Sony is one of the true giants in the entertainment industry. This Japanese company is known for manufacturing television sets that provide extremely sharp images, and it continues to live up to its reputation today.
Pros: Historically, Sony has an exemplary record when it comes to the quality of the television sets it sells. Sony TVs rarely require any repairs and they consistently receive high marks for quality and durability from consumer reporting services. Sony is able to produce such high-quality televisions because the company spends so much on research and development. Rather than following the trends, Sony sets them. The company has been a leader in developing high-definition technology and the Sony Bravia line of HDTV sets is among the very best in the world.
Cons: The biggest downside to Sony television sets is the price. Although they are generally worth every penny, Sony TVs do tend to be a bit more expensive than other premium brands like Samsung, Panasonic and Hitachi, and a lot more expensive than budget brands like Vizio and Acer. Another minor complaint some customers have is that Sony can be tricky to deal with when it comes to warranty issues, particularly when it comes to dealing with dead pixels on Sony LCD TVs. Make sure you're familiar with your warranty and the retailer's return policy before you purchase a new television set.
Overall: There are lots of companies out there today that manufacture TVs. Most make sets with very good image quality and many sell their products for less than what Sony charges. Cheaper TVs are acceptable for many people, but for those who want to know for sure that they're taking home a product of the highest quality, Sony is the way to go.