I purchased this TV one month ago. It is a replacement for my XBR4 which is being enjoyed in its new home. Shopping and looking, then I saw it. It was love at first sight. And it is a sight to behold. Crystal clear, vibrant realistic colors, and a beautiful design. Sony has outdone itself with a new benchmark for the industry. You will not be disappointed with this beauty. This is TV as it has never been. Coupled with my FIOS HD service and a blu-ray player there's little reason to ever attend a movie theater. Although my Bose surround system is the perfect mate to this TV, the eight built-in speakers leave little to be desired. Check it out, you'll see TV like never before.
* LED Technology uses a full array of LED lamps which control the level of brightness for amazing clarity and color detail * 120Hz TruMotion Technolgy virtually eliminates motion blur for fast motion clarity * Intelligent Sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting conditions of the room for an enjoyable viewing experience * Full HD 1080p resolution fro enhanced picture quality * Mega contrast ratio of 3 million to 1 provides sharper image quality
I bought two 47LH90s, they came on September 21, 2009. So far so good. Easy to set up out of the box, swivel stand attaches very easily if you follow the instructions and lay the panel on a padded surface (like a bed or couch). Both TVs are on the old Sony 27" TV stands. The 47LH90 only weighs 66 lbs with the stand and is easily moved by two people. The manufacture date was August 2009 on both.
I don't have an HDMI-ouput video souce yet but the picture with standard definition cable (480i and 480p) and high def cable (780i and 1080i) is excellent. SD performance is much better than I expected. We have both analog and digital signals (non-scrambled) here. The digital 480i picture is definitely better than the 480p for the same channel. I have only briefly begun to fiddle with the adjustments using the THX optimizer on the Ice Age DVD and the set's internal picture optimizer. The Ice Age DVD looks great compared to what it looked like on a 27" Sony VEGA.
The sound from the internal speakers is excellent, much better than I expected. I have no plans for now for an external speaker system.
Not only can the 47LH90 store picture settings for each video input but you can set a different profile for each type of cable signal (analog, digital LD, digital HD). I am waiting for my local satellite TV installer to come and install two DISH 612 Solo HD DVR receivers and a new dish.
I purchased this TV after doing much research and side by side comparisons in stores. I had to wait more than a month to actually use it, so I kept hoping I'd made a wise choice. I was not disappointed! The picture quality is outstanding! I have mine wall-mounted, and it presents a very clean and modern look on the wall. The 240Hz refresh and 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, along with the superb blacks provided by the LED technology are amazing. HD broadcasts almost take on a 3D quality.
I have not had or used it long enough to comment on customer service issues, and had no problems with the unit of of the box. I also cannot comment on the sound quality of the native set because I have the audio coming through a separate receiver and 5.1 speakers. At this price point or even higher, I cannot imagine a better quality TV.