When i first unboxed this i was very happy - but slightly annoyed that the stand was not prefitted - might just be me but it was quite hard to fit and because i had to do it there is the worry it is not as good as it could be. Once the stand is fitted - and checked for security you can now admire the TV.
The TV looks amazing really - its black and not a fingerprint magnet like most sony products. There is one speaker spanning the whole bottom of the TV - it looks stylish - and you get the feeling that the TV is very powerful.
The connectivity is really good for this TV - 3 HDMI ports - composite and component slots - RF - Scart *2 - PC - Camera card - headphones and hi - fi connections. All are very well laid out and are input and removed easily and very importantly are tight fits - to keep the connection strong.
The TV viewing is easily setup - it finds loads of freeview channels very quickly and they all look really good - But with freeview though it really does depend on where you live - because of the signal. The EPG is great - you can set programs to record - set a program to appear on screen - and set the time and date of a programme you want to record.
The sound qaulity is awesome - there are loads of options to choose - for effects you can choose standard - dynamic - bbe viva - and dolby virtual. The one you choose really does depend on what you are doing with the TV - I mean i leave mine on standard - it is good for gaming - it enhances, clarifiies detail and sound presence using the BBE high definition sound system.
Dolby virtual is my person favourite though as it uses the TV speakers to simulate the surrounding effect produced by a multi channel system - this really sounds amazing. You can also select treble - for higher pitched sounds, bass for lower pitched sounds - balance - to emphasise left of right speaker balance.
You can also turn on or off the tv speakers - on for when you want to listen to the sound through the built in speakers and off for when you want to listen to the sound primarily on your sound system.
Sorry to go on about the sound quality - but it is amazing. Overall the extent of options you get is amazing and well worth the price of the TV - you really do need to experiment though as some options really outshine others - depending on how you will use the TV.
The picture quality is also amazing - but again you will want to adjust the settings as it again depends on what you are using the TV for.
There are many options to choose for the picture mode - there is - Vivid - for enhanced picture contrast and sharpness - Standard - for a standard picture - this reccommened for home entertainment - and cinema - for film based content.
I keep mine set to standard for PS3 - it looks awesome espescially 720p - I always prefer this to 1080i as it is progressive rather than interlaced. On this subject this TV is not full HD (1080p) - but you will not really notice - mainly because the difference between 1080i and 1080p is small anyway - and because the TV isn't the biggest. On a 60" TV you could probably tell the difference between 1080i and 1080p.
The TV is quite heavy and is quite bulky - isn't a problem - i just expected it to be a bit more slimline and portable. On PC mode it is really good - the picture quality is awesome and it feels like luxury having a 32" inch display for a PC. The PC adjustment feature is good as the TV will adjsut the screen so that it is like a PC monitor. You can also position the picture e.g to the left or to the right.
The power saving feature is really good - it lowers the power consumption for the TV - it is already low enoug