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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I purchased this T.V. in Dec 10, I was replacing a Samsung 46" that had turned into a nightmare from the day I ordered it. So needless to say I was very leary, read every review I could find and finaly bought this Sony. From the moment the power came on for the first time I knew I had made an Excellent choice. Set up was a breeze, as is flipping between the well placed and ported cable boxes, dvd players, apple T.V. Etc. from the remote.
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).