I have owned this TV for 4 months now and was initially very happy with it. However, I discovered that Freeview HD channels are unwatchable due to the screen blanking for about half a second every now and then during programmes. This can vary from a few times per program to once every few seconds depending upon the programme.
From reading this forum, I discovered the 1080i/p firmware bug and used a workround that initially seemed to 'fix' the problem, by setting the video input setting optimisation to 'graphics' rather than the default 'video'. However, this workround does not seem to work as well anymore and rather than a half second interuption, the programmes all look like someone is walking in front of the camera every now and then; very off-putting! The i to p switch is still very visible and confimed by watching the 'info' banner at the same time.
After having taken so long to select the 'perfect' set in the first place, I am left rather disappointed with the TV. Despite the stunning picture quality, the TV is currently unfit for purpose and will be returned for a refund shortly if this is not fixed. When are Sony going to release a firmware fix for this, as they have done for other models? It affects several models in the range I believe. The TV is on the latest firmware, PKG3.807, which arrrived in December.
Are there any other workrounds that will fix this problem in the meantime?