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Sony XBR55HX950 55-inch 240HZ 1080p 3D Internet Full-Array LED HDTV (Black) (Old Version)

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  • TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 50.5-Inch x 30.5-Inch x 1.9375-Inch, TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 50.5-Inch x 32.75-Inch x 14.625-Inch
  • Pro-grade detail for discerning eyes: X-Reality PRO
  • Full-array local dimming for our best color/contrast
  • Experience precise motion clarity with Motion flow XR 960
  • Frameless design with Corning s Gorilla Glass
  • 3D in Full HD 1080p for phenomenal 3D picture quality
  • Movies, music and apps with Sony Entertainment Network; Make life-sized video calls with Skype
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Product Information

Size: 55-inch
Technical Details
Brand NameSony
Item Weight60 pounds
Product Dimensions66.5 x 7 x 34.5 inches
Item model numberXBR55HX950
Color NameBlack
  
Additional Information
ASINB008XG1MHS
Best Sellers Rank #12,304 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight84 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 3, 2012
  
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Technical Details

Size: 55-inch
  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: XBR55HX950
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 55 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Description

Size: 55-inch

Sony make . believe

the best of the best

So realistic you might forget you’re just watching TV. Details like individual blades
of grass come to life with laser-sharp precision and the most natural color imaginable.
Stunning images are produced using our most advanced X-Reality PRO
technology and the ultra-thin TV design is achieved by incorporating Corning
Gorilla Glass for the seamless look of edge-to-edge glass.
KDL-55HX950  
Lifelike picture. Our clearest picture. Peak performance.
The X-Reality PRO Picture Engine draws on its database of real patterns, shapes and textures to display our most lifelike picture ever. Every scene is presented in detail so stunning - HD movies, sports and even YouTube clips - that it is like looking through a window.
Watch sports like never before. The Motionflow XR 960 technology minimizes judder and helps recreate the movement of real life directly on screen, so viewing at home feels like you are watching from the stands.
Full array local dimming boosts LED brightness only where it’s needed for our best contrast & color ever. The result is a powerful combination of intense highlights, bright whites, and deep blacks.  
Full HD 3D


Technology

Our Best 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.
Pro-Grade Picture Detail
Introducing a picture so lifelike, it's like looking through a window. HD movies, sports, even YouTube clips and home movies burst off the screen with astonishing detail and color. Sony's X-Reality PRO picture engine draws on its database of real patterns, shapes and textures to display our most lifelike picture ever.
Spectacular Contrast
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. The result is a powerful combination of intense highlights, bright whites, and deep blacks.
Goodbye wires
Wirelessly stream beautiful, HD entertainment straight from the internet or your home network using built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. 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.2
Entertainment Way Beyond Cable
Welcome to endless entertainment. Thousands of movies, TV shows, videos, games and music are at your fingertips with the Sony Entertainment Network. Connect to the internet to instantly access Full HD 1080p entertainment, 3D content and made-for-TV apps like Hulu Plus, Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, Facebook and many more.2
Full Control
Now there's one less remote control on the coffee table. Just download the free Media Remote app and turn your iPhone/iPad, Android phone or Tablet into a versatile remote control with a full QWERTY keyboard4. It makes changing channels and typing searches ultra fast and convenient.

Product description and full feature list
The Sony XBR LED HX950 Internet TV is equipped with the latest technology to bring you
incredible entertainment. Explore the full range of features and options below.
 

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. Corning'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.1

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.2

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.2

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.6

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 keyboard.3 It makes changing the 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.2 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.4

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.5 You can also start the TrackID service by shaking a smartphone that's running the Media Remote app.3 Very convenient.

Scene Optimized Energy Savings
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.7

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.

Video search
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.5


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  Display Resolution Full HD
1080p
Full HD
1080p
Full HD
1080p
Full HD
1080p
Full HD
1080p
Full HD
1080p
HD
720p
  Picture Engine X-Reality
PRO
X-Reality
PRO
X-Reality
Clear
Resolution
Enhancer
Clear
Resolution
Enhancer
Clear
Resolution
Enhancer
Clear
Resolution
Enhancer
  LED Backlight Intelligent
Peak
Dynamic
Edge
Dynamic
Edge
Edge Edge Edge Edge
  Motion Clarity Motionflow
XR 960
Motionflow
XR 960
Motionflow
XR 480
Motionflow
XR 240
Motionflow
XR 240
Motionflow
XR 120
Motionflow
XR 120
  3D in Full HD 1080p1
  Glare Reduction OptiContrast
Panel
OptiContrast
Panel

  Wi-Fi 2 Wi-Fi
Built in
Wi-Fi
Built in
Wi-Fi
Built in
Wi-Fi
Built in
Wi-Fi
Adaptor
Included
  Sony Entertainment Network2
  (Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, HuluPlus & more)

  Media Remote App3
  (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch,
  Android phone, Sony Tablet)
  Skype2
  Wi-Fi Direct™4
  Frameless Corning
  Gorilla Glass


  HDMI Input 4 4 4 4 4 2 2
  USB Input 2 2 2
2 2 1 1




1. Requires 3D content, HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) and 3D active glasses sold separately.

2. 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 separately.
    Subject to Skype’s terms and conditions.

