Summary: I bought this tv because I wanted an entry model that 'wasn't so entry' when it came out. I scoured sites and stores until I found this awesome deal on this Sony Bravia. It was loaded with options and features for the price. When I got it I loved the graphics and many, many ports for HDMI, Computer, etc. However, I then heard the sound. It's like they're feeding you audio through the old two cans attached by a string trick. Flat and lifeless.
Summary: I can barely live with this TV because it's very washed out off-axis. The good viewing angle is about 20 degrees; the farther off axis, the more washed out it looks. I have two other LCDs (Samsung and LG) and they don't have this problem at all. I have to assume it's a problem with Sony's implementation of LED backlighting; turning the backlighting down to the minimum helps, but then the TV looks very dull. Out of the box the calibration is pretty bad.