Summary: We bought this TV back in Jan 2004 and it's been a great TV. We can connect our Sony camcorder memory card right in the front and display pictures or videos. The sound is amazing and it's a great buy. We've even run a server off it and connected it to the internet to have TV and internet on one screen. In the 8 years, we've only had to replace the LCD light bulb for the TV once and that was minor. We could do it ourselves. Great buy.
Summary: Sorry for all of you who have this television. I feel your pain. Just like some other reviews, great tv for a few years but junk in the long run! This model of Sony along with many other models have a design/engineering (defective optical block)flaw that led to a class action suit against Sony, just google it and you'll see. After many supervisors from Sonylistens, etc.
Summary: We've had this model of Sony tv since February 2006 and haven't had any issues or problems with ours yet. We bought this to replace our dead RCA big screen and it took some time to adjust the the widescreen format. It still bugs me that many programs are not shown in widescreen format so you end up with the black bars on each side.
Summary: I paid $2200 for new product and it was junk in less than 4 years. Worse, I spent $200 on repairs before determining I should send it to recycling. Product line discontinued now. Never buy one used or try to fix one. Just replacing the $110 lamp is not going to work. Even Sony support told me to avoid ever trying to fix one of these terrible products.
Defective optic blocks after 3 years. DO NOT BUY USED!
Stephen J. Simoes, Amazon
23 April 2009
Summary: My TV has just failed after only 3 1/2 years. there are countless reports of other customers with the same problem. Sony extended the warranty on other RPTV LCDs made around the same time, but they have not done so for this model. Avoid at all costs. 100% failure rate.
Summary: I have a Sony 50" KDF-E50A10 set that is 2 1/2 years old - the optical block, like 1000's of other Sony LCD large screen Grand Wega sets, has gone bad - There was a class action suit filed against SONY for 2 models that forced them to extended warranties and replacement - many more of their late model sets that are out of warranty have this same "blotchy" color distortion problem that will cost $800+ to repair - SONY is doing nothing about them because these models...