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. Repair is higher cost than a new TV so Sony offer us a 15% discount from a Sony Store on a new purchase. That cost does not come close to in comparison to Amazon pricing.....so just forget that idea.
Excerpt: I have owned this model for 24 months with no service issues. Sony has always stood for quality reliable products. This model came out about the same time as the XBR9 and I was able to compare the two side by side. There was virtually no difference in picture quality to justify the additional cost of the XBR9. It features a thin bezel which gives a nice appearance mounted on the wall.
Excerpt: We have had our Sony Bravia LCD HDTV now for approximately nine months and have it connected to cable through our local cable company. The HD channels have the crispest, cleanes pictures imagineable. My only complaint is the volume from the tv set alone is not sufficient for most television viewing in a large living room.
Sony Bravia Z-Series KDL-46Z4100/S 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV,
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This television set has been in our home office for almost three years. The clarity of the picture is excellent, the on-board settings are easy to read and scroll through. This particular television as well as its partner, who sits in an adjacent room (Sony Bravia V-Series KDL-52V4100) have a feature we did not care about until recently: This is one of the few television sets that will provide you with a TV guide.
Excerpt: Not only was the the Bravia a good value for the money, the Sony Bravia has a great High Definition picture. I was a bit disappointed when I had to go back to the store for an HDMI cable, but that wasn't Sony's fault. The Bravia was a cinch to set up. Hang it on the wall and plug it in - that's it - right out of the box. The HDMI connections were easy to get to and well placed.
Summary: I have owned this TV (KDL-46Z4100, silver) for 1.5 years and though I will not be able to give many technical details but for rest of the people in plain english, you cannot go wrong with this TV. Ours is hooked with our old zenith home theater system so we don't use TV audio but our surround system. In addition TV is also connected with sony blue-ray player (that we got in a combined deal while buying TV) and samsung dvd player (for international disc formats).
Summary: It's only been almost a month since I got this product and so far, I haven't encountered any problem. It worked beautifully out of the box, no glare and the picture is crisp and near perfect though I haven't even done any adjustment yet (except turning off the light sensor as suggested by a lot of knowledgable reviewers). I mounted it on the wall so I couldn't tell whether or not there's any tilting problem.
Summary: We watch mostly sports and bought this TV because of the motion control that is supposed to make sports clearer. I don't know if we need the Cable co. to make the picture clearer or what. TVs that I see hooked up in the stores have better resolution.
Pros: Attractive Design, Fast Setup, Good Connection Options, Simple Controls
Summary: Saw the actual product at a retail store, but by the time I decided to pick one up they were sold out. Found the same item here on Amazon for an even better price and bought it right away. Picture quality is awesome, sound is pretty good considering the size of the speakers but when you're watching a blu-ray movie you might want to consider buying a sound system since it does not do its justice.