Summary: Purchased this tv back in 2009 and have used it everyday ever since for the last 5 years. The quality of this tv is astounding. Tv is well built, the sound and picture is as good as it gets. I bought another new tv last month and the picture on my 09 Sony Bravia looks as good if not better my new Samsung and a hundred times better then my smaller Vizio.
Sony Bravia L-Series KDL-32L5000 32-Inch 720p LCD HDTV, Black
M. Krawitz, Amazon
19 July 2013
Summary: I like this TV. I now have this in my work room upstairs. It fits the bill. I wanted to get another of these but ended up with a similar model I found here on Amazon. But I like this model better.
Summary: We will never purchase Sony products again due to the Customer Service. It would help if they could speak English. Hideous! We spent hours and hours to get the broken Sony Bravia 32" TV replaced.
Summary: Right after Christmas, 2009, I bought a Sony KDL-32L5000 from Wal*Mart. Because I had heard that "they weren't building 'em the way they used to", I purchased a 2-year warranty from Wal*Mart. Sure enough, just 36 days before the warranty was due to expire, it went "TU" (military jargon for: it died). Just like several of the critical reviews I've read, my set just quit working while I was watching.
Summary: For years I have been a loyal Sony customer. Whenever I need electronics I buy Sony. After just two years, this Sony KDL-32L5000 LCD TV I purchased from Best Buy just quit working. Watched late night show, woke up next morning and TV will not power on from the remote or the on/off button on the unit itself. My previous Sony TV lasted forever and was only replaced because of new digital signal technology.
Do NOT buy this TV, problem with remote control function
11 September 2011
Summary: I bought this TV less than a year ago and barely used it, until I found out about a month ago that the remote controller no longer controls the TV. After trying other controllers I confirmed that the problem must be inside the TV itself. I then found on the Internet that other people had had the same problem with this model. I called SONY and they would neither deny or confirm that there was a common problem with the IR receiver board.
Summary: I have always been a loyal Sony buyer. Whenever I need a TV or media player I buy Sony. This Sony KDL-32L5000 LCD TV I purchased last year from Best Buy just out of the blue decided to stop working. Woke up to watch the news and the TV will not power on from the remote or the unit itself. It was very lightly used and well taken care of from day one. This is ridiculous - never again Sony.
Broken twice in about 15 months.....now out of warranty and absolutely dead.
6 March 2011
Summary: My son bought this set from a local retailer on my recommendation. I used to work in consumer electronics and the Sony brand was always known for quality electronics and good customer service. After a few months, the remote control wouldn't work so he had to ship the entire TV back for repair. Now, the warranty is expired and the whole TV has died. I'm avoiding Sony products after this fiasco.