Summary: I bought the 60" version of this TV and paid $3000 for it, and as soon as the warranty expired green vertical lines appeared all over the screen. Sony basically said tough luck they will give me 15% off another TV. So Im guessing this is the norm for the company. Don't buy Sony. They may have been a good product many years ago....but not anymore!
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.
Great buy, excellent HD picture, Sleek and Stylish
Gator Mom, Amazon
22 December 2008
Summary: We did a lot of research and saw what sales were running after Thanksgiving before deciding on this one. For the price, the little bit of extra money to get a Sony was worth it. It was super easy to set up and the HD channels are incredibly vibrant and sharp. The only complaints I have is the picture for regular cable channels is very fuzzy, and the sound quality is not nearly as good as my LCD Samsung TV.
Summary: This is an amazing television. I researched flat panel tvs for quite awhile utitlizing, print as well as online resources. The picture quality for this tv is amazing. I was in a big chain store when I first noticed this tv. It was hands down the best picture out of the all the ones they had hanging on the wall. I was between the Sony V Series, and this one. I finally decided with the picture quality as well as the extra HDMI plug the increase in price was worth it.
Summary: The Sony kdl w 3000 Is a great T.V. for a very good price. Unless you are a absolute purest, I can see no reason to spend more for a brand name T. V. Sure you can spend less, but for a brand you don't know who made or will service it. The picture is great, the colors good, and the sound is satisfactory for the average living or recreation room. In addition Amazons delivery service was very prompt.
Summary: A Sony man for all of my TV purchasing life. If you manage to get a bad Sony, boy I would be amazed. This TV has a great picture, after some personal adjustments. The sound is also great. I do not personally use HDMI yet, but I do use component cables for the DVD player. No need to go out and replace what is already working great. I enjoy sitting down to watch this TV each night. And, I too was one who could not decide between the W and the V series.
Summary: I spent a year looking, researching, comparing, listening to others opinions, reading reviews and forums and waiting. It all becomes a bit overwhelming at times. A lot of options, features, etc. Trust me on this... you will not be disappointed with this LCD! In fact, you will love it. Best feature = STUNNING picture!
I spent over a year researching HDTV's - and I love this one!
Goldengate "Goldengate", Amazon
22 December 2008
Summary: I spent more than a year researching HDTV's and have been really pleased with this one, delivered in good shape by Amazon's white glove service. The picture is bright, clear, and even on fast-moving images I don't notice blur or pixelation/tiling. I had a list of issues/worries as I purchased this - here are my thoughts: LCD vs Plasma: I chose LCD as I have a bright room, I wanted to use less electricity (and create less heat) and I also didn't want to worry about "burn...
Summary: We nearly bought the 52 inch but this 46 inch set is a little bit sharper in picture clarity so we bought this one. It is a wonderful set with great color and crisp picture capability. I don't rave about sound quality but I think this set and others like it are made for home theater which we do not have.