Price Paid: $1000 CAD
Purchase at: Toronto
Sound. Picture. Controls on top of TV. Universal remote.
Warranty procedures. Heavy.
I have been without this TV for 20 days since I bought it (Dec 31/01). Make sure that when you buy the TV that you can return it if it does not work. Don’t bother having it repaired through warranty. Sony Warranty procedures are terrible! The TV worked fine except when it was connected to a DVD by component video. There is a problem with the circuit boards. After doing some research, it seems that this circuit (IC301) can cause a variety of problems.
Overall this TV has a great picture, good sound, and a number of options. I have this TV connected to a dish (Look TV) so the TV actually acts as a monitor, therefore, I do not use a lot of the options. I think it is a good idea to have the controls on the top of the TV to keep out of the reach of children. The remote is well set out and allows it to be used as a multi remote.
Make sure you check that all the inputs work before the warranty is up.