PRICE DROP YET AGAIN!! NOW £782.40! Sony Bravia KDL40W5500U 40-inch 1080p LCD TV Freeview 100Hz Motionflow £785 + FREE SONY 3 YEAR WARRANTY - HotUKDeals
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This has just dropped from it's previous lowest ever Amazon price of £849.99 to just £799.99

UPDATE: NOW dropped to £782.40! That is now THE CHEAPEST IN THE UK.

This has the extended SONY warranty for 3 years.

It will not last long at this price, it's an excellent TV for connection to your PC, text is visible from 6ft away, bluray is flawless, no noticable lag in games.
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#1
WOW this is really a great deal NOT!

[SIZE="5"]COLD COLD COLD![/SIZE]

Complete with a 1 year warranty from Amazon .. for £798.97 no way! :w00t:

For price ... £797.20 with a free 3 year Sony warranty.

http://www.digitalempireonline.co.uk/model.asp?Detail=Yes&ModelID=2807

Even though cheaper than your post if delivered in England (£30 delivery to Scotland & Wales) .. I am not posting it as a deal.

Because it isn't!

Sony
KDL-40W5500U
Free 5 Year LCD TV Warranty
(Years 1-3 covered by Sony, years 4-5 by Digital Direct

Must be worth £30 more for the extra guarantee imo.

Similair here for £829.00 delivered with free 5 year guarantee and interest free credit until June 2010.

http://www.soundandvision.co.uk/tv/lcd/sony-kdl-40w5500u#_
banned#2
a whole £49 off the previous price of £849!! WOW!! hahaha

thats like a whole 5% off!! -

voted COLD, not really a bargain!! - clutching at straws more like
#3
'HedgyHoggy'
This is the W-series, not the cheaper V-series; [COLOR="Red"]the difference is the LCD panel is of a noticeably higher quality[/COLOR]. (V looks blurry by comparison). Oh, and the W-series has 100hz, of course, which makes a huge difference.

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/sony-kdl40w5500-kdl32w5500-20090308139.htm

"Unfortunately there have also been a couple of downgrades the Sony KDL40W5500 sports only an 8-bit panel (vs a 10-bit panel on the 40″ W4500) and CCFL backlight (the W4500 had WCG-CCFL)."


It pays to check the spec .. this newer W 5500 series is a downgraded version of the previous W 4500 series!

I have the 40" V- series and it is not "blurry." it's refresh rate is the standard 50Hz.
#4
Nice TV but this price is unlikely to contribute to the impending heatwave . .
#5
tallpete33
Nice TV but this price is unlikely to contribute to the impending heatwave . .


Agreed my friend.
banned#6
http://www.rgbdirect.co.uk/ProductDetails.asp?SKUNumber=107750&Model=SONY-KDL40W5500U better deal here as you get a free 3 year manufacurer's warranty and not a crap store one for only £7.90 more
#7
fragaliciousbob
http://www.rgbdirect.co.uk/ProductDetails.asp?SKUNumber=107750&Model=SONY-KDL40W5500U better deal here as you get a free 3 year manufacurer's warranty and not a crap store one for only £7.90 more


You get a free 3 year manufacurer's warranty plus an extra 2 years from my original comment!

Also option of 9-12 months interest free finance.

Make sure you pay it in full in good time to avoid nasty interest APR !! :w00t:

Sony
KDL-40W5500U
[COLOR="Red"]Free 5 Year LCD TV Warranty
([B][COLOR="Red"]Years 1-3 covered by Sony, [/COLOR]
years 4-5 by Digital Direct[/COLOR][/B]
banned#8
Omegacdx
Sony
KDL-40W5500U
[COLOR="Red"]Free 5 Year LCD TV Warranty
([B][COLOR="Red"]Years 1-3 covered by Sony, [/COLOR]
years 4-5 by Digital Direct[/COLOR][/B]


even better then
#9
fragaliciousbob
even better then
:thumbsup: :p

It would appear Sony assume customers' think a new W series Sony to be the same spec or higher than previous versions .. what a con.

IMO check the LCD panel spec carefully folks before you part with your cash ..

Sony & Samsung use the same source for LCD panels ..

