Summary: This TV is by far the worst Sony product I ever purchased. Despite multiple software upgrades. The picture quality in dark scenes is appauling. The HDMI connnction sound goes off, crackles and my new HD Cable box switchs back to 480I from 1080I. Its junk, don't buy it.
TV Lasted Less Than Three Years. Planned Obsolescence!!
16 November 2010
Summary: We bought this TV from Amazon less than three years ago. It worked fine until recently when it started showing vertical bands across the screen. It started with one or two then finally filled the whole screen. When we took it to our TV Repairman, he said that this is not unusual. These new TVs (both LCD and plasma), whether Sony, Samsung or any other maker all use the parts made in Korea. Obviously, quality control is severely lacking in the TV electronic industry.
Summary: My family has been buying Sony TVs since the mid-1960s. I already own two Sony Tube TV but decided it was time to purchase a new flat screen TV. I purchased a Sony Bravia XBR KDL-32XBR9 based on my past experience with Sony products and consumer reviews. I put the new TV in my remodeled kitchen - the picture quality was great. Unfortunately, I lost the picture within a month. It seems the HDMI connections failed.
Summary: Two years after purchase and our Sony 32" started displaying the vertical lines at power up... which quickly led to horrific colors (reds and dark colors), and choppy audio. "out of warranty"... so, the outsourced repair folks want $99 to tell me that it's probably a total loss. Pity, our first Sony lasted 15 years (same TV used in "Poltergeist" and I still remember the 1980s ad, "what about Sony?")... well, that relationship is over.
Summary: They wont' let me give it NO stars but thats' really what I would do if it would. This television is three years old and has died needing a completely new picture tube,etc for which we could replace it. DO NOT BUY THIS ; we thought it was all these wonderful things ,too, until it just died one day out of the blue and sony said " good luck wiht that, the warranty on the set has expired." Sony would not do anything. Paid a fortune for it new.
Summary: At one point in my life i was an avid sony fan. Ive owned several Sony Trinitron TV's as well as various other Sony products. I do not think this TV is worth its price point. I was in the market for a new 32 inch LCD to replace my old 32 inch Samsung LCD from 2005. I really was only going to consider another samsung or a sony, because of how pleased i am with my playstation 3. I'm going to start by saying that the XBR9 has a nice picture, but thats where it ends.
Summary: I received my 32" xbr9 yesterday. The television has an excellent picture with great color as long as i sit directly in front of it. Once I go a little to the side the picture begins to wash out. So with two or more people in the room only one person gets the good picture. I also hear a popping noise every once in a while ( sounds electrical ). Also the picture about once every two minutes might freeze for a very split second then catch up to where it is supposed to be.
Summary: bought it for the resolution speed and sony reliabilty. set broke after three weeks. dell who sold me the tv were not interested because 21 days had passed since invoice date. sony lied through there teath about what was wrong until i blew then they agreed to swap the set. i have had to pay for this second set until i return the crap they sold me AT MY EXPENSE.then they say they will reemburse me. Dells after care is non exisyant Sony is very little better.
Summary: I have had this set for several months now. Long time fan of Sony. Have a 47" KDL something upstairs and it's very nice. Had multiple 27" Trinitrons over the years, and 24" WEGA--Loyal Sony user. I bought this from Amazon even though the price was not quite as good as others. Got terrific shipment and delivery. Very satisfied with Amazon. But, this set is surprisingly poor. Sound is tinny and the darn speakers sometimes vibrate. User interface (menus) are clumsy.