hello sir. sorry for the late reply. its a 2013 model of sony kdl-w904a.
i posted a few pages back that i was in search for a sony 55w954a.
sad to say, there are no more available stocks in the market.
anyway, i'm also thankful that i was able to get this model compared to the 954a.
some notable differences are the bass reflex speaker used on the 954 + the glass panel vs. the long duct speaker used in the 904a and the sense of quartz used in the design. the bass reflex speaker also trickles down to the other models in sony's 2013 lineup.
my mini review on this tv:
great black level - tested on the movie pirates of the carribean on strange tides in 2d 1080p.
great input lag - hooked it up to my pc and fired nfs unleashed 2. did not find any problems playing fast paced games @1080p 60hz.
color - tested on animation settings with the movie frozen in 2d 1080p and the colors just pop out of the tv.
also tested it last night on the movie company of heroes in 2d 1080p while setting the picture to cinema1. great dynamic range but i will still calibrate it with the settings that i have read in avsforums.
i was also considering to get the samsung ps51f5500 but the limitations of the panel to be used in brightly lit rooms swayed me to get it over the 904a.
also considered the samsung f6400 due to great blacks but after weeks of reading and comparing i still ended up with sony. i am also eyeing on the samsung ps64f8500 but will still wait for prices to come down a little before making the plunge. i also read that this is the last high end panel that samsung will release. i checked sm appliances for 2014 plasma models and all i can see are h4900/4300 model series so maybe there is truth behind this claim.
this model has an active 3d. there is also a setting in the sound option that you can change it to stereo, main and sub. sound is decent enough coming from the TV's built in audio. but if you are planning to hook it up to a receiver then i guess you won't have any problem with regards to audio.
well, i guess that's it. just purchased an hdmi 1.4 to test the 3d capabilities of this tv.
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