However there can be a different panel type fitted .. all supplied from their joint LCD manufacturing plant .. and so the varied RRP of different models reflects this.
#10
Biggest problem with this TV is it's not one of these :-)

http://www.soundandvision.co.uk/tv/plasma/panasonic-tx-p42x10

or one of these if you only care about numbers

http://www.soundandvision.co.uk/tv/plasma/panasonic-tx-p42g10b

voted hot still as despite it being an LCD it is the best price around.
#11
Got this tv delivered from John Lewis on Friday - Price matched richer sounds £820 plus £25 delivery - had vouchers so had to use John Lewis.
Cant say anything bad about the tv, superb in my opinion, Blu Rays especially are spectacular as is the gaming on my ps3.
Suppose i could say when the screen is completey black - which is rare, I can see a hint of the backlight in the left corner (Clouding) but to be upset about this i.e. send it back would be strange as i think i am only aware of it due to reading review after review etc of previous clouding issues on other sonys but oh well 5 year guarentee so if it bothers me too much in the future ill speak to John Lewis
#12
Sounds like you know what you are talking about
We had Samsung lcd tv for 2,5 years and it is broke - black stripe appeared in the middle of the screen. We paid £750.00 for 32".
The engineers report says - new screen and the cost will be £473.00
So we need to buy a new tv.
At this time we want 37" or more. But really confused which one to choose.
The reseach I have done so far - Panasonic is better, lcd, 1080, 100 HZ - but the problem is they are quite expensive. Around £1000.00

So if you can PLEASE advise which one to buy.... we can spend this time around £700

(sorry for any mistakes - English is not first language)

Thank you
#13
obernst
Sounds like you know what you are talking about
We had Samsung lcd tv for 2,5 years and it is broke - black stripe appeared in the middle of the screen. We paid £750.00 for 32".
The engineers report says - new screen and the cost will be £473.00
So we need to buy a new tv.
At this time we want 37" or more. But really confused which one to choose.
The reseach I have done so far - Panasonic is better, lcd, 1080, 100 HZ - but the problem is they are quite expensive. Around £1000.00

So if you can PLEASE advise which one to buy.... we can spend this time around £700

(sorry for any mistakes - English is not first language)

Thank you


the answer is in post #11 ;-)
#14
is digital direct.co.uk good site. has anyone bought from there?
#15
obernst
Sounds like you know what you are talking about
We had Samsung lcd tv for 2,5 years and it is broke - black stripe appeared in the middle of the screen. We paid £750.00 for 32".
The engineers report says - new screen and the cost will be £473.00
So we need to buy a new tv.
At this time we want 37" or more. But really confused which one to choose.
The reseach I have done so far - Panasonic is better, lcd, 1080, 100 HZ - but the problem is they are quite expensive. Around £1000.00

So if you can PLEASE advise which one to buy.... we can spend this time around £700

(sorry for any mistakes - English is not first language)

Thank you



Hi ..

The Samsung LE40B530-P7 LCD HD Ready 1080p Digital Television, is a 40 Inch TV set.

Available for £599.00 delivered with a free 5 year guarantee from John Lewis.

Should suit your needs and budget fine. :thumbsup:

I posted it earlier last week.

http://www.johnlewis.com/230642163/Product.aspx
#16
obernst
Sounds like you know what you are talking about
We had Samsung lcd tv for 2,5 years and it is broke - black stripe appeared in the middle of the screen. We paid £750.00 for 32".
The engineers report says - new screen and the cost will be £473.00
So we need to buy a new tv.
At this time we want 37" or more. But really confused which one to choose.
The reseach I have done so far - Panasonic is better, lcd, 1080, 100 HZ - but the problem is they are quite expensive. Around £1000.00

So if you can PLEASE advise which one to buy.... we can spend this time around £700

(sorry for any mistakes - English is not first language)

Thank you



Hi obernst: ..

The Samsung LE40B530-P7 LCD HD Ready 1080p Digital Television, is a 40 Inch TV set.

Available for £599.00 delivered with a free 5 year guarantee from John Lewis.

