Summary: I bought the TV in April 2009. I will say I was generally happy with it. Had to play with the antenna sometimes to get the reception - which was a bit strange since I live within a few miles of the transmitters, but others have told me that is a problem with digital TVs. I also don't think the design of the remote is very user friendly, but I made do. The big problem just happened - Sept 2011, less than 2.5 years the TV just died as I was watching it.
Summary: My husband and I purchased this TV way back in 07/2008. Out of curiosity I decided to look it up on here. I was reading this one and two star reviews and I am baffled. It's worked just fine for us. Great in fact. No problems with it...or hardly any. The sound is fine, plenty loud even too loud at times. My one and only complaint is that we recently noticed this weird dark line towards the center of the screen.
Summary: Nicely priced TV for sony,it works pretty well. It has a good selection of inputs on the back including 2 component rows.2 HDMI and 2 Composite/RCA.The only things wrong with it though is there is no optical digital audio plug, and the tv takes like 20 seconds to boot up,and there's an annoying feature (i think its supposed to be energy efficient) but the tv darkens slightly when you turn out the lights making whats going on look a little less visible.But overall,its a...
Sony Bravia KDL-26M4000 - great for its size and price
K. Adams "BKA", Amazon
23 December 2010
Summary: Too bad Sony is not selling the 26" television sets anymore. This size is the best for a small studio or apartment. The KDL-26M4000 is one of the best featured Sony television sets to date. I purchased this model from Amazon.com at the beginning of 2009, few months before the digital broadcasting switch. At the same time I switched from cable subscription to the over-the-air antenna. As such, this Sony TV set model has behaved flawlessly.
Summary: This is a nice TV, great for general use for the most part. The one issue that it fails at, and on epic proportions, is the internal computer. I have a recurring problem with two different bravias, but I'm only writing the review for this one. The entire screen will dim when a dark scene is present. If you're watching Star Wars and the screen is showing a picture of "space", the dark picture will cause the tv to dim the entire screen.
Summary: Purchased this in March 2009 for bedroom. Was easy to set up and install channels from Comcast. Had no problems. I have on fireplace mantel and it fits fine. I've not dabbled in a lot of the features and settings as I'm a basic user. There's a slight delay in turning on and showing the picture which just takes some getting use to. The sound is great. I don't notice any picture change from different angles, however, I view fairly head on.
Summary: I purchased this TV Sony Bravia M-Series KDL-26M4000 26-Inch 720p LCD HDTV for my mother and paid the premium for a Sony as I wanted to be sure my mother would not experience any problems. To our surprise, after 10 months, the picture went bad. Fortunately, there was a 1 year warranty with the TV. My mother was easily able to access the Sony warranty people on the phone who arranged for her to receive the exact same model BUT one that was refurbished.
Summary: Did quite a bit of research between Samsung and Sony on their lines of smaller LCDs - had a 22" Samsung 650 but the viewing angles were not very good (very light from viewed from above, and very dark when viewed from below). This Sony has excellent picture from any viewing angle and the price is very comparable with other 26" on the market.