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  1. Anonymous says:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Average TV, May 31, 2012

    This review is from: Sony Kdl-40bx421 (Electronics)

    I have a 4 year old, 52 inch Sony Z series TV. The Z series is the quality level just below the top-of-the-line XBR series. My Z set has a refresh rate of 240 Hz. I expected the KDL40BX421 to have as good or nearly as good a picture as my old Sony Z. After all, the technology has improved a lot during the last four years.

    Boy was I wrong. The picture on the KDL40BX421 is not as sharp and the colors in the red palette are not nearly as good. The KDL40BX421 has a slightly washed out appearance. I have spent time trying to adjust the picture but to no avail. By comparison, my old Sony Z has an obviously superior picture.

    Another problem with the KDL40BX421 is that it doesn’t take much action to cause blurring. A moderately fast camera pan is going to cause a little blurring. Perhaps, a 60 Hz refresh rate should be limited to 32 inch sets.

    Also, the KDL40BX421 has rear facing speakers. I know its common but why? Additionally, the KDL40BX421 has no controls on the set. The only way to turn it on or change the volume and channel is through the remote.

    In May 2012, I paid $336 in a Sam’s Club auction for this set. Shipping and tax cost another $105. Delivery took about 11 days. However, if I had waited just two weeks, I could have saved some. For a while Sam’s was auctioning one to two of these sets every day. The winning bids at the start of June 2012 were usually around $250.

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