Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KDF-42WE655 42" 720p HD LCD Television Reviews

Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KDF-42WE655 42" 720p HD LCD Television

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  • Sony Grand Wega , inherently defective and SONY inherently apathetic about it

    Dec 24, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great quality picture, UNTIL the known Optical-Block defect arises.
    Cons: STAY away from this and all other SONY products. They don't care after you purchase.

    Summary: I've had my Sony Grand Wega KDF-42WE655 for just 27 months. It went on record as the most expensive television set I ever owned, I'm an avid TV viewer. Went it developed a strange, random "pattern" in the picture, I was heartbroken thinking that the ... read more

  • SONY KDF-42WE655 DLP

    Jul 16, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The pixel is higher than other brand, and the price is very reasonable.
    Cons: Blue star, yellow blotch blue spot on the screen.

    Summary: We bought this TV on 11/12/2004. We were planning to buy other brand, but when we compare the price and the specs. SONY was the winner. I think SONY name was a part of our decision that time. We paid 2,059.19 on sale, regular was 2,339.99 and got a 2 ... read more

  • Nice television for the price...

    Mar 28, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good value for the money outlay, easy-to-navigate on-screen menu, many choices of cabling options.
    Cons: Remote control is complex, but can serve as a universal remote for satellite/cable box/dvd/vcr, etc.

    Summary: This was my first purchase of a big screen TV, having migrated from a 22" tube TV, which was really too small for my 10 x 12 foot living room. As a rule of thumb, a viewable TV should be 1/3rd the size of the room, so for a 12 foot room, a 42" TV is ... read more

  • Great HD, disappointing SD

    Jun 8, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent HD image quality, ease of use and setup, form factor
    Cons: Disappointing standard image quality, bright color glare and eye-strain

    Summary: I picked up this TV a few weeks ago after deciding to upgrade to 16:9 and HDTV. My previous TV was a 32" Trinitron which was (especially in retrospect) a fantastic TV. The only drawbacks were that it was 4:3 standard def, it weighed about 120 pounds, ... read more

  • Better than I expected from the "professional" reviews

    May 18, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sound, non-HD images, interface, ergonomics, quiet
    Cons: silver color, non-backlit remote, relative cost

    Summary: Although I initially did not consider this TV because Consumer Reports and CNET recommended other models in the rear-projection category, after test driving three models (Panasonic 43" LCD, Samsung 46" DLP, and this Sony), I found that this TV offered ... read more

  • Sony Grand WEGA KDF-42WE655 42 inch--Great TV

    Apr 9, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Picture quality Sound quality Built-in receiver automatically receives HD direct from cable
    Cons: Cabinet is uninspiring

    Summary: After shopping around in person and then checking out reviews, I settled on this model for our relatively small TV room (viewing distance about 10 feet). We've had it for about a week now and we love it. Took it out of the box, plugged in the cable and ... read more

  • Great Television!

    Apr 7, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Definitely recommend!
    Cons: Minor issues of black level and pixelation

    Summary: Could not be happier with this tv. After much research on competing technologies and companies, I bought this TV and could not be happier. Before I describe the TV, let me give a quick synopsis of how I chose it. First decided on physical ... read more

  • Sony KDF-42WE655 LCD Projection HDTV

    Mar 10, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Stunning picture quality with HD programming, very good internal speakers, decent SD picture quality.
    Cons: Awkward remote, internal speakers must be turned off for audio output to work.

    Summary: I went through the long and confusing selection process that most big screen TV buyers suffer through. Plasma looks great but what about burn-in and durability? DLP is fantastic, but what about the rainbow effect and headaches? LCD...poor black ... read more

  • 42 Inches of pure beauty, so far

    Feb 14, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: See the update
    Cons: See the update

    Summary: UPDATE: January 2007 Had I not bought the extended warranty on this, I would have paid for it twice. There was a problem (apparently one many have had) with what is called "roadmapping" or the "etch a sketch" effect on my tv. I turned it on one ... read more

  • Nearly Flawless

    Jan 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing HD picture, ease of use, many inputs/options
    Cons: Black levels are still a bit off; pixelation w/ fast movement, bright light

    Summary: I had been shopping for a new television for the better part of three months, and had gone from plasma to LCD and back, before finally settling on the Sony 42" Grand WEGA™ HDTV projection LCD television. It is, hands down, the absolute best value ... read more

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  • Do Not Buy!!!!

    Aug 3, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: None
    Cons: Sony is Crap!!!

    Summary: This tv is a piece of junk. The lamp will melt the casing its housed in and when you call Sony to get the problem repaired you will have no luck. They will tell you that they no longer make the parts to repair the tv and it is not able to be fixed. A tv ... read more

  • Sony LCD rear projection = crap

    Jul 27, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Good sound.
    Cons: Useless tv after 2 years.

    Summary: After 2 years, this tv, like all other rear projection LCD tvs like it around the world began developing one of many problems.  In our case it was the "blue haze" where a blue area developed in the lower left corner and spread across the screen so ... read more

  • Makes A Nice Anchor...

    Jul 9, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It was a decent set when it worked.
    Cons: Can you say "Manufacturer's defect!" and they won't stand behind their product.

