SONY Bravia KDL-40EX603 40" Full HD LED TV £699 @ Currys - HotUKDeals
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http://www.sony.co.uk/product/t32-ex-series/kdl-40ex603

Cheapest I could find at the moment for this 40" Sony LED Backlit TV.
Price on SonyStyle is £949 and it seems to get good reviews.

Comes down further to £657.06 with Voucher Code if choosing Home Delivery.
Voucher Code: SALE6 (6% off orders over £499 (Exluding iPads and E-Readers))
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1 Like #1
Bargain!! I bought the 503 for 649 a couple of months ago and am VERY impressed with it.
The 603 should be great with the LED lighting.
#2
BTW..if i knew how to add heat or could be bothered to read up on why it is important...you would have had some ;-)
#3
I have added heat but the heatometer has not changed!!! What have I done wrong?? Good deal, don't forget Quidco.
#4
Was looking at this too - bought the ex503 as the ex603 is only 50Hz. May not be an issue for you tho.
#5
use voucher code SALE^ for 6% off....>£499.
#6
+quidco....
#7
quidco works with reserve and collect but voucher codes cannot be honoured instore
#8
Seems like a cracking price, i've been looking at the 40ex503 for a few weeks now, waiting for a good deal. How does this 40ex603 compare, pros and cons ?
#9
As one of the previous comments states use code "SALE6" at checkout for 6% off orders ove £499.
Making the price £657.06 plus 3 % quidco, which is compatible with the code according to quidco website. So all in a possible price of £637.35, if my maths is correct.
#10
when I looked around this morning for deals, there is a much redued one here, only 37" but 100hz and freesat.... for same price and 5 year warranty- LCD rather than LED -not sure which deal better (obviously smaller screen of course)

http://www.johnlewis.com/230576581/Product.aspx
edit - actually i see this jlewis one can be had for £599 elsewhere without the 5 year warranty.....
#11
Just realised 6% code expires today, so i need to get a move on ! Can't find a definitive comparison review between the 40ex503 and the 40ex603 anywhere. Any help much appreciated !
#12
Seems like a bargain but I cannot find one review of this tv?
Want to know if it's any better than the Samsung UE40C5800 which looks amazing.
#13
This TV is a LED side lit LCD panel. Not an LED backlit LCD panel. I prefer the CCFL backlight on the EX503. But good price.
#14
Is this definately not 100Hrtz?
1 Like #15
sorry i only buy ONKYO
#16
ohitsaidwalker
Is this definately not 100Hrtz?

I can't find that out either, but if it is 50hz is that a fair play off against the LED ?
#17
I work for Sony and this TV is definitely 50Hz, the 100Hz model is the 40EX703

Still a pretty good price though
#18
stezo2k
I work for Sony and this TV is definitely 50Hz, the 100Hz model is the 40EX703Still a pretty good price though

Odd... the 40ex503 is 100hz as well, why would sony seemingly downgrade the 603 ?
#19
as an aside Which rated all 3, the 40EX403, the 40EX503, and the 40EX703 as "Best Buys", but did not seem to review the 603, but would presume the same for that.
#20
Boony2310
stezo2k
I work for Sony and this TV is definitely 50Hz, the 100Hz model is the 40EX703Still a pretty good price though


Odd... the 40ex503 is 100hz as well, why would sony seemingly downgrade the 603 ?


Because it has the magic 3 letters in it 'LED'. Which people automatically assume that it must be better.
#21
I just went for this, my old telly packed in on sunday and have been looking for one with LED and Freeview HD, everything else i've seen has been over £750 for this spec.
#22
Somebody buy my new Sony 40EX403 for £480 & I'll buy this one ;)
#23
http://www.sony.co.uk/product/t32-ex-series/kdl-40ex603#pageType=Overview

some specs of this tv from sony website and also from looking elsewhere this tv is deffo 50hz
#24
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Boony2310
stezo2k
I work for Sony and this TV is definitely 50Hz, the 100Hz model is the 40EX703Still a pretty good price though
Odd... the 40ex503 is 100hz as well, why would sony seemingly downgrade the 603 ?
Because it has the magic 3 letters in it 'LED'. Which people automatically assume that it must be better.

So as a fellow gooner, what you are saying is that the Edge LED on the 603 makes the tv inferior to the 100hz motionflow of the 503 ?
1 Like #25
Not an LED tv. I wish someone would sue the retailers mis-selling stuff like this.
1 Like #26
arfster
Not an LED tv. I wish someone would sue the retailers mis-selling stuff like this.


And for calling plasma's 600Hz ones too when they're not. That and describing TV's as LED ones are the two things that grate with me.
#27
kharma45
arfster
Not an LED tv. I wish someone would sue the retailers mis-selling stuff like this.


And for calling plasma's 600Hz ones too when they're not. That and describing TV's as LED ones are the two things that grate with me.


What diiferent types of LED TV are available, including the mis-sold ones? How can I tell if a TV is really fully LED or just a gimmicky side-lit or whatever?

Looking to get one soon, around 37" - quite confused though. How much do you think a 37" LED would cost?

Thanks
1 Like #29
bras0782
kharma45
arfster
Not an LED tv. I wish someone would sue the retailers mis-selling stuff like this.


And for calling plasma's 600Hz ones too when they're not. That and describing TV's as LED ones are the two things that grate with me.


