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Sony 40" LCD TV KDL40-S2530U (Was £899) - Now cracking £569.00!

£569.00 @ Dixons
Hi, this is my 1st Deal post - so apologies if this is not too everybodys liking... However, having seen the chaos that the Sony TVs caused in the other posts at Tescos, I looked into them a littl… Read More
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9y, 3m agoFound 9 years, 3 months ago
Hi, this is my 1st Deal post - so apologies if this is not too everybodys liking...

However, having seen the chaos that the Sony TVs caused in the other posts at Tescos, I looked into them a little bit more, and came up with this alternative, listed as IN STOCK (albeit in my area) at Dixons, for a very 'puuuuurfect' price of little over £550!!

Now, looking at the spec, I agree that it isn't full 1080p, and that it may not have the most connectivity in the range - HOWEVER, that aside, FOR THE PRICE - in my humble opinion, I reckon this is almost too good to miss??

I have done a quick comparison search and noted that other retailers such as Richer Sounds have the same TV, for more money, (although they are out of stock) plus of course some of you may have vouchers you can redeem at Dixons apart from the voucher I used here for £20 discount (jan20)...

The reviews of this set have been very positive (as they are for most Sony sets)... They will also give you an extended guarantee and install if needed I think?

Like I say - remember that whilst you may not think it is the best Sony set in the range, FOR THE PRICE I think it is cracking value?!

Anyway, meow I'm off to catch some mice....

Sony Bravia TVs need little introduction. The Sony KDL-40S2530 is the latest in a long and highly successful line of distinguished Sony Bravia LCD TVs.

At the heart of this striking Sony LCD TV is the renowned Bravia "engine" and a high performance LCD panel. Featuring Live Colour Creation for stunning realism, the KDL40S2530 will draw you into the picture like few others. To further optimise the picture quality, a light sensor controls the backlight level, thus maximising contrast levels. A contrast ratio of 1300:1 and brightness figure of 500cd/m2 merely confirm this to be a top-performing LCD TV.

As you'd expect, this Bravia 40" LCD TV is HD Ready and features twin HDMI sockets - perfect for inputting Sony's own Play Station 3 and perhaps a High Definition cable TV receiver. A PC input turns the KDL40S2530 into dual purpose device, with its rapid response time being ideally suited to fast moving computer games. Add in a component, twin SCART sockets, and phono audio outputs, and it soon becomes clear that this is one LCD TV where you won't have to worry about running out of sockets.

Although not a patch on a separate home cinema system, the sound quality is pretty good by TV standards. BBE and SRS TruSurround XT combine to provide a spacious and surprisingly powerful sound. The digital amplifier also allows for auto volume adjustment and quiet power up.

As we're now rapidly entering the digital TV era, it's also good to see the KDL40S2530 equipped with a Freeview tuner. In addition to the Freeview tuner, the Sony Bravia also features a Common Interface slot, which makes the increasing range of pay channels, such as Setanta sport, easily accessible.

Styled with typical Sony subtlety, the KDL40S2530 is likely to retain its good looks for many years to come.

For a TV that more than lives up to the Bravia reputation for stunning pictures and sleek good looks, the Sony KDL-S2530 demands your attention.


