"The single best picture of any TV I have ever owned"5.0 starson by SteelMage
Pros: I have an all Sony home theater system, DVD and VHS. Having all Sony allows me to use all the interfaces Sony offers from one remote. The picture is so real it is absolutely amazing. The picture quality and colors are stunning.
Cons: The picture is so real it actually ruins the illusion of some of my favorite Sci-Fi films and shows. Being able to connect with my wireless router should be easier. Internet interface is nice but you need a connection close to the TV it's a problem.
Summary: While this set is a bit high on price I am totally satisfied I got my moneys worth with this set. I shopped around at 6 stores looking at Plasma's and LCD's. For some reason the picture of this TV always looked better than the Plasma's. Maybe the plasma's look better in your living room than they did in the show room. I read numerous reviews and finally settled on this XBR9. I the colors and clarity are so striking it makes you feel like your right there in the movie. All the features and controls are easy to understand but I would still recommend reading the manual to get the best out of the set. This is my first HD TV so maybe my experience of being blown away by the picture quality is common place to others who have owned HD sets for a while, but I am truely impressed none the less.