, but after a bit of tweaking the picture was great. A good source for information from real world… Read more ›
The TV was easy to set up and the HD picture is superb. Faces are great and details are crisp and clear. The only problems (why it isn't 5 stars) are for a TV at this… Read more ›
The first unit that I received showed no signs on damage on the box. I excitedly moved my old set, and unpacked the new one only to find that the screen was badly cracked. A… Read more ›
Overall the television is gorgeous to look at whether it is off or on! The Corning Gorilla glass screen is beautiful and appears very durable. The frame of the television… Read more ›
I called Sony to address these issues and the response was first to try polarizing lenses (which did…The polarizing lensed did not help the lower screen ghosting however. Read more ›
The black levels on this TV are absolutely great and nearly the darkest possible on an LED TV, which is something that plasma TVs are regarded as having an advantage of… Read more ›
When it is on, we have been impressed with the clarity and color. The internet interface is easy - we watch Amazon downloads frequently with no hassle. Haven't tried… Read more ›
Most of the cable channels are not in HD where I am located at but the picture…Sound is good also but could have used a few more watts... The remote is fairly easy to work. Read more ›
Slow Menus (It's mostly an issue at start-up. The menus are slow and clunky for the first couple of minutes, so impatient people may get annoyed) Read more ›
The remote control is user friendly enough, except when you want to type something in such as on Facebook or setting up weather stations, it takes a while as expected… Read more ›
4. QWERTY keyboard remote for internet - Sony does not…Samsung delivers QWERTY keyboard remote which is bit difficult to pair up with the TV but works better after that. Read more ›
It just worked. My Logitech Harmony One controller had no issues controlling it. Read more ›
Of all the LED LCD 3D HDTV sets, this one had the least complaints and after using it for a few days, I see why it…The setup is easy, even the wireless internet connection. Read more ›
The picture is great. The setup was easy. The smart fuctions work very well. Read more ›
I've had it about three weeks, and so far I can't find anything wrong with it. WF feature has easy setup and works well. Read more ›
The setup was reasonably easy and quick. The TV found my network and connected with no problems. Read more ›
Fantastic picture. Easy to set up and use. No problems or issues. Read more ›
Decent sound. Wireless fairly easy to setup - got it after 2 tries. Read more ›
TV was a great find. The price was great, the turn-around time for receipt of TV was amazing. The shipper emailed instructions what to look for, in case of damage in… Read more ›
Square Trade issued a full refund of…I do have to highly recommend them for issuing a full purchase price refund for the TV (a couple thousand dollar loss for them). Af… Read more ›
one of the best buys I have made from this site, great picture fantastic price and prompt delivery. Great clarity and the wifi is out of this world Read more ›
I spent hours reading various owner…I was searching for an "internet TV" with outstanding picture quality at a fantastic price value and the Sony KDL-55NX720 delivered. Read more ›
I bought this from a box store during the 2011 holiday season (really good price + some free glasses). Read more ›
Let me first talk about how I…It seemed to have the best value and to this very day although the Sharp is no longer a part of my apartment, I would still recommend them. Read more ›
We do not use the 3D features, we do not surf the…The apps such as Facebook and Pandora are a nice feature and are a great addition for someone who wants that in a tv. W… Read more ›
I bought this unit almost entirely for picture quality and not so much for features as I already have internet features from other…Netflix and hulu plus are nice features. Read more ›
The TV is good as long as you use…The browser is simple HTML browser and hence you won't be able to surf the web the way you would be able to do it with other "GOOD" TVs. Read more ›
And for a price that can't be beat! The Wifi with Pandora/Netflix is wonderful. Couldn't be happier. Read more ›
However, it is working the way it is supposed to work. The internet apps are great. The color and contrast look great for an LCD TV. Read more ›
There is very low input lag and makes playing ps3 games (gt5, dirt3,…The internet features are fine, I don't use them that much, but, netflix and the apps are cool. The… Read more ›
Shows/movies are a joy to watch with the crystal clear screen and brilliant display. The settings and controls are easy to use and connecting to the internet was a breeze. T… Read more ›
YouTube is easy and fun to use on the TV. Although entering new searches is a pain with the remote. Read more ›
Wish they would make these things easier to operate. Read more ›
It is well designed. The features are outstanding and the remote is relatively easy to use. Unlike others, I had no issues whatsoever connecting to Wifi, and all of the… Read more ›
The few times we have tried to get into it have failed and you miss a keyboard. Our new Samsung BluRay player also has apps on it and that has been easier to use. I am sure… Read more ›
I am very pleased with my new television. It has an excellent picture and the remote is easy to operate. I have other Sony televisions and have never had a problem with any… Read more ›
It's great for video games and the stand is pretty nice as well (swivel + tilt). Very thin and light, and the design is very minimal and sleek. Read more ›
Wireless is absolutely useless (too slow, at least in my house). The main problem was stand. When TV is on stand it is tilted about 5 degrees, so upper right corner is… Read more ›
I wanted to like this tv, I really did, as it is a great looking tv with the clear bezel and sharp looking silver stand, but the performance is so far below the other tv's… Read more ›
Picture is fantastic! Colors are bright and vivid, even in "Standard" mode. "Vivid" mode is almost too bright, and I have a bright room with a wall of windows. Read more ›
Do not buy Sony! Their customer service is horrible. I have been on the phone with them for hours, the majority of the time on hold. Read more ›
In the most lite part of the day with all blinds open still a great picture. Sony customer service was awesome in helping me through the setup after accidentally exiting. Th… Read more ›
The symptoms that the TV had before (buzzing from back of TV) have returned. Obviously the TV is well out of warranty. Looking through the reviews paints the picture, Sony… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

