Summary: Replaced our Sony Trinitron two years ago (2008) with another...Bravia 40XBR4 1080p. Had done much advanced research combined with my past Sony products, decided to stay with the brand. Sony was once the top of the line...About two months ago, there was multiple imaging for the first 10 minuts or so until it warmed up. Tonight, November 16, 2010 there is no picture. A black screen with vertical and horizontal lines that looks like plaid.
Warning : Failed after 1 year, If you have to have a Sony XBR then buy Extended Warranty or BUY another brand
T. Lam "Gizmo2010", Amazon
7 September 2009
Summary: Here's my story, hope someone can learn from my tragic mistake. Furthermore, I just realized the LCD panel is actually made by Samsung NOT Sony. If you buy a Sony TV; why is the LCD Panel (the most important and expensive part of the TV) is made in Korea by Samsung. The picture might be good but how long will it last.....for me it only lasted 1 year and 4 months.