The XBR-55HX950 that I bought was returned because of a damaged screen and I went with a W900A(new) from Sony as I couldn't find another.
I have a few problems with the W900A:
1. Screen uniformity is poor: The left and right sides of the screen have a 3 inch dim/vignetting/blue tint area. The top and bottom sides of the screen also has dim/vignetting which is only in the center area. I also see horizontal lines or banding on the left and right side of the screen. I use this TV as a PC monitor and this problem is very visible when doing this and is the TV's main use. I haven't seen this problem during video playback but I haven't watched much yet. I'm having to calibrate the TV's backlight/picture/gamma based on what I see in the center of the TV which causes the rest of the screen to be off. My seating position's vertical angle of around -15 to -20 degrees isn't helping either, horizontal angle is dead on center.
Is this problem common in this TV or just edge-lit TV's in general? The hdtvtest.co.uk review of this TV mentions this problem also. This is my first edge-lit TV and the XBR3(direct lit)/HX929/HX950 didn't have this problem. Swapping for another W900A won't fix this problem?
2. HDMI control/Bravia sync issue: I have my PC on HDMI 4 and my Marantz AV7701 on HDMI 1 with PS3/PS4 input sources. When I select my PS3/PS4(both turned off) input on my Marantz AV7701 the TV doesn't change from Cable TV/ PC HDMI 4 to HDMI 1, but the Marantz AV7701 does go to the correct input source. When the TV is on HDMI 1 and I select cable TV/PC HDMI 4 the TV switches the Marantz AV7701 to TV input. Power on and off sync and HDMI ARC works correctly though. With my HX929 when I selected any source other than TV on my Marantz AV7701 the TV would switch to HDMI 1 automatically even with HDMI control set to off for both PS3/PS4.
3. No TV guide: A feature I miss from my HX929 and the W900A sold in Europe has this feature. It looks like Sony wants me to buy a tablet/smart phone and use it for looking up guide information.
Color Temp: Warm 2
Noise Reduction: Auto (for CATV only, otherwise Off)
MPEG NR: Off
Dot NR: Off
Reality Creation: Off
Smooth Gradation: Off
Black Corrector: Off
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
LED Dynamic Control: Low
Auto Light Limiter: Off
Clear White: High
Live Color: Off
White Balance: R-Gain -4 , rest 0
Detail Enhancer: Off
Edge Enhancer: Off
i/p Conversion Preference: Quality(for Video and 480i/1080i) Speed(Game/Graphics)
Ambient Sensor: Off
All other sensors: Off