Summary: I use my TV mainly for watching Blu-ray/DVD movies and as a computer monitor. When our 11 year-old 32" Sony Wega TV broke down I decided to get a new LCD TV. I did extensive research and decided on a Sony KDL42EX440. However, when I received it and hooked it up, I was very disappointed in the black levels.
Summary: I bough this XBR for one & one reason - I wanted the BEST LED-LCD HDTV Picture Quality ! Awesome Picture Quality - It's The Full-Array LED Feature ! Awesome Looking TV - It's The Gorilla Glass! The TV's Sleek & Sexy ! Love how the screen goes completely BLACK when the scenes demand it ! From extreme sides, Blooming is issue, but who buys a TV to watch it from sides all the time ? So, I let go of the issue.
Summary: The tv is everything I wanted and more with the picture quality is amazing to watch and every movie is awesome in clarity, best one yet from Sony and I have enjoyed all Sony tv's I have had my whole life.
Summary: I set up the TV in a matter of minutes and it worked great. I was replacing an HD TV but had still expected I would see a picture improvement and I was not disappointed. The picture is bright and sharp and was worth the price to me. Additionally, I had wanted more HDMI connections than my last TV and the Bravia fit the bill.
Summary: Wanting to obtain a larger than 40" HDTV, and being able to go up to a 55" size , I began a month long research into the different types available, and which were the best TV's within those types <considering LCD, LED, and Plasma types>. First of all this reviewer has NO interest in 3D and never anticipates changing. Plasma still has issues unless you get into expensive sets, and the same is true to an even worse degree with LED not being uniform due to edge lighting.
Summary: I have had this panel and it has been trouble free since May/2011. I have no problem recommending it to anyone. Once properly adjusted for calibration settings this set 'Sparkles', everyone who see's it in action exclaims "WOW !" and when it's in the off mode is is also a WoW effect in it's contemporary appearance especially with the Monolithic speaker base.
Pros: Color accuracy / Black levels / Appearance A
Cons: Off-Axis viewing, especially when viewing 3D material and COST !
Summary: I love my new Bravia. It definitely isn't the cheapest set (especially when you consider that it doesn't even come with 3D glasses), but the performance is spectacular. Color and detail rendering, even in shadowy scenes, blows away my old set. The user interface is good. I was able to easily set up Netflix and it runs without a hitch. Be prepared to buy a good sound system if you don't have one already.
Summary: I was going to give this set four stars due to poor speakers, occasional blooming and not very good side viewing. However when I hovered over the stars it says that four stars is "I like it" and five stars is "I love it". Well I suppose you can guess by now how I feel about this TV. The three issues that I mentioned above I was well aware of before purchasing this set after reading numerous reviews, however I am all about the picture, and when I first turned on this TV...
Summary: This is my 5th HDTV in 4 years. I watched a game on a co-workers TV and was blown away by his picture. I had to have one. I have had mine Bravia XBR for 3 months and love it. The screen is simply superior.