Sony Grand WEGA Wega KDFE42A10 42" 720p HD LCD Television

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  • The best TV out there for this low price

    Dec 13, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing HD and DVD picture. Nice small cabinet for a 42 inch screen.
    Cons: No picture in picture. Huge remote. Takes time to perfect PQ.

    Summary: I had the previous model of this set, the KDF 42WE655, and that was an awesome set! It broke, so I had to get it replaced with the new 42 model, the A10. At first, I was disappointed, because the previous model had higher resolution (1366x768) as ... read more

  • Love this TV

    Aug 8, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Picture,wonderful features,doesn’t have the same problems with burn issues or heat as plasmas.
    Cons: I can't think of any except the bulb is around $250 to replace.

    Summary: Great TV and the price is right too. Yes, it may need to have a bulb replaced every now and then, but if you by through Circuit City you can get them under warranty. Great Picture, wonderful features, only 70 lbs so you can move it around without any ... read more

  • Problems

    Apr 8, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: very nice picture
    Cons: not reliable/need to change bulb.

    Summary: We bought the KDF-e42a10 model in Nov. 2005 and all of a sudden we are experiencing problems. The TV won't turn on and then after about 5 minutes the whole screen fills up with multiple vertical bars (multi-colored). Sounds like other people are ... read more

  • Great TV for the money

    Oct 5, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Sharp picture, good sound
    Cons: None really

    Summary: I purchased this TV about two weeks ago after spending a good amount of time researching HDTVs on the web and in stores. I have a rather small apartment, so a normal projection TV wasn't feasible. On the other hand, I planned on putting the TV on a ... read more

  • A picture says 1000 words

    May 30, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Awesome picture, Price, Name Brand
    Cons: Regular TV is fuzzy, Needs more HD inputs.

    Summary: I went shopping for a dlp television. The electronics store salesman sat me down in front of 6 similar HDTVs using the same HD Satellite signal I would be using.. (very helpful). Being at eye level to this and other Flat Screen TV's is very important (I ... read more

  • Awesome TV for the Price!!

    Apr 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: very light, compact design, excellent picture quality, easy menu navigation, CHEAP! BUT AWESOME QUALITY!
    Cons: pic sucks out of the box, needs play around with the picture setting

    Summary: This is my first flatsreen lcd tv and not for one second I ever regret buying this. I bought it only for $1700 already including 5 year deal and 1 year bulb replacement, for this product, the bulb is not as expensive as other tvs, for the 42inch, its ... read more

  • Great TV

    Mar 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very adjustable picture settings, rich color, compact size, cheap for what you get, light weight.
    Cons: Off-axis picture fade, long start-up time, lamp will need replacement in 2-3 years.

    Summary: After at least four years of deliberation and procrastination, I recently decided to retire my excellent but undersized decade-old 27" Panasonic TV. I had no immediate plans to upgrade my DirecTV to HDTV, but I saw no point in investing in another ... read more

  • I would recommend

    Feb 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Many inputs, good audio, easy to use.
    Cons: Won't meet the demands of a high-end user. Only one HDMI input.

    Summary: I was new to the whole plasma/LCD/projection TV thing so I spent a while researching the different types and seeing if I could get the best bang for my buck. Well, I finally settled on this puppy and I love it! It's easy to setup and use and the picture ... read more

  • Impulse Buy

    Jan 30, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Remote with (.) for digital cable, Wega Gate, stunning color even with [advanced]iris on/off
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: I didn't want a Plasma TV becuase of the burn in issue and having to buy another TV in 3 years doesn't cut it for me. I wanted to buy a television that was going to last a long time, included all of the new HD technology and include all of the new ... read more

  • It's funny how display TVs tend to show us the very best

    Jan 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Decent HD and DVD picture. Extremely light weight allows for moving to play with hookups.
    Cons: Crappy SD picture. Not overly impressed with SONY online support so far

    Summary: I bought this unit after doing some research and figured that LCD was the way to go. I also bought ALL the extras Monster Cables component, HDMI, S-VIDEO. I got a new HD box from the cable company. Played with all the settings until I got familiar with ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • DO NOT BUY

    Sep 20, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Worked well for 26 months.
    Cons: Pre-existing defect with optic equipment.  Not worth the money.

