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Sony BRAVIA XBR55HX929 55-Inch 1080p 3D Local-Dimming LED HDTV with Built-In Wi-Fi (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 and sleek "monolithic" OptiContrast panel with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Intelligent Peak LED backlighting with full-array local dimming for Sony's most precise contrast
  • Experience smooth and precise motion detail during fast-action video with Motionflow XR 960 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 Number: XBR55HX929
  • Display Technology: led-lit
  • Display Size: 55 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

Size: 55-Inch

Product Description

Get ready to enjoy Sony's best picture…even in 3D featuring innovative technologies than ensure the smoothest high-speed viewing possible. Simple Internet connectivity, smart energy-saving features and a beautifully elegant design make this a must-have for every home. Packaging (Approx.) : 56 3/8 x 35 3/4 x 7 1/8" (1429 x 908 x 179mm).Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz.


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
The HX929 series pairs uncompromising technology, simple connectivity, and elegant design, earning its spot at the top of Sony's 3D HDTV lineup. Enjoy brilliant Full HD picture quality for both 2D and 3D programming, and a new level of precision and detail with Intelligent Peak LED full-array backlighting with local dimming. Sony's X-Reality PRO video processing delivers optimal color, contrast and sharpness--even with low-resolution web videos. Speaking of web videos, built-in Wi-Fi gives you connected entertainment options galore thanks Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video and Widgets. Or play back your digital video, music, and photo files right over your home network from DLNA certified devices. Whatever your entertainment preference, the XBR-55HX929 will deliver in spades--the best of the best.

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3D in Full HD 1080p

Sony XBR-55HX929 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 XBR-55HX929, 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.

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The Best of the Best

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

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.

Sleek "Monolithic" 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 HX929 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 960
Sony's Motionflow XR 960 technology delivers smooth and precise detail during fast-action scenes.
Motionflow XR 960

Experience stunning motion clarity with Sony's Motionflow XR 960 technology. The combination of full-array LED backlighting and high frame-rate technology reduces blur caused by quick camera movements and enhances image sharpness. See smooth motion during fast action movies and an overall clearer picture. This is Sony's highest level of motion processing, with a difference you can see right away.

X-Reality PRO Engine

Enjoy the best picture experience no matter what you're watching. Sony's X-Reality PRO engine brings out incredible detail through multi-frame, pixel-by-pixel analysis of each scene. You will see optimal color, contrast and sharpness, even when viewing lower resolution web videos.

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 HX820 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 XBR-55HX929 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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XBR-55HX929 Key Specifications

Display Sony HDTV Feature Logos--HX929 Series
Screen Size (Diagonal): 55 Inches
Display Type: LCD (OptiContrast Panel)
Backlight Type: Intelligent Peak LED
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 (Rear)
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): 50-3/8 x 30-3/8 x 1-1/2 Inches (50-3/8 x 31-5/8 x 12-1/4 Inches With Stand)
Weight: 57.5 lbs. (69.7 lbs. with stand)

What's in the Box

XBR-55HX929 55-Inch BRAVIA HX929-Series LED LCD HDTV, Remote Control (RM-YD061), AC Power Cord (Attached), Table Top Stand (Assembly Required), Documentation

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Picture Quality

Full HD 1080p Resolution
3D in Full HD 1080p
Picture Engine
LED Backlight
Motionflow Technology
OptiContrast Panel
Corning Gorilla Glass


Skype Ready
Internet Streaming
Built-in Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Ready
"Media Remote" App
USB Input
HDMI Inputs

Energy Efficiency

Energy Star

Product Information

Product Dimensions 50.4 x 1.5 x 30.4 inches
Item Weight 57.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 79.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Item model number XBR55HX929
Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 155 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #117,170 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
#1,400 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > LED & LCD TVs
Date first available at Amazon.com March 14, 2011

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Customer Questions & Answers

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As of this writing (Sept. 25, 2011), I've had the Sony XBR-55HX929 for just over two months, so I thought it was about time I shared my impressions of it. Nothing I have to say differs significantly from what other (positive) reviews have said, but I thought I'd contribute to the collective wisdom.

