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Sony BRAVIA V-Series KDL-52V5100 52-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV, Black (2009 Model)

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  • 52-inch 16:9 Full HD 1080p Resolution Panel provides optimum resolution
  • Dynamic contrast works in real time to produce deep blacks in darker scenes
  • Engineered Motionflow 120Hz technology further reduces blurriness and juddervideo processor uses unique Sony technology
  • Seven HD inputs, including four HDMI inputs, HD component and combo inputs (1080/60i capable), and a PC input
  • BRAVIA Link compatibility lets you expand your HDTV's capabilities with BRAVIA Link modules
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Technical Details
Brand NameSony
Item Weight66.1 pounds
Product Dimensions49.8 x 4.6 x 32.5 inches
Item model numberKDL-52V5100
Color NameBlack
Special FeaturesBRAVIA® Sync capable3, ACE (Advanced Contrast Enhancer), Light SensorTM technology, 24p True CinemaTM capable, Display Resolution : 1920 x 1080p (Full HD), Dynamic Contrast Ratio : 50,000:1, Dimensions (Approx.) : 49.75 x 34.25 x 14.375 in (1262 x 869 x 362mm) with pedestal; 49.75 x 32.5 x 4.625 in (1262 x 823 x 115mm) without pedestal, Weight (Approx.) : 76.3 lbs. (34.6kg) with pedestal; 66.1 lbs. (30kg) without pedestal, Wide Mode : Full, Normal, Wide Zoom, Zoom, Picture Mode : Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Custom, Photo-Vivid, Photo-Standard, Photo-Original, Photo-Custom
  
Additional Information
ASINB001T9N0FS
Best Sellers Rank #69,724 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight150 pounds
ShippingThis item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
Date First AvailableMarch 3, 2009
  
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  • BRAVIA® Sync capable3
  • ACE (Advanced Contrast Enhancer)
  • Light SensorTM technology
  • 24p True CinemaTM capable
  • Display Resolution : 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
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Product Description

For consumers who want an HDTV that keeps pace with fast-action movies, sports, and game play, Sony BRAVIA V-Series Flat Panel HDTVs combine Full HD 1080p performance and Motionflow 120Hz technology for an amazing viewing experience. Motionflow 120Hz takes both high-definition and standard programming a step further by increasing sharpness and detail in fast-moving images for more fluid, natural motion. In addition, BRAVIA V-Series HDTVs use proprietary Image Blur Reduction technology to further enhance the picture for even better performance. The HDTVs also feature BRAVIA Engine 2 technology, which uses exclusive Sony algorithms to reduce visual noise and sharpen and enhance an already-striking dynamic contrast ratio. Additionally, they include seven versatile HD connections to ensure you get impressive image quality from all your HD components. Take advantage of four HDMI inputs, component and composite inputs, and a PC input, as well as a USB input that lets you play audio files from USB storage devices, or connect a compatible camera to your HDTV for a quick and easy slide show. Sony knows your home theater set-up doesn't stop with your HDTV, which is why the BRAVIA V-Series HDTVs are compatible with BRAVIA Link Modules -- including the BRAVIA Wireless Link, BRAVIA DVD Link, and BRAVIA Input Link Modules (all sold separately). The HDTVs also support BRAVIA SyncTM technology so you can control all of your compatible devices with a single remote. And all BRAVIA HDTVs exceed ENERGY STAR 3.0 requirements for in-use and stand-by power consumption, meaning you don't need a lot of power to get a lot of performance.

