97 of 101 people found the following review helpful
Friggin Awesome TV,
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This review is from: Sony XBR49X830C 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model) (Electronics)This tv is unbelievable, you have to see it to really believe how good the video quality is. All other 4k tv's in this price range or higher can't complete with the quality here. I HIGHLY recommend you get an app called PLEX, which allows virtually almost all movie types, music, and photos to stream to the TV that are on your computer. (Computer runs PLEX Server). I then downloaded a 4k HD Movie called Timescapes and let me tell you PLEX was able to handle the 4k quality stream and it looked absolutely stunning. The 4k on this set is absolutely worth ever penny. Even when playing blu Ray or using your usb flash to play 1080p movies the upscaling is really wonderful. For the price and features and quality you cannot get a better set AND ITS A SONY! Don't let other reviews claiming you can see white spots on the edges of the screen during dark scenes... This is absolutely not the case and people who complain about glare I bet they put right right by a bright window otherwise even things... Read more
182 of 192 people found the following review helpful
I was happy with it at $1300,
This review is from: Sony XBR43X830C 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model) (Electronics)I bought this 4K UHTV to replace a Panasonic 42" plasma that died. I bought the Sony when it was priced at $1300. Now it's $800. I did get the difference back from BB, since they honored their low price guarantee.
A brand-new Sony 43" 4K for $800? Yep. I was happy with it at $1300, now I'm absolutely delighted.
This TV has one of the best pictures I have ever seen. And for me, that's the bottom line. Netflix in 4K, which was added 5/31/15, has to be seen to be believed. It really is as good as you've heard.So is YouTube in 4K. Amazon Prime Instant Video in 4K isn't here yet, but the 1080 version is, and it looks great.
Every source you play through this TV is upscaled to 4K, and everything looks wonderful. Regular TV, recorded HD TiVo programs, streaming shows, Blu-Ray, AppleTV, the Playstation 4, and even a PC when using this as a computer monitor. Plus, I use a Google Nexus 6 smartphone, which shoots video in 4K. I uploaded some clips to... Read more
51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
Amazing TV, Amazing Price! -- Updated,
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This review is from: Sony XBR49X830C 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model) (Electronics)I just got this TV t. ay as a replacement for my old Sony KDL40VL160 46" so I was already accustomed to a great HD picture but this blows me away! The picture is amazing with ordinary HD input, a tribute no doubt to Sony up scaling. The colors are even more realistic than on my old set, which was wonderful. I'm looking forward to seeing something in actual 4K resolution. I can't imagine how it could possibly look any better. It was fast and easy to set up, the longest step was downloading the updated software which was ten very well spent minutes.
I have to admit, the low three and half star rating gave me pause but when I read those low star ratings the majority were about the Netflix app not working and that is fixed with the current update. There were a few complaints that the smart remote RMF-TX100U was both expensive and not available from Sony, which is true. I found it on line from a company called New Remotes for $58.95 plus shipping. Wish they were available... Read more