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This is another member of the vast trinitron range that is a quality piece of kit. I've had experience with larger Trintron labelled products including a 17 inch computer monitor and a 21 inch TV. I found this one particularly useful with my Playstation, as this is the television that Sony recommend to be used with it. There is a handy menu which, when used from the remote control is easy to work with and simple to set up. The sound quality was very good and was effective to enhance quiet noises. I discovered this when playing friend's ''Music 2000'' tracks round my house sounded considerably better than their (roughly) equivelent Aiwa and Philips models. I've had this TV for over 1 year now and never had any problems with it. The one problem I found, and I really had to dig for it, is that it is quite deep. When it replaced my older 21inch Sanyo it still slightly overlapped my thin cabinet as did the old one. I'd be surprised if this was a big enough problem to actually bother anyone though. This is good for with games consoles because it is small (larger television are bad for your eyes when used with consoles), hard wearing and good quality sound and picture, with considerable value for money. Sometimes Sony think they can get away with charging more because of their near perfect record but this time i think they have the right to.
I've just bought this TV after having 2 AIWA Tv's pack up on me both with the same fault so I thought I'd go for a more reputable brand and believe me, I've picked right. Firstly, I'll start with looks, coz if you're lookin for a TV, then it's got to look right, and this baby looks the business. This TV has a flat screen which looks totally cool. The sleek design and snazzy colour go well with the chrome look buttons to make this one of the smartest looking sets I've ever seen, and the speakers on the side make it look even better. The remote control looks good too. It's simple, easily approachable design and ease of use make this a cool zapper! Now we've talked about the looks, lets get down to the nitty gritty! Well, Erm....It's a TV, what can you expect? Well for a start there's a flat screen which somehow gives me a far superior picture than on any 14" TV I've ever had. The screen difference is particularly noticeable when I'm watching a DVD. The sound quality on this TV is pretty good too. It's not Nicam Digital Stereo but it's still good. The options are pretty standard on this TV, there is no Teletext coz I didn't want to fork out the extra £30 but it is available. The menu's look professional and are pretty easy to use, with a handy auto tune option to prevent unecessary messing on whilst tuning it in. There's a sleep and wake timer, language choice and a all the other usual refinements you get. One of the things I like is that you can change the picture settings for when you're watching something live, or a movie or something else. I'll never use it but it's there if I do! You can also set up the volume so that when you change channels, or adverts begin, the volume level doesn't change. I've noticed that different TV stations broadcast at different volumes, MTV is one that spring to mind. The only downside to this TV is th
at unlike the Aiwa TV's I had, the Sony only has one Scart socket at the back whereas the others had two. This means that I have to fiddle around changing Scarts when I want to play my Playstation. But hey, The Pro's far outweigh the Con's with this TV so I'd definately recommend it. This TV isn't packed full of extras but it's a reputable brand, it looks superb and works very well which is why I chose it. (Just watch - It'll go and break on me after I've written this glowing op!)