Summary: I've had this TV Since April 2010, which is about 2.5 years. The W model is 120Hz, but has the Bravia Engine 3, like more expensive XBR models. I liked the CineMotion for some things, but it 'feels' like a rubber screen sometimes.
Dead in one year, Sony support is completely useless
Steve E G, Amazon
19 January 2011
Summary: Purchased a Sony Bravia KDL52W5150 HDTV in Nov `09. Immediately had problems with a pop-up warning that the signal could not be displayed...while it was displaying the signal. And the pop-up wouldn't go away until you changed channels quickly or turned the TV off and back on.
Summary: This is a nice TV but it does have some important issues. First of all the clouding in dark scenes or "flashlighting" can be annoying and is a common defect on these TVs. Sony is aware of the issue and their only suggestion is to turn down the backlight and/or brightness.
Summary: Santa Claus brought this TV to our home on the 25th. I couldn't wait to power up the unit even though it was late in the evening after getting home from our annual Christmas gathering at my folks home. My previous unit was a Pioneer Elite 50" second generation projection.
Beautiful TV, Fabulous Pictures - like XBR9 except 240 Hz
Daniel Kim, Amazon
11 November 2009
Summary: My Sony 52W5150 is a thing of beauty! The pictures are fabulous and it looks great in the living room also. My old 60 Hz Sharp 46 inch cannot compare to this TV in terms of deep blacks and motion picture quality. First, the pictures are amazing! The blacks are so ridiculously black...
Summary: Great picture on this 52 inch Sony Bravia but the sound is average. It is noticeably thin so I guess the trade off is lack of big speakers to deliver great sound. I have it plugged into a Blu Ray HT system and I'm very happy with the purchase - sounds great.