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Sony XBR55X900F 55 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV 2018 Model

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2018 (Refresh Now)
8.0
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
139
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RESOLUTION
55 meters
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Review Summary - 98 recent, verified reviews

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Picture Quality
 41
4k, tv, stunning, phenomenal, oled
+100%
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" ...  great picture, I have nothing bad to say other than they are all too expensive.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality is fantastic, even with lower resolution sources.  ...  "
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" ...  The x900e is to the left in the comparison picture(the one with two tvs)the X900f is to the right.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality is phenomenal despite not being OLED and the TV itsekf looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  the picture will drop your jaw right out of the box. ... The regular picture over my WiFi looks better than the 4K blue ray on my 4K Samsung. ... It doesn’t even make sense how clear and sharp this picture is.  ...  "
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" ...  PIcture is excellant. ... I discovered going through all many choices you can select via their menu that Standard, and the Sports setting give you the best picture. ... Some of these led tv's you need to be in front of or the picture blurs.  ...  "
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" ...  Great HD image, well worth its cost!  ...  "
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" ...  Such a beautiful picture. ... First 4K TV for me and the picture is STUNNING!!  ...  "
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Resolution
 35
tv, television, picture, hdr, 1080p
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Excellent HDR picture quality from 4K Blu rays via an oppo udp 203.  ...  "
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" ...  Movies still looked like movies but the contrast and detail were far beyond what I could get on my 1080P television. ... I have a 4K Blu-ray player and some 4K Blu-rays and the picture and sound are the best I have experienced on home video but there is a downside. ... With a 4K television, it is very easy to tell the difference between a DVD and Blu-ray which makes watching your old DVD collection a lot less appealing. ... I'm not using the built-in Android TV streaming stuff because I prefer streaming with my Nvidia Shield but this television can be used to stream Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube and others without an external device--but if you are accustomed to using Roku you will probably want to keep using it because the channel selection is much larger than you can get on the Android TV platform (which is what Chromecast, Nvidia, and this television all use).  ...  "
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" ...  Combined with the newer Xbox which, like the TV, is 4K in one word .  ...  "
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" ...  I use my AppleTV 4K for all videos and movies.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased the 49 inch Bravia TV. ... The Bravia found all available local channels with no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  The regular picture over my WiFi looks better than the 4K blue ray on my 4K Samsung.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my first 4K so I’m amazed by the picture quality, I recommend watching Planet Earth 2 in 4K. ... One thing that I had to do manually is go into the settings menus -> external inputs and select “enhance 4K HDMI signal format”.  ...  "
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" ...  This Sony XBR75X900F 75-inch TV replaced a old top of the line Panasonic plasma. ... I continue to be impressed, especially watching true 4K material on Direct TV and Netflix.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 25
android, alexa, smart, sony, 900f
+76%
-24%
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" ...  love this tv  ...  "
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" ...  I highly recommend this TV!!  ...  "
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" ...  I'm glad I bought this TV  ...  "
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" ...  I'm not using the built-in Android TV streaming stuff because I prefer streaming with my Nvidia Shield but this television can be used to stream Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube and others without an external device--but if you are accustomed to using Roku you will probably want to keep using it because the channel selection is much larger than you can get on the Android TV platform (which is what Chromecast, Nvidia, and this television all use).  ...  "
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" ...  This is a fantastic TV.  ...  "
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" ...  We are a Windows, iOS household and there’s been no problem for us at all getting used to Android.  ...  "
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" ...  I bypassed the android setup and skipped all the smart tv bits.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my first modern Sony TV.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 22
oled, screen, panel, lcd, brightness
+86%
-14%
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" ...  This is a fantastic TV.  ...  "
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" ...  It is just as good as an Oled.  ...  "
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" ...  We have two coaches at an angle to any tv we would get and I have to say the angle viewing is very good on this. ... Some of these led tv's you need to be in front of or the picture blurs.  ...  "
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" ...  In all, this is a great TV.  ...  "
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" ...  It came down to OLED or LED. ... LED is a well established technology and it shows in this set.  ...  "
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" ...  The display is far improved over the comparable Samsung TV. ... It's really a perfect led panel.  ...  "
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" ...  This TV is amazing!  ...  "
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" ...  My last TV was a cheap LG 42" HD LCD "dumb" TV.  ...  "
Color
 19
brightness, black, blacks, vivid, contrast
