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Sony Worlds Best Brand
Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2020
Initial Impression: Packaging was great. Well protected. Super easy to open pull the white plugs and the top of the box just slides off great job
Aesthetics: I’m super picky about bezels. I can’t STAND a thick bezel. You could show me a great picture with a thick bezel and I would hate the TV. I’m happy to see they’ve decreased the bezel size in this years models its truly a piece of art. I wasn’t overly excited when I saw the pictures of the stand legs, but they turned out to be better than I thought. I would still prefer them to be on the outer edge of the TV, but I understand why Sony decided to go with the placement since finding a TV stand to accommodate for legs any further spread out, especially with the TV size would be a lot more difficult. The legs are a sturdy build with a nice finish in case you do not mount makes me think twice about mounting.
Set-up/Software: Seamless. I fell in love with my prior Sony model and I’m glad to see they’ve kept the key features and added on some. The android interface is a very intuitive All in all it was super-fast, super easy. Screens were fluid and easy to understand. As a photographer I tend to get frustrated easy when things aren’t natural, but the TV has a good UI/UX design. It has all the apps I need/use (and then some). I love having Netflix and Prime as an app. Definitely a plus since I listen to music on my TV through my surround sound often and used to resort to using a ChromeCast to do so now I just use google music built into TV. The google assistant is super easy and awesome love telling my TV to watch my favorite programs or listen to my favorite music when remote isn't handy.
Picture: What everyone wants to know! It’s great! For the model/price point, I don’t think you can beat the picture. Compared to the similar brands like Samsung, this is definitely a lot sharper NO competition but I expect nothing less from Sony. The blacks are darker and the whites brighter. The presets for different picture modes are incredible and you can switch easily depending on what you watch. I find myself sticking to “Standard” mode the most. There is little to no glare on the screen, and I have the TV placed right next to a wall of windows with the blinds open 90% of the time. I think the “Standard” TV mode helps in this regard as well. The game mode is awesome I already see a huge difference in latency compared to my older TV. COD has never played so well. The TV is incredibly bright I was really surprised but it also looked clear and crisp. The HDR on Netflix was amazing everything looked incredibly lifelike it out shines all higher end TV's i've purchased in the past I guess technology just gets better and better.
Other: I love the remote. I know the TV is still in the entry/mid level category, but the remote is sleeker and “smart.” Love the netflix button top notch Sony. There’s plenty of inputs and connectivity through android gives me everything I need. Can't be any happier with my purchase.