Summary: I have to admit that I was suckered in on this TV from all the "wonderful" professional reviews. Well in their defense, the TV did work great for a little over a year and then suddenly developed colored vertical lines down the left side of the picture. Of course the warranty had ran out and doing an internet search revealed just how problematic Sony LCD TVs are after the initial warranty period.
Summary: We purchased this TV and were very happy with it, then we started getting blue spots in the corners, which developed into blue rectangles in the lower corners, which got bigger and now are red rectangles in both lower corners that take up 1/3 of the screen - very annoying. Had a repair man out, who spent many hours with Sony and the best they could do is to replace the screen for only $1000.00 which is almost what we paid for the TV.
Summary: i needed a nice LCD flat screen tv for korea. i was undecided between the sharp aquos and sony bravia. i am a big sony fan but the determining factor was picture and HD connection for what i was using the television for...i went to best buy and visually compared the two. the sharp model was outstanding but the only thing that it couldn't do that the sony did was compensate for the black/white deepness (different shades of black/white was in the back ground) sony...
Summary: Love this TV. Absolutely beautiful. No ghosting at all. No 'screen door' effect seen on some LCDs. It's tough to pick a TV these days; you'll get a wide-range of reviews on any particular model depending on where you look. What you really have to do is go to a local store and pick the one that your eyes fall in love with. I admit it; I'm a bit biased by the past 20 years of excellent, reliable sony products over my lifetime.
Summary: No doubt it is by far the best image technology. Shiny bright and clear images gives this tv a few steps ahead of it's competitors (and I have seen all of them closely before making my decision). There is no need to talk about the good things of it, so let's talk about the ones that are not so perfect: 1. Only one HDMI input may be annoying for the video game owners. But you can always put the video game on component. 2.
40 inch HDTV LCD for under $2,000! excellent picture!!
P. C. Farinella, Amazon
8 September 2007
Summary: We bought this set directly from the J&R store in downtown Manhattan for $1,799 plus sales tax. We wanted to be able to return it to the store in case we had problems. If you buy from Amazon, it might be difficult to return/exchange. Amazon might even make you pay the hundred dollars or so to ship back to them so we felt it's much safer to buy directly from the store. J&R happens to have the lowest price for this television currently at $1,799.
Summary: This TV was exactly as good as I expected it to be. --Black levels and black details and acceptable with the lights on. With the lights off blacks appear to be more of a dark grey. I highly recommend some ambient lighting to trick your mind into thinking that blacks are actually black. --Colors seem accurate and vivid as expected from an LCD. --The Picture quality dimishes from an angle, but is still acceptable.
Summary: Great picture. Only one complaint: when switching from standard definition to high definition channels, the screen goes blank, although the sound continues to work. The TV must be turned off and on again and the high definition picture appears. Sony sent a repairman and the fix was to use a different input, not HDMI. Not much point in a HDMI input if it can't be used.