Summary: While this TV worked, it was absolutely amazing. Superb picture. The issue started about 5 months after purchase. Lines started appearing across the screen, then I started seeing double/triple images. I called Sony support and they agreed it was a lemon and very nicely sent me a replacement, asking me to ship the old one back. This is where the problems started. Firstly, all of their replacement TVs are "refurbished".
Summary: TV quit after just 1 month use; 5 red flashes, no pic, no sound without any warning. spent 45 min with Sony tech rep to no avail; had to call the customer service center to even start arranging for a repair man to come, still waiting. Under the circumstances i cannot recommend this product, or the company.