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Customer Reviews

The picture is clear and bright. Read more ›
I've had a similar experience as…Other than that, the picture quality is great and certainly fairs better with sporting events and fast moving movies than my 60Hz Samsung. Read more ›
Audio is ok, but would be best if…Viewing pictures from the camera with a usb connection is awesome. but again, the response time when moving between pictures is very slow. Read more ›
Sony has already swapped the Main PCB once, and I just upgraded the firmware on the second Main PCB without success. This only occurs on HDMI, Component works great. The… Read more ›
This is a quality television set. The picture looks crisp, football is what I use the tv for mostly..that and xbox 360. This tv is awesome for both of those things. Read more ›
We have had the tv for a few weeks now. The picture is beautiful. The tv is versatile due to the many inputs on the back. Read more ›
Let me tell you, they are infuriating when they happen. I N F U R I A T I N G. As far as the picture, it's great, volume is great (when it works) and to operate is a breeze. B… Read more ›
We bought this TV a couple of weeks ago, and the picture is…We love the look of the TV, the colors etc. but this past week we have been having problems with the sound. W… Read more ›
Great picture and good sound quality. This is my first HDTV and it looks great with vivid and bright colors. Read more ›
Great picture, great sound, and Sony quality all for a good price. Others have gone to much greater detail than I care to, but I'll just say I don't think anyone will be… Read more ›
Awsume picture Good sound but I got a surround sound system now. I got a Sony Bravia surround sound system and the bravia smart link connection is nice. they work together… Read more ›
Otherwise, the big picture is great, the sound is ok, and the lag time required for the tv to respond to commands is a little annoying, but my six boys, my husband and I… Read more ›
TV works great. It was delivered a day early and the price was the best of all that I checked. Good job Amazon Read more ›
Sony was soooo very helpful and may have…Nothing bad can be said about this TV.... price was amazing (under $1600) and the quality of the picture in HD was truly amazing!! Read more ›
When I contacted customer support they said there is no confirmed price until the unit is shipped so I suspect those that got in it at $1,499 are getting e-mails to either… Read more ›
Several on-line reviewers had noted that the reflective…When I was ready to pull the trigger on this purchase I found the best Samsung price was $600 higher than the Sony. Read more ›
I love the picture on this tv and with the 120 Hz, I feel it's a great value. However, my tv flashes (loses picture and sound) intermittently when I use the HDMI 1 port. Read more ›
Now…If I had the money I would probably choose this over the XBR anyways because i think it's a good value and I honestly can't tell the difference between this and the XBR. Read more ›
You constantly miss portions of anything you are watching. In addition, the remote response is horrible and a lot of the time the TV does not respond to the remote at all. I… Read more ›
Don't get me wrong, I'd go with a home theater system, but for now its nice. The remote is easy to understand and navigate. I would recommend it to anyone else who was in… Read more ›
No help. I called Sony, and they thought the issue might be weak signal from the cable because the self displayed letters from the internal menus were clear. Read more ›
It could be more intuitive by having the primary buttons in the middle. I've had worse remotes (like Comcast's). Monitor's HDMI slots are mostly on the side of the TV, with… Read more ›
HD channel Pix are fantastic. Easy to control and configure using on screen menu. Has multiple input ports. Read more ›
Overall, I am very pleased with the set. As usual, the HD channels look spectacular and the interface is tremendously better than that of the Vizio's. It is hooked up to a… Read more ›
Which in turn makes it a 10/10 for me. A great buy, the colors are vibrant and the blacks are deep. Very nice with ZERO ghosting on the dark scenes. Read more ›
The 52V5100 was perfect out of the box. Blacks look ideal in programming however some people's jet-black hair lacked definition (too black?). Picture quality looked excellent. Read more ›
Several years ago I purchased the above system in the 46 inch size. Superb setup, vibrant colors, and reasonably good sound. I had nary a single problem. Read more ›
* The menus for calibration of the picture…* Watching Blu-Ray movies or playing PS-3 games on this are awe inspiring- incredible details, rich blacks, no motion glitches. Read more ›
Great picture and good sound quality. This is my first HDTV and it looks great with vivid and bright colors. HDTV takes it to the next level and I love Sony TVs. Read more ›
Normally I'm not too picky about minor things like Advance Contrast Enhancements not working well and needing to be disabled, but even when I turn that feature off, it… Read more ›
You have to flip through the channels to find out when your program is on or use a TV Guide to find out whats on…This feature would have been nice on this television set. Read more ›
I wanted to post my thoughts…Even if it's one of their lower end models, $1,000+ is still a significant amount of money to pay for something that doesn't work properly. Read more ›
The picture is wonderful, thanks to the settings input from the AVS…The semi-matt screen in a nice feature because I have a large window on the opposite wall from the TV. Read more ›
1st - MOTION FLOW: To my knowledge(I could be wrong), the MotionFlow feature is the HDTV's way of enabling the 120Hz refresh rate, which is AWESOME, BUT you can't just… Read more ›
It was super easy to set up with HDMI and optical audio cables and I am…The blacks are especially dark and I had heard that this might be a problem with LCD TV's. The… Read more ›
Theres no real glare at all the picture quality is top notch after the right adjustments and the only bad thing is the hdmi color space issue that can be fixed most likely… Read more ›
Great picture, great sound, and…Others have gone to much greater detail than I care to, but I'll just say I don't think anyone will be disappointed with this TV purchase. Read more ›
This is a great entry level LCD TV. TV speakers work great alone, and if TV is connected to a surround system even better. Read more ›
The TV showed up well-packaged an in good condition. Set up is easy. Read more ›
I bought this with a PS3 (because it's a blu-ray player) and…It was super easy to set up with HDMI and optical audio cables and I am constantly blown away by the picture. Read more ›
You can't go wrong with the four letters, SONY. Excellent picture, easy setup, user friendly menu and enough ports to connect accessories. Amazon beat local prices, free… Read more ›
terrific product at a very competitive price. also, easy delivery and installation Read more ›
Sony customer service was horrible. Even though this is obviously a major defect, they refuse to offer anything reasonable to make me whole as I am a mere 4 months out of… Read more ›
Excellent picture, easy setup, user friendly menu and enough ports to connect accessories. Amazon beat local prices, free delivery and excellent customer service. The sound… Read more ›
The picture is great and has a lot of features. It's 120 HZ which good for watching sports. The sound quality is JUST OKAY -I recommend attaching a sound system to the tv… Read more ›
One reason why I bought this tv is due to the screen being semi-matte not full gloss. That is good. Read more ›
It is hooked up to a HD DVR cable box, but configuration was a breeze. The non-HD channels definitely take a huge hit, as they look pretty bad on this size screen. In… Read more ›

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86 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Icculus on April 27, 2009
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WHO TO BUY FROM: Amazon did not have this item in stock, so I waited for Amazon to have it in stock before buying - turned out to be the right decision. I bought another LCD tv last year from "ButterflyPhoto", a seller on Amazon's website, and it was a horrible experience. So I vowed never to buy a big ticket item from any other seller than Amazon on its site. Those sellers have such great reviews b/c if you get screwed like I did and the sale never goes through, you can never rate them. So only happy customers get to rate those sellers, hence the above-avg reviews.

