Originally Posted by Aniwolfe
Get the 950b or the x940c...all other models have terrible light bleeding issues. I bought 2 x930c's and returned both of them. Would never recommend that model. I now have a Samsung JS8500 and enjoying it much more. Good Luck
I think Sony is digging its own grave, and has been for a long time. I've had plenty of Sony products all my life, and many of them have had problems that were not inherent to the unit, but bad designs. But at least the Sony TV sets that I've had were good. However, in 2010 I bought a Sony 1080p set and ended up exchanging it for a Samsung because it had more clouding than I had seen ever before on a TV set. Granted, this was the cheapest Sony at BJ's, but the Samsung I exchanged it for also was the cheapest and it looked way better, with barely any clouding. In the Sony's case, I'm talking about the kind of clouding that would show in bright areas, not just in dark areas.
Same thing now, the 850D is another Sony set that is extremely disappointing for its horrible black levels (and I'm not as demanding as the person who pays $5,000 for a set with perfect blacks, whether t's plasma, OLED or whatever). I got a Samsung JS7000 which is larger, has far better picture quality and decent black levels.
It's obvious to me that if you want a good Sony TV set, you have to pay thousands of dollars for their high end models, and everything below that is garbage. With Samsung, you can get the cheapest line and it will look great, even if not as good as their high end line, but still very good.
I also have 4 Sony Blu-ray players, years 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 (or it might be 2015, I'm not sure but I just bought it). Blu-ray players are one of the few Sony products that are good and reliable, but just to make a comparison I also bought a Samsung player. I could tell from the moment I started watching a movie that it looked way better than the Sony.
So for me, Sony is dead.