Sony 48" 1080p LED Smart TV

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Sony 48" 1080p LED Smart TV
Price: $449.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days. (Thursday, Feb 12 to Tuesday, Feb 17) + transit
Condition: Refurbished

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Pretty sure this is only 60hz and they don’t say that anywhere in the specs. Woot is getting shadier by the day…

[MOD EDIT: According to PDF from Sony it’s 60Hz - http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=KDL48W590B&template_id=1&region_id=1&tab=manuals#]

Great reviews (4.7 out of 5.0) over at bestbuy.com and need support? Check out the support page

Reviews over at Sam’s Club

I own several Sony TVs including a 32" model very similar to this set. The biggest pro is the form factor. It is razor thin and very light. Great as a computer monitor via HDMI. Also great for gaming with extremely low input lag. Don’t buy for the “smartness”/network/media capabilities, add a Roku for that (so add that to the price of the TV).

I would only buy this TV for a bedroom or exercise room, not for your main theater. I like the 120Hz and up models myself for movies and sports.

Just a heads up guys this is a 60hz model.

Refer to: http://www.techlicious.com/blog/beware-of-inflated-lcd-tv-specs/

60hz on a 48"? Why do they even bother making these TVs. I know most people just look at the price, the size and the 1080p and decide it’s good based on it’s name… but 60hz on such a large screen will lead to large amounts of motion blurring. I would never buy a TV larger than 32" without 120hz (not fake 120hz, real 120hz). To each their own, but I’d avoid this like the plague.

Take a look at our HDTV Buying Guide.

While I agree that it’s important to point out that this set is 60Hz and not 240 or whatver bogus “motionsense” crap they try to market, I’d also say that for gaming specifically this is a really well reviewed set that probably wouldn’t see any added benefit from 120Hz refresh rates. If you watch exclusively action movies and sports, I could totally see the 120Hz being a big factor.

However, as someone who subscribes to the “it breaks within the year or lasts forever” mentality with TVs, I’d prefer spending an extra $50 and getting an open-box version from Best Buy that would have the entire year warranty from Sony instead of the 90-day Woot warranty.

It’s has Motionflow XR 240.

Here’s a video from Sony on MotionFlow

Don’t be so quick to dismiss this TV based on the 60Hz refresh rate alone. We’ve got both 50" and 55" Sony Bravias—one with MotionFlow XR 240, like this 48" set, and one with MotionFlow XR 480. IN MY OPINION they do a really good job of giving you blur-free movement (football and soccer both look amazing) without that “way too real” look that can be off-putting for some. (If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, watch one of your favorite HD sitcoms like The Office or Parks & Rec on a native 240Hz display. You’ll get it right away.)

Outside of that, the color, sound, and built-in features put these Bravia LEDs in a class all their own. For the price, there really is no competition.

IN MY OPINION they do a really good job of giving you blur-free movement (football and soccer both look amazing) without that “way too real” look that can be off-putting for some.”

While my TV is 720 (we don’t really watch much TV) I think I’ve seen what you mean here.

My question is how do they do with high effects action movies (Iron Man, etc.) and video games? Though we don’t watch much “tv” we do like movies and video games.

This might help as well: http://www.rtings.com/reviews/tv/lcd-led/sony/w600b

For gaming this TV is excellently rated, as most Sony units are. The only thing it lacks is motion interpolation features (smoothing, soap opera effect, etc.) if that’s something you enjoy on the 120Hz+ sets.

Last year for Xmas we were given s 42EX440 Sony set in a 42" version, 60hz with motion flow 120.
I could see motion blur in very fast and complex scenes but most of the time it was perfectly fine and it didn’t bother or distract me. This year the family member that talked everyone else into getting us the 42" set got a 50" UHD Sony set so they gave us the 50" Sony they bought at the same time they picked out mine.
It has smart features, motion flow 240, and a bunch more inputs.
I still see some motion blur at times but same as before not distracting enough to bother me.
Most users, myself included, end up turning off most of the motion correction stuff and whatever Sony’s been doing lately these non top of the line sets have great black levels and off angle viewing so pretty sure they are using IPS and other better quality panels that help greatly with both of those issue even though they aren’t local dimming or anything else special.
If the price and features look good to you buy it, doubt you’ll be disappointed unless all you watch is fast moving sports and look for the blurring all the time.
I also think some of the issues I see are from the cable company getting cheap and trying to stuff more video info/channels onto one frequency and loosing a bunch of the bandwidth that helps keep fast video looking clean.

For gaming this TV is excellently rated, as most Sony units are. The only thing it lacks is motion interpolation features (smoothing, soap opera effect, etc.) if that’s something you enjoy on the 120Hz+ sets.
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