Should suit your needs and budget fine. :thumbsup:

I posted it earlier last week.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/427325/showthread.php?t=427325&page=4

Direct link now ...

http://www.johnlewis.com/230642163/Product.aspx

Hope that's of some help.
#17
Mr Product
a whole £49 off the previous price of £849!! WOW!! hahaha

thats like a whole 5% off!! -

voted COLD, not really a bargain!! - clutching at straws more like



Are you just trying to be annoying? The % off doesn't matter, the fact is this deal saves you £50 off yesterdays Amazon price on this TV, and £799 including delivery is the lowest this TV has ever been in the UK.

How on earth can you vote cold on this? If you can show me where to get it cheaper then fair enough, post the deal, we can all wait.... :?
#18
Omegacdx
'HedgyHoggy'
This is the W-series, not the cheaper V-series; [COLOR="Red"]the difference is the LCD panel is of a noticeably higher quality[/COLOR]. (V looks blurry by comparison). Oh, and the W-series has 100hz, of course, which makes a huge difference.

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/sony-kdl40w5500-kdl32w5500-20090308139.htm

"Unfortunately there have also been a couple of downgrades the Sony KDL40W5500 sports only an 8-bit panel (vs a 10-bit panel on the 40″ W4500) and CCFL backlight (the W4500 had WCG-CCFL)."


It pays to check the spec .. this newer W 5500 series is a downgraded version of the previous W 4500 series!

I have the 40" V- series and it is not "blurry." it's refresh rate is the standard 50Hz.



Firstly, I never mentioned the W4500, although I have owned both TVs. Seeing as they don't make it anymore, it's hardly got anything to do with this deal, has it? I have had them set up next to each and there is no noticeable difference after calibration.

As for the V series, when I said blurry I actually meant the image itself (stationary). It is less sharp than on the W series, look at them next to each other and you'll see. Oh, and of course the 50hz also makes it blurry during motion compared to 100hz. All non-100hz LCDs are poor with fast-moving images, just compare them to any old-fashioned CRT and you'll see what I mean.

Most importantly, if you're going to take quotes out of a review, how about you also include the 'Conclusion' of the review, which was:

'The Sony KDL40W5500 HDTV successfully addresses the few deficiencies identified on the outgoing W4500 series... with a few extras to boot.'

( http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/Sony-KDL40W5500/Conclusion.htm )

Game / set / match
#19
:whistling:
HedgyHoggy
Firstly, I never mentioned the W4500, although I have owned both TVs. Seeing as they don't make it anymore, it's hardly got anything to do with this deal, has it? I have had them set up next to each and there is no noticeable difference after calibration.

As for the V series, when I said blurry I actually meant the image itself (stationary). It is less sharp than on the W series, look at them next to each other and you'll see. Oh, and of course the 50hz also makes it blurry during motion compared to 100hz. All non-100hz LCDs are poor with fast-moving images, just compare them to any old-fashioned CRT and you'll see what I mean.

Most importantly, if you're going to take quotes out of a review, how about you also include the 'Conclusion' of the review, which was:

'The Sony KDL40W5500 HDTV successfully addresses the few deficiencies identified on the outgoing W4500 series... with a few extras to boot.'

( http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/Sony-KDL40W5500/Conclusion.htm )

Game / set / match


Your statement in your posted deal was in fact incorrect ...
[SIZE="5"][COLOR="Red"]
"This is the W-series, not the cheaper V-series; the difference is the LCD panel is of a noticeably higher quality."[/COLOR]
[/SIZE]

WRONG!

The new W - Series you are on about is downgrade panel wise from the last W -Series.

The review I quoted from states exactly this fact.

The previous W - Series used a 10 bit panel.

The New W - Series uses a 8 bit panel.

The same panel fitted to the V - Series!

Yes 100Hz will be an improvement .. but it's the same 8 bity panel as used in the V - Series.

The link to the review was posted for all to read! :whistling:

Most importantly, (your words) How about when you post a deal you get your facts correct in future.

[COLOR="Red"]NEW BALLS![/COLOR]

Now someone please put the toys back in his pram!
#20
HedgyHoggy
Are you just trying to be annoying? The % off doesn't matter, the fact is this deal saves you £50 off yesterdays Amazon price on this TV, and £799 including delivery is the lowest this TV has ever been in the UK.