FEATURES
Hdmi 2 Digital interface that carries both sound and picture
Dvi No Digital interface that carries picture only
Pixel Resolution 1366 x 768 Pixel resolution - Horizontal x vertical
Dimensions 988 x 664 x 103 Dimensions of set excluding any stand, bracket or detachable speakers (W x H x D) in mm
Contrast Ratio 1300:1 Contrast ratio - from manufacturers information
Response Time 8 Time taken for screen to respond in milliseconds.
Brightness 500 Brightness of screen (cd/m squared with plasma and LCD, ANSI for projectors)
Screen Size 40" Measured diagonally in inches
Hd Ready Yes Ready to receive High Definition signals
1080p Full Hd Ready No Ready to receive 1080p, Full High Definition signals
Analogue Tuner Yes Receives conventional, analogue TV stations
Digital Tuner Yes Receives new, Freeview TV stations
Remote Control Yes Infra-red remote control included
Pc Input Yes Computer can be plugged in
Number Of Scart Sockets 2 Number of Scart sockets
Component Yes Highest quality analogue input which can facilitate Progressive Scan where fitted.
S-Video Yes S-video socket included - video only signal
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#1
569 - 16 from quidco giving total 553 -- seems good deal
thinking of ordering one.. ... will wait for other posts
#2
Or if you use code PR25 instead you get £25 off instead of £20. With my EGG credit card I also get 3% instant cash back. Ordered and voted hot!
#3
Now there is a good change from all those cheap LG's & samsungs out there.. hot
#4
I've had some really good deals from dixons. they are fast delivery, reliable with Quidco and the EGG card bonus. And good customer service.
#5
voted hot because it has freeview, great price and its in stock !
#6
evanspa1;1385125
Or if you use code PR25 instead you get £25 off instead of £20. With my EGG credit card I also get 3% instant cash back. Ordered and voted hot!


i have Egg Classic card ... will I also get 3% back ?
#8
Cyrus
i have Egg Classic card ... will I also get 3% back ?


I have'nt heard of Egg Classic card. Give them a call to find out. Its instant cash back so you see it on your online statement within a few days of purchase. Plus you get an extra 1% cashback for the annual payment.
#9
i was told if i wanted a big tv get plasma is this true if not this looks a great deal thanks
#10
1alennon
i was told if i wanted a big tv get plasma is this true if not this looks a great deal thanks


There has always been a big debate as to Plasma 'vs' LCD. :thinking:

Most of the previous posts about this subject ultimately boil down to, it's really up to you insofar as which one do you prefer. As you will have no doubt noticed, LCD is certainly winning the race in sizes up to 40". To be fair, there are plenty of larger LCDs about now too - if you were to go for an absolutly huge screen - then, yes, critics may say that Plasma is best, but for the size of the 'Mr Average Cat's' abode/living room, an LCD will give you great value, not to mention sometimes less power consumption and other benefits.

Like I say though, before everybody turns this into a Plasma vs LCD debate - at this price, this set looks extremely good value, even more so now that some of the other posts have found ingeneous ways of using further vouchers to get even more of a discount. SO if you are after one, GO FOR IT! Hunt your prey like a true Puuuurrrrfectionist! Meow :p
#11
thanks alot cloud
banned#12
now if only this was full hd!!

now that would be a deal!!:-D
#13
I am tempted to order one but I honestly think I might as well wait and get a full HD TV.

Prices for these are coming down all the time. As tempting as it is, I think I will just wait.
#14
is there a review on this set? i can't find any reviews...also i saw a post on avforums that this sony TV might be using Samsung panel and might not last very long..its making me think twice...but please could someone post a link to a review and let us know. Thanks!!!
#15
frogbog
is there a review on this set? i can't find any reviews...also i saw a post on avforums that this sony TV might be using Samsung panel and might not last very long..its making me think twice...but please could someone post a link to a review and let us know. Thanks!!!


Try this one....

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Reviews/Sony_KDL_40_S_2530__6615524

also try this one...

http://www.ukhdtv.com/sony/sony-kdl40s2530u-40-widescreen-bravia-hd-ready-lcd-tv-with-freeview-black/

Hope this helps....

:p
#16
kimbyanne
I am tempted to order one but I honestly think I might as well wait and get a full HD TV.

Prices for these are coming down all the time. As tempting as it is, I think I will just wait.


indeed ... i nearly went for the 42" Toshiba for £474 the other night..but the lack of 1080P held me back. im just waiting patiently for a brand name 37" 1080P set for around £470 :)
#17
@ kimbyanne - your right! I'm also gonna hold my temptation. I guarantee you that in a couple of weeks time (new year), many of these LCD/PLASMA TV prices will come tumbling down as newer models take their place...thats the time when you should buy.