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Darks are amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  The video panned smoothly, the contrast and blacks were really nice and I was pleased with the uniformity of the brightness given the size of the TV. ... Noticed some improvement in color accuracy but honestly that is about it so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Blacks are quite good. ... *About the brightness.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy and I didn't need to touch any of the video settings to get rich, vibrant color.  ...  "
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" ...  Blacks are deep and all other colors true.  ...  "
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" ...  The blacks are JET Black. ... The screen is killer huge and well lit when a bright scene appears. ... The colors are intensely vivid.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought tv for my daughter, she like it so much, beautiful colors and sound  ...  "
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" ...  They are designed to show off the set in a bright Best Buy showroom setting so they make the brightness, color and sharpness pop which shows off the capabilities of the screen but also makes everything look ridiculously unnatural. ... The blacks were very, very black and the colors much more nuanced.  ...  "
Marketplace
 18
picture, way, delivery, tv, review
+94%
-6%
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" ...  The delivery man Amazon contracted stole a $100 pen in his way out.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon has been great, immediately replacing the first.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this one after four days of ordering it, way to go Amazon keep on the good work.  ...  "
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" ...  As promised by the reviews, the image is very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture I posted with my review don't even do justice as it looks way better in person.  ...  "
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" ...  Called Amazon and they immediately sent me another, got to love Amazon and how they treat their customers.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon has the best customer service is the only positive from this purchase.  ...  "
Apps
 17
apps, android, google, content, youtube
+65%
-35%
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" ...  I will update after I load software the way I want. ... It is app driven, and really built for streaming services and gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Since I started using my xbox to run these apps, the TV hasn't required a reboot, and the content loads immediately (example: loading a Netflix show/movie on the tv would take 5+ seconds to load while the xbox is almost immediate).  ...  "
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" ...  YouTube has effective visits to help here.  ...  "
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" ...  Google Assistant integration is awesome. ... We are a Windows, iOS household and there’s been no problem for us at all getting used to Android.  ...  "
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" ...  Extremely easy set up, absolutely great picture and all the apps you could ever want.  ...  "
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" ...  The Google voice control was quick and it got everything I threw at it correct the very first time.  ...  "
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" ...  The Android OS is way cool.  ...  "
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" ...  Have not been using the onboard Android system and so far it's been great.  ...  "
Software Platform
 16
tv, apps, alexa, netflix, content
+63%
-38%
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" ...  The Android OS is way cool.  ...  "
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" ...  Since I started using my xbox to run these apps, the TV hasn't required a reboot, and the content loads immediately (example: loading a Netflix show/movie on the tv would take 5+ seconds to load while the xbox is almost immediate).  ...  "
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" ...  The OS is Android TV and works pretty much like other android systems, with a lot of the settings and customization missing. ... All of the built in apps work great, as well as downloaded apps like KODI.  ...  "
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" ...  I will update after I load software the way I want. ... Edit: So this is as much an android tv issue as it is a comcast/xfinity issue, and by that it means Sony should have thought first before getting involved.  ...  "
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" ...  Sony software upgrade made a difference.  ...  "
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" ...  I naturally looked for the TV’s setup menu.  ...  "
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" ...  Have not been using the onboard Android system and so far it's been great.  ...  "
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" ...  I bypassed the android setup and skipped all the smart tv bits. ... Everything is run through my AVR, with switching to ROKU my preferred "smart mode".  ...  "
Setup
 13
set, easy, went, well, tv
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Set up for the Sony XBR49X900F is easy, straight forward and fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought the installation package.  ...  "
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" ...  Did my research and had some very helpful discussions (and a visual comparison at some retail stores). ... Eventually I went in and manually set everything up, which was a chore because I didn't realize setup was hidden in the home screen (Thanks Tom'sHardware for your installation tweaks). ... Setup YMMV, but definitely go through all the privacy settings and only agree to what you want.  ...  "
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" ...  30 minutes max from the time it came in the door, it was running setup.  ...  "
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" ...  During initial setup I was given a choice of setting up TV channels or other inputs. ... I naturally looked for the TV’s setup menu.  ...  "
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" ...  YouTube has effective visits to help here.  ...  "
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" ...  Go figure, right?  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was pretty easy.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 12
months, later, weeks, sony, repaired
+67%
-33%
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" ...  in the past 6 years I've bought a similarly priced Panasonic, and 2 Samsungs.  ...  "