    Summary: Do not waste your money on this TV.  I bought this product two and a half years ago because of the great picture and sound.  I also though Sony had a reputation for quality.  One month after the extended warranty we purchased (at a ... read more

  • KDF E42A10

    Feb 16, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great tv for 2 years
    Cons: Buy an extended warranty you'll it.  Repair fees on the Optical Block are astronomical.

    Summary: Bought the Wega KDF E42A10 for $2000.00 and loved it for the first two years.  2 1/2 years into it we started noticing a blue blob.  Called customer service.  Had one of their Authorized Repair Centers out (our cost $105.00) ... read more

  • Enjoy it while it lasts

    Aug 15, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great 1080i picture and good sound when it works.
    Cons: You'd think if you paid $1700 for something, it'd work more than two years.

    Summary: I purchased this TV in May 2006. Just over two years later the bulb went out. I expected that, but a week later it developed a large blue stain in the center quarter of the screen. The serviceman diagnosed this as a failure of the "optical block," a ... read more

  • Good TV with a bad internal computer

    Feb 10, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Inexpensive
    Cons: You pay for what you get

    Summary: I have had this TV for 3 years and after 8 months of having it the TV's computer went bad and I had it fixed under warranty. Many others have had this problem and yet Sony does not increase the 1 year warranty. The TV is great for the price as long as ... read more

  • Do Not Buy This Set

    Jan 19, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good picture
    Cons: Poor quality, no service

    Summary: My Sony is just two years old and the picture went out completely. I took it to a Sony authorized repair facility and they cannot fix it. They have tried replacing numerous parts but no luck. I have been in constant contact with Sony customer service, ... read more

  • Don't purchase this TV w/out the extended warranty

    Oct 2, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Nice picture when it works
    Cons: Unreliable and expensive to fix.

    Summary: I bought this TV in December of 2005. By the June 2007 I experienced major problems with the set. It goes in and out of scramble vision periodically. The cost of the repair was more expensive than a new set. I wrote into Sony and they responded ... read more

  • Sony KDF E42A10

    May 3, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: I really loved the HD picture quality when it was working.
    Cons: Bad long term performance. Warranty should be longer for known failures.

    Summary: Purchased this TV just over 12 months ago. And wouldn't you know it, 2 weeks past the warranty and it fails. Not just a little, but a lot. It will cost more than the original purchase price to fix it. I'm presently waiting on Sony to make a decision as ... read more

  • Beautiful picture but buy the Extended Warranty

    Apr 3, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great picture until it goes out.
    Cons: Major problems with set

    Summary: This tv has a great picture but beware. Major problems with this brand/model! 3 months after warranty was up, my tv started cycling on/off for no reason. Ended up being a block circuit board - repair cost $1048.53. This was not an isolated case. Do ... read more

  • Good HDTV peformance

    Mar 3, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Price, HD picture quality.
    Cons: Viewing Angle

    Summary: I purchased this TV in October 2005 on sale at Circuit City. Analog picture quality is fair to good when view from more than 7 feet. HD picture quality is excellent. I am very satisfied with the performance. The one weakness (of this and all ... read more

  • Very Cool, Great Value

    Feb 26, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great TV, don't see any issues with picture quality.
    Cons: Remote features not that intuitive, can't control DVR from Dish.

    Summary: I got this TV after agonizing over LCD project, LCD flat panel or Plasma. Decided to go for it after checking out all the price / performance parameters, and the fact that I probably don't have the perfect wall for mounting a flat panel. So far this ... read more

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