Between the 2 65 inch 950s that we bought, one seems to be good with a little bit of banding. The other also has very minimal banding and a hair of dirty screen effect. The second one also delivered by Sony has a slight offset stand but I don't know if I can adjust that by loosening up the screws on the back. Other than those minor flaws, the TV supersedes anything that plasma technology Can bring to the table. Whites are much whiter, blacks are very inky. Also, the motion handling on these LCDs's is by far and away better than what I've seen on any other set out there and comparable with plasma as well as the sharp elite. Color reproduction is also very good and needs little tweaking on these sets out-of-the-box. The brightness actually comes at halfway being a number five, but I found the number three setting to be more than adequate in rooms with large windows. The only nitpicks that I can truly get after having been through this adventure, is that Sony's quality control on these sets is a little hit and miss. Between the two sets that I bought, we had to go through five other sets to get the two that we have right now that are acceptable. Issues such as dead and stuck pixels, hair or little globs of fuzz underneath the glass, and other defects in workmanship that show as damage on the exterior of the chassis of the television. But for what it's worth, you buy a TV about once every 3 to 5 years and you want it to be right. I can honestly say that my wife and I are very happy with the purchase that we made on these two sets. Plus, we also like the fit of the 3-D glasses that come with these television sets much better than any other television on the market. While I have seen some comments on here about the 55 inch being better than the 65 inch, my sister who has a 929 in the 55 inch I've seen and used as a basis for comparison against my own television sets. Her television can do absolutely scorching whites on it, but my biggest gripe with her set is that there is a Lot of backlight bleed. The television seems to need to have the brightness setting turned way down on her television set. Where is on the 65 inch version, I don't ever really see much bleeding or any of the haloing as I have on the 55 inch sets, it just seems to be a better picture overall with better blending.
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11/9/12 at 6:15am