Pros + Color balance is good
+ DVD playback is excellent quality
+ Great HD picture
+ Great sound
+ Very easy set up
Cons - Takes too long to change channels.
- 11 seconds from the time I hit the ON button until I get a picture
- picture quality is 720mp.
Summary After 15 years, I finally needed to replace my reliable old 15" analog TV. I'm not a huge television watcher but I am pretty picky about quality when I do watch. This is a good to very good television with some slight drawbacks, but not enough to take away a four star rating.
The good: The color balance is good and DVD playback is excellent quality. Adjustments are easy to access and I was able to finetune the set to get the color, contrast and tone that I wanted.
You can output sound to external speakers.
Sony includes a rear RF/coax cable connector, which not all sets do any more, so if you just want to plug in the coaxial cable from your cable company without getting a box, you can do that. You will lose certain functions though (no on screen info and loss of digital only stations).
The so-so: A 22" set is actually what used to be called a 16" to 17" diagonal when the TV picture is on "Normal." When the source is not a wide screen image (like a TV signal), and you select "wide-screen," or "zoom" the image will be blown up and you will get the "bigger" 22" wide picture, but it will look squashed and/or stretched and image quality degrades.
The remote is not well designed -- the input buttons force you to look at them and search for just the right place to push. In the case of input selection (going between a DVD and TV for instance) if you don't find your selection fast enough, the on-screen input selector goes away and you have to start over again...
There is a very loud "ding" when the set first comes on -- you can't rid of it and it's about twice as loud as the volume. Annoying.
Note that while DVD quality is very good to excellent, if you choose not to pay for HDMI cable and just have a standard cable box, your TV image quality decreases to "good. "
One other note: This set "outgassed" for about a week and half, giving off a slight burning plastic smell. After checking with Sony I learned this is not unusual for flat panels, though I wish they'd do it at the factory. It's not really a problem unless you're sensitive.
Overall, this is a good set and good quality. I'm pretty picky about image quality and it's is a very good image on "normal" and okay image on zoom, or "wide." I leave it on "normal" for all TV shows and change it over to "wide screen" when it's a DVD.
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Pros Clear, sharp picture. Lots of tweaks for picture settings that gives you optimal picture quality.
Cons Television speakers are worth not mentioning. Though the sound setings are awesome, you need an extra set of speakers to get sound matching the picture quality.
Summary I have hooked up the 22BX to the HDMI port of my comp vid card and for cable TV, I use the RCA ports of the STB. Regular television (non-HD) is better than analog TV. However, the real charm is watching HD movies played from the comp. The picture quality is amazing. Just takes your breath away. Saving money for a bigger Sony LED now as the black levels are better in LEDs.