As for this TV, there are a lot of good and bad points in the reviews i've found, so i'm gonna wait for another offer. Here's the reviews, so make your own minds up:-

http://www.hdtvorg.co.uk/reviews/lcd/sony_kdl-40s2530.htm
http://www.recommendedbuys.co.uk/electronics/lcd-televisions/sony-kdl-40s2530.htm
http://www.tech.co.uk/home-entertainment/tv/tvs-displays/lcd/review/sony-kdl-40s2530
http://www.lcdtvreviews.org.uk/sony-lcd-tv/sony-kdl-40s2530-hd-ready-lcd-tv-review/
#18
You can also use voucher code PR25 to get £25 off and save yourself a further £5!
#19
dufus124
You can also use voucher code PR25 to get £25 off and save yourself a further £5!



Come again?:thinking:
#20
Which one is better, the toshiba 42" that was posted or this :)
#21
RTi
indeed ... i nearly went for the 42" Toshiba for £474 the other night..but the lack of 1080P held me back. im just waiting patiently for a brand name 37" 1080P set for around £470 :)


A lot of people get fixated on the resolution bandwagon (especially the 1080p buzzword at less than 50") , when there are other more important factors that make a decent picture quality on a panel.

Read this article
#22
I'm going to pass on this. We'll only be watching normal TV and i've seen LCD's like these absolutely drop when it comes to quality. CRT's are much better when it comes to average LCD's like this.

It's a good TV but just too blurry for the eye on normal TV
#23
Shock
Now there is a good change from all those cheap LG's & samsungs out there.. hot


Who supply sony with panels? SAMSUNG!

Your attitude is feeding the bloated sony beast
#24
Not worth the hassle.

In 6 months time you'll be wishing you spent that little extra on a 1080p set.
#25
CrunchinJelly
Not worth the hassle.

In 6 months time you'll be wishing you spent that little extra on a 1080p set.


Amen!
#26
well the LCD has yet to catch up on picture quality, and the bigger the screen the more problems you see, had my 42 plasma for over the year and rate 100%on pic quality, no blurring on fast action and definately better contrast etc, from what i see in shops the lcd is good on slow moving pics but blurs and pixelates on fast moving, changes
#27
nickzadok
Who supply sony with panels? SAMSUNG!

Your attitude is feeding the bloated sony beast


There are a number of panel manufacturers out there who supply their panels to other manufacturers as you've alluded to. However, the panel itself is not the be all and end all of the final product.
#28
kimbyanne
I am tempted to order one but I honestly think I might as well wait and get a full HD TV.

Prices for these are coming down all the time. As tempting as it is, I think I will just wait.


And all the other Guys waiting for a 40"+ Full HD LCD TV.

My experience tells me that unless you only watch HD programmes via SKY or Virginmedia or watch a lot of HD/Blue Ray movies then the issue of 1080p / 1080i should not be a factor in rating this a VERY HOT DEAL.

Sorry for the rant :oops:
#29
Chilly Willy;1386766
And all the other Guys waiting for a 40"+ Full HD LCD TV.

My experience tells me that unless you only watch HD programmes via SKY or Virginmedia or watch a lot of HD/Blue Ray movies then the issue of 1080p / 1080i should not be a factor in rating this a VERY HOT DEAL.

Sorry for the rant :oops:

Absolutely agree; this obsession to 'have' 1080p seems to be wholly driven by the HD/Blu-Ray crowd. To those of us who have no need (or the cash reserves) for 1080p, this deal gives you a quality name and decent spec for a really good price. Am sorely tempted ... now, what pressies can I flog on eBay to offset this potential outlay :roll:
#30
the price has gone up to £589

does anyone know where i can find it cheaper?
#31
To those that may consider this offer

its an old model sony dont make any more

Sainsburys have a 40 " but the new KDL-40U3000 for same price as tescos 599 offer and lucky for as i work ther and get 15% discount while its xmass i got one for 510 £ and this model only been out since august and my says manufactored in november 2007 :)
#32
gunny2k6;1391333
To those that may consider this offer

its an old model sony dont make any more

Sainsburys have a 40 " but the new KDL-40U3000 for same price as tescos 599 offer and lucky for as i work ther and get 15% discount while its xmass i got one for 510 £ and this model only been out since august and my says manufactored in november 2007 :)


http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=675879

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