Summary: Picture quality great, picture not affected by sunlight, picture angle great; sound not good without supplimentary speakers; not enough sound and audio inputs and outputs; Internet streaming is constantly buffering, all except Netflix, Did they even test this TV before putting it on the street? I'll have to buy a Roku for this TV. I NEVER get buffering when using Roku!
Good TV, but terrible customer service and support
A. Stephanov "Alec", Amazon
19 March 2012
Summary: I bought the TV at the end of February. Last Sunday, March 18th, the screen went bust - there is a large band that mirrors the top of the screen with a bunch of small lines above it. The screen is unusable. I couldn't get in touch with their customer service team - the extended hours number was busy! I had to resort to a chat session with some moron, who typed with about 2 words a minute.
Summary: A nice quality TV in the usual Sony tradition. Plenty of ports and settings to satisfy most everyone. Easy hookups to audio and satellite sources. However...many people like myself bought it for the internet, Skype and web content which are pathetic. I have both wired and wireless access and Skype is essentially worthless - slow to load, buggy and poor picture quality when it does actually get a connection. Web content is equally bad and the choices are minimal.
Summary: This Sony KDL46ex523 46 inch TV works as advertised. The Internet hookup works fine once I figured out the intermittent signal interruptions were from my router system. I wired directly from my router with an ethernet cable to operate without interruption. I've had the Sony for 3 months. Be careful reading the reviews here--many were for other TVs, not the 46-inch ex523. Generally the great colors and overall motion of images are great.
Summary: Picture is crisp and clear with lots of options to change for personal preferences. However, the streaming speed for netflix is just down right terrible. most of the time I just quit watching it and use my xbox to watch netflix anymore. But other than that not much to really complain about.
Picture is great, after tweaking it. Lots of great Internet options.
Ima Consumer, Amazon
8 January 2012
Summary: I bought this 40inch TV for my bedroom one month ago. I have a 46 Sony XBR in my living room, that was purchased in 2007. Initially, I was dissapointed in this set's picture, compared to the XBR; however, after making adjustments to this set, I'm very content about the purchase. I chose this model because of it's wireless internet and Netflix, but when I tried to set up the wifi I ran into problems and gave up. (No, I did not call Sony to help me.
Summary: I am very disappointed with this TV for two reasons: picture brightness and channel menu. The picture looked dull and not bright at all even compared to my 6-year old Sony LCD TV. This issue was seen on both cable channels and DVD. About the channel menu issue, since I do not own the cable box, I had to use the QCAM to scan channel from the cable line directly.
Summary: I was doing quite a bit of research before making the choice. I've read almost every review on CNet and Amazon. My goal was to find a solid TV with Internet Apps - as lately all we do is streaming Netflix and don't watch cable TV at all. My choice eventually narrowed to Google TV an this Sony Bravia EX52.