    Summary: Initially, I really enjoyed this TV; however, after the first year or so I had to replace a bulb for the TV (we don't even watch TV 24/7) which was $200 . Then 1.5 years later I get blue blotches and stars and Sony says tough luck! They have basically ... read more

  • Sony Wega - RESEARCH first

    Jun 4, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Worked great the first few years!
    Cons: Nasty blue blob spreading over the screen!

    Summary: PLEASE type in "sony wega blue blob" in any search engine BEFORE buying this TV.  They have BIG expensive problems with a mysterious blue fuzzy blob slowly covering the screen and Sony will not fix the problem if you are out of warranty, even though ... read more

  • optical block issues

    Aug 23, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The pic is good if you have an optical block that functions properly.
    Cons: service sucks,optical block issues,Basically theyre JUNK

    Summary: I have a Sony kdf42we655 with the pink yhumbprints all over the screen. I have been in contact and arguing with Sony about the issue, I have had sony's technicians out here and they see the spots and I am tol by Sony that they will not cover the optical ... read more

  • Wega SUCKS

    Jan 30, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great Picture for projection TV. High quality sound has a wide range of viewing angle.
    Cons: this TV will Break 3 months to a little over a year.

    Summary: Sony KDF 42WE655 - 42 inch projection TV... Just got off the phone with Sony and there is nothing they will do about the problem with their TV breaking after a little over a year. I would power up the TV and the screen remains blank - no sound no ... read more

  • AVOID AT ALL COSTS

    Nov 25, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NONE ANYMORE
    Cons: Basically a disposable unit

    Summary: I have had mine for 14 months. Problems with the set require replacement of costly OPTICAL BLOCK. Simply google KDF-42WE655 Optical Block. This set is GARBAGE and Sony knows it. However...........SONY WILL DO NOTHING EVEN IF WITHIN WARRANTY. They deem ... read more

  • PINKS SPOTS ON SCREEN-OPTICAL BLOCK ISSUE

    Nov 24, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Loved the set until spots appeared, not worth the price as picture is compromised.
    Cons: DON'T PURCHASE...dust collects inside the screen NO remedy ...NOT covered by WARRANTY

    Summary: PINK DUST SPOTS INSIDE SCREEN...12 mo use..NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY REGARDLESS...PROBLEM DEEMED ENVIRONMENTAL...many have same problem. Sony claims to have NO knowledge of this problem. 11/25 UPDATE: CONFIRMED SIMPLY GOOGLE "KDF-42WE655 OPTICAL ... read more

  • Buyer beware

    Nov 16, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: many inputs for auxiliary components
    Cons: poor quality, poor warranty

    Summary: Initially I really loved the picture quality. After about 14 months pink blotches appeared on the screen. After contacting Sony the problem was diagnosed as "environmental” not a problem with the TV. This left me with a $400.00 repair bill and no ... read more

  • bad bulbs

    Nov 14, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: good picture
    Cons: bulb does not last long and is pricey to replace

    Summary: i have had a sony grand wega 42 inch tv for two years. the picture went black and i had to replace the bulb. it cost $216.00. i paid $2200 for the tv. i think the bulbs should last longer. i think sony should come up with a longer lasting bulb and ... read more

  • broke after one year

    Apr 20, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: great picture,lots of option for hooking up auxillary.light weight and nice looking
    Cons: lamp bulb gave out in one year.remote is somewhat complicated.

    Summary: my Sony gave out after one year the lamp bulb had to be replaced.the factory warranty was for one year ,i was one month beyond the warranty and they would not fix it.so if you buy one be sure to get the extended warranty or you'll be facing a $200-500 ... read more

  • Sony 42" LCD

    Dec 8, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great picture, great sound, user friendly and light weight.
    Cons: Bad viewing from an upper angle.

    Summary: Great TV! This TV has everything I could want in a television. The picture is great from almost every angle, (except for looking down on the screen). The picture maintains it's clarity during high motion viewing such as sports or action shows. The ... read more

  • GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Aug 31, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: BIG, BULKY...AND DOESN'T WORK!

    Summary: BROKE THREE TIMES IN 6 MONTHS! WAS GIVEN A MY MONEY BACK BY STORE TO PURCHASE A NEW ONE. WENT WITH SAMSUNG....NO PROBLEM WITH THEM. STAY AWAY FROM THIS ... read more

  • Disappointed Sony Fan

    May 24, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good picture quality
    Cons: Ugly look, blotches appeared after 6 months

    Summary: I bought the Sony 42 610 and experienced light-greenish quarter-sized blotches or spots when the display went to a dark screen after only a few months of use. PC Richard offered me another TV, and this time I got the updated 42in. 655 model. Lucky for ... read more

  • Great TV

    Mar 10, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: All. Love all aspects of this TV so far.
    Cons: Nothing yet. The remote could use some improvements.

    Summary: Just received this TV and love it. Many great features and easy set-up. Watched Lord of the Rings and Finding Nemo and was amazed at the picture quality. Played Tiger Woods 2004 on PS2 and was just as happy. A great buy via on-line ... read more

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