Summary: Great TV and computer monitor. HD channels look crisp. Auto-tune was easy. I didn't mess with the settings much. I sometimes flip the Light Sensor (I turn it on when using it as a monitor otherwise it is too bright). It has better resolution than the IBM X61 laptop I hook up to it. My Windows Vista desktop looks cool when it fills up the full 26-inch widescreen (I had to change one setting once to get the resolution set perfectly).
Summary: Am I the only one who thinks the pixel size on typical computer monitors is way too small? Fortunately, one can buy HDTVs and essentially choose their pixel size, which is what I did with this 26" Sony Bravia. With my PC, I can run it at 1360 x 768 pixels, and the Bravia is smart enough not to scale it ("1:1 pixel mapping" is what it's called).
Summary: I originally purchased a 26" Samsung LNT2653H. I was very satisfied with the picture quality and abundant features that I would later discover are more plentiful than the Sony. But the deal breaker was the absolutely inferior and inadequate audio production from the Samsung. At relatively moderate volume levels the sound would frequently distort and cut out. I also found the Samsung picture to break up on one of the major network's HD broadcasts.
Summary: Never really concentrated to much on the sony products because of the prices of them. For the money, you can get a larger sized samsung like a 32", or for the same size TV you can save big bucks by going with a westinghouse or other bargain priced TV's sized at 26" which is ideal for a bedroom. After purchasing a 26" westinghouse and not being extremely happy I bought a 32" Vizio. Still not satisfied, I left the bargain TV basement and took the plunge and bought this TV.
Summary: I am very happy with the sony lcd tv. I narrowed down the 26" lcd tv's to a couple and checked them out at local stores. I liked the picture of the sony over samsung which was my 2nd choice. plus the sony did not have large speakers on the sides or bottom making it too large for the small opening in my entertainment center. the price was comparable and sony quality has always been good for me.
Summary: I got this LCD a week ago and LOVE IT. PC Richards lowered their price to $699. So I took their ad to a competitor retailer and they matched it. PCR is still selling it for that price. (Updated this part) It is in my bedroom and connected to basic cable, no box. My cable signal was too weak up there and I could not get the free HD channels. I did not want another cable box due to the expense.
Summary: I bought this Sony Bravia for a furnished apartment that I rent out. It is not hooked up to high def...just regular cable. The tenant has the option of buying a high def box. What's excellent about the TV is its ease of navigation. It has a convenient toggle on the remote that switches between wide and standard screen viewing. I think the non def picture is as good as you can find on a new HDTV, but it is indeed a little "blurry" when viewed too close.