Summary: I am having the same issues as other owners. I purchased this TV April 2010 and a couple days ago started noticing there is a vertical blue and red line on the left side of my Bravia. Also, there is a black spot the size of about a quarter in the middle of the TV that has been there for a couple of months now. Glad I purchased a three year warranty with Squaretrade hopefully these issues can be fixed. I will update when a tech comes to see the television.
Summary: Purchased Sony Kdl52Z5100 Oct.2009. Started getting lines and distortion on screen when first turned on for about 15 min until warmed up.Did a quick search on line and found out there are many unhappy sony owners with the same problem.The lines started to appear about 18 months after purhase and have gotten progressively worst.I now have no picture just colored lines on the screen for the first 20 min then a blurry picture for another 10-15 min until fully warmen...
Summary: Left side of screen starts to die after a year or so. It usually takes about 20-30 minutes before the clouding goes away. Google the model number followed by "problems" and you'll find plenty. Avoid this TV.
Summary: Just as others here have described, I too bought my set around November 2009 and in September of 2011 the left side of the screen started screwing up with lines all over. The lines last anywhere from 1 to 15 minutes when I first turn on the TV then seem to go away once it warms up but I am concerned that it will just get worse.
Summary: First, this is the first item that I've reviewed on Amazon and I take time out of my day to do this because I feel so frustrated. I purchased this TV from Amazon Nov 2009 after several months of research both online and in several stores, finally choosing the Sony for its great reviews and because I have never been disappointed in the past. TV was delivered without problem, setup was a breeze, and for the past almost 2 years have had no problems.
Summary: I bought this TV from BestBuy in november 2009, after 1 year and a half the tv start showing a shade on 3/4 of the screen when I turn it on. It would clear up after 30 min but an horizontal black line would stay permanently on the screen. Contact Sony and they asked me to have an authorized technician from them to make an inspection and after that they'll present me some options.
Summary: I've had mine for over a year and it's just like new. No regrets at all. Best TV I've ever owned. Stunning picture quality. Strong colors and deep black levels. This thing's a beast too. I've used it a lot and it keeps on performing. I've watched well over 500 Blu-rays on it this past year and played PS3 for hundreds of hours. No problems whatsoever.
Summary: Length:: 0:08 Mins This tv will work wonderfully until is about a year and a half old. Bought in November 2009 and now it's crap. Flickering on left two thirds of the screen and Sony will do NOTHING!
Summary: My wife and I got this tv as a gift in December of 2009 and we started having problems a few months ago. The left side of the tv is completely dark when you first turn it on and we see ghosting also. It takes about an hour for the tv to be normal when it finally warms up. You also see a vertical green line on the left side.
Summary: I'll start with this TV is great. Ethernet connection allows you to install widget, such as facebook, amazon VOD and sooo many other. My favorite is Netflix. No need to power up and wear down your PS3/Xbox360. My only problem is with DLNA/UPnP. It sucks!!! I installed all DLNA/UPnP server software I could find. I could only get 1 to work....iSedora. Its limited, but does work. Just can't rewind or fastfoward through the movie. Music/Photo works flawless..