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" ...  *I bought this TV a couple months ago.  ...  "
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" ...  Trusted brand for tivi so many years!  ...  "
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" ...  I love this TV and wish I had bought it months ago when I first saw it.  ...  "
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" ...  Sony is just better than Samsung - which has circuit board issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm enjoying this 49" 900F even if it's only been a little over 30 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Will probably get it professionally calibrated after break-in period and will update review after both.  ...  "
Price
 12
worth, tv, spent, penny, current
+100%
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" ...  These wont last long at that price.  ...  "
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" ...  Money well spent!  ...  "
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" ...  In my opinion it is worth every penny I spent.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny!  ...  "
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" ...  Price was right and I liked the Sony TV's that I saw at the local BX.  ...  "
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" ...  They push Vizio and Samsung instead - at a much cheaper price.  ...  "
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" ...  Come on a cheaper price and superior quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth another 500 for the 900E.  ...  "
Video Playback
 12
tv, movies, hdr, youtube, watching movies
+92%
-8%
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" ...  That said I've found myself using an Apple TV for 100% of my TV and movie viewing. ... It's significantly larger than the last TV but at same distance with same HD video sources it seems to be processing the video quite a bit better.  ...  "
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" ...  I have posted tons of videos on youtube.  ...  "
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" ...  Watching 4K content with Dolby Vision is just so striking.  ...  "
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" ...  It's improved everything from tv show, movie and video game  ...  "
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" ...  Movies look great with the hdr.  ...  "
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" ...  Watching movies is awesome and there doesn't seem to be any motion blur while watching football (only watch a portion of one preseason game so far).  ...  "
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" ...  Works great with Apple TV and watching movies in HDR.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally, video quality.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 10
tv, sound bar, speakers, would, surround
+100%
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" ...  I just use tv sound and it sounds good and gets loud enough to not need a sound bar. ... Although 5 speaker surround sound would be nice!  ...  "
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" ...  This sound enhancement system makes you feel as if you were in a movie theater.  ...  "
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" ...  I was pleased that there was an optical out for my SS receiver, although mostly I am using the tv speakers (sound quality was another big point for me).  ...  "
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" ...  Use a sound bar, so have not evaluated the sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Sounds is good too (way better than I expected) - although I also bought Sony's sound system, I tried the TV speakers and they are decent, to say the least!  ...  "
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" ...  Also bought the sound bar.  ...  "
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" ...  With that said, I knew right away I downgraded on audio quality. ... I may actually get a sound bar with this TV and I am against Sound Bars. ... The TV should be good enough for sound but maybe how thin these TVs are getting, a sound bar is a must.  ...  "
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" ...  Decent audio, thought if you're an audiophile, you should opt for a sound bar.  ...  "
Product As Described
 10
review, looks, x900f, one, love
+100%
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" ...  That may be more of a function of my eyes than the picture itself.  ...  "
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" ...  simply a fantastic picture!!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is great.  ...  "
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" ...  GENERAL REVIEW OF PICTURE/ETC: Looks OK.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture I posted with my review don't even do justice as it looks way better in person.  ...  "
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" ...  As promised by the reviews, the image is very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Such a beautiful picture.  ...  "
Delivery
 10
amazon, time, delivered, undamaged, television
+100%
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" ...  The Amazon team and XPO delivery is GREAT!! ... Delivery was on time, television was well protected. ... Delivery team treated my new television like it was their own.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived from Amazon well packaged (Thank you, Sony) and undamaged.  ...  "
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" ...  The TV set was delivered by UPS this time, and it came perfectly (It is worth paying the additional 2 day shipping so that we know the exact time frame when the TV will come).  ...  "
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" ...  Packed very well for delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  Hope the next one arrives undamaged.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was without issues.  ...  "
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" ...  12 years ago I bought the 58 Panasonic Plasma, they also sold and delivered. ... No I dont work for Amazon but have the highest regard for them considering never, have they let me down on a shipment. ... I got it, albeit a little late but it was in fine condition. ... Amazon will advise you of the delivery time.  ...  "
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" ...  The delivery was quick, and the packaging was the best I've seen.  ...  "

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Body
Size:  55 meters
Connectivity
HDMI:  Yes 
Display
Resolution:  4K 
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