Sony KDL-50W755C 50 inch Smart Full HD TV and HT-CT80 2, Great Picture, not so smart though. (Updated) Improving!

Too many problems after a few months of ownership. . I’ll start off by saying that i am still on the fence with this tv, and very tempted to box it up and send it back. Bought it on a bit of a whim when seeing it on a lightning deal for under £600, but the very favourable reviews helped seal the deal. When it arrived, the first thing i did was to compare the picture to my 5+ year old 42′ panasonic plasma (p42g20b). I watched three different things side by side. Now i know i was comparing apples with pears here given they are totally different technologies, but nevertheless wanted to see if it beat the old plasma hands down. Whilst full hd content did show this 55w755c to have an overall superior picture, with great colours and surprisingly dark blacks (something a plasma excels at), i did find that some areas of detail weren’t actually as clear,eg : the skin on a shark on one of the recent attenborough shows on iplayer (with hd selected). I was also a little disappointed to see some signs of ghosting on fast moving pictures, but it was far better than my old tv (one of the deciding factors to ‘upgrade’). The biggest downfall of this tv i’ve found so far is the sd upscaling, or lack thereof.Not sure if it is due to poor picture processing, or just a typical symptom of such a large screen.

Nice tv, beautiful display, only issue i’ve experienced is that on occasions the tv doesn’t register the hdmi port. I have a bluray and xbox connected to it and sometimes it doesn’t pick up the signal and you have to pull the power out of the tv and reset it. Also it can glitch when you try to look at the guide and takes 20+ seconds to load but if you have satellite you wouldn’t experience this problem.

Sony KDL-50W755C 50 inch Smart Full HD TV and HT-CT80 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Virtual Sound System

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  • Motionflow XR 800 Hz and X-Reality PRO for a high picture quality
  • Sony’s signal-to-sound-architecture for enhanced sound quality
  • Massive range of Smart content with the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN)
  • 2.1 channel sound bar and 80 W power output enables cinema quality surround sound with virtual surround sound processing
  • Wireless music streaming over Bluetooth, bass you can feel with an integrated subwoofer

A very good unit (you can tell a lot of effort has been put on it). The picture quality is really good, certainly due to the 800hz motion rate, x-pro reality and all that. It is a very thin tv and i was quite impressed. The os is very very very fast. Very fast response to any command, and really smooth. Smart functions & features: the tv is really smart and offer many useful features such as making suggestions based on what you usually watch. The users interface: smooth , beautiful to the eye. Built in freeview and satellite (astra 28. 2 e) tuner : very impressive. More than 500 hundred channels hd and non hdcons:1. The design: the fact that all connection are based at the bottom of the unit ruins it all.Come on sony, all the cable are visible at the bottom of the unit and it is not net at all. If like samsung, all the slots should have been placed on the side of the units to keep all the cables behind the scene. I knew before buying it that there would be some issues here and there. (i am not a fan of google play to be honest. Some don’t even work properly on tablets and phones. Imagine what it would be with the sony tv, vevo and aol on don’t work. And this has turned me down. Those particular aps work very well on samsung smart tvs. User interface is complicated to use. You will need some time to get the hang of it. Even the remote is complicated to use (compared for example to the samsung smart tvs remotes) the big fat netflix button in the middle of the remote is not necessary at all in my opinion 🙂 🙂 🙂 why not a amazon prime button, or a youtube button or a vevo 🙂 🙂 :)4. You must sign using you google account. Doesn’t come with the one flick remote. You need to buy it separatly.

From going from a 22′ to this gad been amazing i am seeing stuff the was bit there before. What a tv from going from a 22′ to this gad been amazing i am seeing stuff the was bit there before lol.

Good, but software needs to improve and become more stable. Positives- good picture- plenty of functionality since it’s running androidnegatives- the tv is not always very responsive to the remote, it can take several seconds to change channel or bring up a menu- occasionally tv reboots.

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  1. This review is from : Sony KDL-50W755C 50 inch Smart Full HD TV and HT-CT80 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Virtual Sound System

    Decided not to spend the extra money on 4k as didnt think it was worth the price yet as 4k isn’t used enough to warrant the price. My internet is only about 10mb/s which isnt good enough for streaming 4k content. Looking through reviews it seemed to be one of the best non 4k tv out there and the picture quality if very clear. I dont use the android features much as i have it connected to my xbox one and sky which does nearly everything i need it to do anyway. Would definitely recommend this tv and it is a fantastic price compared to others.
  2. This review is from : Sony KDL-50W755C 50 inch Smart Full HD TV and HT-CT80 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Virtual Sound System

    Great quality screen tech, very poor ui. After owning a sony kdle4500 i was keen to see how a va panel screen would compare. It’s truly excellent picture quality, deep blacks and even sd up scaled looks great. However this is ruined by the android os. It has locked itself up three times. Youtube only has single account sign on. This is a very poorly conceived system for what should be a very simple purpose. Make accessing content easy. To that end, excellent hardware is made frustrating and clunky by its software.
  3. This review is from : Sony KDL-50W755C 50 inch Smart Full HD TV and HT-CT80 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Virtual Sound System

    Fantastic picture on this tv, and one button to launch netflix.
  4. This review is from : Sony KDL-50W755C 50 inch Smart Full HD TV and HT-CT80 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Virtual Sound System

    Very pleased as usual with sony. Easy to use, good picture quality.
  5. This review is from : Sony KDL-50W755C 50 inch Smart Full HD TV and HT-CT80 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Virtual Sound System

    My mum recently gifted us this television as myself and my boyfriend flew the nest. It’s perfect for a really large room as we have our dining room and living room in one, so it’s brilliant. I wouldn’t recommend having this in the smaller room though. Even though it’s curved it gives off a lot of light and i can see that becoming an issue in smaller rooms. The picture quality is fantastic and hasn’t been altered at all considering we live out in the sticks. The netflix button on the remote is an absolute god send. The only issue i have had with this television is occasionally it will decide its having a turn and won’t turn off. I’ll press the stand by button on the remote and the screen will go black for a few seconds and then it will restart up and continue. This has, however, only happened once or twice.
  6. This review is from : Sony KDL-50W755C 50 inch Smart Full HD TV and HT-CT80 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Virtual Sound System

    You have to work out for yourself how to get the best out of it. Had it six months now and i still haven’t got it fully sussed.