3. Requires devices connected to the same wireless home network.

4. Streaming content, copy-protected content and certain formats are not supported.

5. Requires active internet connection.

6. 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.

7. Compared to normal viewing. Based on a 55-inch LED TV with Picture Setting Standard.


 


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Outstanding Picture and sound quality.
D. Lennox
This picture is by the far the best I have ever seen on an LCD and I have seen many.
Paul M.
It has an angle that highly reflects room lights.
Curtis Bard

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81 of 89 people found the following review helpful By B. Flamenco on October 9, 2012
Size Name: 55-inch Verified Purchase
Ok, please bear with me .. I love TV's and the latest gadgets .. I am not a professional and my review is more from a personal point of view.

My TV arrived yesterday, replacing the Panasonic VT50 65".. While the VT50 was a stunning display, it was only that way with HD content and in the dark. When in the dark, that tv blew me away, however during the day and watching older TV shows.. I was just not impressed. I was looking for a TV that I look at any time and feel really good about.

This one really does the trick, even though it is 10" smaller .. I am so pleased with my decision to swap TVs spending the same amount of money.
I have never owned a Sony before, the Samsung 8000 was too gimmicky for me.. (I am not going to start talking to my TV or hand gesturing in front of it.. not to mention all the reviews posted)

This model to me is the perfect for my home. I LOVE the display.. bright, crisp.. just a joy to look at.

A few things that I tried to find out about this TV (before my purchase) that I could not locate anywhere are as follows: (hope it helps)
*You can use the following model of 3D Glasses: TDG-BR750, BR250, BR200, BR100, BR50, Playstation 3D Glasses.
*Minimal Glare (compared to VT50)
*Quality sturdy stand, swivels and tilts
*Wireless function works very well and is easy to set up.

Bottom line.. I am much happier with this purchase!! While the VT50 has such a high rating, It was not a tv for me.. It has great reviews but if you look at the amount of used units offered by Amazon, I think I am not alone. (I mentioned the VT50 in my review, because many people out there seem to want to know how it compares to this model)

I will be adding to this post as I try out more features such as 3D etc..
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Behzad on January 9, 2013
Size Name: 65-inch Verified Purchase
There are so many things to like about this TV. In many ways, the perfect TV as far as I am concerned. Unfortunately, the vertical banding on the two units I have received so far (that's correct, I am on my second one at this point) is just way too noticeable for me to ignore, especially considering this model's "premier" status.

There is no doubt that other than the banding issue, this is a clear 5-star TV. But the banding is so noticeable and distracting that I have no choice but to lower the rating all the way down to 2 stars (debating 2 or 3 stars, 2.5 is not an option). I frankly find it to be an inexcusable compromise on a $5000+ TV set (and yet still contemplating keeping this TV because I like it so much in every other way). I know, I it doesn't make much sense, but that's where this TV leaves me.

Here are some of the highlights:

* Exceptional black levels and contrast, the best I have seen. Yes, there is a little bit of blooming if you really want to nit-pick, but I'll happily take that when accompanied by the most amazing inky blacks I have ever seen on a TV (maybe OLEDs are better, but I haven't seen them). To my eye, this TV has better black levels than Elite or any of the Plasmas. Full array LED with local diming and the OptiContrast panel really shine here.

* Very nice and bright colors. Overall picture is extremely pleasing to the eye (the included "Scenes" provide a good selection of settings to match the content you are watching).

* Pretty decent "Smart TV" features including Internet content options (Netflix, Amazon Instant/Prime Video, Hulu, Sony, etc.
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Paul M. on October 3, 2012
Size Name: 55-inch Verified Purchase
I am giving this television 5 stars even though I am currently waiting on a replacement unit from Amazon because of several bright red pixels in the middle of the screen. Like always, Amazon was top notch with delivery, customer service, and response...handing this issue quickly and with no drama. The new replacement TV is expected to arrive tomorrow and this time when I power it up at delivery, I will open to Sony Home menu (full graphic screen) which obviously shows the pixel flaws. Yes packing it back up will be a hassle but well worth the final result.

This picture is by the far the best I have ever seen on an LCD and I have seen many. Currently we have 4 other Sony XBR LCD TV's of different ages and sizes and there is no comparison to this new model. This XBR55HX950 will replace a Pioneer Elite Pro 530HD rear projection TV (nearly 10 years old and still kicking); which says a lot because the Pioneer is fabulous but getting dated and many possible replacements have come and gone once compared beside this TV.

In general, after quick calibration and tweaking the XBR55HX950 picture is approaching the level of our dedicated home theater(OPPO BDP-95 BluRay, Anthem Statement D2 processor, JVC Reference Series projector, Stewart 110" Studiotek 130 G3 screen). This Sony's white levels, black levels, and contrast are stunning and gone are the common LCD dragged jerky motion images...this TV is fast and smooth displaying motion. The black is so black that in a completely dark room, the screen light showing black between commercials is virtually undetectable. We are displaying Blu-Rays with the Sony BDPS790 which is a great player and very convenient with the HDMI link control.
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