Summary: After only a few years, this TV's sound became so poor and distorted that I had to quite using the internal speakers and fork out more money for an external sound bar. If that wasn't enough, the TV randomly blanks out on the HDMI signal for about 2 seconds about a dozen times per hour. You constantly miss portions of anything you are watching. In addition, the remote response is horrible and a lot of the time the TV does not respond to the remote at all.
Summary: Wonderful product. I check out many similar units and this one was a home run. As I have never ordered a product this large from Amazon and usually purchased in a store....this was a most pleasant experience. As with any electronic unit I purchased an extended warranty which gave me a bit of peace of mind. Bottom line a great product and satisfied customer.
Summary: The purchasing of this tv has made my family happier I believe. This tv is so nice. The HD qualities are way passed my expectations. So far it has given me no problems. I am satisfied with my purchase since April 2010. Thanks Amazon!!
Summary: This TV has a beautiful picture and numerous inputs. Though it is not as thin as todays TV's it is still easily wall mounted. I got this new when it first came out and I'm not disappointed. It is not a 3D television and there are many nicer televisions out there now, but Sony does make some of the best TV's .
Excerpt: This is a really nice television, however it is not the same quality that we have been used to from Sony. We have always bought Sony electronics because of the great quality, so we were a little disappointed. Now with that said, I do still think this is a very nice television. The picture is great! You can see a clear picture from every angle. This television produces a crystal clear image.
Excerpt: The Sony KDL52V5100 is a 52" screen that has beautifully performed for the past 2 years. While a lot of people complain about the fact that this is a 60Hz television, the fact is that even compared side by side with a 120Hz Sony tv that currently resides in an adjacent room, there is no noticeable difference in performance between the two.
Excerpt: I am an avid fan of Sony products especially when it comes to tvs. I've never bought any other brand of tvs. As technology gets better, Sony keeps coming out with better and great looking products. I bought this tv with this assumption and had not been disappointed. I orignally wanted to get a smaller size, like maybe just 46 inches, but when i saw the 52 inch in the store, i couldnt resist. The salesperson said it is never too big. So with free delivery, home we...
Excerpt: I purchased this television in December 2009 when Best Buy had a promotional deal. The price was hard to beat and Sony is a reputable brand so I went for it. I was quite pleased with the simple instructions, they didn't go over my head. This television does, however, have a lot of customization possible in the picture and sound menus. I just use the suggested default settings and have had no problems with picture or sound quality.
Great picture, continued issues with HDMI (and sound)
17 March 2012
Summary: I haven't noticed any issues with the picture or red flashing, but the HDMI problems are very, very real. Right from the start I experienced the audio dropping out and just completely muting intermittently with HDMI connections. Usually rebooting the TV would resolve this, at least temporarily. I checked the firmware and found the update would correct the audio dropouts. But it did not. Now, a year later, all of the HDMI ports have stopped working.
Sony - HDMI problems - not always a Sony problem!!
DWC "movie fanatic", Amazon
6 February 2012
Summary: Several years ago I purchased the above system in the 46 inch size. Superb setup, vibrant colors, and reasonably good sound. I had nary a single problem. The TV was connected to a Sony AVR model DG45ID and I had a fine surround system. There were the occasional sound dropouts through HDMI but that was easily corrected by using component video cables and then by upgrading to the latest firmware. I then sold the receiver and replaced it with a higher end AV 7.2 receiver.