Pros Our 52 in. XBR9 worked great for 22 months
Cons You'll be looking for a new TV in 2 years
Summary I bought a new 52 in. XBR9 back in Oct. 2009 for $1,900, and the LCD panel has already gone bad after 22 months. Cost to fix = $2,800! I called Sony and they could care less! Offered to sell me another set for a reduced price. I wouldn't spend another penny on their products! Take a look at some of the other 1 star reviews of their TVs and you'll see I'm not alone.
Pros Outstanding picture
Cons Speakers are adequate at best. Use a home audio system to compliment.
Summary Picked up on clearance at Target for $492 + Tax. Reg. $1,699. No brainer. The picture quality is excellent.
Pros very good hd pictures, whites are white, lot of inputs, very nice look, matte display(i tried a LG plasma and panel was glossy like a mirror), easy to set-up, usb support movies (not only music and photos)
Cons fix audio out only (not variable) nor headphone plug.
Summary very good product for the price (1399.88 at Sears Canada)
Pros Awesome picture, vibrant colors, and no problems!
Cons Some of the other reviews made me nervous about failure but I guess I've been lucky.
Summary Just a great looking picture, if you can get a good deal on this set I'd say go for it.
Pros Very nice picture. Much better than the 60 LED Sony we bought this year. The HD pics are awesome.
Cons The tvs give off a burned lacquer smell. It is noxious. As it heats up smell worse. Sony finally sent a tech and he verified the problem. Had a long go round with Sony to get a buy back. This was my 10th Sony Tv. Very disgusting.
Summary Sony consumer dept. told us that the burn was normal. They suggested that the smell would burn off in 30 to 60 days. I told them that the Best Buy dept said no. I told them the private company we purchased the 3d tv from said no. They admitted no warning on packages of smell so people with respiratory problems would not buy the product. I am convinced if you can get passed the smell you can have a very nice tv. If we could get a 4th tv without the smell we take it without complaint.