40" (diag) R450A Series LED HDTV
I was skeptical about LEDs at first, coming from one of the two old widescreen CRTs ever made, I was leaning more towards a plasma. I had heard a lot of complaints about motion blur, false blacks and input lag in LEDs and LCDs. Then I went shopping, not one plasma under $1500 had the darker "smart glass" every plasma needs to be considerable. Then I learned of Sonys "motion flow" and "game mode" in this particular model. I did a lot of research and read a lot reviews, nearly all were positive. Throw in the under $500 price tag and I was sold. 99% of my home entertainment comes from my PS3, streaming TV, Netflix, Sports, DVDs, BluRays, Music and of course Gaming, so I was hoping matching my PS3 up with a Sony TV would be a good move. I'll admit I had some doubts at first, the default calibrations were producing some black crush, ghosting and color shifting in the first few movies and games I tested. I got it all pretty close and then I found this top notch AVS calibrator online, ran the MP4 from a flashdrive and followed their pdf tutorial... and... Wow, no blur, no lag, no grain. Deep blacks, rich vibrant colors and beautiful depth in contrast. All of my media looks astounding! Even blown up videos in the web browser look smooth and HD. Games themselves appear nearly 3 dimensional, titles like Ratchet & Clank even out shine Pixar characters in the theater... This TV was meant to be paired with the Playstation and should really be advertised as such... It does take some knowledgeable tweaking and calibrating but it's more than worth it.
November 5, 2013
I ordered this TV on Thursday and receiver it on Friday via FEDEX, super fast shipping. I currently have a 55" Sony Bravia 3D TV along with numerous Sony products which is why I ordered this 40" Sony TV for my bedroom. Awesome picture and super easy to install and hook up (maybe 20 minutes after I received it). I would definitely recommend this product to my friends.
October 21, 2013
OVERALL GOOD VALUE
Overall the performance is very good. I find the lack of various inputs is a issue for us, i.e. no "S" video, only on component input, and no composite inputs. The TV has a generous amount of features to customize the unit to your needs.
October 1, 2013
Best Purchase Ever!
This TV(40" LED) was a replacement for my 40" LCD. I didn't think that it could be better, but it was!
October 1, 2013