Summary: I bought this TV four years ago around the same time I bought my PS3, and it has served me unbelievably well. I've used this TV to watch cable TV, to play on my PS3, and even as a computer monitor. Unfortunately, I've never made myself an expert on the significance of technical specifications for TVs in particular. Luckily, I had a friend who was and he directed me towards Sony's Bravia series and I've been happy with the quality since.
Summary: I have been using my Sony in the kitchen area for two or three years. It has performed perfectly with an exceptional picture. What more can you ask from a TV than it provides an excellent picture with no problems. I have a larger Samsung in my living room with a similar experience. I hope that my expectations are not just a fluke with tvs that meet them.
Worked well for 2.5 years but seeing ports fail now
M. Prentice "Splaktar", Amazon
7 September 2011
Summary: I bought this TV 2.5 years ago and I was quite happy with the price and the TV for quite a while. I have not applied a firmware update to it yet. The only long standing issue that I haven't been able to resolve is that for a dark scene on the TV, the TV will dim so much that I can't see the details of what is going on. This happens in dark and well lit rooms. I've tried messing with the settings and turning up the backlight and brightness, but it hasn't really helped.
Replace Screen Display after 12 months to the tune of $650!
29 January 2011
Summary: I purchased this TV via Amazon.com on January 11, 2010. On January 27, 2011, the screen went black, when I took it into the repair shop, they said I needed to replace the screen display to the tune of $650.00 - more than I paid for the TV ($500). When I asked the technician if this was unusual after only a year, his replay "these TV's are built for price, not for quality". Now, I embark on the long journey to see if the mfg warranty will cover this - I'm taking bets!
Summary: Thank you for the product. It is great the picture and sound qualities is the best state of the art. I would definite recommend friends to buy this TV at Amazon. The shipping was fast and everything was all brand new from the box.
Excerpt: This HDTV provides a superior picture, unmatched by most TVs. It generally only takes a minute or two for the TV to be at its best. But lacks in sheer sound volume. I love this TV but felt I had to buy a surround sound system to make up for the TV's generally low sounding built-in speakers.
Summary: I do not trust Sony's Tech or Customer Service. A this unit was a refub. I had plan to use this TV to as PC Monitor. Any way price was not bad so I ordered. Sure when I received PC connection was working Video and Audio but, When I switched HDMI port Audio is not working. I have two other 52" Sony LCD TV thorse ones are works fine. I hooke UP Antenna, TV works All Channel but channel change time rug is way too lomg than others.
Summary: I have had this TV four days and it has passed all acceptance tests. Dealing with a sub-contractor (Home Theater Store) of the merchant is a bit annoying and would be troublesome if there were damage or defects, but that did not happen. The tests were all run with a new Sony BDPS360 blu-ray player. I bought these products for the up-conversion of my collection of classic, irreplacable, out-of-print dance videos. The results so far are excellent.