Summary: I have had the television about a year and a half now and when I turn the television on the picture is terrible with the color darkening and melding together. The picture does correct itself after being on about 15 minutes, but until then the picture is terrible. Although out of warranty I would expect the television to perform better with its minimal use what we paid for it. Very dissappointed. Update 10/23 The LCD board is out and it is a $1200 fix.
Summary: I would buy this TV all over again. Paid $2,499 for it in January 2008, which at the time, was $800 cheaper than 2 very popular brick and mortar places. As much as I appreciate a great picture, I am no audio/videophile. So I'm not going to go into the technical details. I'm just going to say that after 16 months there are still programs and sporting events that come on that prompt me to say "WOW!". The clarity and detail are amazing.
Summary: Loved the TV until it failed. Thought I was buying top of the line and found out that a 1 year warranty was my downfall. The LCD screen became fuzzy and had double and triple images. Took it into authorized repair where the repair was going to cost $2000.00. Called Sony and was told that the warranty did not extend beyond 1 year for any reason. After complaining (respectfully) for a period of time I was referred to the customer relations department.
Summary: LET THE BUYER BEWARE!! We bought a brand new Sony Bravia XBR this past May from Amazon. The TV stopped working 10 days ago. TV still under warranty. The red stand by light blinks and the TV turns off by itself after about 30 seconds. We have gotten no resolution from Sony after numerous phone calls/online chats to their service dept. They have sent two technicians over the past 10 days.
Summary: I have a XBR4-52 and it works fine for the first 4 months, then a vertical dead line appeared and propagated every day. Called the Repair center and realized this is a typical problem for this TV. Now it is Olympic time and I have no TV to watch! Simply DO NOT buy this TV, or if you really want to give it a shot, buy it with extended warranty.
Summary: Wish I could write a real review of this KDL-46XBR4, but since it stopped working after three hours of arrival at my home, I can't. I didn't even get to finish setting it all up. Good reviews overall, but if you aren't lucky, you're in for a world of hurt. This is day 34 since the television arrived, and there is still no resolution to the problem. First I was given two service tech firms to contact. Neither do home warranty in my area.
Summary: I have had this tv for three months and it has worked perfectly. I haven't had any of the problems mentions in other reviews such as fan noise and clouding. The picture is aboslutely stunning when watching a blu-ray movie. The sound from the speakers is good so there is no rush to get a sound system. Free shipping from Amazon made buying it from them the best value..
Summary: I've had this TV for almost a month now and all I can say is....(in my best Keanu Reeves voice) WHOA!!! The XBR4 is simply amazing. Blu Ray movies look absolutely stunning on this set and the 120Hz make you feel like you are on the set during filming. It's that clear. I wonder how I've survived this long without HD. The TV automatically sets itself to whatever source you are watching. For example, using a standard dvd player will set the TV to NTSC setting.
Summary: I purchased this TV on Feb 29 2008 and could not have been more disappointed. In 45 days the TV has stopped working. I opted for not taking the store warranty thinking that we pay a premium for Sony quality. Boy was I wrong, not only did the TV stop working its now more than a week since I called Technical support for in home service and their service, for lack of a better word is nothing short of miserable.