This is now apparently overcome: In the "core discipline" picture quality of Sony offers a lot: crisp, clear images with life-like, intense, but not "gaudy" colors. If you previously used only rushing tube TV, the viewing experience on the 42-inch monitor is almost overwhelming. Judder, flashes on the screen and other distracting artifacts, reports on the forums a lot, have not yet been noticed.
The quality of the tuner and thus the TV channels is very good for my taste: HD is impeccable, SD lacks sharpness naturally, but interpolation artifacts me not noticed disturbing.
Disturbing I feel most "image enhancement" - settings such as sharpening, noise reduction, etc., which give the image usually an artificial, "digital" look. A smidgen of field (value 10-15) and everything else to "off" but achieved natural, very good results.
Bad arranging of transmitters is solved, it seems as if no one here given some thought at Sony. The relevant channels to bring in a usual order, similar to a test of patience and is a HiTech device in 2014 not worthy.
The Internet capabilities are also better to forget: Too slow, too limited in the input. For this you have a computer. I can the "app" - delusion is not interesting to you. A cell phone is a revelation compared to-serve convenience and speed.
However well set up was a DLNA network, so that the Sony Bravia can easily access videos or other media via LAN, the store on the hard disk of the PC. Why you should listen to music via the TV with its mediocre sound, is not clear to me, however, photos can sure look good on the giant screen, but I found the operation so far poorly and cumbersome.
The built-in speakers are - given the very flat design of the device - of course limited efficiently, especially in the bass. With a bit of EQ (bass and treble pure, middle out) but you can certainly create a anhörbaren sound. Who "HiFi" - expected sound, expect too much, even pricewise would be amazing. The connection to a system is, however, no problem, as long as this has an optical digital input, which is the case with me.
The remote is functional, but not very ergonomically satisfactory. In particular, the D-pad and the buttons are arranged around it round difficult to distinguish blind.
Conclusion: what they offer here in terms of image quality for relatively little money, is imposing. The high-contrast, sharp images and colors can overwhelm, so I am more than satisfied and take the restrictions without complaint in buying, although technically easy Sony (also with regard to other types of equipment) should work finally.