Excerpt: I sold all of my TV sets when I left Botswana. Now, I need to buy one here in Brussels to have a form of entertainment apart from the radio. It always seems like something is missing when there is no TV in the house. Anyway, it was a long debate of what type and brand of television we should get. My husband and I were not too happy with the Philips LCD we had before so our choices were narrowed down to Sony , Samsung or LG.
Summary: After years and years of waiting for prices to drop on Sony Bravia tv's, I bumped into a sale for several of these within my price range. I read all the reviews for the list of Bravia's I was looking at, and the main problem people had with this tv was that for the first 1 minute of turning the tv on you can't use the remote to tell the tv to do anything .. like change the channel or the volume or whatever.
Summary: Sony Bravia should be named Sony Bravo. The picture is really excellent. The set up is really easy. The sound is outstanding. I'm really amazed with the speed of the Internet streaming and Internet Videos. This is one of the best purchases i have ever made. I would recommend this to a friend. drawbacks: 1.It cannot serve you food. 2.It cannot hurt you. 3.It cannot make you sad. JUST BUY THIS PRODUCT. THAT'S ALL.
Pros: eco friendliness, internet connectivity and overall product quality
Cons: blooming in screen in darkened room, side viewing angle washes out picture..an IPS screen would be ideal like I have on my Viera in my bedroom. This HDTV is a reliable workhorse. Online firmware updating is awesome.
Summary: I bought a brand new Sony Bravia thinking this was the top of the line TV, and boy, was I wrong. Unfortunately, the screen is black lit and doesn't work at all. Even though you can hear the sound, the screen is still completely pitch black. Even if you call up the TV menu and settings, the TV is completely black. I thought it was safe to throw away the box but now that I have a defective TV after using it for 5 days. Now I have to deal with getting it serviced and no TV.
Summary: Sony has always been a pretty "go-to brand", but lately, it has been pretty sub-par to the rest. Not only are they expensive, but don't offer the quality that say a Sharp or Samsung may offer. I've had this TV about 2 months now and it is AWESOME! You may be skeptical to buy a Sony, as was I, but this TV was a steal. I got it after I bought and returned 2 Vizio Razor LED M420NVs. They both the same problem, bright spots during black screen.