Quote:I would agree. The picture is definitely not as vibrant and sharp as on some other TVs I've seen. Then again, I am comparing it to a Samsung that cost 4x as much as this Sony, so maybe it's not fair. But that's a 3-year old Samsung. Maybe the same one would cost a lot less today. The Sammy also suffered from major backlighting bleed in dark scenes.
Still, there are a lot of other 42" TVs available in the same price range as this Sony, so I would shop around. I would expect plasma to give you more vibrant picture.