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Great Little TV
on 9 February 2015
All things considered I am very happy with this purchase. The display is great @720p, at 24" it really doesn't need 1080p unless you were wanting to use it as a PC monitor. SD looks great and the HD channels add noticeably more detail to it again. It's not the biggest difference because of its size, but both SD & HD are very nice to look at. The bezel is just right and it looks great.
I really like the guide. It displays 8 channels per page and loads snappily. I've read that Sony's menus aren't meant to be that user friendly but I've had no issues accessing and navigating them.
The stand isn't very well padded at its contact points. I wouldn't like to put it on a soft wood surface as it may scratch.
The remote is more practical looking than an excercise in design, but I like it. Although I do miss a swap function to go back and forth between your current channel and your previously watched channel (they added it on the 2014 Bravia 32" remote - see picture, it's the bottom right button next to PROG, that's labeled Media on the 2013 remote).
I'm disappointed Sony haven't done more to add ITV Player or 4OD to the apps. I've had it a little over a year now, and the 5 On Demand didn't work at first, but does a little now - fast forwarding or rewinding makes the program start again from the beginning which isn't great. You can watch ITV Player on it if you have a PC with Serviio installed and a router, but 4OD is impossible best I can tell, at least without screen mirroring from a device (Tried it about Feb 2015, 4OD have blocked screen mirroring its app to a TV - what lovely people they are - been that way a good while now from what I've read, Apr 2015 they changed their app to "All4" now and still the same problem). IPlayer works really well after it updated nearly a year ago (Update April 2015 - Problems with IPlayer being on pause for more than about ten seconds, it causes an error which means you have to start the program again from the beginning - you can FF back to the correct spot - but it's annoying)
Screen mirrowing from a relative's Galaxy S4 & another's Note 4 works easily and well.
One of the greatest plus points and simultaneously worst points is the stand/mounting bracket. It comes with all you need to mount it on a wall - the stand doubles up as a point of connection between the TV and the bracket that screws into the wall. So you're good to go without needing to buy a seperate VESA bracket or other bracket. The worst part is if you want the extra versatility of tilting and moving that a VESA wall mount brings or already have one, there are no VESA holes in the TV. So you will have to DIY a link between the Sony & VESA bracket.