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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great 32" Great price!

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    After having this set for over a week now as I use it as a second computer monitor via hdmi its perfect. Sd channels are so so but what hdtv shows sd channels well, their not designed for that. The network channels look great in the evenings in hd from the wall cable. After some tweaking which all sets need out of the box I can say its a perfect fit for my computer room next to the computer. I have a 24" 1920 x 1200 panel for main computer use and this works flawlessly at 1080p as a second monitor after you tweak your settings both with your video card settings and the tv. I play Blu rays through my computer over to this tv and I'm very happy with it. But I'm thinking of getting the 120hz model of this set the ex500 but didnt want to pay the $160 difference but thinking I may go ahead and do it anyway. Great buy good price cant beat a Sony or a Samsung either way.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    THE BEST

    Posted .

    MAN I LOVE THIS HDTV IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL IVE EVER SEEN LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A Review from a broadcast Professional

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    First of all, I will start by saying, as a video professional, I am very picky about my TV Picture. I want the content to look realistic and as close to my work or the other producer's/ director's work as possible. With that said People must realize that Vs must be calibrated for best results. out of the box you typically won't get the best results. also stores typically don't calibrate tvs, they run them in the display mode to show off the bright colors which is deceptive . With that introduction at hand, here is my review: I was in the market for a second TV for the bedroom, and I wasn't sure how I felt about LCD as I have a plasma tv in the living room and it really out does most lcds i've seen as far as accuracy in reproduction. With the sony EX40032 inch, the display is full HD, the colors are excellent. I'm very impressed with sony's factory defaults, it doesn't take a lot of tweaking to get a decent calibrated TV without using expensive tools or calling a professional to do it for you. After calibrating the set, I ran a slide show of pictures I took myself both indoor and outdoor, and the results were stunning. This tv reproduced the colors so well, I felt like I was outside taking the pictures all over again. The 24p mode seems to work well, no jitter or abnormalities I've found. Also the TV doesn't seem to have a large problem with motion blur. It seems really well designed for an LCD TV with these specs. As far as the reviews on the buzzing/humming sound. I did some searches on that before I purchased the TV and hardly came up with anything except for the ones listed here. I'm thinking the most likely cause for that was the particular sets tried had a bad ground or power supply, either that or the particular outlet wasn't grounded correctly. And the particular set didn't deal with it well. I have no buzz from this tv, in fact, it's very quiet. I gave the sound a good rating, because for TV speakers it's good sound, but it also depends on the source material each piece of material has sound recorded at different levels, so that's why tv speakers typically don't give good audio consistently. External speakers are always best for sound reproduction. For those, who complained about getting two years from the set, With electronics, it's hit or miss these days, Price doesn't mean everything anymore. Quality control on mass produced products has gone down so much that it's the luck of the draw basically. The good news is "MOST" failures happen within the warranty period, as a whole, so if the company refuses to honor the warranty I'd call better Business or a similar organization. so you get what you are due. The Last thing I want to address here is, the people who buy an HDTV to watch SD stuff on (especially composite video) and then give a bad rating for picture quality. LCDs look best at their native resolution. Most LCDs don't handle SD content well, and the larger the screen the worse it's going to look because of the pixel size and quality loss of the picture I strongly recommend, people have an understanding of video before buying an HDTV if possible so they don't incorrectly buy. In honesty though buying an HDTV for mostly standard def content though is a waste, they won't be getting even half the quality of what that tv is able to do, and Chances are they won't be happy with the results and end up getting mad and writing bad reviews. Overall this TV is great for the price, the contrast is great and it comes very close to my plasma's picture in terms of color and black level contrast. If LCDS didn't have the backlight, then I think it would be identical, or at least even closer. AS a professional though, I'll always say the best technology for the best reproduction of content, is a CRT. I listed this as a business review because in Production watching TV is also how we learn to improve our work, and of course a good set is needed to review our own work too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    WOW !

    Posted .