How on earth can you vote cold on this? If you can show me where to get it cheaper then fair enough, post the deal, we can all wait.... :?


My links show the model at a slightly higher price .. £30 or less with a 5 year warranty!

That's why not everyone agrees with your idea of a deal!

At £799.999 or £829.99 1 yr 3yr or 5yr warranty ...this model is not a bargain!

Amazon price excludes any extended warranrty .. you pay ..

Service Plans * 5 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY - LCD TV £500-£1000In stock from Allianz Insurance plc.
£124.99
3 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY - LCD TV £500-£1000In stock from Allianz Insurance plc.
£67.99
2 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY - LCD TV £500-£1000In stock from Allianz Insurance plc.
£45.99
#21
Mr Product
a whole £49 off the previous price of £849!! WOW!! hahaha

thats like a whole 5% off!! -

voted COLD, not really a bargain!! - clutching at straws more like



Correct!:thumbsup:
#22
HedgyHoggy
Are you just trying to be annoying? The % off doesn't matter, the fact is this deal saves you £50 off yesterdays Amazon price on this TV, and £799 including delivery is the lowest this TV has ever been in the UK.

How on earth can you vote cold on this? If you can show me where to get it cheaper then fair enough, post the deal, we can all wait.... :?


Well since you asked smarty pants .....

Here it is for £797.20 delivered !

Even though cheaper than your post .. I am not posting it as a deal.

Because it isn't! :whistling:

http://www.digitalempireonline.co.uk/model.asp?Detail=Yes&ModelID=2807&bc=aws&awc=2117_1246285888_48859b87340640a9b07ececd967d1045
#23
'The New W - Series uses a 8 bit panel.

The same panel fitted to the V - Series!'

How do you know it's THE SAME PANEL? Have you stripped one of each down and checked the parts number?

Secondly (and try and grasp this) IT'S NOT THE SAME PANEL, because it's a 100HZ panel, which is why it costs £100 more. It refreshes at twice the rate of the V-series.

Unless you have had the two next to each other (as I have) then please stop talking about it, and if you HAVE then your eyes need testing, they look completely different even on stationary images. The V looks like a normal LCD, the W looks as good as any LCD I've ever seen.

Seeing as I've owned or tested all these TVs (which is why they are all in my Amazon basket) how about you take my word for it?

Thaaaanks....
#24
Any warranty other than from the manufacturer is legally meaningless.
#25
Omegacdx
Well since you asked smarty pants .....

Here it is for £797.20 delivered !

Even though cheaper than your post .. I am not posting it as a deal.

Because it isn't! :whistling:

http://www.digitalempireonline.co.uk/model.asp?Detail=Yes&ModelID=2807&bc=aws&awc=2117_1246285888_48859b87340640a9b07ececd967d1045


LOL nice try, but that's for ENGLAND only, Scotland and Wales is minimum £30 delivery. :whistling:

Epic fail, again.
#26
obernst
is digital direct.co.uk good site. has anyone bought from there?


No, they are a complete shambles, much like Pixmania (in my opinion, of course). Google them, you'll find dozens of horror stories. They are a front for several companies, which should set alarm bells ringing, they give prices for items they don't have in stock, then try to sell you stuff you don't need to bump up the price. Avoid like the plague.

This is all, of course, my personal opinion. :thumbsup:
#27
HedgyHoggy
'The New W - Series uses a 8 bit panel.

The same panel fitted to the V - Series!'

How do you know it's THE SAME PANEL? Have you stripped one of each down and checked the parts number?

Secondly (and try and grasp this) IT'S NOT THE SAME PANEL, because it's a 100HZ panel, which is why it costs £100 more. It refreshes at twice the rate of the V-series.

Unless you have had the two next to each other (as I have) then please stop talking about it, and if you HAVE then your eyes need testing, they look completely different even on stationary images. The V looks like a normal LCD, the W looks as good as any LCD I've ever seen.

Seeing as I've owned or tested all these TVs (which is why they are all in my Amazon basket) how about you take my word for it?

