Sony Bravia LCD and LED TV Models
By Jack Burden, Robert Wiley, and Phil Conner
Sony has moved to LED backlighting in most of it's new LCD televisions but they still offer some midle tier and budget models that use traditional CCFL back lighting. Sony's quality continues to impress and as a company they continue to bring solid products to market no matter the TV technology.
2013/2014 Sony LCD & LED Televisions
Sony XBR-X900A 4K LED TV
Sony 4K TV with 4 times the resolution of a normal 1080p TV, great speaker system, passive 3D, and the 4K X-Reality PRO picture engine for up-conversion.Sony XBR-84X900A, Sony XBR-65X900A, Sony XBR-55X900A
Sony XBR-X850A 4K LED TV
Sony scales things down a bit with the X850A 4K LED TV series. The loss of the large side speakers is the biggest difference here. They have active 3D, Triluminous displays, and the 4K X-Reality PRO picture engine for up-conversion.Sony XBR-65X850A, Sony XBR-55X850A
Sony S990A Curved LED TV
Sony touts this one as the first curved LED TV, and it's true. The only other curved TVs out there right now are OLEDs. The curviture is designed to create a much more immersive experience for the home theater. The screen is 65 inches.Sony KDL-65S990A
Sony Bravia HX950 Series
The HX950 has the OptiContrast panel front face which does a nice job of absorbing inbound light from ambient sources. It's also a much clearer finish than the semi-matte screen finishes found on the HX750 and all of the mid-tier Samsung models. This gives you more picture depth and better off-center viewing angles.
Sony XBR65HX950, Sony XBR55HX950
Sony Bravia W900 Series
The W900 series from Sony's 2013/2014 lineup has a lot of the same features of the HX850 series from the previous year. You find all of the top tier features here with added smartphone and tablet connection options.Sony has added near field communication capabilities as one of the sharing methods.
Sony Bravia W850A Series
The W850A series from Sony's 2013/2014 lineup is basically the same as the W900A above it, but the Motionflow feature has been toned down in exchange for a larger screen size. It is only available in the 65 inch size. You find all of the top tier features here with added smartphone and tablet connection options.
Sony Bravia W802 Series
The W802 series is the 2nd tier model from Sony's 2013 and early 2014 lineup. It is a replacement for last years HX750 model and the feature set shows it. It has passive 3D playback, a 120Hz panel with Motionflow XR 240 for fast action, and the Sony Entertainment Network smart TV platform.
Sony KDL55W802A, Sony KDL47W802A
Sony Bravia W650 Series
The W650 series is an interesting entry in Sony's 2013/14 lineup. The only size available is a 32 inch model. You may wonder why it's placed so high on the list. That's because it is loaded with features. Sony recognized a need for a good 32 inch LED/LCD and filled the gap.
Sony Bravia R550 Series
The R550 series offers some of the largest LED edge-lit TVs from Sony, only second to their 84 inch 4K TV. The R550 has a leg up on the R520 series by including passive 3D on the set. It's the main difference and helps shoppers decide which to go with.
Sony KDL70R550A, Sony KDL60R550A, Sony KDL50R550A
Sony Bravia R520 Series
The R520 series is a slight step down from the R550 series. The passive 3D may not be present but the wide range of smart TV features and picture quality features are still here. The lack of 3D brings down the price a bit and makes these 60 and 70 inch TVs more of a value option in the large size arena.
Sony KDL70R520A, Sony KDL60R520A
Sony Bravia R450 Series
Sony Bravia R400 Series
The R400 series is the bottom of the Sony lineup for 2013 and early 2014. This 32 inch model is as basic as it gets. It's got a 720p resolution display with direct LED backlighting. It is a strong competitor for the small budget class of TVs.
