"Very happy with my purchase!"4.5 starson by cmcffpm
Pros: Oustanding HD picture quality and sound. Good menu options
Cons: Have to scroll through all inputs (one way) to get to proper input. Remote does not contol all features of other sony products.
Summary: I spent a lot of time on numerous web sites and in local stores comparing various technologies and models. I was originally set on buying a dlp tv because people I work with were leaning that way, and because of size requirements (about 46" max). After side by side comparisons using different inputs I found that I preferred the lcd rp picture. I do not see the screen door effect with lcd nor the rainbow effect of dlp that other do.
I felt the colors were better and the picture was sharper overall. The two choices in my price range were this sony and a model from panasonic. I again compared these two side by side and the sony was the best, though it costs a bit more.
After delivery, I plugged in my cable and progressive scan dvd player. The built in tuner tuned in all avaliable, unscrambled channels including HDTV and music channels offered by my cable company. The picture from the HD sources were incredible as expected, and DVD was outstanding. I was also very surprised to find that the analog channels also looked very good. The sound quality from all inputs is also better than expected. I was considering purchasing a home sound system but with the sound from the tv I am going to hold off for a while.
My only complaint is that you have to scroll through all of the inputs to get to the source you want. Also the remote does not control all of the features of other sony products (dvd/vcr).
If you are in the market for this size tv using current technology I think you will find this television to be one of the best available.
Also, be wary buying on line. I placed an order with an on line company based on price and reviews by other supposed customers. After I placed my order I received an email asking to contact them. I was informed that to "properly insure" the tv I would have to pay an additional $125.00. I cancelled and ending up buying from a local retailer (Howard's) who was willing to beat other stores prices.
Hope this helps. **** luck shopping.