Summary: While truly had excellent picture and sound, It only worked for about 4 years. That is pretty bad for a tube TV especially Sony. Though if you search the web this series of Sony TVs have had the same problem. The timer/standby LED blinks continually and the TV will not turn on. I have an old 19" Trinitron that still works after 20 years. To have spent over $500 and have it die already is absurd. Beware spending money on a used one...it might just be ready to DIE.
Summary: I used to work for best buy's home theatre department almost a year ago. I noticed that this particular television set, due in large part to the sony wega technological advancement, had a picture that was in another league compaired to panasonic, jvc, and sharp (to name a few). Sony has managed to offer their customers the clarity and vibrance they need, without compromising energy efficiency! That was the basis for my purchase of the unit.
Summary: I first thought this was a great TV. But after a few days I noticed some things. After months of studying many sets, all from Sony & having mine repaired 3 times & exchanged twice for new sets I found these flaws on them all. On the left side of the tube, about 5 or 6 inches in & about 1 - 2 inches wide, & it runs from the very top to the very bottom. There is something in or behind the tube that distorts the picture.
Summary: With all the flat panels in stores today, people tend to forget that there are still very good CRT's out there. This is one of them. This 32" Sony has the picture, sound and features that you need - and can be found for under $800. A nice set at a nice price.