2012 Sony LCD & LED Televisions
Sony Bravia HX850 Series
The HX850 series has dynamic edge lit local dimming technology which allows a super high state frame rate hz rate conversion of 960 Motionflow on the HX850. Translated, this means great processing during fast action fast motion sequences. 3D viewing is hard to beat the design is the monolithic stand design that was popular on the previous highest-end models from Sony. Check out the full reviews of the models below.
Sony KDL55HX850, Sony KDL46HX850
Sony Bravia HX750 Series
The 2012 Sony HX750 series is also dynamic edge lit but the primary difference between it and the HX850 series is that the Motionflow XR Hz rate equivalent is 480 rather than 960 on the HX850. The design of the TV is very nice - carrying the monolithic design onward. You get full web browsing, built in Wifi and a plethora of features with this new 2012 Sony. A cool little touchpad/QWERTY remote control comes with it to assist with the Internet/Smart TV functions.
Sony KDL55HX750, Sony KDL46HX750
Sony Bravia EX640 Series
The EX640 series is a large step down from the top two offerings so far for 2012. We do appreciate the processing that this model contains and it still maintains a fast 240Hz frame rate conversion. 24p true Cinema processing is another plus. This is an edge lit LED without being dynamic - meaning no localized dimming opportunities. The EX640 series does not offer 3D.
Sony KDL55EX640, Sony KDL46EX640, Sony KDL40EX640
Sony BX450 Series
The 2012 BX450 replaces the BX420 from last year and an smaller size value offering from Son. The series has a fluorescent back lit, 1080p, 60Hz LCD panel. One way to save money on when constructing an LCD television is to forego LED back or edge lighting and use traditional flourescent lighting. That's what the BX450 contains for these smaller size TVs where you dont necessarily have to have the newest picture quality features.
Sony KDL46BX450, Sony KDL40BX450
Sony BX330 Series
The 2012 BX330 replaces the BX320 from last year with a fluorescent back lit, 720p, 60Hz LCD panel. It is only available in the 32" size at this time. Rather than light the LCD panel with LED back lighting or edge lighting the BX series uses CCFL fluorescent back lighting. Sony's excellent functionality is a winner in these smaller LCD TVs.
2011 Sony LCD & LED Televisions
Sony Bravia EX720 Series
The new EX720 series is a replacement for the EX710 series with a new 1080p, LED edge lit panel and expanded internet features, it is available in 4 sizes from 55" down to 32".
Sony KDL55EX720, Sony KDL46EX720, Sony KDL40EX720, Sony KDL32EX720
Sony Bravia EX620 Series
2011's replacement for the EX600 series is the EX620, we liked all the EX series TVs we reviewed last year and the EX620 continues on the quality EX line.
Sony KDL55EX620, Sony KDL46EX620, Sony KDL40EX620
Sony Bravia EX520 Series
The most affordable line of EX series televisions announced at CES 2011 is the entry-level EX520, containing many features of the higher line EX series the EX520 offers Sony quality at lower prices.
Sony KDL46EX520, Sony KDL40EX520, Sony KDL32EX520
Sony Bravia BX420 Series
The BX lines represent Sony's tradionally backlit LCD TVs, the 1080p BX420 is the highest end line of these and are available in 3 sizes all at affordable prices.
Sony KDL46BX420, Sony KDL40BX420, Sony KDL32BX420
Sony Bravia BX320 Series
The 2011 BX320 line from Sony represents 2 small, budget priced 720p CCFL backlit LCD televisions. These aren't going to knock your sock off but it's nice to get Sony quality in a small TV at a good price.
Sony KDL32BX320, Sony KDL22BX320
Sony Bravia XBR HX929 Series
This is the top of the line in 3D LED/LCD televisions from Sony. They feature the new "Monolithic" design look which is very unique among today's televisions. The glass goes all the way to the edge. Check out this 1080p, 240Hz, top tier TV.
Sony XBR65HX929, Sony XBR55HX929, Sony XBR46HX929
Sony Bravia HX729 Series
Sony LCD and LED 2012 TV Models