Sony KDL40Z550 sound and sizing tips for dingbats
I have found tremendous value from the information available on the internet and would like to offer a small contribution for the technically unsavvy:
Sound tip: we purchased the Sony Bravia 40" during the year and have been very happy.... but just recently, after we our visitors had left, we noticed the music on shows being much higher than the voices of actors/presenters. I tried to adjust the sound settings by reducing bass and treble and even switching off the 'intelligent volume', and then I checked the manual - bingo. The sound mode had been inadvertantly changed to 'dynamic'. We have now adjusted to 'clear voice' and all is back to normal.
Size tip: we purchased a 40" TV but was shocked to discover that the width is only 37.5". Looking at the fine print in the manual we have discovered that TV measurement is taken diagonally and not horizontally.
Hope this saves someone time pouring over a manual.