Pros: picture quality, inputs, easy to use
This TV has everything. The picture is fantastic. The sound is very good. The inputs and options blew me away. I replaced my 27" Panasonic TV that I purchased 6 or 7 years ago with this 32" TV and do not have a single complaint about it. I was looking to spend around $1000.00 on a nice TV and started to look at projection screens first since the ones around 47" are getting very common at that price. What I found though was that they were not very good for clarity and overall picture quality and I was not ready to spend $2000.00 or more on a TV. Since my main concern was for a great picture, no matter what I was watching, I could not find anything better for the price I was looking to spend that a Sony Wega. I was even surprised when I went into a couple of my local electronics stores and asked them which TV they would suggest if I was looking for the crispest and clearest picture and without even giving them my price range they both brought me over to the Sony tube TV's.
Now for the picture on this Sony. First of all I do not have HDTV yet since my cable company only offers like 5 channels in it, and charges more than $10.00/month for them, so I just watch DVD and regular cable TV on it. I have a Samsung DVDR120 with a progressive scan output on it that just makes the picture so realistic you can forget you are watching TV. The quality of the picture while watching TV is 10 times better than my last one so no complaints there either. I do have to make sure to take the progressive scan off when I am watching regular cable TV though.
The sound is alot better than on my last TV but I still choose to watch movies using the surround sound that is hooked up to the TV and DVD sources. When watching a TV show I have not noticed anything that I dislike about the Sound quality of the TV's speakers.
It has all of the hookups on the back for anything you need or want to hook up to it. I decided to have my DVD recorder and my Sony progressve scan DVD hooked up to it just in case the kids want to watch a movie while I am recording something on TV and like the fact that there are two sets of component video hookups to choose from amongst the HDMI and regular audio/video hookups as well. The inputs that you do not use you can just go to the setup menu and go to video label and mark them as SKIP and when you hit the TV/Video button you do not have to go through all of the inputs that you are not even using.
The only downfall of the TV, what most people are mentioning anyway, is that it ways 165 pounds. I would never have tried to bring this downstairs into the family room or put it into the entertainment center by myself. As a matter of fact I had to ask a friend to help me that I knew could handle the weight and the bulkyness of it. I bought mine from Sam's Club for only $840.00 and could not have it delivered so I was also happy that they sent two people out to my minivan to help me load it in.