Summary: TVs are different now. They're bigger, crisper, brighter...not the TVs we grew up with. Also, apparently, they're not the long-term purchases they once were. My TV now has a vertical thin green line about 6 inches from the right edge. I Googled "sony bravia green line on screen." Not good news. Bad circuit board probably. When it gets worse/intolerable, at least I know not to pay extra for a Sony.
Summary: When we first bought this television we were absolutely in love with it. However, around the time our set turned 18 months old, the television had to be turned on for 10-15 minutes before the picture would appear. I called Sony who said they could not help me since my warranty was only good for a year. The burden of repair, they said, was completely my own. I decided to "live with it," and simply turn the television on 10-15 minutes before I wanted to watch anything.
Summary: Without a doubt, this Sony KDL46W3000 is the worst TV set I have ever owned. The picture, which I saw demonstrated in several stores on a HD link, is abysmal using any other input but HD. Surely Sony should have realized that only some broadcasts are in HD and most other sources of input are not. They could have compensated for those circumstances instead of letting the buyer suffer from a low quality picture. The sound is no better.
Summary: We bought this product after a couple of weeks of research and thinking. We needed a TV for our niche in the family room. Since we already have a niche, several recommended we buy a DLP so you'll get a bigger screen TV for the same or lower price. When I went to the best buys and the like, I found that the DLP looks good if you are right in front but it does not have a good viewing angle.
Summary: I have a few LCD TV's and this one blows me away! I spent quite a long time reviewing different LCD units from different magazines, companies, and online personal reviews, and I found that besides the top Sony Bravia, this one is by far my best purchase I have had in a long time!
Summary: I'll describe the TV and the delivery in two separate paragraphs. The rating I have given is for the TV only. The Sony 46W3000 lives up to every expectation. The colors and resolution are spectacular. I haven't found a flaw of any kind (I used to design television monitors for warbirds). Stated simply its a really nice piece. No buyer regrets whatsoever. The 'White Glove' delivery was another matter.
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13 April 2008
Summary: The Sony KDL 46W3000 is perfection when watching true HD programming or Blu-Ray disks. Installation is simple and set up is flawless. Calibration is a bit more difficult (unless you pay for professional calibration). Standard picture mode works well for most all programming. SD programming looks best if the wide mode is left at normal. Stretching SD programming is too distorting for my taste.
Summary: Researched 46" TV's online and in stores and found the Sony Bravia 46" W3000 series had the best features and picture for the price. Even over higher priced TV's, the picture is awesome. Super sharp picture, true black colors, no blur and great sound. We use this in a very bright room with lots of windows and have no problem with glare. Purchased from Amazon and even with free shipping had the TV in two days delivered into the living room.
Summary: I was deciding between this Sony and the Samsung 4671F 120HZ. Based on viewing both side by side in a store, the Sony seemed to have more detail, especially in darker areas. The Samsung is wider because of a wider bezel frame, which gives it an awkward look compared with the Sony. I've had no issue with motion blur on the Sony, and no problems with "clouds" or other picture defects that some have discussed.