    THis is my first LCD TV. I cannot beleive the audio quality with the built in speakers. I am picking things up that I never heard on DVD's before (And I have been watching some of these movies for over 20 years). The 32" fits perfectly in any bedroom. Lots of things to do with this TV- You can view pictures with a removable USB, connect to your PC so you can watch movies from Netflix, Hulu, or Crackle. (Time to cancel Cinemax and HBO). This Bravia is very light compared to my old 25" tube TV. The remote control is simple to use and not cluttered with too many buttons. You really don't need surround sound system with this TV in my opinion- the audio is crisp and clear. YOu also dont really need the 120 Hz version if your buying a Bravia (Bravia has an engine with a comb filter) so save yourself about $80 by getting this 60 Hz version.Here are some of the features on this model: 1080p full HD, Ambient sensor (optimizes picture based on room lighting), 4 HDMI, 32" screen size. So far- I cannot think of too many downsides to this TV as of yet. Takes about 11 seconds to power up. I will definately recommend the Sony Bravia series to friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best picture quality among 32" LCDs

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    Hands down the best 32" LCD you can buy. It has pretty accurate color out of the box (if you turn off all the useless enhancement features), crisp detail, deep blacks, and 1080p for sub-$500. Sony and Samsung are both great, but Samsung seems to have a much higher failure rate, so by all means go with the Sony. My only two gripes would be with the swivel stand and uniformity. I don't know why they put a swivel stand on the EX500 but left it off this one, but oh well. No biggie. And this is true of most LCDs, but the EX400 has slightly uneven backlight uniformity. Not really a big deal and not really noticeable. The sound quality is actually pretty good for an LCD, so I don't know what these people are whining about. You won't get LCD speakers much better than this.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    No regrets.

    Posted .

    The 32EX400 is just about perfect. However, the same cannot be said for the remote. It's very awkward to use because the navigation arrow buttons are situated immediately adjacent to the buttons for other functions, and you find yourself constantly clicking one when you meant to click the other. With time you more or less get used to it, and increase your skill with the remote, but it's still not as easy to use as is my Toshiba remote for the kitchen TV. Also, the sleep function doesn't have a button on the remote and has to be accessed indirectly by clicking on other buttons. The TV itself is great though. Let me add, the Toshiba has an "Info" button on the remote that not only gives you info on the program that's playing now but also the following program, the one that will play next. The Sony "Display" button gives you info on the program that's presently playing, but nothing more. I find the Toshiba "Info" function to be very useful, and I would advise Sony to adopt this app in the future. Again, my gripe is with the Sony remote, not with the TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very satisfied! First Sony TV

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    Did significant research for 32" LCD for our master bedroom. Compared LG, Sony, Samsung (I own a Samsung and an LG currently)...when you compare the features for the price Sony came out on top. The cost to go to the 400 series for the full 1080 versus the 300 series with 720 just made sense. I have digital cable with HDMI connection and I am quite pleased with the picture! The only semi-negative aspect is the 60Hz refresh rate, it does become noticeable with fast moving images (I'm a huge hockey fan...and you can see some trailing when watching the game). But, for the price range, you would be hard pressed to find a 32" 1080p with 120-240Hz. The features, picture control options and sound quality are perfect for the bedroom. Great picture in bright or dark. Sony lives up to its name, I would recommend this TV to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A VERY nice 32" television!

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    I looked around before purchasing this TV to see what was out there for the 28" to 36" range. I decided on this one after looking at them in Best Buy. I have to say that I am VERY happy with my purchase. I have it hooked up to my computer via HDMI. While the monitor has a PC connector, my computer has a HiDef card, so I went with the HDMI...and I gotta say it looks excellent. I have both my XBox 360 & PS3 connected (via HDMI) to the TV and it keeps up with all the action very well. The contrast is excellent, IMO, so the darks & blacks stand out very well against the brighter colors. I also watch a lot of movies (from Netflix) on the TV, and the only time I have any difficulties with picture quality is when my ISP slows down! As far as sound goes, its speakers are good for a television; highs and mids come out clear without sounding tinny. For not having any true bass it plays music and soundtracks very well. So if you're looking for a good, all-around (32") television, you can stop right here. This is going to be it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Couldn't be happier (so far)

    Posted .

