The Sony SDM-X95KB's performance was quite good overall. DVD playback showed minimal noise and ghosting, and gaming performance was smooth, with a sharp-looking picture. CNET Labs' Display Mate-based tests revealed slight pinkish hues in the grayscale screens, however, as well as some dark and light ripples where there should have been a smooth progression from dark to light gray. The SDM-X95KB's screen uniformity was excellent; we saw some slight variation in the corners, but the top and bottom halves of the screen were about equally bright. Even at wide viewing angles, the image quality didn't change significantly when we tilted the display panel. The embedded stereo speakers played relatively loudly and sounded less tinny than other integrated speakers we've heard, but as you'd expect, they delivered little in the way of bass.
The display comes with an industry-standard three-year warranty on parts, labor, and backlight. Sony offers 24/7 toll-free phone tech support as well as e-mail support, live chat, FAQs, manuals, and drivers via the Sony support Web site.
(Longer bars indicate better performance)