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.
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).