Summary: Got this TV in March of 2011 and loved it. Due to financial constraints I did not buy the expensive extended warranty. Worked beautifully for 27 months and then the picture went and the sound set itself to earsplitting and would not be adjusted. Repairman wanted $550.00 to repair. He had the set for over a motnth tried putting in multiple new boards and the thing could not be fixed. Would give a 5 star review if it had lasted more than 2 years.
Summary: If you like the bright picture of a LCD but can't stand the motion blur, This TV does a great job of eliminating the blur. It has a great picture, but the awesome thing is you can watch sports and movies and not be bothered by a slow refresh rate. I am very skeptical of LCD technology for this reason, but I must humbly admit, this TV performs very well. It's natural, but warm, and doesn't need much adjustments from the factory setting.
Excerpt: We just bought this TV when we moved into our new house and we love it. We had done a lot of research and I searched for a great deal for 3 months. We had originally wanted to get an LED TV since those are the best of the best but for half the price you can get an LCD TV and the picture quality really is great on it. The colors are not as sharp as the LED TV for for $1000 less who cares. Sony is definitely one of the leading TV brands.
Excerpt: I've had my Sony KDL-60EX500 for about 6 months now and it is completely amazing. I previously had a 60" Sony SXRD with the notorious optical block problem. I loved that TV but inevitably, it started showing the optical block problem so it had to go. I was skeptical about moving to LCD because I like vibrant, sharp, and clean images especially in motion. I got the Sony KDL-60EX500 and have never looked back.
This TV is so easy to use, and delivers quality everytime!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I had recently purchased this television and had a few doubts because I had never owned a Sony TV. I was pleased from the second I turned it on. The picture is bright and vibrant from nearly any angle. If it is too bright, sony offers menu features to adjust picture levels to adjust to room lighting. Despite the large size, this TV keeps up with fast motion, and does not blur too much. The thin profile and light weight made it easy for me to mount on my wall.
Excerpt: We LOVE our Sony. This television is amazing and well worth the money. The picture quality is top notch. It does not glare, has great color and quality and tons of great features. Such a great investment that we are glad we made.
Summary: Sony KDL 60EX500 delivered on time. Cosmetic condition of TV as described in Amazon Marketplace Ad. The TV is watchable for bright content, but has what appears to be multiple bad pixels appearing as a red oval streaked area on lower portion of center of screen in darker scenes. This was not mentioned in the product condition description. I got a great price, but it was not a "perfect TV" as advertised.
Summary: We had a 2005 SXRD, we'd had to have the optical block replaced 1 due to green screen effect (not cost to us). Then a year later I'm noticing that when the TV is showing something w/a white background (HDTV has lots of this) there was "yellow burn out". Sony CS offered us this TV for $150, we said heck yeah! And, after jumping through their various hoops, got this one in the mail, for a total of $163! More than worth it! Its just amazing!