Summary: I have owned this tv for 3.5 years. It just developed a broad dark vertical band across 1/4 of the screen. It's out of warranty and the cost to fix it is more than the cost of a new tv. These tv's were more expensive when I bought it. I paid $1,500 for 3.5 years of use. That's not value for the money. I have had better luck with Vizio.
Summary: I always prefer to buy Sony products since they are dependable, almost maintainence free. I had a very good idea and information about Sony KDL-46VL5100 46 in. HDTV TV and I saw this ad in ebay and decided to buy it. Unfornately the TV developed problems from day two like switching to standby mode by itself, Volume going down to zero by itself and the picture quality not so good.