"Not as satisfied as the rest."1.5 starson by DjGuardian7
Pros: Had a port for computer hook up and extra RCAs.
Picture is great through HDMI. Well, that's when I get the screen to work.
Easy to setup and use.
Assembly is easy.
Stand is sturdy and without lean.
Sony online support is nice.
Cons: Only two HDMI connections (luckily that's all I need for now).
RCA connections provide poor picture.
Manufacturing defect. Picture only displays after slapping the back of the TV. (OLD SCHOOL BABY!) :(
Online support takes you through a long script.
Summary: This TV is only a couple of days old and requires repair. After having used for the first time I have an issue where in order to get the screen to come on after hitting the power, i have to "hit" the back of the TV to get the picture to set. What is this, 1980? Yea, I remember doing that years ago, or after years of use and abuse, but this is sad. It's brand new!It would only be right to update the review with new applicable information. After having spoken with local repair shops, they were all surprised Sony wouldn't offer a new replacement. I re-read the warranty and sure enough it said ...replace with a new or used TV...
The only other option other than repair is to live with hitting the back of the TV or to replace the NEW TV with a "refurbished" TV. This means I either get a manufacturing defective TV repaired or have it switched out, and wait weeks or more, for a replacement TV that ALSO had defects, ***? Why did I pay all this money and be stuck either with a LEMON or with a USED LEMON? Sony should replace the NEW TV with a NEW TV or issue some financial reimbursement, but they will not. What a sham.
It's hard to not feel scammed. How else do you explain paying new TV prices for a defective TV, or be forced to take a used, previously defective TV? Something is very wrong with that. Sony should be bigger than that. I'm very, very unhappy with the whole thing and would not recommend a SONY TV based on my current experience.
As a comparison I bought a 40" Samsung LED as well and have had no issues with the Samsung. So buy something other than SONY unless you're comfortable with the risk... or at least avoid Sony LCD.
Updated on Dec 15, 2011
So I called back in and re-stated my issue and added in comments from repair shops and read the warranty to the person. We troubleshot the TV again and finally, after using some more of the logic in my review, convinced the Sony rep to replace with a new TV. His reasoning to allow a new TV, because it was still in the first month (after having now been 3+ weeks since purchase, which took a week to process and near a week to receive). Maybe they were hoping I'd eclipse that mark? Hard to do when TV flubs on day 1 after having received.
I will update again once the new replacement TV comes in. Will be another couple weeks.