Let me start off with a bit of context: I have had, at least briefly, five HDTVs since March 2011: a 62" Mitsubishi WD-62525 (a rear projection TV with 720p native resolution), a Panasonic TC-P55ST30 (plasma), a Samsung PN59D6500 (also a plasma), a Samsung UN55D6900 (an LED edge-lit LCD), and the Sony XBR-55HX929 (LED backlit LCD with local dimming). The Mitsubishi died in late March and I have been searching for a replacement. As you can see, I've tried out just about the full array of TV technologies. My search has ended with the Sony XBR-55HX929, and I am very happy with it. I will compare the Sony with some of the other sets I've had below.

There are a number of concerns that owners or prospective owners of the Sony have had, so let me address those. First, the build date. I ordered my set from Amazon.com on July 9, it shipped on the 13th and was delivered the 20th. It was assembled in Mexico in March 2011.

The dreaded "crease": Yes, mine has the crease (a slightly darker "line" that appears along the sides of the image on many of these Sonys, usually on the left and right, but sometimes along the top and bottom edges, about an inch in from the bezel). I have fairly faint creasing on both the left and right sides. It seems a bit darker towards the bottom of the screen.
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By Gary on November 10, 2011
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In sum, expect the beautiful display to be embarrassingly scarred after an inexcusably short amount of time, and then having to wait weeks for Sony to fix it. Picture looks great until screen fails - and it will. I haven't had the TV longer than 90 days, and a blue vertical stripe has developed running the entire height of the screen. I did some online research and this is a common problem. For the price I paid, and it being the "flagship" of Sony's TVs, this is not acceptable. Worse, the warranty repair won't even be scheduled for at least a week, and then who knows how long it will take before they can actually arrive and fix it (and the Sony phone rep disclosed that it will be another week if they have to order parts). In the past, I had similar problems with a Sony XBR projection TV, when the optical blocks had issues and the screen had yellow blotches just within a year or two of use. I should have learned my lesson then. Sony's poor track record of quality on their high-end TV's will burn them in loss of customer loyalty. Avoid this TV - not worth the price, shoddy quality, and hassle. **UPDATE: SONY decided to send me a replacement TV rather than sending a repair person. Per their manufacture's warranty agreement, SONY has the right to replace the TV with a referbished model, and that's exactly what the did. There's a sticker on the back declaring it refirbished along with several minor scratches on the back of the unit. Worse, the lower frame of the TV bulges down on the left side - looks like it wasn't glued or set properly (flush) with the screen glass. The TV also leans to the left on the stand by about a half inch, and there is noting I can do to fix it. In sum, it took SONY weeks to replace the TV, and they did it with a scatch n' dent model. This is nowhere near acceptable for a TV of this price, bought new, and less than 90 days old.
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I waited 4 months for the TV just to make sure I wasnt going to miss something in my search for a new TV. I'm glad I waited. As a disclaimer I will say that the 3D aspect of the features were insignificant to me and my wife. I just wanted the best 2D picture I could find and right now I dont even own any 3d glasses, so it was a minor issue. I had looked at all the models and it was between the Samsung 8000 and LG W6500 and perhaps the Sony if it measured up (as it was late in releasing). Alot of things to like on all three models and I had looked at the LG and Samsung 20 times. Head on the Samsung has an outstanding picture. Even with slight angles the color saturation dropped as did the blacks etc. The LG kept them much better and with the Passive 3d and lower price I was pretty sure thats what I would be buying but opted to wait for Sony just so I wouldnt kick myself later.
I would have. Seen side by side, all three of them, there was simply no comaprison and even my wife who is very uninterested commented on how much nicer the over all picture was (all sets in the store were set on vivid with no other adjustments). With even steep angle viewing the Sony lost far less than the Samsung and even the LG. The full array makes a huge difference and from 30 ft away the Sony leapt out in clarity, depth with virtually no judder (shudder, blurring) or whatever they call it. Picture is phenominal. It is as clean and pretty shut off as a TV can be. The Gorilla glass is ver nice, you can just use a nice clean rag and glass cleaner and it comes out beautiful Also while opening a cd case two fell out of my hand and hit the front. Probably wouldnt have hurt anything else but not a mark.
CONS: Why I gave it 4 stars and not five.
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