Summary: I've been a little disappointed with this TV. The picture quality is great, but the HDMI ports are a little flakey. Sometimes the TV won't recognize a signal. Usually turning it off and right back on fixes the problem.
Summary: I really did love this TV until a few weeks ago. At just under 2 years old, the LCD panel went. Vertical lines running through the picture. Estimate for repair is $1863, which is significantly more than I paid for it new, and a whole lot more than what it could be purchased for today.
Summary: I bought this TV because of the Matte screen as we have a room with lots of windows. The screen helps to reduce the glare but the high gloss finish around the TV reflects a lot of light. Kind of defeats some of the glare problem. Other wise the TV's fine.
Summary: Took it out of the box, hooked up the satellite, pluged it in and had a perfect High Definition picture. I bought this one as it had been recommended by Consumers Digest and I saved about $400.00 on the purchase price at a retail location.
Summary: I purchased this model back in August from Best Buy, and since realizing that it is a lemon, I'm trying to leave as many reviews as I can on the net to steer people away from the V5100 model. Both the S & V5100 models utilize the Bravia 2 engine, which is the main culprit of the issue.
Summary: the quality of the the picture is excellent. this is a great tv for the price (paid less than $850). i did considerable price comparison shopping and was very happy I was able to get a great quality large lcd tv for less than $850.
Summary: I upgraded the firmware but I still have audio drop outs as other users mentioned. Overall audio quality is not great either. Can't complain about picture as so far there is no issue. Won't buy for $1000+ but a 46" for less than $700 is a sizeable saving.
Great picture no longer marred by red flashing issue
CoolieOx "ghettocoolie", Amazon
14 January 2010
Summary: This is a really fantastic LCD TV with one glaring fault. The LCD TV looks great with OTA HDTV using cheap rabbit ear antennas and non-HD TV looks as good as my old CRT. DVDs look great on this and the PS3 game we got with the deal looks amazing.
Summary: Bought this set, built in Dec. 2009 and it definitely flashes like crazy during most programs. I have not really noticed it during live sporting events, or even while playing videogames on it, but anytime there are closeups of human faces, there is a lot of flashing going on.