Summary: I read all the other reviews but I got this TV as a "no hassle warantee replacement" for another Sony that had a panel go out on me. The difference between my old one and this is that this one has Edge LED Backlight and internet connectivity. Because I read the previous reviews, I was prepared before the set arrived. I bought a CAT 7 LAN cable in case I had to hardwire it, but I wanted to try wireless first.
Summary: I got this TV because I wanted one with integrated (built-in) WiFi. I don't watch a whole lot of TV or even movies. 90% of the entertainment I watch is off the Internet, everything else is local stations I can get over the air. I could care less about the speakers and refresh rate. I use WPA2 AES on my WiFi network. I was eventually able to get this TV to connect but it was a pain. First, I had to enable SSID broadcasting.
Summary: I did alot of research before buying the Sony Bravia TV. The selling point was the WiFi for streamlining movies. I havent had any issues with the picture quality when viewing at a bit of an angle. My TV came with the picture setting at "streched." I set it to normal and its beautiful. The only reason I gave this TV a 4 star is because it was difficult to set up on the internet. In the instructions it should state, "Call Technical Support" to assist in setup.
Does the job, looks good (1 week in, w/6 month update)
Shakypete "P.", Amazon
22 May 2011
Summary: The picture is pretty good. I am waiting for a HD receiver to arrive to give a final verdict. I'll update at some point. Tomorrow the wall mount arrives. I like that it is less than 1.5 inches thick. Should look nice on the wall. The BX420 and others from last years Sony line really disappoint there. EX523 is also only 17 pounds on the wall, which makes for a minimal load on the wall mount. I know it is only 60Hz. That doesn't matter to me.
Summary: Overall this is a very nice TV. It's very thin. One of the bigger draws for me was the built in Internet Apps. I had actually returned a Vizio where nothing was working at all (Pandora literally crashed the TV) and got this. This is much better. I've tested a few other Internet App tvs and the speed of this Sony one is probably the fastest I've seen as far as menu navigation goes. And the menu is also well laid out. For some people it might almost be too many features.
Summary: When my Sony of almost 12 years started flashing, I knew it was time for a new one. I researched TVs for a while and decided the Sony bravia had everything I was looking for. The 40 inch is fine for me. Set up was easy, but had some problems with the internet connection. Netflix would not accept the key so I had to call them. For the most part,kinks have been worked out, except for one with the internet.
Summary: I love this model. I have it in my bedroom and the picture is large, sharp, and easy to see regardless of ambient light conditions from bright sunlight to total darkness. I especially love the internet ready feature since I am a great fan of Netflix. No extra box or plugs needed--just WiFi. I use the handy bright red Netflix button on the TV's remote which takes me there in one step.
Summary: This TV is very good and could have been great if it were not for the crappy internet experience. The form factor itself is quite nice; very thin, light and sturdy, with a small bezel. It sets up very quickly and easily. The picture in HD is stunning: beautiful color, very sharp with very black blacks. However SD pictures are frequently fuzzy and a bit washed out which makes watching SD a drag. My 3 year old 32 inch Sony does SD much better than this one.