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Excellent product with just a tiny flaw
on 14 June 2011
Well, it's a Sony and you get what you pay for. Picture quality is superb, design is sleek and elegant, and sound quality is better than an equivalent Samsung.
It's the only TV I could find of this size and in this price range with built-in Interner connectivity, which for me is a major plus. Despite qhat I read in other comments, there is no need to buy any extra equipment (dongles or similar) to connect this TV wirelessly to your router, and connection is very easy and straightforward with the video tutorials on the Sony website. The TV can be used to browse the net, although typing in the URLs via remote control makes this task almost impossible. Nevertheless, access to youtube, Lovefilm.com and the on-demand websites of Channel4 and Five are good enough reasons to justify choosing this TV over competitors. I was a novice of Internet TV and was amazed by the excellent image quality you get from these websites: it's impossible to spot the difference with the standard digital signal... I'll be subscribing Lovefilm.com soon!
One disappointing flaw is the design and location of the aerial socket on the back of the TV, which requires connection of the plug (and obviously cable) perpendicular to the back of the screen, rather than sideways, as for all other connections. This is not an issue if you are planning to keep the TV on its stand but, if you decide to mount it on the wall, you'll be forced to keep it at least 40mm from it which, in my opinion, defeats the point of having a super-slim LED TV.