Summary: A fantastic looking unit with great picture quality. Black come out very black despite claims by some that LCDs can't match plasma. Sony's current PS3 promotion makes it a very good deal - even if you don't want the gaming capability, the "free" PS3 is a great alternative to spending another $650 on a BR disc player
Pros: Floating screen design (looks great wall mounted) Picture quality, particularly in high definition model
Cons: Doesn't appear to provide the option of skipping/blocking channels in the digital tuner (if the option exists it isn't obvious) - means that you get the same channel presented several times over
Summary: After owning a Loewe 82cm Aconda for 7 years I felt the time was right to upgrade. Until now there has been no LCD or Plasma on the market that came close to the Loewe regarding picture quality. I can safely say that is not the cast anymore. The Sony is just stunning, especially with BD. I bought a new 5300ES to go with it and both work wonderful together. First thing you need to do is set your own calibration.
Pros: Large screen size. 100Hz anti judder Easy to set up. Don't be afraid to play with the settings, you can always reset it. Looks good Solid build and quality
Cons: Slow changing between inputs Would have liked a black aluminium finish (personal preference) Took some convincing with the other half.....but I won in the end!
Summary: Weeks of research ( plasma v lcd, brand v brand...) and an excellent deal from a local SonyCentral shop saw me pick up this beauty recently.
Pros: Looks the business Easy to set-up and use following initial trepidation Montionflow and 100hz delivers the goods - very fluent with fast-moving action Angled viewing very acceptable Did i mention it looks the cats pajamas ?
Cons: Very slow changing channels Its big - dominates the average-size sitting room ( but in an impressive sort of a way !) Sound good, but may need some help from an amp/standalone speakers to really do the thing justice Its telling me it wants a bluray player, but i havnt sorted the bluray/HD thing yet, so Ill wait....
Summary: I had my sony bravia xbr52 since Sept 07 and i still love it. After months and months of playing with the options ive finally got the picture ive been looking for. I have it hooked up to the Bose V-30 home theatre system and works flawless together. The PS3 bluy ray movies look fantastic. Xbox 360 games look amazing. The Wii looks pretty crap because of its crappy graphics.
Pros: Picture quality and rich colours and HD looks amazing. Its looks great in the house. Plenty of HDMI outputs. Bright clear picture.. Plenty of options inside of option.
Cons: Channel changing is slow especially when your a fast flicker. Sometime in full HD you get a tiny amounts of distortion around the edges of moving people in crowds. The guide doesnt always work and only shows the next show, not whole day. The out of the box settings need to be change
Summary: A Gageler to answer your small problem with the unwanted tv channels just save all the ones you want to you favourites list then using the +- button to scroll through your favourites. i have fav-list 1 as all my HD channels and fav-list 2 as my SD channels, works for me.
Pros: once calibrated with proper settings its the best HD image ive seen. very good blacks and shadow detail.
Cons: out of box settings. if you need some setting to help with this LCD just email me and ill send you mine. firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary: Wow! Picked it up yesterday for my loungeroom. Have a 100 cm CRT Sony in the family room and decided it was time to update the loungeroom. A little slow changing channels but man...its worth the 2 sec. wait! Take your plasmas and trade up to the real deal! The whole room has been transformed to a place of Sony beauty. I love it.
Pros: Picture, audio, styling and total satisfaction.
Cons: Dont want to leave the room or go to work anymore!