Pros -Great picture quality
-Great for new 3D users (such as myself)
-Motorstorm is awesome in 3D
-Includes HDMI cable
-Good audio quality
-Switching from a 40" to this display wasn't as hard as I thought it would be
-1080p looks great
Cons -Not worth the $499 price tag (I got mine for $299)
-Screen blanking ISSUE; blanks the screen for a few seconds randomly; happens often
-No remote included
-Glossy screen can get annoying
-3D glasses can get uncomfortable after continuous play
Summary Overall I enjoy this product, however, the screen blanking issue is very common and can get very annoying...contacted Sony (others have to) and they seem to be oblivious to this issue for some reason. Also, this isn't worth $500 in my opinion, I picked it up for $299 and was still wondering whether or not I payed too much. But in the end, this is a great display for people who want to try out 3D, or just want a small display to game with in their room or office.
Pros Can be used in 3D with your Xbox 360 or PC; picture is goregous and Sony Bravia-like. Two HDMI inputs and one Component input. Audio is decent -- better than I expected but not home theater quality.
Cons No remote? what was sony thinking? Also, no TV tuner so you'll have to bring your own access (I view TV through my Tivo)
Summary Don't let this official review fool you, it's a much better TV than the reviewer implies.
Yes, there is no Cable IN, so you'll have to watch TV through another source, like a Cable converter box via HDMI or a Tivo. There's also no remote control but anyone on this site most likely has some sort of universal remote (Harmony) or buys the PS3 Blu-Ray remote which controls the TV, so it's not really a bad thing.
While it's neat that the HDMI signal can control the power (you shut off the PS3 or 360, it will shut off the TV and vice versa, it did seem unable to read the Tivo via HDMI unless I hit the tivo button first. I worked around this by using component instead and turned off the HDMI power control.
These are minor things. the 3D effect is great and the Simulview is a great idea. I hope more games have this, but right now selection is limited.
You can play CoD Black Ops on your 360 in 3D, you just have to change the 3D mode to side-by-side. It's very easy to do. There's a 3d button on the blu ray remote to change the type of 3D.
And of course, the size. 24" is great for my office space and perfect. It's replacing a 24" so I'm okay with it.
If you're looking for a 50" this isn't the TV for you. You get a game, glasses and a 3D TV for under $500. You can't beat it...and it's a SONY television. Did I mention how good 1080p looks -- you can tell the difference even on a 24" from 720 to 1080.
So, don't let the review fool you. This is a great set priced right.
Pros Glass like finish
Beautiful design (Quite thin)
Great for desk / Dorm
3D Looks Amazing
Included 1.4 HDMI cable
Other Sony Remotes work (not included)
Cons Glass like finish
HDMI signal must contain the audio signal for use of speakers.
No headphone jack
No VGA port
Ports come out to the right 3" for the edge of the display, so i can visibly see my cables, which also are Very close the the buttons.
Summary This works with my macbook (4 years old) great, some have complained about the text looking "blocky". This can be easily solved by turning down sharpness, and the picture looks smooth yet still very crisp. This display is Very Glossy, The best way to imagine it is that is Very similar to the new macbook pro's glass screen (I dont believe this displays glass) where it seams to be a mirror. If your desk is set up with a window behind you, you will be very disappointed with the results. The Speakers are not bad for a Display, but then again, i have never found ANY tv to have satisfying speakers. If you plan to use the display as a monitor for your computer, and plan to take advantage of the built in speakers, be aware that your computer must output the audio via HDMI. I am Overall VERY Happy with this display, (did not test simulview, It's just for me to play on), and would recommend this at the on sale price ($299) but not at full price.
Pros The screen is crisp and colorful. The 3D is amazing(depending on the media source of course). Pretty decent sound for a monitor like this. Including a pair of glasses and an HDMI cable is a nice bonus. Comes with Motorstorm Apocalypse
Cons No included remote(this can be fixed by purchasing the playstation media remote). Screen might be too small for some. A couple more HDMI inputs would have been nice. Screen glare might be a problem in certain environments because of the glossy glass.
Summary I think this is a fantastic display that meets all my needs perfectly. It's a really good computer monitor and playing games or Watching HD media on this thing is a real treat(in 2D or 3D). It includes everything you need to jump right into 3D content and any additional things you need like glasses or remotes are fairly priced. All in all I think this is an amazing display that will satisfy anybody looking for a display in this size.
Pros Great display, HDMI cable($80), 3D glasses($80), Motorstorm game($60)
Cons Not good if you want a 50 inch 3D TV.
Summary Bottom line is if you don't need to see 3D on a 50 inch plus screen get this. It does what it should very well. If you already own the new PS3 remote, you have one for this monitor. Without the extra's (HDMI, game, glasses) the monitor cost about $250 which isn't that bad at all.