I've searched and found "official owner's threads" for the Z5100, V5100, S5100, but not the W5100.
Is there one for the W5100? If not, can we start one?
Specs.. (taken from sonystyle.com)
Available in 40, 46, 52 and 65" models....
- 16:9 Full HD 1080p Resolution Panel (1920x1080)
- Motionflow 120Hz technology
- On-Screen Contrast Ratio : 3,800:1
- Panel Bit : 8-bit
- BRAVIA Internet Video
- BRAVIA® Internet Widgets
- BRAVIA Engine 3 fully digital video processor
- USB with photos, music, and video
- DLNA® with photos, music, and video
- Networked TV Guide® Interactive Program Guide
- HD input x 7
- Xross Media Bar menu navigation
- Favorites Menu function
- BRAVIA® Link compatibility
- BRAVIA Sync capable
- Scene Select
- Exceeds Energy Star 3.0 Requirements
- ATSC/NTSC tuner with QAM
I got a 40" for my family room in Mid July. We use it mostly for PS3 and Wii, and on occasion, to watch TV.
Even though I'm still using the "out of box" settings, I'm please with the picture quality, especially when you factor in the price. If I get a chance to tweak its settings, I am confident its picture quality will get close enough to the 46XBR6 we have in the living room.
The menu is the same as any other TV or PS3 using XMB. Its easy to navigate.
The remote is simple, well laid out, and easy to use.
Football looks very good, as does the PS3. Wii, since its only 480i (with standard composit cable) or 480p (with optional component cable), looks about as good as you could expect.
I haven't been able to run an ethernet cable down to the set yet, but I have setup an old Linksys WRT54G with 3rd party firmware in "wireless bridge mode" to give the set internet access. It doesn't get the best signal, so the access is kind of slow, and not very stable. (Its not the TV's fault, as I've experienced the same internet issue when hooking my laptop to the bridge). So I've not really played with the internet Widgets much, but there are a few yahoo widgets. Sony's annoucement earlier this summer about Netflix coming to some of their TV's and bravia link this fall mentions this series TV, so hopefully I can run a wire from the office upstairs by then.
The TV does not recognise TVersity as a compatible DLNA media server. Others in TVersity's support forms have found this as well. The TV did connect to Nero Media Home (included with Nero7 Ultra) fine, and the basic file types NMH can streem, the TV played.
Does anyone else have one of these sets? What do you think? And what settings have you changed?