Summary: I have owned this TV for almost a year now. It is a very good set. I will list only the single biggest weakness: - Viewing angle: If you sit to the left or right of this TV the color appearance, especially on flesh tones, changes considerably. If you face the TV directly, it is a stunning picture. But...if you sit or stand more than 30-40 degrees to the left of right flesh tones start to turn reddish, which really bothers me.
Summary: This TV is excellent! Very easy to use and setup. Features on this TV are extensive but not exhaustive. The Nextflix and Amazon steaming are great but you can't edit the que from the TV. There are plenty of other added features that are nice as well. However, loading times are long on this model (not a fault of internet speed, steaming is HQ and smooth). The type of files you can send to this TV from your computer or USB are limited.
Summary: I have been eyeing this set for about a year, now was the right time to pull the trigger. The price is about as low as its going to get before this set disappears. I decided to buy it locally after studying all the options, I wanted it delivered without hassle and in home 4 year extended warranty just in case. I got the lowest price online matched at a great store here in IL. Worth paying tax for the peace of mind. I also got a free Blu Ray player with it.
Summary: After much research and debate, we decided to purchase the Sony Bravia Z KDL-46Z5100 46" 240 HZ LCD TV through Amazon. We went with Vann's. The TV arrived several days ahead of schedule (Vann's did their part) but we ended up having to wait an additional day for delivery because the Fed Ex driver obviously did not want to deliver this big, bulky box on a wet, extremely windy, stormy day.
Summary: I bought the Sony KDL46Z5100 after doing a fair amount of research and having already owned a Sony 46" XBR4 which has incredible picture quality at 120Hz. The unit comes packaged well from Sony and the pedestal is easily installed on the bottom of the unit. This TV is much lighter than the XBR4 and I was able to tackle assembly by myself.
Summary: This is a great TV. The picture quality is great right out of the box and even better after some adjustments. The low profile design, while not quite as slim as the newest offerings from Samsung, is still very slim without paying a huge premium. This TV has a bigger screen than my previous 42" Panasonic plasma but actually feels smaller in the room. The TV works well with my other Bravia components. CONS: This TV didn't get 5 stars mainly for nitpicky reasons.
Summary: I bought lots of things from Amazon in the past and had been always satisfied with the products and service, but buying this Sony TV was an unhappy experience. The first TV came with cracked screen and the replacement was with faded color. Amazon service was still good when I returned the 2 TVs.