Thaaaanks....


The 100Hz part has already been acknowledged .. it's still an 8 bit panel .. not a superior 10 bit as fitted to the older W - Series.

In any case a 50Hz panel is 60Hz ready as a 100Hz panel is 120Hz ready.

This is due to the domestic electricty supply in the UK being 230V 50Hz.

Other european countries vary between 120- 230V and 50 - 60Hz.

A 100Hz panel will be running at 120Hz on a 60 Hz mains supply.
#28
Omegacdx
For price ...

Here it is for £797.20 delivered including Sony 3 year warranty !

Even though cheaper than your post .. I am not posting it as a deal.

Because it isn't!

http://www.digitalempireonline.co.uk...7ececd967d1045



£829.99 delivered here with 5 year warranty and only 10% deposit ..

http://www.digitaldirect.co.uk/shop3/checkout.asp?f=msg&x=29062009070827

Buy Now Pay Later (9 Months)
Minimum order value of £400.
10% Deposit payable by credit or debit card.
Nothing to pay for 9 months. Settle the remaining outstanding balance in or before the 9th month and pay no interest.

http://www.digitaldirect.co.uk/guide/finance.html

Sony
KDL-40W5500U
Free 5 Year LCD TV Warranty
(Years 1-3 covered by Sony, years 4-5 by Digital Direct

Must be worth £30 more for the extra guarantee imo.

Similair here for £829.00 delivered with free 5 year guarantee and interest free credit until June 2010.

http://www.soundandvision.co.uk/tv/lcd/sony-kdl-40w5500u#_




HMM...are you going to let this go, or are you just going to keep arguing this all day? OKAY, lets break this down again for you...

1. Digital Empire price is for ENGLAND only, £30+ delivery anywhere else in the UK.

2. Digital Direct - need I say anything? A nightmare of a company, particularly if anything goes wrong. Their 'warranty' is meaningless.

3. Sound and Vision IS THE SAME COMPANY as Digital Direct (or they are owned by the same group). Hence same prices, same problems.

4. I think people would rather deal with Amazon than save £3 buying from some faceless trading estate, sent by dodgy courier with questionable customer service.


You need to compare this price to a reputable supplier. Like....Dixons/Currys? £879
#29
You need to compare this price to a reputable supplier. Like....Dixons/Currys? £879

Dixons/Currys Reputable supplier .. don't make me laugh!

No Digital Direct are a complete shambles, much like Pixmania (in your opinion)

Pixmania are owned by DSG .. Dixons Currys.
#30
I'm an electrical engineer, I fix electrical goods for a living, please assume I know what I'm on about.

Just because I'm a hedgehog, it doesn't mean I'm stoopid.
#31
Omegacdx
You need to compare this price to a reputable supplier. Like....Dixons/Currys? £879

Dixons/Currys Reputable supplier .. don't make me laugh!

Pixmania are owned bt DSG .. Dixons Currys.


....and based in FRANCE.

Are you keeping score here, troll?
#32
Omegacdx
Hi ..

The Samsung LE40B530-P7 LCD HD Ready 1080p Digital Television, is a 40 Inch TV set.

Available for £599.00 delivered with a free 5 year guarantee from John Lewis.

Should suit your needs and budget fine. :thumbsup:

I posted it earlier last week.

http://www.johnlewis.com/230642163/Product.aspx


Omegacdx, thanks a lot for your advise.
Sounds it is a bargain. And it is safer for me to buy from JL - can't trust website sale if there is no store. And 5 year guarantee even better!!!! :)
#33
obernst
Omegacdx, thanks a lot for your advise.
Sounds it is a bargain. And it is safer for me to buy from JL - can't trust website sale if there is no store. And 5 year guarantee even better!!!! :)


I agree my friend.

The Samsung I reckon offers better value for money at the moment..

John Lewis are excellent to deal with and I'm sure you would be happy with this model.

But why not check the Samsung model out in-store at John Lewis or any high street retailer.

Watch the pricing of the Sony range .. it will drop further pretty soon ... to match Samsung.

If it wasn't for Playstation 3 Sony would have gone bust years ago!