    I bought this to replace a 26" LCD in a small den used for reading and TV watching. Setup was easy, and it has enough inputs (some didn't; I needed HDMI for cable, TiVo and Blu-ray). The picture is great. The remote is average; no more annoying design quirks than others. I'm happy to say it doesn't make a little "beep" when it's turned on, as Samsungs do (I have 2 of those). Sound is adequate--better than many in this size range. I have it hooked up to a small sound bar that I use when the sound quality matters. And it actually comes with a complete, printed manual! I've had it for about a month, and I'm very satisfied so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for gaming, hi-def tv and movies!

    Posted .

    I read a lot of reviews on a lot of different $500 to $600 tv's before buying this. The reviews were great but the BB floor model really looked off. It looked dull compared to the ex500 next to it which was a couple hundred $'s more (good marketing?). I read great things online and took a chance, got it home, unpacked it, hooked it up and it looked exactly the same as the BB floor model. Well, I started looking at the settings and first turned the Ambient Sensor off and the color just exploded, it was bright and vibrant just like I read, I almost jumped off of my couch! After a little more calibration I turned on my 360 and it was night and day over my old tv. I've noticed no lag in MW2 and Red Dead Redemption and the colors and black level look really nice. Netflix HD shows are solid. I would recommend this tv without hesitation if you're looking to be gaming and watching HD content. I started the standard def Blue Planet on Netflix and my old crt looked better, be aware if you watch mostly standard definition.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best LCD TV In It's Price Range!

    Posted .

    After a couple weeks of online research and hours in electronic stores staring at TV screens, it came down to an LG, Samsung, and this one. What made this model stand apart from the rest was it's natural color tones, which made the image come to life. The LG and Samsung had equally impressive clearity, but the color just seemed funny.. True, the LG and Samsung had bright crisp images, but everyone on screen looked as if they had cheap, spray-on tans. Not to mention that backgrounds seemed too cartoon-like. If you like that effect (and many actually do), this TV is not for you. But if natural and realistic looking programming is what you crave, I would recommend a Sony. The sound quality caught me off gaurd. Most LCD's are known for their 'hollow' sound, and this was no different...or so I thought. After tweaking a few settings, the sound became rich, full, and bursting with life! There is more than enough power to fill a small/mid-sized room. I won't even mention all the easy-to-use features that make TV viewing a truely unique and personal experience. Read the product description for more details. Compare the features of this model to the competition and see for yourself just how much you will miss if you were to settle with anything less. Of course, nothing is perfect. I did like the swivel-base on the LG and Samsung, and I would have liked an S-Video input. Despite these two minor flaws, I could not compromise my duty as a responsible consumer by passing up on the superior quality Sony is famous for. Obviously, you should not base your opinion on an online customer review; it's your choice in the end. But when I was in your shoes, nervously searching for the best deal, this TV was the choice I made. I haven't regretted it since.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good Buy

    Posted .

    I didn't want to spend too much money for a TV; but, I wanted quality; in addition, I'm a big sports fan. I decided to not spend the extra ~$100-150 on the 120 Hz; so, I was nervous that I was going to see blur with this 60 Hz purchase. I did not notice any blur! My Mets look great on the TV. Basketball, Futbol and Football look great. I'm really happy with it, and I hope the Sony brand lasts me 10+ years.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Sony LCD TV !

    Posted .

    Purchased this 32" to compliment our 42" in the living room. Has the same features, just 60 Hz compared to 120Hz but you can barely tell the difference. Had bad experiences with RCA and Phillips. Should've known after having Sony surround sound systems for years to follow my heart. The picture is great. The sound is OK, but if you want more, make sure you hook it up to a receiver or a sound bar. Otherwise, it's a great investment!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Bang for the Buck

    Posted .

