Bought 2 Sony KDL-V32XRB2's, one for parents, one for me
29 September 2010
Summary: After an extensive search and feedback from an engineering friend who had also researched this prior to me. I started to purchase Sony equipment as I replaced/upgraded my home system A/V in April 2007. I had previously had a Sony component stereo system in the 90's through early 2000's, and then Sony CD & DVD players. I purchased my first Sony TV: KDL-V32XBR2 in April 2007 as well as the same model for my parents.
Summary: Bought Bravia 32inch XBR2 for about $1500 big ones last spring with 3 bad pixels(at the time it was the "best of the best" according to some online reviews. Returned it same day to BB and got one with zero bad pixels. Great picture, perfect for our bedroom, then POW! a large POP, and the tv's dead. No response from remote, no response from the power on/off on the tv.
Summary: If I had it to do over, I would - for sure. I thought default picture settings were about perfect to me. I did brighten it a bit to see more detail in shadows. Audio is better than adequate. Price is right Shipper was great and arrived earlier than estimated. (can't trust tracking location, mine said it was still in Ohio when shipper called said they were ready to deliver it) Ok, a complaint: The remote is too skinny and not balanced well - disappointing - but can live...
Summary: Wow, am I glad we waited to buy ourselves a flatscreen TV. So many options yet so little real good advice out there. Ended up buying this Sony Screen (mainly because the DVD-R's also from Sony, as is the home cinema set). Five top reasons to go out and buy one yourself: 1. Great colours and contrasts 2. Sleek Classy Design 3. Not too big, which fits a modest living room/master bedroom just fine 4. Easy set up features 5.
Summary: I love this TV. The sound is great and the picture is fabulous. The delivery was really more than I expected. I got a phone call to set the delivery time and they actually showed up at the right time. They unboxed the TV and set it up for me. I could have done it myself but it was really nice to be able to see the TV working before the delivery folks left.
Summary: sorry kids but i have to give you a heads up. we just got this tv and yes - there they are - the infamous sony "clouds". for those who don't know what i'm talking about - on many of these sony's (no one knows exactly what percentage), when your screen is dark - you don't see a uniform black. instead you see clouds of grey. granted it's pretty hard to see them when you're watching a bright moving color image but for the price - sony should be embarrassed and ashamed.