Summary: And it outlasted the extended warranty I got for it . it's now 2014 and the Sony hasn't let me down yet. All the one stars saying it died. I wonder if that was a bad batch or something. I have never had any trouble with mine not for a sec. The only complaint is the refresh rate is kinda sluggish @ 60hz during fast moving scenes But that is to be expected I suppose not the TV fault . I couldn't be happier .
Summary: I had this bad boy for about 3-4 years now. It is still really great. The picture quality did not worsen or fade. People still tell me that they love me tv after all these years. Its really durable and efficient. The Picture quality is great. it gets pretty loud with i very much Like. I even moved and the tv stood against everything. I really suggest buying a wall mount with this tv because it looks extra great on the wall.
3 Years later and it's still kickin. Great purchase.
1 December 2013
Summary: I bought this tv for my parents back in 2010 as a thank for my support throughout college. Three years later and they are still in love with it. Prior to this they had an old tube-tv that despeprately needed to be upgraded. They are low-maintenance people but appreciate quality when it's thrown in front of them. I watched a few movies on it while house-sitting and what not, made some calibration adjustments (thank you internet), and the picture looks amazing.
Summary: Thier Support ***CKS Literally. I bought this tv 40EX400 towards the end of 2011. It was fine beautiful colour really sharp vivid screen. etc etc. I was happy. Then within not even 4-5months they released the firmware version 1.514. Saying it was to fix some HDMI issues with video games and what not. But after installing it the colour was so messed up it looked like a the colour temp settings was way off.
Summary: I bought this model from wallmart and it died after about a year. Won't turn on, no error lights, just a dead set. Searched online and found it to be a widespread problem with Sony tvs, look it up yourself. I'm an electrical engineer and tried to troubleshoot but was unsuccessful becuase the scematics for this model are not available.
Summary: I really liked this TV and was going to give it 2 stars, but can't. Bought it January 2011. It died September 2012. It'll be $200-300 to fix. I would like to have it fixed, but I'm better off buying another TV and getting a renewed warranty. The PROS: Multiple ports which should work for everything you need. Picture is nice. Menus are nice. The remote automatically operates a PS3. I can't complain about the sound. Viewing angle is great.
Summary: I bought this television set thinking that Sony is a good brand and I would have it for a little while. To my surprise, it lasted only 17 months. I will not be buying any TV from Sony again. My friend who bought a cheap-no-brand TV before mine, still has his up and running and my SONY just went blank while watching it and now out of commission.
Summary: Before it stopped working the picture for this television was phenomenal. But then, a little after one year (the warranty time) the tv stopped working. The 4 HDMI ports all read "no signal" when I attempted to play my HD devices (xbox 360, blu-ray player, and computer) through them. I tried updating the firmware to solve the problem, but that didn't work.
Summary: The Sony Brand has Served me well over the Years and this TV is no exception. You cn't go wrong with a Sony Bravia. - My next door neighbor works for Verizon & he said that my 720p LCD Bravia connected to my Terk Outdoor HD Antenna had a better picture then any other TV he had seen that was on Fios or Cable. You can't lose.