    I absolutely love this TV. The picture quality is phenomenal, and the sound quality is pretty nice as well. The setup was quick and easy, and of course going from a standard CRT TV to the LCD HD, about 50 new HD channels were added to my viewing enjoyment. I have a Playstation 3, so 1080p was a needed feature for my gaming and Bluray entertainment. If I had wanted 120hz on the refresh rate I would have bought that TV instead, but I feel that the 1080p @ 60hz would be plenty for the bedroom that it was going in. All in all, this is a very solid TV and a very wonderful product by Sony.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Decent TV

    Posted .

    This TV has Bravia sync which is a great feature if you have other sony devices attached to the TV. All I had to do was power on my PS3 and the TV automatically switched to the PS3 input. It has 4 HDMI ports and many other connections which is nice for this size tv. The TV does a decent job. It has good picture quality but i found it hard to adjust without going into all the manual settings. The automatic setup could have been better and the initial setup does not really walk you through much as far as setup goes. I never could quite get the picture to look exaclty like i wanted it. The major issue is the sound quality. The speakers are located on the back of the TV. If you hung the tv on the wall, they would be totally covered. Also, this gives it a little bit of a distorted sound when in a large room. Overall, It is a decent TV for a spare bedroom or something like that but I did not like it as my main TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    5 Stars All The Way

    Posted .

    Not a Sony fanboy by any means but this is a great tv for the price. It boiled down to two tvs. This and the Panasonic and i chose Sony because it's Sony. The Picture just stood out the best out of all of them. Nothing bad at all. You can't tell the difference between the 120 and 60hz. If someone says you can they are lying. There was a slight difference in LED pic quality but not too noticable. I actually thought the LCD was much better anyways and not worth the extra money. Get this TV! The only time you see 1080p anyways is with blu ray or gaming. I didn't need the internet tv because i have a computer and ps3 has that capability.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great T.V. for the price

    Posted .

    I am using this for PS3 & XBOX 360 games and movies. I am replacing a 5 year old Samsung 26" that had 3,000:1 ratio and WOW the difference is immediate. The colors "pop" and the HD image is very good. I have to say that I am expecting something to ultimately disappoint on this set but, so far, has exceeded my expectations for a set that is under $500!! What gives Sony? I suspect that because of the size and lack of new features (120, 240hz, internet capable, etc.) is the reason this t.v. is so reasonably priced. I could not be happier since it is only for games. I doubt I will use the USB port included but hey, nice touch in case I do want to use it to play music or movies. The only negative is the sound, but this is completely expected as the need for a smaller tv is more then premium sounding speakers and besides, I have 2 Bose desktop speakers hooked up that work great. I would highly recommend this TV for someone who does not have a lot of space and is looking for a great TV on the cheap that is not a generic brand like Dynex or Insignia which is the BB brand.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Can we say sweet?

    Posted .

    My dad got me this TV for my college dorm. Man it's awesome! Great picture, good sound for a stand alone tv, and it's a Sony. Sony products last forever. They cost a bit more, but are well worth the extra couple bucks for their longevity and outstanding performance. I have this coupled with a Sony Bluray player and an X-Box 360. Couldn't be happier. Only problem I have with the TV is that it constantly distracts my roomate and I from our homework.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great TV!

    Posted .

    Great TV! Got one last Black Friday sale. This is 60Hz which I find no difference that of 120Hz EX500. Tinkered on connecting with cable splitter because my cable subscription is basic. When this TV connects directly to cable, then auto program, you can get HD channels for free, thus HD subscription to basic channels from cable provider is not needed. Very satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great TV in that price range

    Posted .

    I bought this tv as a gift for my parents and they love it. The picture quality is great. It's even 1080p . Sound quality is great also. If your looking for a tv in this price range I highly recommend this one. Sony is a great brand name that I have always had great experience with. Purchased it online for store pick up was cool too. It was ready when we got there and didn't have to wait in the normal check out lines.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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