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This review is from: Sony 40" 1080P Direct LED HDTV - KDL-40R450A
Pros: Color rendition is off the charts... Hyper accurate!!!
Slim bezel around screen.
Less power consumption than the 32" it replaced.
Decent remote, but keys are a little on the awkwardly placed side.
Cons: Flimsy base.
Takes some time to get the settings just right. Luckily I came from a 32" Bravia so I kinda knew what I needed to do to squeeze the best performance out of it. Make sure you change the Display Area to Full Pixel or +1 under the Screen settings. Otherwise you will not see the full image.
Other Thoughts: My only complaint is regarding the condition the unit arrived in. I have had a few Factory Refurbished products over the years and they have always been repackaged as new. Packaging was always perfect, manuals and remotes were new and unopened... etc.
My unit arrived in used/returned condition. It looked like original owner had packed her up and shipped it straight to me ;-) Screen was amateurishly wrapped in original packaging, 2 of 4 corner styrofoam blocks were cracked in half. Remote and manuals were obviously used and there were no remote batteries (maybe they do not include the "token" cheap batts any longer).
BUT, what bothered me the most is that the screen itself wasn't immaculate =( You can see swirly water marks on the screen from someone trying to clean it without using distilled water. I haven't taken time to clean it properly yet to see if there are any scratches on the screen. I will do that after I give a few days to make sure it functions properly.
I only posted my complaint in the review because I could not figure out how to easily send an email to Newegg with ny complaint.
5 Stars for product performance.
2 Stars for Newegg and the condition they shipped the unit to me in.