First of all, congratulations go to Amazon for outstanding delivery time and service. This TV was ordered late on a Wednesday night and delivered by parcel force early on the Saturday morning of that week. I think that is remarkable.
The set up of this TV is simplicity itself. From opening the box to putting on the stand, connecting it to our peripherals and switching on took less than 15 minutes. We have it connected to a Sky + box and so there was no tuning to be done. The correct input was selected for the Sky box and away we went.
My initial thoughts on seeing the picture were good but a few minor tweaks of brighness, hue and contrast and the picture was outstanding. Very crisp, natural looking colour and with motionflow on, movement was scarily smooth.
Can I address a couple of points others have raised and suggest solutions. Firstly several people have said that after a period of time the TV spontaneously switches off of its own accord. A brief look at the instruction manual will tell you that the front of the TV has a motion sensor which to all intents and purposes can `see` if anyone is in the room. If you have this feature turned `on` and you sit motionless for a couple of hours or for whatever time you have preset it for, then the TV will switch off. All you need to do is switch this feature off. Pretty simple.
The second very common `problem` is the light at each corner of the screen pointing into the centre of the screen. Some people have said this is present in very dark scenes and is so distracting they have had to send the appliance back. Just change the ambient light setting and the lights magically disappear! I can categorically say that the screen is super impressive even with terrestrial digital and I cannot wait to see its performance on SKY HD.
Sony Bravia TV`s are among the best quality you can get in this price range. I have several family members and friends who have these TV`s and have had no short or long term problems with them. Please don`t be put off by bad reviews. Some simple thought and reading solves all their complaints. Buy it and ENJOY!
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