Over all Crystal clear picture best I have ever seen even to this day.
3 January 2012
Summary: I bought this TV back in 2005 I paid $3800.00 on sale at a local stereo shop. The picture is amazing, even though it isn't true 1080P. Almost all blue ray Drives will play on it in 780P format. It is Jan. 2012 now and I am searching for a new LED TV. During my search I am comparing the picture quality to my Sony SXRD and sadly I cannot find anything even in true 1080P format that rivals the clarity of my SXRD.
Summary: Yes, the optical block failed - which seems like a common issue with this model. If you own this TV you'll recognize the problem when everything starts to look greenish-yellow. Anyway, Sony has extended the warranty to cover this problem and sent out a repairman to replace it without any cost to me. It's a pretty significant repair, since they replace essentially the entire guts of the TV. Very good experience.
Summary: This is picture perfect TV, I always loves SONY TV'S and I always buy SONY brand comes to buy TV'S most my life. I bought 42" wide screen HDTV last year model,around (SEP/2005) for my bedroom. love it!..Great TV & picture ,Bought it for $1600.00 was $2300 when came out I got it real good price. I wait awhile.. Had a problems with it. SONY manufacture relies it. And fix the problem with up dating the soft wear in TV, as he trip to my house.