Sony BRAVIA KDL-55HX729
Released May, 2011
The Pros:Monolithic design looks great and really stands out when compared to competing TVs. No need to buy a separate WiFi adapter due to integrated 802.11n wireless. Gorilla Glass covering is sleek and durable.
The Cons:Edge-lit LED dimming performs poorly compared to full-array LED HDTVs.
The Sony BRAVIA KDL-55HX729 is an upper mid-cost 3D LED TV. This TV comes with integrated WiFi (802.11n). The BRAVIA Internet Video platform includes Sony's Video On Demand, as well as access to content sites like Netflix, Pandora, HuluPlus, Amazon Video on Demand and YouTube.
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There is also video and music streaming powered by Qriocity. With the TrackID feature, any song played on the TV will be identified by song, artist, and album. The BRAVIA KDL-55HX729 is Skype-ready, so that you can chat face-to-face in 720p. This TV has a fifty-five inch LED display powered by Sony's Dynamic Edge LED backlight, which helps to keep this TV slim. The display operates at full HD (1080p). To view 3D, you must get a set of active shutter glasses, which are sold separately. The BRAVIA KDL-55HX720's OptiContrast panel elevates the picture to the front surface of the TV, creating a dark background for high contrast picture. The high contrast works even in well-lit rooms. The MotionFlow XR feature works at 480Hz to compensate for quick screen movements, reducing blur and streaks. The BRAVIA KDL-55HX720's single chip X-Reality Engine utilizes Sony's Intelligent Image Enhancer to improve picture quality and cut down on unwanted noise. For PC connectivity, this TV has a two-way RS-232 control. This model differs from the lower cost BRAVIA KDL-46HX729 model in that the BRAVIA KDL-46HX729 has only a forty-six inch display. This TV differs from the higher cost BRAVIA KDL-65HX729 model in that the BRAVIA KDL-65HX729 has a sixty-five inch display. The Sony BRAVIA KDL-55HX729 3D LED TV comes equipped with two-way IR inputs, which allow you to control other devices with the TV remote.
- 55" 1080p full HD 3D-capable display
- Color: Black
- Dynamic Edge LED backlight
- Monolithic design
- OptiContrast Panel Technology
- Remote control
- Integrated WiFi (802.11n)
- Skype-ready in 720p high definition
- BRAVIA Internet Video and Qriocity
- MotionFlow XR 480Hz
- X-Reality Engine
- Rear two-way IR inputs
- Two-way RS232C control
User Reviews (1)
Monolithic design looks great and really stands out when compared to competing TVs.
No need to buy a separate WiFi adapter due to integrated 802.11n wireless.
Gorilla Glass covering is sleek and durable.
Menu system is well thought out and easy to use.
Ambient Sensor saves a lot of power and isn't that noticeable.
Reasonably priced for a 46" LED 3D HDTV with 480Hz refresh.
Edge-lit LED dimming performs poorly compared to full-array LED HDTVs.
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