Charles R. Wenzler Jr. "Twin Agate Dragons", Amazon
29 September 2007
Summary: The recent Consumer Reports (November 2007) issuye rates this TV as Best Buy for the 46 - 52 inch model range. The Consumer low-down is this: Excellent HD, Very Good FVF, Excellent Standard Definition, Very Good Sound Quality, Very Good Remote Control, Good Onscreen Menu, Good Viewing Angle. Overall, the TV gets a 76 out of 100 from CR.
Summary: This is my first experience with HDTV and wide screen. This 46" Sony TV is excellent with HD programs; with regular broadcasts, it is a bit muddy, but that is the fault of the signal, not the TV. I am very pleased with the overall quality of the set. I had the set professionally installed and set up, and I am sure glad I did: install and set up are not for amateurs like me; if anything ever happens, I will be hard pressed to reset things.
Summary: If you are still watching tv in standard definition then you're really missing out on all the free available HD content out there today. I pair my new Bravia with standard def. cable but can pick up a lot of unencrypted HD channels via the LCD tv's QAM tuner. There are a lot of choices out there for LCD tv technology but I've come to find that Sony tv's are superb.
Summary: I just got my 46V2500 a few days ago and the image quality really blows me away. When I went to the local store to compare models, the Bravia line always looked much better than the other makers. The design is nice and slender (I actually like the look of this model over the pricier XBR models)...the back of the TV has an easy layout for all the cables.
Summary: We looked at several TVs before "settling" on this one. In fact, at one time I had the 46XBR2 available for a comparable price. I thought this TV was a lot more compact (bottom-mounted speakers) and got this one. I am very pleased with the picture quality not just for HD but also for SD. I live in the Chicago area and the HD quality for WTTW is jaw-dropping.
Excerpt: I've had this set for 3 months now and love it. The picture is great on HD channels and I've looked hard for "clouds" but couldn't find any. Had a Vizio 46" LCD and its sound quality was better, probably because of the sub-woofer, but its picture quality was no comparison to the SONY's so I returned it. The detail on HD shows makes you feel as if you're right there. HD broadcast quality seems to vary and I've gotten spoiled by the better broadcasts.
Pros: Enough inputs/outputs , HDMI connects to Cable box
Excerpt: As far as HDTVs go, you will not find a better quality or cheaper models than those in the LCD Bravia range and this is where Sony have well and truly decided they want to dominate the market with every possible size of screen and type of screen resolution. Speaking from personal experience, we are currently phasing out the sale of other brands and concentrating solely on selling Bravia televisions because of the demand and price mark up available to retailers.