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I was in Costco in Gateshead over the weekend and saw this 46 inch Sony Bravia TV. I haven't even seen a Hannspree 46 inch HD tv for this sort of price let alone Sony.
I am extremely tempted but slightly wary of getting such a big LCD screen as they aren't as fast as plasma screens.
That said If I did buy a large LCD it would be a Sony.

Either way this has to be a bargain as it's £200 cheaper than anywhere else.
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#1
was £822 with vat added?
banned#2
nice title :giggle:
#3
Amazing price if its includes VAT :)
#4
Can anyone confirm that this offer includes VAT. Also model number of the screen or specification would be great. Thanks
#5
amuneer
...Also model number of the screen or specification would be great. Thanks


The model and specs are in the main link in the first post. KDL-46S2510
#6
Model number KDL46S2510u.
£822.48 inclusive of VAT

It is an incredible price for a Sony Bravia TV.
You can call them on 0191 461 9806
I would imagine this will be available throughout Cosco nationwide so check their site for a branch closer to you as they don't deliver.
#7
comes with 3 year guarantee
banned#8
isnt costco for trade only?
#9
csiman
isnt costco for trade only?


Or for people working in certain professions, such as myself for example. I'm a civil servant (please save the booing for later!!) and am allowed membership.

Think there is a liston their website.
#10
Cracking deal that like. Although I reckon its probably a bit big for my living room! Did they have any other good deals on 37-42 inchers? I don't wanna shell out for a membership card unless they have some suitable stuff. Cheers people.
#11
Seems like a good deal but......does it support 1080p? It doesnt look like it does from the spec...maybe im wrong
#12
patmoore
Or for people working in certain professions, such as myself for example. I'm a civil servant (please save the booing for later!!) and am allowed membership.

Think there is a liston their website.



Plus, if you have a friend/family member who is a member, they can 'add' you to their membership for approx £15.
#13
Does seem cheap but looks like old technolgy/spec, personally I'd rather spend a few hundred more and get latest spec;-)
#14
Must be Plus VAT.

Does not sound right.
#15
markyb121
Seems like a good deal but......does it support 1080p? It doesnt look like it does from the spec...maybe im wrong


Welcome to HUKD markyb121 :)
#16
I can confirm that the Tv is only 1366 x 768 pixels (720p) and that the price is £699 before VAT (£822 including VAT). Its an older model thats been in for a few months, but still not bad.
#17
Its part of their weekly specials with £150 off normal price.
#18
markyb121
Seems like a good deal but......does it support 1080p? It doesnt look like it does from the spec...maybe im wrong


I dont have a bluray player so personally probably wouldn't need 1080p.
My pc doesn't even provide the 1920 x 1080 resolution to see that.
What 1080p source do you use markyb121?

But the price stands up well for Sony Bravia with 720p and a whopping 46 inches. The only thing that has stopped me so far is that LCD is an inferior quality to plasma at this size of TV.

I think the newest models of Sony Bravia with 1080p will be quite a few quid more. I myself would like a KDL-46X3500 but you cant get one for under £2,000. :-(
#19
cycleman
Does seem cheap but looks like old technolgy/spec, personally I'd rather spend a few hundred more and get latest spec;-)


If only it were just a few hundred quid. :whistling:
Is there anything special you would look for on one of the new ones cycleman?

I was put off 1080 tvs a bit by one of the forum articles which showed that the average human can't differentiate between a 720 & 1080 display unless he is sitting less than 5-6 feet away. Also when i realised that my pc graphics card's max resolution was only about 1400 x 1050, which was my only HD source. :-(
#20
we saw this tv in costco too i think, we bought the kdl40v3000 1080 40" in the end think it worked out at just over a grand. Picture is fantastic.
#21
cold toast
we saw this tv in costco too i think, we bought the kdl40v3000 1080 40" in the end think it worked out at just over a grand. Picture is fantastic.

Just fantastic or fanny fantastic?
#22
All fannies are fantastic! :p
#23
patmoore
Or for people working in certain professions, such as myself for example. I'm a civil servant (please save the booing for later!!) and am allowed membership.

Think there is a liston their website.


The list is a load of rubbish to imply it's not open to anyone, so Levi etc don't moan about them selling cut price goods - anyone can join.
#24
GreenGem
If only it were just a few hundred quid. :whistling:
Is there anything special you would look for on one of the new ones cycleman?

