Had my TV for a couple of days now, and on the whole, I am impressed with it.
Panel uniformity is not 100%, but the only real problem area, is in the bottom left corner. Given that the bottom of the screen is more likely to have irregular content, I can live with that. I could exchange it, but I could then end up with the problem at the top, which will show up against skies etc... As with every other W8/W9 set I have looked at, it has the same edge darkening all the way round, so I know I can't change it to get rid of that. I'd be amazed if one of these existed without that problem, but it's liveable with... just about. I have seen cases of DSE, but again, I think it's something I can tolerate, especially seeing as there doesn't seem to be a DSE free set in existence, based on what I have read.
Colour calibration is going to be a problem, because all the recommended settings I have seen up to now, are based on Warm 2, and I simply cannot stand any calibration based on warm settings. Too many years as a professional computer artist, with a 6500k calibrated screen. So I think colour settings are going to be down to my preference, rather than someone else's settings. I did try some of the recommended settings, but immediately did a reset, and went back to cool/neutral. I think I'm going to work on the same principle I do with PC monitors. I calibrate my monitors to the temperature I prefer, and that setting works for all content, games, art and movies. If it's right, it's right for everything. If it's not right compared to the "expert" review sites, then that's just the way it's going to be.
I can't be doing with switching in different "Scene" modes, depending on what I'm watching. If all my consoles/blu-ray players were on separate inputs, then it might work... but everything runs through my amp, so it all comes in through one input. So it's going to be one input = one setting. I've only got my PS3 for two games anyway, Minna No Golf 5 & 6, and they both look fine. Minna 5 supports 3D, and that works well. Only tried one other 3D Blu-ray up to now, and that works well. The included glasses are typically cheap Sony accessories, but they seem to work, so that's not too bad.
Sound quality is better than my old Samsung, it clearly pays to use a thicker case, to allow for bigger speakers. Response and startup time are decent, so no complaints there. Interface is the typically horrible XMB style, but once the set is set up properly, I won't spend much time in there. I don't bother with streaming services etc... so I have no need to go in there for them.
Mirroring my Xperia Tablet Z worked okay, once I had found the little square on the back of the tablet, that you had to rub the one-touch remote against. Although I immediately discovered something they don't make clear in the mirroring videos. It uses your wifi connection, so if you only have the wifi tablet, you can't use any internet services in mirrored mode... so much for big screen internet browsing.
I think it helps coming from four year old tech, because pretty much everything is better. So where some places might complain about mediocre black levels etc... compared to what I had, they are excellent. Given that I've just gone to a 3D, 47 inch set, with built in wifi and built in streaming services, for around a third of the price that the 40 inch Samsung cost, just four years ago, I have to say it was a worthwhile purchase. Just hope Sony doesn't butcher it with an update, like they have a habit of doing with their products.
Would I have paid the RRP of almost £1500 for it? No, I don't think I would, because Sony is typically overpriced... but at £879, it was worth buying.