Originally Posted by Antonio_TJ
can you give me your thoughts on the performance of the TV?
cause thats the one that im going to buy, thanks.
Keep in mind what I say is all relative, but I'm very pleased overall with the clarity of the picture and the motion of images on screen, not having to deal with overscan issues like with the cheaper 32" LCD tv I previously owned. Blurring is not a noticeable problem to me on tv shows, movies or sports. The picture settings are plentiful so you should be able to calibrate the image close enough to what you would like. Blacks are decent, sometimes they can look lighter to me, other times they look ok. You do get banding on gradients, sometimes noticeable, sometimes not so noticeable, so if that is a deal killer to you then you might want to look elsewhere. I have seen gradients band but then change so they do not look like they are banding.
HD channels are simply amazing, especially Discovery HD Theater. SD analog channels are pretty gross looking, blurry as you might expect, while SD digital channels look very good and come in clear, almost HD like in some instances. If I'm being honest, there is really nothing that disappoints me about this tv, but then I've only owned 1 LCD tv before it that was a cheaper brand so my expectations might be lower than yours and I have not really done any comparison shopping, other than spending 30 minute looking at it side by side with a 32" Toshiba Regza I was actually going to purchase that very day until I saw the Sony.
I also like the layout of the inputs on the back as they face outwards from the back and are not facing down, it was much easier to hook up the coax from the side than trying to hook it up to a connector that was hanging down, but I also am not mounting my tv to wall, so that's another thing to consider I suppose. Also I did not encounter HDMI connection issue with my cable box and this tv, it just worked as opposed to the hassle I had to go through with my previous LCD tv, and the only thing I need to do was change the setting in my cable box to have the sound go through the HDMI. I hope this helps in at least giving you another opinion.