It would be like buying a car then blaming the manufacturer for the ...
Drew M., Amazon
2 October 2014
Summary: I've had this TV with ZERO issues since 2008....but unlike 95% of the reviewers here I use high end cables and most importantly a quality surge protector, in this case a Monster rack style surge protector that shuts off equipment not only in power surges but in low voltage situations.
Summary: Picture quality is very bad. Panel started degrading with black screen on the right side and finally went kaput. Sony failed completely with quality. Stay away from Sony and go with Samsung or LG
USED TO like Sony - Now would NEVER buy another Sony product!
15 March 2014
Summary: We bought this TV 5 years ago for $2400. Worked well until 5 years and two months (right after extended warranty ended!) Now, like MANY many others (do a google search) we have distorted unwatchable picture, most likely due to T con board problems.
Summary: I bought this TV in 2008 for the upcoming Super Bowl. I'm still using it in 2014 with no problems. Great picture and sound. I hope that Sony still makes them this well when this needs to be replaced.
Summary: First lets start witht he positives. Very good picture, makes even normal non HD tv programing look good. Now the bad. Expensive, Lots and lots of T-Con board problems. You can no longer find new replacement parts for this tv.
Summary: We bought this TV through Amazon in May 2009. Thought it was a great TV until now. The TV went out...blank screen with the red Standby button on the bottom flashing when the power was on. We called Sony...that means a failure within the set and we need repair.
The TV went out just after the warranty expired. We did not purchase extended warranty
Dwight McComb, Amazon
30 April 2013
Summary: The TV was less then 2 years old when it died ! Call Sony and we set it up where we had a Qualified Sony repairman come out to evaluate the TV. Well the TV would not come on at all, so he charge me $100 and said it would cost $1800 dollars, and we would get a 30 day warranty with it.