Summary: There was a time when all I would buy is Sony. They always cost 33% more, but the high quality and reliability was worth it. That time is over and their quality has plummeted - although they still cost 33% more. I had the first TV less than 1 month, when one day it would not turn on. Amazon quickly replaced with a new TV. Approximately 3 months later, the audio for HDMI 1 went out. It would decode the video, but no audio.
Horizontal Line across the screen just after 7 months
16 December 2013
Summary: This is the worst purchase I have ever made. Just after 7 months, an horizontal line started to appear across the screen of this 60" TV. I called the warranty number. They walked me through a few steps, and they finally decided that they would send me a replacement. The consumer rep said it could only be a reconditioned one. It became truly ludicrous when Sony asks for my credit card.