Years ago when I was a TV engineer Sony products with their great Trinitron CRT's were worth the extra premium paid.

Now Sony source LCD panels from the same joint owned factory as Samsung.

There is no reason to pay any more than the Samsung price .. hence Sony are pushing their 3 year warranty.

But with many retailers' offering a 5 year warranty on LCD televisions ..

The higher priced Sony models are just not worth the extra cash IMO.

Unless Sony floats your boat. :w00t:
#34
HedgyHoggy
....and based in FRANCE.

Are you keeping score here, troll?


Are YOU :whistling:
#35
[COLOR="Sienna"]AYE!!! [/COLOR]
#36
HedgyHoggy
Any warranty other than from the manufacturer is legally meaningless.


Oh really .. so your a consumer lawyer now too! Troll

Fact if Sony go bust John Lewis will repair or replace your goods in the unlikely event of failure.

In the longer term perhaps a % of original cost fee may be payable if components are not avaialble to effect a repair to your original purchase.

Still much cheaper than replacing a TV that can't be repaired.
#37
Omegacdx, I thought Sony and Panasonic are the same trade ;((( ooops.
I noticed this model has 50HZ, and there is no contrasr ratio for Samsung - only high (but it could be 60000, 80000 or 120000????) they do not specify it fr new models. But this model is seria 5.
So is there a point to wait for Sony or to crab Samsung. The problem is when it is burnt - you look at it as £750 rent for watching it for 2.5 years ;(((( we kind of covered with 6 years sale of goods act - but need to wait what will happened. Fingers crossed.
#38
obernst
Omegacdx, I thought Sony and Panasonic are the same trade ;((( ooops.
I noticed this model has 50HZ, and there is no contrasr ratio for Samsung - only high (but it could be 60000, 80000 or 120000????) they do not specify it fr new models. But this model is seria 5.
So is there a point to wait for Sony or to crab Samsung. The problem is when it is burnt - you look at it as £750 rent for watching it for 2.5 years ;(((( we kind of covered with 6 years sale of goods act - but need to wait what will happened. Fingers crossed.


Forget about the quoted contrast ratio etc. my friend.

This new Samsung has brightness and backlight adjustment and the black displayed is truly black.

You won't fault the Samsung for value or quality at £599.00 .. with the 5 yr John Lewis guarantee.

Samsung are now the leading supplier of LCD televisions worldwide.

I think Panasonic are great televisions .. again at a premium price.

They launched a new Freesat range last year with 5 year warranty .. but I think that may have stopped now.

Don't know .. not enough time to research that I'm afraid.

However I do know that the same sized Panasonic screen woud be outwith your proposed budget.

As to the consumer claiming warranty work outwith the normal UK warranty period of 1 year parts and labour, or whatever period the manufacturer has quoted ...

It may apply if the consumer can prove a manufacturing defect ..

However if pushed too far .. the result will be higher prices .. just like the UK banks which are regulated by the FSA.

The banks' have to pay a premium to belong to the scheme and we all pay in as much ..

Higher bank charges and lower interest rates for savers'

When interest base rates were at 5.0% last year the average mortgage rate was below 2% above the 5.0% rate.

Now base rates are at 0.5% .. the average mortgage rates are about 4.5% above the base rate or higher .. and getting more expensive by the week.

Be careful what you wish for! :)
#39
Omegacdx
"Unfortunately there have also been a couple of downgrades the Sony KDL40W5500 sports only an 8-bit panel (vs a 10-bit panel on the 40″ W4500) and CCFL backlight (the W4500 had WCG-CCFL)."

It pays to check the spec .. this newer W 5500 series is a downgraded version of the previous W 4500 series!.


I bought a W4500 (well, a W4720 but it's functionally identical) earlier today from iBood for £696 delivered plus 6% cashback at Quidco. I posted the deal here but the mods deleted it and told me off. :(
#40
Loonytoad
I bought a W4500 (well, a W4720 but it's functionally identical) earlier today from iBood for £696 delivered plus 6% cashback at Quidco. I posted the deal here but the mods deleted it and told me off. :(


Excellent choice my friend and bloody good price.

Maybe iBood are banned in here .. I don't know.

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