Summary: While no longer my primary television, this one still serves up a great picture after all of these years. I'm only reminded to post this review since the lamp went and I had to order a new one.
Summary: Bought this six ears ago and up until yesterday was happy with it. The TV indicated it needed a new lamp, so I replaced it. For five minutes I had a picture that was crisp and perfect. Then it developed a red tinted bar across the top of the screen. Researching of the web determined it was a manufacturer flaw and is very expensive to fix.
for the price i pay it was a steal for a great tv with best quality
13 January 2012
Summary: well the new technology is whats hot but this tv is amazing you will think its just like the other tvs out there that goes for 900 or more for its size, i cant complain cause it looks great as sony always do.
Summary: Having purchased a Grand Wega a couple of years ago you will find that the Optical Block for this product will fail. Once it starts going dont expect much assistance from Sony Check out 'Optical Block problems Sony' on the web for more details.
Summary: I bought this TV used from a younger couple who upgraded to an LED. I would have to say that this was an excellent replacement for my 52" RCA. We have not had any trouble with this set. The colors are awesome. We watch movies on Blu-ray and spend quite a bit of time gaming with the PS3. My wife hated the 52" but loves this 46". We use HDMI for most of our input devices.
Summary: I purchased this t.v. right after the Chicago Bears won the NFC Championship in 2007. I was NOT going to watch a Bears Super Bowl on a 26" glass-tube t.v.! After much research and shopping, I settled on this set because it was in my price range, size range, and the picture looked great. I have not been disappointed in my decision one bit.
Summary: The main thing you want to consider before buying this TV is the replacement of the lamp. I bought mine in Nov 2006, replaced the bulb in Oct 2008 $200, replaced it again 8 months later in June 2009 $150, again 7 months later in Jan 2010 $150 and today 10 months later it has gone out again which will be another $150. And to top it off, this lamp is on back order so Ill have to hunt around for 3rd party places. $650 in bulb replacement costs over 4 years.
Summary: We loved this TV when we first purchased it but... 3 years later, 2 replaced lamps, and over $300 spent for those lamps, the TV is now no longer working. In the end, not work the money or the hassle.
Summary: To say the least, I am not on the cutting edge of technology. My last TV purchase was in 2001 (another Sony that was 2/3 the size & 2.5 times the price of this one). My goal was to upgrade from the old Sony as inexpensively as possible. This set fit the bill and amazon.com had it at the lowest price around at the time of purchase. I am very impressed with the quality of the picture and have yet to notice the "silk screen effect" others have mentioned.
Summary: I bought this TV new in 2007 for 1,200. Within 1 year I had to change the Lamp. Within 2 years the TV would not work and I was told that it would cost 500 to repair. I did some investigating online and found out the rear projections made by Sony were always breaking down. i.e.Lamp housing melting (MELTING!!!)etc...They were so bad that Sony had to add extended warranties on certain parts found in these products after enough people complained.