I was put off 1080 tvs a bit by one of the forum articles which showed that the average human can't differentiate between a 720 & 1080 display unless he is sitting less than 5-6 feet away. Also when i realised that my pc graphics card's max resolution was only about 1400 x 1050, which was my only HD source. :-(


This is the one I would go for
http://www.laskys.com/tv_and_dvd/lcd_tvs/lcd_tvs_46_to_49_inches/sony_kdl_46w2000u.html?cm_mmc=Affil-_-Tv_And_Dvd-_-Lcd_Tvs_46_To_49_Inches-_-357634_SONY_KDL-46W2000U&refid=affil&referred_site=ba
I know it's a fair bit more but definitely worth it IMO:thumbsup:
#25
rehydrated
All fannies are fantastic! :p

:giggle:
#26
cycleman
Does seem cheap but looks like old technolgy/spec, personally I'd rather spend a few hundred more and get latest spec;-)

It would be about £1500 more for the latest 46" 3500 screen
#27
rehydrated
All fannies are fantastic! :p

Agreed and you'd have to be a **** not to think so. :)

I better edit that.
#28
diverse
It would be about £1500 more for the latest 46" 3500 screen

Fair enough, perhaps I should have said 'I'd rather pay a few hundred quid more for a much better spec'.
Still say you're far better off with the W series from Laskys or for £30 more get it from amazon with a 3 year warranty.
#29
I have this TV and I'm very happy with it. Don't be a spec junky! As a previous poster stated, as long as you're not sitting within about 6' of the screen, you're not going to notice any realy difference between 720p and 1080p. Certainly not a difference that's worth paying £££'s more.

Cheers,
Ian.
#30
Believe me there is a difference, I've seen them side by side in the showroom and you'd have to have a sight problem not to see the difference, just to make it clear I'm not knocking this deal it is a good price, but at the end of the day you get what you pay for...:whistling:
#31
Don't rate the S series Bravias at all.

However, if you really need a humungus tv and are on a budget, it's a great deal.
#32
cycleman
Fair enough, perhaps I should have said 'I'd rather pay a few hundred quid more for a much better spec'.
Still say you're far better off with the W series from Laskys or for £30 more get it from amazon with a 3 year warranty.


I hear what you are saying and it's a great TV and i'm considering it as an option.
But... it's an extra £400 for a 1080 spec that few ppl can use and the odd DVI socket which could be useful for my media center pc.
Was it a standard resolution, 720 or 1080 source that was playing in the showroom?

I see what you mean too ian_uk1975, since i will rarely get the benefit of the 1080 which I would have to pay extra for.
However, the w series does apparently provide better processing for standard resolution TV which still makes up the bulk of the TV i watch at the moment and may be the difference that cycleman was speaking of.

Thanks for your input as I hope to make this purchase before the weekend.
I think this one still provides the best value for money.
#33
:p
rehydrated
All fannies are fantastic!


:lol: :lol: :lol:
#34
rehydrated
All fannies are fantastic! :p



Tell that to the Americans!
#35
I love Costco - its worth joining for all the free food and amzing Pizza, £1.35 for a massive slice - now that should be voted hot
#36
GreenGem - have you thought about the Toshiba 42X3030D which is at a reduced price as Tosh have just released the 42Z3030D which has an extra HDMI socket.

In my opinion its better to go for 1080p to add scalability, and add future proofing, to your TV.
#37
You have to be Nutz not to go for 1080p TV now, Costco change their stock alot so its worth waiting and seeing what they get next
#38
only 720p :(

(I am wearing a pink fluffy dressing gown, not an anorak and I notice the difference).
#39
robskyd
I love Costco - its worth joining for all the free food and amzing Pizza, £1.35 for a massive slice - now that should be voted hot


Hear Hear about the pizza, I had a few slices to celebrate buying the Sony that I posted tonight. :w00t:

I'm not sure how much that Toshiba was that you quoted but the Sony Bravia is superb for £822. None of the 1080's in costco had a better picture.
Of course this was probably because like me they dont have a 1080 source and because 1080 tv's need to fill in the gaps it's harder for them to process a SD or 720 source.

The final decider was when I looked at that x series Sony at Lasky's, I noticed they charged £249 for a 3 year warranty. Cosco provides a 3 year parts & labour warranty on all their tv's. The only x series they had in was 40'inches which is probably too small to make use of 1080 anyway.
#40
Defiant306
You have to be Nutz not to go for 1080p TV now, Costco change their stock alot so its worth waiting and seeing what they get next


I don't have a 1080 source so it would be a waste of time for me.

By the time sky digital is 1080 and blu-ray boxes sell for a reasonable price, I'll buy myself a new 1080 tv for £400 from tesco, whilst pondering whether I should buy a 24p set from costco. :p

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