277 of 281 people found the following review helpful By Sony Reviewer on June 8, 2011
Size Name: 60-Inch
First of all this TV has fantastic features. Until now most of the Sony TVs are matte finish screens which are non-reflective. Although Sony TVs are the best but when compared to Samsung, Sony has been lacking a little crispiness and black levels in the picture. Now Sony with this OptiContrast panel has overcome the shadow of Samsung in picture crispiness and black levels.

The picture processing is amazing with brighter picture and excellent black levels. The black color is real black not blue black like before.

I have connected regular DVD player and Blu-ray player to this TV. I have compared 1080/24P (Blu-ray) picture vs 1080/60P (DVD). I have done this test with the movies Inception, The Dark Night and Shrek. The DVD picture quality almost matched with Blu-ray picture quality. Black levels, picture consistency and amazing crispness have been achieved through the OptiContrast panel and X-Reality Engine. Blu-ray movies are awesome with this TV but DVD movies are no less. You can rent DVDs from Redbox and enjoy the Blu-ray picture quality.

When I connected the TV to regular DVD player in Standard Definition mode, the TV has automatically upgraded the picture. I had some doubts over the SD contents before buying, but this TV came up with better SD content and picture processing than previous TVs from Sony. When I have compared this with my other Samsung LED 46D8000 TV, I could see that Sony has bettered the SD picture processing. The TV upgrades the SD content to HD content level. This is the best part of this TV.

Sony and Samsung have kept certain benchmarks (standards) for the TVs in their own path. Sony until 2010 did not venture into reflective screens where Samsung was outclassing the Sony's matte finish.
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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Chris Blount on July 15, 2011
Size Name: 60-Inch Verified Purchase
This TV is replacing my 2 1/2 year old Samsung 61" DLP. I wanted to get something thinner with no rear projection system and full HD 3D.

Right out of the box, the picture is quite stunning. The colors are accurate and the contrast ratio is very good. As usual though with any "default" setting, the sharpness is up too high revealing digital artifacts with too much edge enhancement. A quick calibration with any calibration DVD or Blu-Ray takes care of these problems. I will say that I did not need to adjust the color and tint settings. They were spot on.

When you first turn on the TV, you are presented with a series of screens to setup language, screen settings, network and other various options. It goes pretty quick. Nothing too difficult. If you use MAC security on your router, you will need to skip the network setup part and do it later since you will need to retrieve the MAC code from the network setup menus. Also, the internal WiFi adapter is 2.4 GHz only. It does not run at 5 GHz. You will need a separate adapter to do 5 GHz.

Once I had everything setup, I did various tests from different sources. Satellite TV, Blu-Ray and online streaming from Netflix and YouTube. All looked excellent. As much as I'm not a big fan of "Motionflow" technology, this TV does it quite well so I might leave it turned on. Fast actions scenes with Motionflow look quite amazing.

The anti-glare glass screen is the biggest surprise. Reflections are very subdued so if you have lots of light in the room, you won't have any problems seeing the picture.

3D from true 3D sources work as expected. Things pop right out of the screen. The simulated 3D works just OK. Depth is not all that great. It's more of a novelty than anything else.
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Mark Rush on June 10, 2011
Size Name: 46-Inch Verified Purchase
Well, my son loaned me his 40 inch TV to take the place of my 5 year old 30 inch TV. I loved the bigger TV because it was so much easier on my aging eyes. I loved that bigger TV...for a solid 8 days, until it broke. I couldn't simply go back to my 30 incher, so I finally bit the bullet and purchased this TV. After watching it for a week or so, I am very glad I did so.

The setup was reasonably easy and quick. The TV found my network and connected with no problems. The Internet setup of this TV is somewhat different than that of the Sony Blu-ray I purchased to accompany the TV. The Blu-ray allows me to easily access Amazon's free-to-Prime customers downloads of movies and TV shows. I haven't been able to figure out how to make the TV access as easy. Of course, I don't "need" the TV access because I have access via the Blu-ray player, but in some sense it would still be nice if I could use the TV itself for access. I don't (yet) subscribe to Netflex or similar services, so unfortunately I have no comment on their ease of use. Edited to add: After the TV updated itself (very easy!) it no longer was able to connect to the Internet. My computer-expert son had to manually connect it. If I was able to subtract a halof-star so that the rating was 4.5 stars, I would do so.

The instruction book is on the skimpy side. Thankfully there is an "i-manual" on the TV itself, which is handy. Still, I guess I'd have liked more detail in the print manual, especially about issues such as setting up Internet access. On the plus side, the TV just finished up-dating its software with no glitches, so I know that my Internet access is at least semi OK.

The picture on the TV seems significantly brighter than that on the old TVs. I like this feature.
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