What diiferent types of LED TV are available, including the mis-sold ones? How can I tell if a TV is really fully LED or just a gimmicky side-lit or whatever?

Looking to get one soon, around 37" - quite confused though. How much do you think a 37" LED would cost?

Thanks


There are no full LED TV's on sale. What is on sale are LCD TV's with either LED edge-lighting or LED backlighting, they'll usually say which one in the description of the TV.

As for cost, it varies depending on what you want from the TV.
1 Like #30
bras0782
What diiferent types of LED TV are available, including the mis-sold ones? How can I tell if a TV is really fully LED or just a gimmicky side-lit or whatever?Looking to get one soon, around 37" - quite confused though. How much do you think a 37" LED would cost?Thanks

You really need to look at the different types yourself, I personally think the the Samsung edge lit LED's are much better than the rest but I am still waiting to compare them with a full backlit LED Samsung which I've yet to see.

Some people prefer Plasma over LED and some go for plain LCD, that's why you need to see the difference yourself.

People who say they are not LED are talking about OLED tv's and you'll be waiting for years for a 37" OLED to be available below 50 grand.
#31
kharma45

There are no full LED TV's on sale. What is on sale are LCD TV's with either LED edge-lighting or LED backlighting, they'll usually say which one in the description of the TV.

As for cost, it varies depending on what you want from the TV.


I see. So presumably in terms of ranking: LCD < LED edge-lighting < LED back-light...correct?
1 Like #32
Not necessarily. LED edgelit often have trouble with evenness of the backlight, whereas traditional lcd is a very well evolved tech (and some are offering superb blacks now too). It depends on the implementation more than anything. Some traditional lcds are even better than some led-backlit sets.

Personally, I'd say traditional lcd and led-edgelit are about the same on average. LED-backlit tends to be higher end, and also has a higher maximum potential - eventually all LCDs will end up this way.
#33
And personally I'd say that the Samsung edge lit LED's are way better than any LCD I've ever seen.
After the edge lit I would go for a Plasma over LCD.
It all depends on personal taste so you actually need to look for yourself!
#34
I've got one of these and it's brilliant.... BUT I think mine has developed a fault?!?

If anyone else has this tv have they noticed a background buzzing noise even when the sound is on? It's obviously louder if we mute the tv .... has anyone else experience this or is it 'normal'?

Thanks
#35
Boony2310
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Boony2310
stezo2k
I work for Sony and this TV is definitely 50Hz, the 100Hz model is the 40EX703Still a pretty good price though
Odd... the 40ex503 is 100hz as well, why would sony seemingly downgrade the 603 ?
Because it has the magic 3 letters in it 'LED'. Which people automatically assume that it must be better.


So as a fellow gooner, what you are saying is that the Edge LED on the 603 makes the tv inferior to the 100hz motionflow of the 503 ?


I'm not a massive fan of the EDGE LED lit lcd / panels from Sony at the moment. Don't get me wrong I still think they are good TVs, but I feel the white light of the LEDs give off a bluish tint, so everything looks like it's got a blue tint over it. I prefer the natural white light from their CCFL (Cold cathode fluorescent lamps) in their traditional backlit LCD designs. Don't even get me started on 100Hz lol. On the plus side the LED lit sets do have excellent contrast, but can be to overpowering if not setup correctly. I hope that helps.
#36
7.4CM deep. Not true LED
#37
how does this tv compare to the LG 42le5900 or the new sharp quattrons ?
#38
arfster
Not necessarily. LED edgelit often have trouble with evenness of the backlight, whereas traditional lcd is a very well evolved tech (and some are offering superb blacks now too). It depends on the implementation more than anything. Some traditional lcds are even better than some led-backlit sets.Personally, I'd say traditional lcd and led-edgelit are about the same on average. LED-backlit tends to be higher end, and also has a higher maximum potential - eventually all LCDs will end up this way.

Just to add that rear-mounted LED lighting can allow for localised dimming since individual LEDs of a matrix produce the lighting whereas edge lit LEDs rely on trying to spread more lighting over a larger surface area. Localised dimming allows for deeper blacks. However, some people prefer the thinner panels of edge-lit LED screens over a generally poorer picture quality.
#39
kharma45
arfster
Not an LED tv. I wish someone would sue the retailers mis-selling stuff like this.
And for calling plasma's 600Hz ones too when they're not. That and describing TV's as LED ones are the two things that grate with me.

That's right. The 600Hz that is specified refers to subfield motion. The TV refreshes at 50 Hz and for each cycle, the EXACT SAME FRAME is flashed 12 times giving the 600 Hz. It is a disgrace that manufacturers resort to this. It's poor that artificial contrast ratios are boosted to give a higher number which is NOT a contrast ratio (the constrast scale is increased including the black, hence it is not a ratio) and it's reprehensible to quote response times based on quickest pixel change times rather than an average (some pixels response slower than others). Sweeten up the specifications with made up names that are not industry standard (such as Tru Motion, Motion Flow, X-Brite, etc) and somehow they can convey to the consumer the idea of a low priced TV that appears to be worth much more.
1 Like #40
Still not to sure if i should go for this one, the more i look into it the more i think that the 40ex503 is going to be a better investment. The general consensus seems to be stay away from Edge LED tv's, and as Sony don't appear to do full LED backlit in this price range, i think i'm going to go for the tried and perfected technology of the CCFL backlight on the EX503. This Tv also seems to have the best reviews in the EX range of bravias.

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