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: 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.
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: 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.
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.
Summary: I purchased this TV from Amazon about a month ago. The price was good. It was delivered a couple of weeks after the order was placed. We don't have cable or satelite subscription, but we have good over-the-air reception via rabbit-ear antenna. I've been researching on LCD sets for a year and was tempted to purchase a cheap one from Costco.
Summary: I spent at least 2 weeks looking for information on LCD TV's, and reviews, and found very little reliable information. I assume you have also done the same. Let me first say, there are going to be people who have bad experiences and they will surely rate this product lower becasue of it. I have had this TV for a week and I LOVE IT. I already have a Toshiba CRT HDTV, so I have a point of reference. The CRT can display all HDTV formats natively.
Summary: Like many others, I did all of the research and parked myself in the TV showrooms of Best Buy, Circuit City, Sound Advice, etc. and I can tell you without a doubt, that this 40" Sony Bravia had the best picture and sound quality of them all. Even beat out the 37" Sharp Acquos! First of all, I am convinced that LCD is the way to go over plasma.
Buy It From a Store - Great Image But Questionable Reliability
S. Yun, Amazon
8 September 2007
Summary: I did a lot of research before I purchased this TV. It was the right combination of performance and design so when the price dropped on Amazon I did not hesititate to order it. Once it arrived, I basked in it's warm comforting glow as I threw broadcast content, dvd's and games it's way. It handled everything with grace and elegance as the beauty of it's screen seemed unfallible. But alas, this lasted only for ONE DAY. . . .