Summary: I constantly played with all of the display settings for the week I owned it before I returned it. It does offer a variety of preset display settings and great control of them manually. No matter what I did, white always seemed washed-out. Especially faces on people if they had any sort of light on them. It was like the entire face disappeared in a white glare. The TV itself looked and sounded fine. I just couldn't find a visual setting that I could accept to keep it.
Summary: It does smell---literally in an olfactory sense. The smell is a hint of burning. It has somewhat lessened in the past month. The TV text when using menus is very small- about 1/4 inch --and almost indiscernible from across the room. The sound quality is minimum. I have called customer support for help and I was not satisfied------ excessively long waiting time and poorly trained operators.
Summary: For Sony this TV is a little less than expected. The "on screen" displays are too small especially for the elderly or anyone with an eye problem at all. Second, there is no way you can get this TV to display the "time" so unless you have a clock/watch right with you or know the exact schedule you have no way of checked the time while watching tv.