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.
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