Summary: I bought this TV after spending far more research time than I would normally do, this was in excess of one month of research and cost shopping. I decided, based on overall features, and findings when comparison shopping, that this Sony TV would be worth spending nearly $2500.00. After all, its a SONY, and worth the INVESTMENT, right?? Not so fast! This TV has been great. I purchased it in the summer of 2008, mounted the TV on a $250 Sanus wall mount system.
Summary: SONY makes fine TV's. don't know if it's this unit, or this model in general, but when playing blu ray at 24p, there's blurry halo around a moving subject, not all the time, not with every moving subject, but with every movie.
Summary: "I'm in love". oh what a beautiful television. It shines in all catagories from watching Blue-ray movies-to playing video games, It is all good. My only regret is that i didn't grab the 52" before they were all sold out. thank God the 46" are still around. Grab it while you can because XBR5 is unique in appearance as well as performance. I treasure this television in such a way that i don't even want to turn it on because i want it to last for a very long time.
Summary: this was the most incredible deal i had ever seen for this tv. i actually had to read the fine print to see what kind of catch there was....and there was none. i bought it expecting to get a call or taken some how. but i wasn't. i recieved emails every time something was going on with the purchase, shipping, or delivery of the tv. got it, and it is amazing!
Summary: With this sony TV you just can't go wrong. Excellent picture quality (remember that your picture quality depends on the source, poor source poor picture, good source good picture. Lots of features, just beautiful.
Summary: I just purchased mine from Ultimate Electronics for [...]. I looked at this years model side-by-side with the XBR5 and could not tell a difference in picture quality (w/ BluRay video). I do not have satelite or cable so I get my HDTV signals over the air for free via 10 year old UHF Amplfied indoor antenna. I now get more digital channels than analog. The shows broadcast in 1080 are amazing (some are even in 16:9 aspect ratio).
Summary: This TV it is so great, it looks wonderful with my dish network hd reciver even in the channels that are not hd. Also I am speachless of how the PS3 looks. Before I bought it I read some reviews but the thing that make me get it It was the fact that Scott Wilkinson(editor of the ultimateAVmag.com) said that it one of the best in the market. I hear his intervention at the radio show "The Tech Guy" with Leo Laporte every week.