Sony Bravia KDL-55EX620 LED LCD HDTV Review$2,099.00
The Sony Bravia KDL-55EX620 (previously $2099, now $1619 MSRP) has a lot in its favor: strong contrast ratio, a fantastic color performance, energy-efficient LED edge-lighting, and a vast collection of streaming content options. Given the price reduction, it should be a strong contender for your big-screen TV.
That said, the interface it maddeningly complicated. Sony has proven, over a few generations of products now, that they have no idea how to build a simple device. "If consumers like one feature, they'll love one hundred features" – this appears to be their approach to product design.
Granted, many people plug in a TV and never bother with the menu. If that's the case, they'll be spared the pages and pages of submenus. But to do so would deny you what makes the Sony Bravia KDL-55EX620 so compelling in the first place. It has a boatload of features that allow you to watch great content, then tweak the picture and audio quality of that content so it looks as good as possible.
There are simpler TVs that have as good or nearly-as-good quality, such as the Samsung D6500 LED series and LG LW5600 LED series. Be sure to do some research before you buy. It just might save you some grey hairs.