Sony Bravia HX929 Series Brief Review
Sony Bravia HX929 Series
1080p resolution; Full-array, local-dimming LED backlight; 960Hz refresh rate; 3D-capable, active-type; Bravia Internet TV, built-in WiFi; Presence sensor;
The Sony Bravia HX929 is the company’s top-of-the-line LED TV for 2011, standing as the lone full-array, local-dimming model. Colors are rich and vivid, with sharp contrasts for an excellent overall image. Sony’s new Reality PRO and X-Reality Engine digital video processors (and a whopping 960Hz refresh rate) keeps moving images extremely crisp, fluid and virtually blur-free. (though you may not be able to tell the difference over, say, 240Hz models) As for 3D, the major issue that came up with most companies last season was crosstalk, or double images around objects. This year, Sony has attempted to reduce this issue by ramping up response times. The active-shutter glasses will still cost you an arm and a leg, though. This top-of-the-line model is, of course, Internet ready, and among many other features, it offers streaming services like Sony’s Video On Demand (with loads of free movies), Netflix, Internet Radio, and Skype. Design-wise, this TV is breathtaking. Its sleek monolithic design is nearly bezel-free and comes with Opticontrast Panel Technology and a user interface that delivers uninterrupted viewing and intuitive navigation. This flagship TV is available in 65-, 55- and 46-inch sizes and as expected, it doesn’t come cheap.