DELIVERY AND DEFECTIVE TV: I ordered the TV on a Thurs and it was delivered to my house on Tues. Pilot (carrier) called to schedule and appt, brought it into my house, took it out of the box and placed it on my tv stand, then made sure it worked before asking me to sign. But by Friday, a 1/2 cm black line appeared in the screen (yikes!). On Sat. I called Amazon and they were great in shipping out a replacement TV immediately at no extra cost to me (they even gave me the option to replace with another make/model). The new TV arrived the next Fri and Pilot packaged and removed the defective TV. The new TV works fine (so far, fingers crossed). After mentioning my ordeal to several friends, a few mentioned they had defective LCD TVs also - so I guess its not so uncommon.

Dealing with Amazon is great. If I bought from those other sellers, I would have been left to deal with Sony via the warranty - No Thanks! Its worth the extra hundred dollars or so to go with Amazon.

PICTURE QUALITY: The HD picture is amazing. I had a 2004 42' Sony WEGA that produced 1080i, but the Bravia is a much, much better HD picture (however, it seems Comcast broadcasts in 1080i, not 1080p).
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By BW on March 17, 2009
I just hooked it up yesterday, to replace my 50" Samsung DLP that broke. I had a 32" Vizio in its place for the past month, waiting for this model. Overall, I am very pleased with the set. As usual, the HD channels look spectacular and the interface is tremendously better than that of the Vizio's. It is hooked up to a HD DVR cable box, but configuration was a breeze. The non-HD channels definitely take a huge hit, as they look pretty bad on this size screen. In reality I wish I could have just gotten a 50" since the 2" additional makes a big difference in the overall size, but I am still pleased with the TV and glad I waited for this model to get the improved contrast ratio and 120 refresh rate.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Elroy on August 19, 2009
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The TV is great, 52 inches is huge. Motionflow looked very strange at first but I've gotten used to it and prefer it for movies. The best way I can describe motionflow is like when you are driving and you focus on one particular thing like a road sign or a car for a moment. That object you focus on stays clear despite how fast it's moving while everything around it gets blurry. Motionflow acheives the same effect. It focuses on the subject of the scene and keeps it sharp while everything else moves around it. Motionflow is a bit unlike your eye in one regard. Your eye keeps the thing you are focusing on in the center of your vision. Motionflow keeps the subject of the scene sharp as it moves across the screen. The difference (that the in focus thing is not in the center of the field of view) can be a bit jarring at first.

I've had the TV for about 3 weeks and have had no show stopping issues with it. The TV is hooked up to a receiver for audio. I have an HD TV signal coming in through component and bluray coming in via HDMI. I had to mute the volume on the TV itself to stop it from occasionally popping up the message "Audio switching to external source". I tried using Bravia sync over HDMI but it did not seem to do much but confuse my receiver (it's a sony receiver and it's bravia compatible). While Bravia sync was on my receiver would sometimes not turn on or switch inputs. Perhaps I could've gotten the Bravia sync feature to do something useful if I'd read some manuals but it didn't seem like it was worth the hassle. I still am not sure what Bravia sync is supposed to do.

I watched the Harry Potter movies and Fast and Furious in Bluray, they looked great. When I signed up for Fios I got three free months of HBO. HBO in HD looks fantastic.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Mitch on January 4, 2010
I wanted to post my thoughts here to inform potential buyers and also to beg Sony to do the right thing and stand behind their products. Even if it's one of their lower end models, $1,000+ is still a significant amount of money to pay for something that doesn't work properly.

I personally own the 52 inch model of this set (KDL-52v5100), but have used the other size models as well. My comments here pertain to issues that apparently plague the entire Sony Bravia V and S series and have NOT been addressed by the latest firmware update available as of this date. The bang for the buck on this TV would be great, if not for these issues. The worst part of it is that Sony has seemingly been completely silent on the issues and has so far refused to acknowledge or do anything about it. If Sony would just address these issues, my rating would increase significantly. I've been a lifelong Sony customer, but at this point I cannot imagine buying or recommending another Sony product if this is how they support their products. I'm really hoping they come through and address this appropriately and restore my faith in the Sony brand.

While some common LCD problems, such as clouding and flashlighting do affect some other owners, here is a summary of the two major problems I have personally experienced with these Sony TVs:

1. Visual Problem (Red Flashing) - In some programs, red items in the scene will flash as though someone is boosting the color saturation momentarily. You can see this color shift in faces, but also in other objects. This happens on all inputs and with many TV shows, movies, etc. I see it a lot in the set background of The Daily Show. There is a whole lot of information about this issue on avsforums, various youtube videos, etc.
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